Object ID 003674
Object Name Pritzlaff Hardware Straight Razor Box
Object Desc White cardboard box that would originally have held a straight razor from the John Pritzlaff Hardware Co. Labeled in faded green lettering.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003510a-b
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 3
Start Year Range 1850
End Year Range 1958
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords shaving,razor,Pritzlaff,John Pritzlaff Hardware Co.,
Title Pritzlaff Hardware Straight Razor Box
Description White cardboard box that would originally have held a straight razor. Very faded green lettering says "John Pritzlaff Hdwe Co. Milwaukee, Wis." Lid says "Cactus Reg. T.M. 147027 Made in Germany". Interior of box is orange.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Measured when closed
Place of Origin
Maker John Pritzlaff Hardware Co.
Maker Details John Pritzlaff Hardware Company, founded by John C. Pritzlaff in 1850 was the largest hardware company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and eventually became one of the largest wholesale hardware companies and iron supply houses in the Northwest. It was known for selling hardware, sewing machines, and toys through mail order catalogs to wholesale accounts throughout the United States. After Pritzlaff died, his son, Fred C. Pritzlaff took over until his death in 1951. When Fred died, his son took over the firm until it closed in 1958
Date SEP 27,2015
Assessor Kayla Sutherland
Notes Box is very dirty and stained. Letters are very faded and almost unreadable. Significant edgewear and corner wear on both box and lid. Box edge begining to come unsealed on lid.