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02-02-2010, 07:53 PM
I just purchased my first straight razor and I am trying to find out more information on the manufacturer. On one side of the steel between the hinge pin and the blade there is the text "The Magnetic" and a picture of what appears to be a wooden cask or keg with a tap in the end. On the other side it says "Magnetic Cutlery CO". I believe the scales are original and appear to be bakelite. Googling has turned up no info. Thanks in advance for any information you can offer.
02-02-2010, 09:40 PM
random shards of info:
Magnetic Cutlery Co 1013 Arch st. Philadelphia
Otto and Frank Maussner 1900-1932 (Philadelphia, PA)
Doesn't seem to be much info out there on the etherweb - maybe someone who owns one will chime in.
02-03-2010, 06:11 PM
Thanks for your reply. Upon closer examination the steel also has the country Germany engraved upon it.
As an aside, due to no fault of my own, a part of one of the scales has cracked and broken off. this has led me down the path of making new ones. I am using maple wood and they have the first coat of polyurethane on them now. In the meanwhile I am practicing pinning on a scrap.
02-03-2010, 06:25 PM
Very interesting make of blade. "Magnetism" was a huge marketing thing . . . much like "space age" was in the 60's.
On one side of the steel between the hinge pin and the blade there is the text "The Magnetic" and a picture of what appears to be a wooden cask or keg with a tap in the end.
Strange. That picture sounds exactly the "D. Peres" logo, a very nice straight razor manufacturer from Solingen.
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