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Object ID 002703

Object Name Wm. Elliot & Co. Straight Razor

Object Desc Straight razor with carved decoration on handle.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002398

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Donation

Accession Date JUL 10,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Donated by Tim Kroening

Location Barber Shop Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1880

End Year Range 1918

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords razor,straight razor,shaving,Wm. Elliot & Co.,

Title Wm. Elliot & Co. Straight Razor

Description Straight razor with black handle decorated on both sides with leaf design and a woman's face in profile. Hilt engraved with Wm. Elliot & Co., Made in Germany, and 19 on one side, andReg. U.S. Pat. Off. on other side.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.75

Length 9.5

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Razor measured when opened.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Wm. Elliot & Co. Straight Razor

Maker Details WM. ELLIOT & CO. New York City. ca. 1880-1907; in 1907, the firm was taken over by Adolph Strauss & Co., who continued using "Wm. Elliot & Co." as a trademark. Adolph Strauss and Company was an import agency in NY. They used Wm.Elliot & Co. trademark till 1918.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2398



Date AUG 7,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Some rust on the blade, one corner of blade chipped, handle scratched and scuffed


Date AUG 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Barber Shop Exhibit from Union Depot Exhibit - automatic entry by admin