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Object ID 003761

Object Name George Wostenholm & Son Razor Box Half

Object Desc Bottom half of the box for a straight razor from George Wostenholm & Son.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003513

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 1843

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords razor,shaving,George Wostenholm & Son,Sheffield,

Title George Wostenholm & Son Razor Box Half

Description Bottom half of a box from a razor box. Made out of black cardboard, stamped with "The original & only true pipe razor, manufactured only by George Wostenholm & Son, Limited. Sheffield". The box is slightly angled, larger on one end.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.25

Length 4.75

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Width measured at widest point.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker George Wostenholm & Son

Maker Details George Wostenholm became a Freeman in 1826 and was granted the mark he was to make famous - I*XL - a mark originally granted to William A.Smith at 29th June, 1787. The I*XL letters are pronounced nearly the same as the statement, "I excell" (from the word "excellent"). The company also acquired the Pipe trademark from William Hutchinson in 1843

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3513



Date OCT 15,2015

Summary Poor

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Top of box is missing. Box shows significant edgewear. Bottom edge of box is missing. Box is creased and dented from being crushed. Part of the interior edge of the box is torn and missing. Some substances are stuck to the back of the box.