1800’s Straight Razor Pattern Book

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1800’s Straight Razor Pattern Book

Post by unclepaulie » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:49 pm

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Have this leather bound straight razor pattern book from the 1800’s. Any comments as to it’s purpose or current collectibility?
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Re: 1800’s Straight Razor Pattern Book

Post by galvanic1882 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:50 pm

Great book, does it have a company name anywhere?

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Re: 1800’s Straight Razor Pattern Book

Post by Gunsil » Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:26 pm

I agree, cool book but a manufacturer's name on it would be great. There is a drawing of a pearl handled razor on one of those pages that looks like the carved pearl on a couple Wade & Butcher pearl razors I have had but the pearl handles could have been outsourced to several makers.

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Re: 1800’s Straight Razor Pattern Book

Post by unclepaulie » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:18 pm

Gunsil wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:26 pm
I agree, cool book but a manufacturer's name on it would be great. There is a drawing of a pearl handled razor on one of those pages that looks like the carved pearl on a couple Wade & Butcher pearl razors I have had but the pearl handles could have been outsourced to several makers.
No name on the book that I could find just different names of razors. This came from a lot of several razor books that are labeled wostenholm, so my initial thinking is That this came from them as well? Is it safe to assume that Wostenholm made for many different stores, etc. without having their mark on the blade?
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Re: 1800’s Straight Razor Pattern Book

Post by unclepaulie » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:20 pm

Gunsil wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:26 pm
I agree, cool book but a manufacturer's name on it would be great. There is a drawing of a pearl handled razor on one of those pages that looks like the carved pearl on a couple Wade & Butcher pearl razors I have had but the pearl handles could have been outsourced to several makers.
No name anywhere, please see my reply to another poster. Attaching s few other photos.
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Re: 1800’s Straight Razor Pattern Book

Post by unclepaulie » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:32 pm

galvanic1882 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Great book, does it have a company name anywhere?
As I’m looking thru the book I believe that it might very well be from George Wostenholm, last page has couple of order slips for Wostenholm. Not sure, looking to everyone’s expertise.
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Re: 1800’s Straight Razor Pattern Book

Post by Rossr » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:47 am

I find stuff like this fascinating. What a great book.

I wonder if there us anything like it on google books scanned in?


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Post by knife7knut » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:36 am

If you look on one of the pages(photo#3)you will see the name:The Scottish Vulcanite Co. Ltd.Neat old piece of history!
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Post by ea42 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:51 am

The last picture four posts back shows a drawing of a razor with the I-XL tang mark. That was the Wostenholm trademark. It certainly would seem to be a Wostenholm book. Priceless piece of history there. It's amazing how everything was so intricately hand drawn back then. Nowadays you just throw something in a scanner and it's done in seconds.

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Re: 1800’s Straight Razor Pattern Book

Post by knife7knut » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:52 am

They were probably just the maker of the handles as I believe Vulcanite was a term used to describe a hard rubber material used in the manufacture of razor and knife handles.They likely made them for many companies.
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Post by Colonel26 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:22 am

Wow! What an amazing piece of history!
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Re: 1800’s Straight Razor Pattern Book

Post by Owd Wullie » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:46 pm

I might be interested in discussing purchase.

Appears they were a wholesale company dealing with razors for the American trade and that is a record of orders.
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Re: 1800’s Straight Razor Pattern Book

Post by carrmillus » Wed May 13, 2020 3:49 pm

...any info on an 1800's Monarch brand ????......... ::shrug:: .............

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Re: 1800’s Straight Razor Pattern Book

Post by SteveEvo » Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:49 pm

Wow, this book is in remarkably excellent condition. It's already part of the story.

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