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Object ID 003755

Object Name Wade & Butcher Straight Razor Box

Object Desc Black cardboard box that once held a Wade & Butcher straight razor

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003511a-b

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

Start Year Range 1818

End Year Range 1890

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords shaving,razor,Wade & Butcher,Sheffield,

Title Wade & Butcher Straight Razor Box

Description Black cardboard box for a straight razor. Front is embossed with outline pattern and "Wade & Butcher, Sheffield England". There is an arrow, a B in a circle, and a cross below the words. On the lid there is a cross with rounded points.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.75

Length 6.75

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Wade & Butcher

Maker Details Sheffield England, in production from 1818-1890, Successor to Robert Wade; succeeded by Butcher, Brown & Butcher

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3511a-b



Date OCT 15,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Considerable edge wear and corner wear. Some of the cardboard is flaking off on the lid. The lid is cracked and caked with grime in the crack. Dirty and stained all over box. Pinkish tint inside, does not appear to be original.