Tuesday, July 17, 2012

George Wostenhom & Sons Straight Razor


George Wostenhom & Sons Straight Razor
RICHARDS RAZORS;  MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!


  Here is a George Wostenhom & Sons Real IXL Razor.  The box shows some wear around the 
edges and the writing and design is wearing down.  On the razor is B.J. Eyre & Cos Challenge Razor 
Cheffield.  The handle is in very good vintage condition with a very small amount of wear.  Please 
see the pictures as they are part of the description.  The blade is clean and sharp with no gouges 
or damage to the blade.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask!


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PRICE $50.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.60 CONTINENTAL USA



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PAYPAL ONLY IN USA
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COST:  DEPENDS WHERE BUYER IS LOCATED.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:  I WILL NOT ALTER SELLING OR SHIPPING PRICE OR MARK AS A GIFT, I SHIP ONLY 
USPS MAIL OUTSIDE OF U.S.A.
INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.


Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you 
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be 
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item 
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.




HISTORY:  The largest establishment for the manufacture of spring knives is that of Messrs. George 
Wostenholm and Son Limited, whose cutlery takes the highest rank in the United States of America.


  Their commodious premises are appropriately named "Washington Works" - the business of the firm 
having been formerly almost exclusively American.  The business was established by the late Mr. 
George Wostenholm, who did a limited trade at Rockingham Works, Rockingham-street, and afterwards 
removed to Washington Works, which, as his business attained large dimensions, he from time to 
time greatly extended.




  In 1875 the business was transferred to a limited company with a capital of £100,000, Mr. 
Wostenholm being the chairman until his death in August, 1876, when Mr. Bernard Wake accepted the 
position.
  Wostenholm and Son are manufacturers of all kinds of spring knives and of table cutlery, 
scissors, and razors.  Their corporate marks are I*XL (granted by the Sheffield Cutlery guild in 
1787.), a design of a Pipe, "Tally-ho!" and “Congruent," all well-known and valuable marks in 
different markets. The mark of the Pipe was granted as far back as 1694, by the Cutlers' Company, 
and is the oldest mark upon the Government Register for articles with a cutting edge. It was 
purchased many years ago from the previous owners by Mr. Wostenholm.
   
  The trade of Messrs. Wostenholm and Son is chiefly foreign; they export largely to the United 
States, and have also considerable markets in Canada, Australia, the Wrest Indies, and several 
European countries. They have deservedly been among our most successful exhibitors.  Mr. 
Wostenholm received a prize medal at the International Exhibition of 1851; a large gold medal 
(the only one presented for English cutlery) at the Paris Exhibition of 1855; and a large gold 
medal at London in 1862. At the Paris Exhibition of 1867 Mr. Wostenholm was a juror, and therefore 
excluded from competition.  At the Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876 a medal and diploma were 
awarded to the Company.


  
John Taylor, The Illustrated Guide to Sheffield and the Surrounding District,
(Sheffield: Pawson & Brailsword, 1879)


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