Parkesine handled cut throat razor in leathette box.

Made:
c. 1862 in Sheffield
maker:
Alexander Parkes

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Cut throat razor in leatherette box, steel blade, pea green Parkesine handle made by Alexander Parkes. Leather box (23 part) inscribed 'Taylor – Sheffield'. Blade marked, 'Samuel Barton' made by Needham, Veall & Tyzack, (label on box). Other inscriptions; c. 1862. (P252)

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
2011-115/181
Materials:
Parkesine (xylotile), leatherette, parkesine (xylotile) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
box: 175 mm x 30 mm x 10 mm
razor: 140 mm x 65 mm
type:
razor
credit:
Plastics Historical Society