Attributable razors

There are very few razors in my collection that are attributable to specific people. Here are some of them.

Johnson, James. Silver steel. Sheffield, 1831.

These razors are etched with the name Allen Wardner, 1831, and came from a sale in New England. As it turns out, Allen Wardner (1786-1877) was very involved in Vermont business and politics, serving in the Vermont house of representatives in 1831 (presumably the year he acquired these razors) and 1834; his party was Anti-Mason. In 1837 he served as the state Treasurer. Further, he was the father-in-law of William M. Evarts, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and U.S. Senator. More information: link



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