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    First straight razor! Bought it for 5 bucks. Imperial razor company. 1886-1945 is when they were in business. Anyone know any thing else? Love to find out what year it was made. Made in Germany. I know the company was bought out by camillus and then the blades said germany-new York. So I'm guessing maybe this maybe an older one? 20507 imperial razor on wiki is where I found that much info
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    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    Any idea when it was made? I read the article and said they bought out camillus cutlery in 1901. This razor just says imperial razor. No four leaf clover from extremely early work from what I'm reading. Is this correct?

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    Wasn't Imperial also the original mark used by Filarmonica? I think they also stamped it with an eagle. Not sure about the JMP signature though.

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    Any idea when it was made?
    1920-1930s. IMO.
    they bought out camillus cutlery in 1901
    Yes. But it's Imperial Razor Company. The razor was made by the Germania Cutlery Works in Solingen.
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    Awesome. I got it for 5 bucks so I can't complain. Blade looks great. Obvious wear but no chips. Never used a straight. I'm a DE guy but couldn't pass on this.

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