the murray black co.
angel

Lexington, KY

#1 Sep 14, 2009
hi,i live in ky,and i have a wooden quilt rack,and it has a sticker on the side with this co name on it,it says springfeild and i think the rest is ohio.can anyone tell me if this co.is ,or was in ohio? thanks and have a good day!
angel

Lexington, KY

#2 Sep 14, 2009
i guess i need to tell you the name of the co.it is murray black co.sorry about that!

Since: Aug 09

Mansfield, OH

#3 Sep 16, 2009
I looked it up and it just says it is a manufacturing company. I can't seem to figure out what they make or do. Sorry
angel

Lexington, KY

#4 Sep 16, 2009
JenE4 wrote:
I looked it up and it just says it is a manufacturing company. I can't seem to figure out what they make or do. Sorry
thank you for looking.I have a old quilt rack made out of wood and it has a sticker on the side of it.It is put together,notched.there is a term used for this,but i am not too good at wood working terms.Thanks again.have a good day!
Dan

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Dec 31, 2010
I have a high end meat carving knife in a box in a velvet case that days Murray Black CO Springfield OH. It was my Grandmothers. It Either has a bone or ivory handle.
Sharon Venice Florida

Ruskin, FL

#6 Jan 7, 2011
We have a metal edged 6 foot long yard stick(straight edge)..that is over 100 years old. Made by Murray Black co. Is it of any value?
Jerry North Tona NY

North Tonawanda, NY

#7 Jan 30, 2011
I have a 7' straight edge/yard stick also. Has the Murray Black, Youngstown , Ohio emblem. My grandfather did a lot of wallpapering.
Jerry

Andrews, SC

#8 Mar 25, 2011
Sharon Venice Florida wrote:
We have a metal edged 6 foot long yard stick(straight edge)..that is over 100 years old. Made by Murray Black co. Is it of any value?
Did you find an answer?

My next door neighbor has one, and wants me to research it.
peggy

Mckinney, TX

#9 Dec 29, 2011
Jerry wrote:
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Did you find an answer?
My next door neighbor has one, and wants me to research it.
A Murray-Black trimmer no.22 was found in my grandfather's house (Richfield, Ohio). I did a little searching and it appears that it was used in conjunction with the straight edge to trim wallpaper. Wallpaper used to have to be trimmed along the long vertical edges. The trimmer has a retractable wheel blade, and the it looks as if it requires a rail of some sort ( on the straight edge, I suppose) to run along. Very similar to a mat cutter, except with a wheel blade. The instructions mention attaching to a straight edge.
Curious

Miamisburg, OH

#10 Dec 29, 2011
Neat
oldfart

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Dec 30, 2011
Murry-Black was on W. Euclid ave beside the old Springprint. They were a metal stamping company and made puddy knifes, scrapers and other small tools at that location. The machines were turn of the century and dangerous. Murry-Black owned dozens of small companys all over. I worked there a week back in the 60's. They paid just over minumim wage.
Art

Cranston, RI

#12 Jan 27, 2012
peggy wrote:
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A Murray-Black trimmer no.22 was found in my grandfather's house (Richfield, Ohio). I did a little searching and it appears that it was used in conjunction with the straight edge to trim wallpaper. Wallpaper used to have to be trimmed along the long vertical edges. The trimmer has a retractable wheel blade, and the it looks as if it requires a rail of some sort ( on the straight edge, I suppose) to run along. Very similar to a mat cutter, except with a wheel blade. The instructions mention attaching to a straight edge.
I live in Rhode Island and found one myself in a friends barn in super shape papers also.How much is it worth today my box thats original has the price of $4.95 on it.What year was it made in?
neat-o

Fairfield, OH

#13 Jan 27, 2012
i love old stuff...im going to hunt around...
tom

United States

#14 Jan 28, 2012
I also have a 22 trimmer and for the likes of me i cann't figure out how it's or for what material. any guess on est. value?
Deb NSW Australia

Sydney, Australia

#15 Nov 13, 2012
I also have a No.22 Trimmer still in it's box with Care instructions and until reading this site found out it was for triming wall paper who would have thought it. All these years i was convinced it had something to do with woodwork. thanks for the info, Deb Kitto
Twigman in Seekonk MA

Taunton, MA

#16 May 1, 2017
tom wrote:
I also have a 22 trimmer and for the likes of me i cann't figure out how it's or for what material. any guess on est. value?
It's nice to garner a wee bit of info from everyone regarding the No. 22. I have a No. 0, but can find NOTHING! Anybody?

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