A small, mid 20th century, British razor blades disposal tin. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is a small metal tin branded with an attractive, blue and white design for "Eclipse Razor Blades" and made by James Neill & Co from their composite steel works in Sheffield, England.
The tin was used for the safe disposal of used razor blades, with the whole tin thrown away when full. The razor blades themselves were sold in card and paper packets, an example of which is advertised on the top of the tin.
Who made it and when?
James Neill & Co Ltd were a very successful steel manufacturer based in Sheffield, Yorkshire which was widely known as the traditional heart of the British steel industry. "Eclipse" was their brand name used for razor blades, hacksaw blades and other tools from the 1920s onwards. This is probably from the 1930s.
What condition is it in?
- In good condition
- There are scratches on the base
- The top is pitted and discoloured around the edges
- The outside edges of the top and bottom have lost the paint finish
- The colouring is uniform
- The graphics are strong and clear with only minor damage
What are the measurements?
- 6cm high (2.4 inches)
- 6cm width (2.4 inches)
- 4cm depth (1.5 inches)
- 37 grams
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