Andover Stamping Company, Andover, NY.
Title QUEEN ANTIQUE CHOPPING or MINCING KNIFE.
Publisher 1904 - 1910.
Seller ID 92-0779
6 bell-shaped, japanned, thin steel blades are held by a cast steel handle. The blades, as a unit, are rotatable around the base of the handle. 5 7/8 h. x 4 1/2 w. at the base of the blades. One blade impressed PAT'D QUEEN 1894. Little of the original black paint remains on the handle. Scattered wear to the japanning & scattered light rust on the blades. Fred H. Rundell of Horsehead, NY was issued Pat. No. 518,279 on April 17,1894 for this chopping knife. He (then of Andover, NY) was also issued at least one other patent: 831,746 on September 25, 1906 for a culinary utensil. He may also have held patents on other kitchen tools manufactured by Andover Stamping. F. H. Rundell, as principal of the Rundell Manufacturing Company, has signed a contract to remove the establishment to Andover, Allegany County, [NY] where natural gas may be obtained for power purposes at from 10 to 15 cents per thousand. Mr. Rundell for the past six months has been in charge of enameling works at Johnstown, Pa. He came to Watkins some four years ago, removing his plant to this place from Corning. (Watkins Democrat, April 23, 1903). Andover Stamping Company became the successor to the Rundell Manufacturing Co. in 1904, at which time they began manufacturing the New Queen Chopping Knife along with the Alberta Kettle, Star Carpet Stretcher, Combination Dipper, Patent Bake Pan, Perfect Scraper, Little Jim Tack Puller, Ideal Can Opener and Housekeeper's Delight. (http://www.alleganyhistory.org/places/towns-and-villages/a-e/andover/andover-related-articles/2459-andover-stamping-plant). Rundell was General Manager of the Andover Stamping Plan until it closed in 1910 after declaring bankruptcy. See also:http://www.andoverfreelibrary.org/archive/1900/1904/07_27_1904_01.pdf