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Object Name Razor
Accession number 77.16
Catalog Number 77.16.3
Date 18th-19th centuries
Collection Personal Property
Place of Origin England
Description Straight razor with black bone handle. manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield, England. Masonic symbolism etched on blade comprises both Craft and Royal Arch symbolism.

Accession documentation from 1977 indicates that the razor was found in a home in Quincy, CA, purchased by one of the donors.
Artist Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
Caption Late 19th or early 20th century straight razor. Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
Title Straight Razor with Masonic Symbols
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Credit line Gift of Paul Herbert and Bernice Barbe