Cadman, T R & Sons "Bengall near wedge" 11/16
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|Manufacturer||Cadman, T. R. & Sons|
|Model||Bengall near wedge|
|Date|| last quarter 19th century|
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Bengall is not so much a maker or a model as a trademark. This one has T.R. Cadman& Sons, the manufacturer, stamped on the reverse. Thomas Cadman (1833-1917) was a descendant of Luke Cadman (1727-1788), who first used the Bengall trademark around 1750. Thomas took over the firm towards the last quarter of the 19th century.
The razor itself is almost a true wedge, with only the slightest deviation from the plane on both faces. The point too has an ever so little transgression from a true square towards a spanish point. Similarly, the spine is scantly hollow. Noteworthy is further the relatively long tail.