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History of razors manufacturers.

  1. Ford & Medley, Sheffield.

    by , 06-28-2014 at 10:55 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    The Ford & Medley firm dealt in mass market table cutlery, electro-plate, and razors. It registered a silver mark in 1900 from an Arundel Street address. The owner was Albert Medley (who had been born in 1875 and lived in Meersbrook). In the Census (1901), he was enumerated as a 26-year-old cutlery manufacturer, living in Beeton Road. He was the son of Joseph (a razor blade grinder) and Emily Medley. By the end of the WWI, the firm occupied Emu Works in Eyre Street, with Albert as managing director.
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  2. Cutlers to Her Majesty.

    by , 09-29-2013 at 10:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    For about seven years I tried to find razor with the stamp "Cutlers to Her Majesty". Here're some old threads:
    http://straightrazorplace.com/razors...ml#post1009516
    http://straightrazorplace.com/razors...tml#post954706
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    I've seen different knives and razor boxes with such stamp, but never on the razor blade. And here it is - Harrison Brothers & Howson, Sheffield.
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  3. Joseph Smith & Sons, Sheffield.

    by , 04-11-2013 at 05:48 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    Joseph Smith was a razor manufacturer, who was born in about 1785. The Company of Cutlers recorded the apprenticeship of Joseph Smith to his father, Isaac Smith, a razor maker in Stannington. Joseph was granted his Freedom in 1810. He first appeared in a Sheffield directory in 1833, trading from Radford Street. By 1852, the enterprise became "& Sons" - presumably with the addition of Joseph's son John. The enterprise employed ten men and three boys. By the late 1870s, it had moved
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  4. Oxford Razor, Germania Cutlery Works, Germany.

    by , 03-31-2013 at 04:56 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    Trademark "Oxford Razor" (1900-1938) was used by Germania Cutlery Works, 1896-1938.
    This company was owned by the Kastor family. Nathan Kastor was in charge of the factory.
    The factory was in Ohligs-Solingen. They made cutlery for export to the US.
    In 1938, the Nazis seized the factory.
  5. Gottlieb Hammesfahr, Solingen-Foche.

    by , 02-01-2013 at 07:25 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    The Gottlieb Hammesfahr company was founded in 1684.
    Gottlieb Hammesfahr, 1684 - 1880's,
    Gottlieb Hammesfahr & Companie, 1880's - 1935,
    Gottlieb Hammesfahr AG 'Nirosta-Werke', 1935 - present day.
    Registered 12th November 1875, Solingen-Foche, Focher Strasse 60.
    Trademarks "Pyramide", "Nirosta", "Kompressor" were used commercially.
    Brands: Pyramide (1904, №74263), Gottlieb Hammesfahr, Foche(1904, №72298), ...
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