Cut-throat razor; Thomas R Cadman & Sons Ltd (estab. 1748, closed 1965); 1748-19...


Fyffe House


Cut-throat razor

About this object

Cut-throat razor; a cut-throat razor with an ivory handle. Engraved on the razor is 'McGillicuddy'. Inscribed on the blade is 'Bengall / Full concave Bengall razor / T R Cadman & Sons / Sheffield England'.

This item is assumed to have belonged to John McGillicuddy who married Elizabeth Lairds granddaughter Isabella McKay (Elizabeth Liard was Robert Fyfe’s sister who inherited most of his estate upon his death). Isabella and John had 3 daughters. He died in 1942, 11 years before Isabella who was 77 (1876-1953).

For more information about Fyffe House, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.


Thomas R Cadman & Sons Ltd (estab. 1748, closed 1965)

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ivory, metal


2 x 26 x 0.5cm

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Collection of Fyffe House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

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