Boston based cutlers Smith Brothers opened business in 1840. In 1888 their business address was listed as 349 Washington Street, Boston Massachusetts.
They produced knives and barber supplies and they began producing straight razors in 1872.
Records show that Smith Brother distributed multiple other makers including Wostenholm, Rodgers, Wade & Butcher and other Sheffield based cutlers.
They also rehandled straight razors for barbers in the Boston area, as did many cutlers of the time.
An 1888 advertisement for Smith Brothers states “Our Concaving, Grinding, Sharpening, and Polishing is done on the premises, by competent workmen, and is supervised by our senior partner, who has over thirty years practical experience as a cutler.”