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
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 3
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Width measured at widest point.
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
Date OCT 15,2015
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.