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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    A bit confused....Gabe's razor has WR upon it..
    It sure does and that puts it squarely in the 1830-37 timeframe.

    i have a much later Truefitt - an HP Truefitt 6/8, from when the firm was at 13 & 14 Old Bond Street - say about 1900. Truefitts eventually amalgamated with Edwin Hill in 1935 to form the firm that bears their names today.

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    Congrats on the win, that is a great looking razor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    A bit confused....Gabe's razor has WR upon it..
    I think Mglindo is referring to my original post where I mentioned King George III was still in reign when Truefitt & Hill first started up, I hope lol

    https://www.truefittandhill.co.uk/pages/history


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maladroit View Post
    It sure does and that puts it squarely in the 1830-37 timeframe.

    i have a much later Truefitt - an HP Truefitt 6/8, from when the firm was at 13 & 14 Old Bond Street - say about 1900. Truefitts eventually amalgamated with Edwin Hill in 1935 to form the firm that bears their names today.
    That's great news, thank you! Trying to find really old info is sometimes harder to find.
    How did you find this out so I know for future reference?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Porl View Post
    Congrats on the win, that is a great looking razor!
    Thank you! Needs a bit of work though but I'll get it restored soon


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    Quote Originally Posted by GabrielMartin View Post
    That's great news, thank you! Trying to find really old info is sometimes harder to find.
    How did you find this out so I know for future reference?


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    Hi Gabe, the Truefitt & Hill info I found by the usual google searching and the dating stuff from general knowledge on what king reigned when - although I have to concede that the specific knowledge regarding the monogram WcrownR and its identification with William IV I owe to the late Neill Miller. Neill was an absolute mine of information and was happy to share it with us. He is sorely missed round this parish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maladroit View Post
    Hi Gabe, the Truefitt & Hill info I found by the usual google searching and the dating stuff from general knowledge on what king reigned when - although I have to concede that the specific knowledge regarding the monogram WcrownR and its identification with William IV I owe to the late Neill Miller. Neill was an absolute mine of information and was happy to share it with us. He is sorely missed round this parish.
    Sorry for all your loss, he sounds like I would have learned a lot from him.

    Regarding the razor, it just arrived.
    There is indeed a lot of work needing done to it, one scale needs replacing and the other is loose but in one piece.
    It is in a bit of a mess but I think I can (hopefully) restore it.
    I will take pics of it soon and post them in this thread.
    Again thank you for the help with information.


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    So these are the pics I've taken & as you can see it's in a bad way. I'm going to have to find out what type of mother of pearl it is so I know right ones to buy but I might just replace both scales with new MOP.


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    I have bought from here before, Gabe......Exotichandcraft.com

    You could contact them about the dimensions and thickness you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    I have bought from here before, Gabe......Exotichandcraft.com

    You could contact them about the dimensions and thickness you need.
    Ah nice one!
    I was just looking on Ebay but not a lot to choose from.
    Thank you very much Sharptonn


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