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Object ID 000369

Object Name Barber Hone box

Object Desc Red cardboard/posterboard "Barber Hone" box with black labeling.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000344

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date FEB 1,1991


Location Barber Shop Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords sharpening stones,barber hones,John Pritzlaff Hardware Co.,boxes,shaving,razors,

Title Barber Hone box

Description Red cardboard/posterboard "Barber Hone" box with black labeling--non-filling non-corrodible. Produces the very finest shaving edges. Lather or dry.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.75

Length 0

Width 2.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker John Pritzlaff Hardware Co.

Maker Details In the year 1850, John Pritzlaff, along with August F. Suelflohn and Henry J. Nazro, opened a small retail hardware store called John Pritzlaff and Company. Nazro was a silent partner, but carried the financial burden. In 1853 Suelflohn was bought out by Pritzlaff and in 1866 Nazro withdrew, leaving the entire business with John Pritzlaff as proprietor of a large and rapidly growing business. By 1884 Pritzlaff incorporated the John Pritzlaff Hardware Company. The company kept growing and moving until it became the largest hardware store in Milwaukee and the entire region.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY344



Date FEB 22,2013

Summary fair

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes wear. cardboard coming off. some scratches. black stain mark on back. white smudges. pencil mark P7F 45c