Aerial A.C. Mfg. Co.
Shortly after the turn of the 19th century, a gentleman by the name of Fred Jaeger, Sr., started selling cutlery products from a 'drummers' sample case. He sold knives, razors, scissors, and barber supplies and his sales took him to the back country mines, mills and lumber camps of Duluth, Minnesota. Fred developed a reputation as an honest and reliable supplier and his business really grew. So mush that soon he was joined by his two brothers, Chris and Richard, and in 1912 Aerial was officially founded, the inception of Aerial Cutlery Manufacturing Company. That company was to become a major factor in the production of knives for the next four decades and its knives are today considered among the better collectibles.
The last Aerial cutlery catalog dates to the later half of the 1940's.
Regardless of which date is correct for the company's termination of cutlery manufacturing, collectors can be assured that Aerial knives have something to offer. Their quality is very good, they are quite unique.