Straight Razor with Celluloid Handle

Straight Razor with Celluloid Handle

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Straight razor with celluloid handle, and an inscription that reads “100 WM ELLIOTT & CO. MADE IN GERMANY”.
William Elliott & Co. razors were made of English steel, worked by cutlers in Germany, and imported into the U.S. by Adolph Strauss & Co.
Ref: “Catalogue of William Elliott & Co. Razors,” Hardware (August 25, 1906): 22.
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Object Name
straight razor
straight razor with celluloid handle
place made
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (handle material)
steel (razor material)
overall: 2 cm x 15 cm x.8 cm; 13/16 in x 5 7/8 in x 5/16 in
overall, closed: 3/8 in x 6 in x 15/16 in;.9525 cm x 15.24 cm x 2.38125 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Dadie and Norman B. Perlov
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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