Karl elsener historical records and family trees related to karl elsener. The improbable history of the worlds handiest knife, by rick wall. Karl lives in denver, where his favorite pastime is watching his daughter kaci play soccer and basketball. The swiss army knife is a pocketknife or multitool manufactured by victorinox. Painting was a popular family recreation, and almost every family excursion. Join facebook to connect with karl elsener and others you may know. Swiss army knives is the comprehensive guide for swiss army knives no collector should live without. He would often be mistaken for a janitor when he opened the door to visitors in his overalls. The history of this knife and its makers, use and safety, improvised uses, repairs. He had underlined important bits in the book, with the heaviest. Wenger name remains as a brand and entered the guinness book of.
Seven years later, in 1891, karl supplied the swiss army with its standard issue soldiers knife. Their famous emblema cross in a shieldhas been used by victorinox since 1909. Yet this setback turned out to be a mere hiccup in the history of a company that turned a pocket knife into a world industry under carl elsener iii, chief executive for 57 years of the knifes. Karl elsener balthasar elsenerott, 1860 1918 foi um cuteleiro e inventor suico 1. Maria staub historical records and family trees myheritage. The official history and owners guide, by kathryn kane. After a few years, the first swiss officers and sports knife was patented years later and resembles the swiss army knife we know and love today. The swiss army knife is a pocketknife or multitool manufactured by victorinox and up to 2005 also by wenger sa. In 1884, karl elsener started his cutlery business in ibach switzerland. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your watchlist and. Since 1891, the company has delivered knives to the swiss army. Oct 21, 2014 not only has the swiss army knife been around in recognisable form since 1897 when karl elsener, a swiss manufacturer of surgical equipment, took out a patent for his officers and sports. The top salaries at the company never exceeded five times the wage of the lowestpaid fulltime worker.
Maria was born on may 19 1720, in herzogenbuchsee, bern, switzerland. Not only has the swiss army knife been around in recognisable form since 1897 when karl elsener, a swiss manufacturer of surgical equipment, took out a patent for his officers and sports. Reissued in the year of the 150th anniversary of the communist manifesto, this classic biography of karl marx is unlike any other account of its subject. The simple, elegant history of the swiss army knife atlas obscura. The karl family name was found in the usa, the uk, canada, and scotland between 1840 and 1920. The simple, elegant history of the swiss army knife atlas. Karl lagerfeld has 87 books on goodreads with 2838 ratings.
In 1884, karl elsener opened up a small cutlery shop in the valley and began to create small knives and tools for the surrounding townsfolk. Public domainwikicommons the company didnt have a name at first, but elsener, heartbroken over the death of his mother victoria, named it after her in 1909. Carl elsener was the grandson of karl elsener 18601918 and the son of carl elsener 18861950. The simple, elegant history of the swiss army knife. Karl elsener 9 october 1860 26 december 1918 was a swiss cutler, inventor and entrepreneur karl elsener completed an apprenticeship as a knife maker in zug. Karl elsener 9 october 1860 26 december 1918 was a swiss cutler, inventor and entrepreneur. In 1891, karl elsener invented the swiss army knife after finding out the armys knives were actually made in germany. Darling was born in 1941 in cincinnati, ohio, to a large and closeknit family.
Master cutler karl elsener opened a cutlery shop in ibach, switzerland in 1884. Swiss army knives catalogs each gadget, beginning with the simple soldiers knife, later developed into the student knife, the cadet knife, and farmers knife. Victorinox, the knifes maker, has roots dating back to 1884 when karl elsener opened a cutlery shop in ibachschwyz, switzerland. The birth of the swiss army knife took place in switzerland shocking, we know, specifically in the ibachschwyz region, flanked by the staatswald and eich wald mountain ranges. Karl hermann emil elsner was born on month day 1863, at birth place, to karl gottfried robert elsner and christiane therese luise elsner born reichardt. Karl elsener 9 october 1860 26 december 1918 was a swiss cutler, inventor and. In 1908 the swiss manufacturer now known as wenger also started making. The knives continue to be supplied by two swiss manufacturers, victorinox elseners firm and. When karl elsener started his company in 1884 in the idyllic settings of ibach a town that is an hour away from zurich, from where the company is still managed it catered to small cutlery. Swiss army knife, multibladed pocketknife that evolved from knives issued to swiss soldiers beginning in 1886. It is all here in this book of the worlds most famous, bestloved pocketknife. Mar 19, 2014 the birth of the swiss army knife took place in switzerland shocking, we know, specifically in the ibachschwyz region, flanked by the staatswald and eich wald mountain ranges. The most karl families were found in the usa in 1880.
In these delightful childrens picture books, told mainly through lush, wordless spreads, carl and baby madeleine go on all kinds of adventuresto the park, through a department store, to a masquerade party and moreand always make it back before mother knows theyre gone. That year, the mother of founder karl elsener died and he named the company victoria in her honour. History victorinox international victorinox swiss army. Karl elsener karl foi o inventor do canivete suico em 1894 2 e a fabricacao do canivete ocorreu em sua empresa victorinox.
Swiss army knife history and facts switzerland tours. Search now view more historical records for maria klara elsener surname meaning for elsener historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics like red hair. Remote work advice from the largest allremote company. To distinguish the knives from copies, designer karl elsener placed a white cross and shield on the outside. Rick was the president of the nowdefunct swiss army knife society. The original swiss officers and sports knife was patented in 1897 and is known around the world today as the swiss army knife. Focusing as much on marxs private life as on his public persona and work, it looks in detail at his relationships with his mother and father, wife and friends, and includes generous quotations from a wide range of correspondence.
