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Object ID 003550

Object Name W. L. Extra Razor and Box

Object Desc W. L. Extra straight razor and box made by the Milwaukee Barber's Supply Co

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003504a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 3

Object Date 1920-1940

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords razor,shaving,Milwaukee Barber's Supply Co,W. L. Extra,

Title W. L. Extra Razor and Box

Description Brown box (a, b) stamped with "Milwaukee Barber's Supply Co." and "W.L. Extra." Inside box says "This RAZOR being of fine temper and ground very thin, should be handeled carefully, as no broken RAZORS can be exchanged." Razor has black cellulite handle. Shaft engraved on one side with "16 W.L. Extra" and on other with "Milwaukee Barbers' Supply Co. Made in Germany." A sticker is on the handle, which says "3.00"


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.5

Length 6.5

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Measurements of closed box

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Milwaukee Barber's Supply Co

Maker Details Operated around 1920-1940

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3504a-c



Date AUG 20,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Wear on box, color is wearing away in places. Interior label wearing at edge, stained and discolored. Stamped lettered appear to have originally been gilded, although gilt has almost completely worn away. Razor shows signs of wear, tarnish on blade, detritus in between scales. Price tag sticker stuck on handle with sticky residue seeping around edges. Cutting edge still intact.