About Us

About Us

Founded in 1926, Slim Line Case Company has been a trusted family-owned company for over 3 generations.

High-Quality Leather Goods Since 1926

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Slim Line Case Company, originally Samson Brothers, was founded by George Payton Samson in Rochester, NY in 1926. George took his hobby and passion for creating leather goods into a successful profession. His custom crafted wallets and key cases, including the first patented zip around key case, were sold in department stores nationwide. He spent the next 30 years expanding his products and growing new territories.

Today Slim Line Case Company is proud to be a 90-year-old family owned and operated business that is run by George Payton Samson’s granddaughter, Andrea (Andy) Thomas Coulter. With the help of her loving parents, Bette Samson Thomas and George Terry Thomas, Slim Line Case Company specializes in leather products for federal, state and local agencies. A few of our loyal federal and state agencies we are happy to service include US Army, Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Corrections, Bureau of Prisons and New York State Police.

As a small business with a rich history in quality craftsmanship, Slim Line Case Company highly values entrepreneurship and holds itself to the highest standards.

We pride ourselves with supporting our local vendors by buying from US suppliers that support businesses like ourselves. We also appreciate the sacrifices our law enforcement officials make every day in the line of duty. Thus, the importance of artfully crafting our products to serve and protect each badge that symbolizes their binding commitment to serve. These are the values we commit towards the quality of each of our products so that they are dependable and durable. It is our honor to help each of our customers as if they were family…That’s the Slim Line Difference!

Our History

1926

George Payton Samson began Samson Brothers, Inc. based out of his garage on Paige Street in Rochester, NY.

1930

The company began to grow large enough that George needed more space. He rented a space on Brown Street, and then later moved to the Art Craft Optical Building on Plymouth Avenue.

1955

The quickly-expanding business moved to 36 St. Paul Street where it stayed for over 70 years!

1965

Bette Samson Thomas (George Samson’s daughter) & husband George Terry Thomas take over the company. They are approached by Mike Wolfe, president of NAPED, to develop a recessed ‘book style’ badge & ID case for law officials and begin filling orders nationwide.

2007

Bette and Terry purchase Slim Line and officially name the company Slim Line Case Co.

2016

The company passes to Andrea Thomas Coulter, daughter of Bette & Terry, and makes it’s final move to 64 Spencer Street – the place we now call ‘home.’

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