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    Hi Guys,
    This is my first post so I apologize in advance.
    I have recently purchased a straight razor with the markings "Wade Wingfield and Rowbotham Sheffield" on the "tang".
    I have researched it a bit and if I'm not mistaken, the company dropped the Rowbotham in 1852.
    Please correct me if I'm wrong.
    What is confusing, is on the blade, it is acid etched with "Australian Red Cross" - the Red Cross was established in Australia in 1914.
    If anyone reading this could shed some light, I'd be much appreciative.
    Kind regards,
    Ray.

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    G'day Ray and welcome to the forum. Sorry can't help but others may be able to.

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    Welcome to the forum.

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    The blade was made and etched in 1914

    Old blade was etched in 1914.

    Some of the historians should have an answer.
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    Hello Ray and welcome to SRP.
    Enjoy your time here on the forum.
    Good luck with your research.

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    Some info from Zak on an older thread...https://sharprazorpalace.com/razors/...ml#post1823747
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    If you can post a picture or few of the razor.
    I am pretty sure I have one of theirs, but if memory serves it's from 1800s. I thought mine was a pretty cool razor.
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