Waterville Cutlery, "Hand Forged" 4/8
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In 1890 George L. Jenks bought out Sprague & Boyden cutlery manufacturers and incorporated Waterville Cutlery Waterbury, Connecticut USA. Sprague & Boyden had succeeded Waterville Manufacturing which had earlier succeeded Leavenworth & Kendrick which even earlier had taken over Waterville's original entrepreneurs - 3 button makers among whom was Noah Webster's son William. Jenks dropped his interest in Waterville Cutlery in 1896. Company president W. Sumner Babcock improved Waterville, but died within a few years thereafter and by 1913 the property was approved for sale by the Superior Court.