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    Hello everyone, sure is nice to be thinking about straight razors in light of all the other BS going on in the world. Anyway, I had some time and I dropped by an antique store to see what I could find. Low and behold, I stumbled across this interesting specimen. It is in amazing condition, was reasonably priced AND has a glaring misspelling. Interesting huh? I have seen other W&B Celebrated Rattlers (notice the two "t"s) from the same 1860-1870s time-period. Most have the same font and all use two "t"s in the spelling of "Rattler". Do you think this was a simple mistake that then made it through quality control before coming on market? I'd appreciate what the community here thinks. Thanks in advance.

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    I think it was just a simple spelling mistake. Literacy rates for the working class at the time were quite low.

    Nice rat(t)ler by the way
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    Just thinking, some things like coins and stamps for example are worth a lot if they have mistakes.

    That spelling mistake must make it quite rare even if it's not more valuable.

    Course, I don't know anything about straights except how to use them so for all I know they might be two a penny
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    Quote Originally Posted by markbignosekelly View Post
    I think it was just a simple spelling mistake. Literacy rates for the working class at the time were quite low.

    Nice rat(t)ler by the way
    At that time? Hell, the literarcy rate today in the US is probably lower than that! I blame the parents for this. They don't care and the kids sure as hell don't care! We are in the great state of decay morally, socially and ecomomically.

    But that is a very nice Rattler, isn't it!
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    Nice score. I bet the ones with spelling errors are a tad more rare. It should clean up and shave well.
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