1988 Wilkinson Sword

Wilkinson Sword is a brand name for companies that make gardening tools and razors. Wilkinson Sword’s origins are in the manufacture of swords. The company was founded in London in 1772 by Henry Nock. The brand is currently owned by Energizer Holdings. Past product lines have included guns, bayonets, and other objects such as typewriters, garden shears, scissors, and motorcycles.   Wilkinson Sword has manufactured its products in three UK locations over the years: in London, (Chelsea and Acton), Cramlington in Northumberland and Bridgend in Wales, where they made gardening tools. In 2000 it closed its razor plant in the UK and consolidated production in Germany.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

Braun Razors 1980s

Braun Razors advert from the 1980s

Max Braun, a mechanical engineer, established a small engineering shop in Frankfurt am Main in 1921. In 1923 he began producing components for radio sets. In 1928 the company had grown to such an extent, partly due to the use of certain plastic materials, that it moved to new premises on Idsteiner Strasse.

Eight years after he started his shop, Max Braun began to manufacture entire radio sets in 1929. Soon after, Braun became one of Germany’s leading radio manufacturers. This development continued with the launch of one of the first combined radio and record players in 1932.

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