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|Location||Austin, Texas & St. Louis, Missouri|
|Dates of Operation||1900-1932|
|Owners||Albert Teagarden, Joseph Shumate|
Shumate, [shu-MAH-tay], sold high-quality razors from 1900 until 1932. They are still widely available and considered very good shavers.
History[edit | edit source]
1884- Albert Teagarden founds a general goods retailing company [name?] in Austin, Texas.
1885- Joseph Shumate becomes partner, company named Teagarden & Shumate.
1900 (approx.)- Firm first deals in cutlery, company renamed Shumate Razor Company.
1904-1906- Company relocates to St. Louis, Missouri.
References[edit | edit source]
- Goins' Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings, 1998, p.253