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    HI,
    Can anyone tell me about Carrington & Co ? I got one from an antique store pretty cheap but can not find any information on it. I know it is Sheffield steel. Any idea of when it was made? Anyone know? Help appreciated!

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    Carrington & Co. were in business from about 1920 to 1940 according to Goins' Encyclopedia.

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    Formerly known as JBC (James Bodman Carrington), the JBC mark was registered in 1880 and 1882 as that of a Sheffield maker of silverware, etc. James Carrington retired in 1906 and his sons took over the firm, renaming it Carrington & Co. The company also incorporated G Collis & Co (Birmingham, registered 1836) and S Smith & Co (Birmingham, registered 1900) and used the London showrooms of G Collis & Co, situated at 130 Regent Street. These companies specialised in gold and silverware, gold and silver plate, dinner services, medals, trophy cups, candelabra, etc - not razors - so the razor was probably manufactured for them and they were agents for it.

    PS: My copy of Goins has almost as many corrections in it as it has entries!

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    Neil

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