Carl elsener was born on month day 1886, at birth place, to karl elsener and josefa elsener born holdener. The development followed a request by the swiss federal government to supply the army. After the death of his mother in 1909, karl elsener introduced the brand name victoria and the iconic cross and shield emblem is registered as a. Victorinox swiss army history victorinox got its start in 1884 by karl elsener in ibachschwyz, switzerland. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. Victorinox academic dictionaries and encyclopedias. Karl elsener i opens a knife cutlers workshop in ibachschwyz. Critiques from some military officers led to two new and improved designs in 1896 and 1897 invented by karl elsener.
Karl elsener completed an apprenticeship as a knife maker in zug. He wanted to create a knife that could have multiple uses and was made in switzerland. Karl lagerfelds most popular book is helmut newton. The swiss officers knife is a multitool object with 16 blades and attachments that can perform 29 functions. Sharpen your survival skills with the swiss army knife. They manufactured the first swiss soldier knife for the swiss army, and one has been issued to every enlisted person since then. After the death of his mother in 1909, karl elsener introduced the brand name victoria and the iconic cross and shield emblem is registered as a trademark. In 1840 there were 5 karl families living in pennsylvania. Soon after he approached the swiss government about supplying the swiss army with knives manufactured in switzerland, rather than importing them from germany. Although the knives were originally produced in germany, swiss cutler karl elsener began making soldiers knives in 1891, equipping them with a blade, reamer, screwdriver, and can opener.
In the meantime, the swiss army discovered the need for a new style of knife for their soldiers. Karl elsener had opened a factory in ibach for the production of knives and surgical instruments, from which the knife factory victorinox developed. Karl elsener, a swiss inventor, created this handy allpurpose tool in 1891 giving the world access to different solutions for a broad assortment of problems, all within the proud owners pocket. In 1884, karl elsener opened a knife manufacture in ibach part of the town of schwyz after having learned the trade in paris and tuttlingen, germany. As is the case for all military equipment, the soldiers in the field were eager to offer their opinions on the gadget. Andreas was born on october 27 1709, in ochlenberg, wynigshaus. Jun 12, 2017 when karl elsener started his company in 1884 in the idyllic settings of ibach a town that is an hour away from zurich, from where the company is still managed it catered to small cutlery. The officers knife, with a second blade and corkscrew, appeared in 1897. Carl elsener jr is the man who currently runs victorinox. Switzerland calls itself eidgenossenschaft society of the oath after the word eidgenossen oath fellowship, which recalls the pact signed by three lords in 1291, marking the birth of the swiss nation. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your watchlist and rate your favorite movies and tv shows on your phone or tablet. Maria staub, als kind verstorben was born on month day 1752, at birth place, to andreas staub and maria staub born ingold. In 2005, victorinox went a long way in closing the book on that discussion with the acquisition of rival wenger, followed by the consolidation of the two brands into the single victorinox label in 20. Various book in german language, written by karl may.
Elseners knives are the polymaths of the tool world. They became internationally known when american soldiers started using them during world war ii. His mother victoria actively supports him in his endeavors. Carl elsener led the company initially with his father and his brother eduard elsener b. Karl elsner historical records and family trees myheritage. Elsener, karl in german, french and italian in the online historical dictionary of. The company didnt have a name at first, but elsener, heartbroken over the death of his.
The familyowned company was founded in ibachschwyz, switzerland, by his great. Of course, there was a tinge of controversy related to the first swiss army knives. At a time when switzerland was one of europes poorest countries, elsener wanted to create jobs. The objective for this project was to design a book cover for a inventor or artist. In 1891, karl elsener, the owner of a company that made surgical equipment, sought to manufacture the knives in switzerland, and by the end of 1891 elsener took over production of the modell 1890 knives. The term swiss army knife was coined by american soldiers after world war ii due to the difficulty they had in pronouncing offiziersmesser, the german name lit. The first swiss officers knife was designed in 1897 in switzerland to replace knives imported from germany. I didnt just buy one book, i bought several hundred. She is the author of good dog, carl and the rest of the beloved carl books, including carl goes shopping, carls christmas, carls birthday and carls snowy afternoon.
Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the. Founder karl elsener i went on to become the first major supplier of soldiers knives to the swiss army. Elsener, a committed christian, never made a worker redundant, even when taking over wenger. In 1891, he developed together with other swiss manufacturers the swiss soldiers knife. Alexandra day is the pseudonym for sandra louise woodward darling. The world of swiss army knives was created in 1891 by the swiss manufacturer now known as victorinox, with the help of many smaller swiss cutlers. Victorinox swiss army knives traditional pocket tools. In 1884, karl elsener and his mother victoria, opened up a small cutlery cooperative in the valley and began to create knives to be used in farms, kitchens and hospitals in surrounding towns. The term swiss army knife was coined by american soldiers after world war ii due to the difficulty they had in pronouncing offiziersmesser, the german name.
Karl elsener led the way in innovating the swiss army knife concept. Victorinox originated in 1864 from a knife cutlers workshop ibachschqyz, switzerland. Jul 02, 20 yet this setback turned out to be a mere hiccup in the history of a company that turned a pocket knife into a world industry under carl elsener iii, chief executive for 57 years of the knifes. Records may include photos, original documents, family history, relatives, specific dates, locations and full names. After some journeyman years he opened a factory in ibach, switzerland in 1884 for the manufacture of knives and surgical instruments.
On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. This was about 63% of all the recorded karl s in the usa. Karl elsener inventor 18601918, inventor of the swiss army knife carl elsener sr. This was about 63% of all the recorded karls in the usa. Starting as a teenage apprentice cutler, carl elsener went on to turn a.390 1453 304 418 1455 1314 772 232 695 817 569 1311 502 1359 414 125 698 799 63 1299 227 439 1359 1053 1338 761 387 1182 763 1388 801 1282 988 951 1358 1238 1318 282 648 867 527 1458 501 75 179