C-Mon was named after it's founder Carl Edward
Monkhouse Sr. and was based out of Ellicottville, New York.
The company also made (or more likely relabeled) brushes in Germany. When the company was located in Germany (1920's & 1930's) their exclusive United States distributor was Peter J. Michels.
Mr. Monkhouse came to the United States in 1937 and settled in San Francisco doing business as the Ace Cutlery Company. The company was later moved to Allegany, New York and was eventually operated by his son, Carl Monkhouse, Jr. and then by his grandson, Carl Monkhouse III. The Monkhouse family still runs a company Carl Sr. founded in 1937 called Cutlery Associates.
Vintage straight razors, scissors and shaving brushes by C-Mon are still well sought after items today.
C-Mon also made Merit, Majestic and Luxury brand brushes.
Note: some brushes have a diamond-e symbol and others have a circle-s symbol
Complete C-Mon Price List - 1953
Complete C-Mon Catalog 41 - 1954
Complete C-Mon Catalog 50 - 1963
77-Series Brushes [From 1954 & 1963 C-Mon Catalogs]
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