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  1. Is this worth salvaging?

    by , 06-15-2012 at 01:21 AM
    Alk, You have know way to know this yet if you're new to str8 shaving, but Cudarunner's offer is generous, and his work is good. 'Hope you two connect on this.
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  2. Eduard Wüsthof, Dreizackwerk, Solingen.

    by , 06-04-2012 at 03:57 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    Welcome to SRP.
    And my congratulations.
    You're the owner of the razor made by very known and old Solingen company. I believe, the razor can be restored and you can use it for a long time.
    Your razor was made by Eduard Wüsthof, Dreizackwerk, Solingen. The company was founded in 1814, registered 22nd December 1884. Located in Solingen, Kronprinzenstrasse 49.
    They're still in business.
    Trademarks: 'Dante', 'Draga', 'Dreizackwerk', 'Nuxia', 'Pactroc-Elite', 'Pactroc-Progress',
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  3. Thomas Tillotson, Sheffield.

    by , 05-27-2012 at 12:03 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    A little bit of history:

    Thomas Tillotson was the founder of the business, which began in the Lambert street area by 1774, but by the 1780s was operating in Coalpit Lane (now Cambridge Street) in the town centre. The trademark was "ALBION". Thomas Tillotson became Master Cutler in 1789. Tillotson died on 2 November 1803. Thomas had two sons - George and John - and by 1797 the business had been styled Thomas Tillotson
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  4. John Shaw & Sons.

    by , 05-15-2012 at 03:19 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    The razor was made by John Shaw & Sons.
    John Shaw(1816-1879) was a razor manufacturer, who worked (and lived) in Copper Street. He was born in Stannington. Possibly he may have been the son of Joseph Shaw, who was also a razor maker living next door in Copper Street. John remained in Copper Street throughout his career and eventually brought his sons - Thomas, Frederick, and John - into the business (another son, Joseph, died in 1873, aged 33). John Shaw died in Copper Street on 24 April
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  5. William Rodgers.

    by , 05-12-2012 at 12:48 PM
    William Rodgers.

    The cutler's name and its trademark - a picture of a mincing knife and the words "I CUT MY WAY" - proved popular in the late 19th and into the 20th century. Apparently, the firm was established in 1830 and by 1852 had located to St.Thomas Street(when William was about 35 years old). William Rodgers was listed in the 1852 directory, making spring knives, and blades, springs and scales. In the 1861 ...
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