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    While browsing an antique store I ran accross this box with 5 razors in it. I was told it was a barber box. I had never seen one but it made sense. I did a search here and on the net and I can't find anything. What did I end up with? It is made of paper similar to a razor coffin and is marked,

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    inside an oval with a crown on top.

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    I've never seen one like that. Usually the razor boxes though shaped like that were wood and had compartments for straights and maybe a pair of shears. Many were used as salesmen's sample cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    I've never seen one like that. Usually the razor boxes though shaped like that were wood and had compartments for straights and maybe a pair of shears. Many were used as salesmen's sample cases.
    Thanks for the reply. It is a neat old box whatever it was used for. Maybe at the store they had an old box and a few razors laying around and decided to put them together. From now on it will be used as a razor box!

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    It looks very similar to the wooden ones I have seen, maybe this was the low end model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    It looks very similar to the wooden ones I have seen, maybe this was the low end model.
    That gave me this vision. A scam artist contracting to some outfit maybe in Pakistan and using a cheap box marked Wedgwood and son [not sons] selling Wadc and Butchers along with Westenholm + Sun razors. "For today only 50% off our already low price. I have to make my quota or the boss will be mad."

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    Strange I came across one that looked quite a lot like it. It was holding a straight and some other grooming items. It looked odd being cardboard. Was told it was a travel kit. Who knows?
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