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Object ID 002706

Object Name Straight razor and box

Object Desc Oxford straight razor and box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002471a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Donation

Accession Date JUL 10,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Tim Kroening

Location Barber Shop Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1938

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords razor,straight razor,barber,shaving,Oxford brand,Germania Cutlery Works,

Title Straight razor and box

Description Straight razor (a) with black handle. Blade engraved on one side with "Oxford Razor Warranted Germany", other side engraved with "Germania Cutl Works Germany". Black box (b) with gold writing saying "Extra Hollow Ground, Fully Warranted, Germany", Lid (c) says "Price $3.00"


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

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Germania Cutlery Works

Maker Details Trademark "Oxford Razor" (1900-1938) was used by Germania Cutlery Works, 1896-1938. This company was owned by the Kastor family. Nathan Kastor was in charge of the factory. The factory was in Ohligs-Solingen. They made cutlery for export to the US. In 1938, the Nazis seized the factory.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2471a-c



Date AUG 7,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Box shows edgewear, corners are dented and worn. Razor blade is rusted