[229] The Famous Es-ex Razor

razor: 16 x 2.5 cm (folded) 24.8 x 2 cm (open) (at widest points)

box: 3 x 17.3  x 1.5 cm


Wald Solingen Germany 3118





This was found in the estate of my father-in law.

The Famous Es-ex Razor, also known as “ESSEX & SX”,  was founded by Carl Friedrich Ern (1850-1924) in 1873.  Wald Solingen is the location of the company in Germany. On one side of the box it says in Chinese: “德國製”(made in Germany) and “志滔洋行有限公司” (“Chi To Company Limited”, probably the name of the import trader/agency of Es-ex in Hong Kong).

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