Founded in 1911, The Wahl Clipper Corporation, based in Sterling, Illinois, manufactures grooming products for people and animals. It al began when Leo J. Wahl experimented with a vibrating electromagnetic motor. Later as an engineering student at the University of Illinois, Leo Wahl designed a vibrating medical massager and spent his spare time selling these massagers to barbershops – where he recognized the need to improve barber tools. Leo Wahl began experimenting and filed patent for the first electromagnetic hair clipper in 1919.
Since that day, Wahl Clipper Corporation has been the leader in the professional and home grooming category. Still headquartered in Sterling, Illinois, and run by a member of the Wahl family, Wahl carries forward the tradition of innovation and great customer service that was created by Leo J. Wahl.
Care has been taken to trace the ownership of any copyright material and to contact the owner. The author does not intend to infringe on anyone’s copyright for text, photos or otherwise. Anyone who feels that any item in these pages may have inadvertently breeched their copyright should advise the author via the contact sheet, including a link to the page, so that appropriate remedial action can be taken.