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Thread: Seeking info on Marx Y Cia Rapide No.14 razor

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    Default Seeking info on Marx Y Cia Rapide No.14 razor

    This razor is a bit unusual.
    I found this in a market in Barcelona Spain.
    As yet I havenīt detailed the razor. I first want to find out more about its origin.

    Scales are blond horn complete with vintage engraved pattern and brass flower collars and pins.
    Blade is a heafty 15/16 full hollow ground.
    Show tang is stamped "14 Rapide"
    Reverse tang is stamped "Fabricacion Especial"
    The case says "MARX Y CIA. Solingen Barcelona" and "Rapide 14 Especial"
    So now we know that this razor is "Especial" but where was it made?
    I cannot find any information on this company.

    If the razor was made in Solingen and sold in Barcelona then the scales are probably not original to this razor.
    These are mainly found on some vintage Sheffield razors to my knowledge.

    This style of blade is most likely Spanish or German in origin I think.
    Any help with dates etc will be greatly appreciated.

    Click on link for detailed photos:- http://img133.imagevenue.com/gallery...eNo.141516.php

    Thanks for looking
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    Fantastic manah thanks for the info

    http://straightrazorpalace.com/razor...usual-w-b.html

    "Possibly, you're not far from the truth.
    The owner of the Zephyr trademark was Marx & Cie.(Marx & Co.), Solingen. The trademark was registered in 1900, No. 41547.
    At the beginning of the 20th century, closer to WWI, Adolph Kastor became the owner of many German and English trademarks. His brother, Nathan Kastor established a factory, the Germania Cutlery Works in Solingen. Another brother, Sigmund Kastor is a controlling director of Wade & Butcher in Sheffield during WWI specializing in straight razors.
    So. May be, your razor is one of Kastor Brothers products."
    Last edited by Joed; 06-02-2012 at 10:31 AM.

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