01-12-2023, 08:58 PM
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  • Shaun
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Never seen one before. Anyone else? Attributed to Karl Hochman, Vienna (?) In rough shape; baseplate missing. Two-piece handle all there, but strangely worn in some spots. But how about the case design! Very interesting!

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 01-13-2023, 04:23 AM
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  • Shaun
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But my researches take me to Lafayette, Indiana, USA, and more precisely to the Municipal Building of that city. Almost the exact same font as on the metal razor case. My limited knowledge nevertheless indicates the rich, local native American history and culture. I hope no-one finds the image used on the metal case concerning; I do realise it depicts a racial stereotype, and I am not intentionally seeking to reinforce or ignore such imagery, but merely to advise reading in the context of production at the time and to understand the multi-layered complexity of historical interpretation. 

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 01-14-2023, 10:13 PM
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  • Shaun
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Possibly a "Prybrands" razor, Conrad Razor Blade Co. Long Island NY, which used many trademarks... but I think it is a German make/import. I have found a similar razor called a "Minette" and within the same thread, a reference to another called a "Jodarsenico". These are attributed on a cousin site to Prybrands, but I am not convinced. I found another example called a "Goliath" ("G. Goliasch & Co.", Germany) but note the Goliath/Goliasch insignia partly uses the same as the Minette: two standing, embracing cats. Wink 

Same handles and case, except for the images stamped. The date of the razors is 1934 (Waits Compendium: see "Prybrands" and also "Goliasch").

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