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Gillette Safety Razor set

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Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925 - 1935
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
016007001 a-h
Description
Rectangular blue hinged box (a) lined with blue velvet interior and gold lettering printed on interior of lid; indented areas in the case fit the razor and envelope of spare blades; gold metal razor (b-e) has a top guard (d) that fits through the bottom razor guard with sides that work as a comb (e…
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Accession Number
016007001 a-h
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Hair Removal -- instrumentation
Hygiene -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- razor
Description
Rectangular blue hinged box (a) lined with blue velvet interior and gold lettering printed on interior of lid; indented areas in the case fit the razor and envelope of spare blades; gold metal razor (b-e) has a top guard (d) that fits through the bottom razor guard with sides that work as a comb (e); the top guard (d) screws into (c) and the removable portion of the handle (c) fits into the other portion of the handle (b) that has cross hatching along the length of the handle ending in a ball with cross hatching decoration; blue paper envelope (f) with manufacturing details printed on both sides; black metal three hole razor blade (g) from inside the envelope with manufacturing details printed on it; metal razor inside original paper packaging (h) also from inside paper envelope (f).
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - case
b - razor handle
c - removable potrion of razor handle
d - razor top gaurd
e - razor bottom gaurd
f - razor envelope
g - three hole razor blade
h - three hole razor blade in protective paper
Provenance
Belonged to the father of donor from their multi-generation cottage in Washago, Ontario.
Maker
Gillette
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925 - 1935
Date Remarks
Online research
Inscriptions
printed on interior of lid of case: "THE NEW // Gillette // KNOWN THE WORLD OVER"; engraved on razor bottom gaurd: "Gillette" inside a diamond; "MADE IN CANADA"; printed on razor envelope: "Gillette // BLUE // BLADE // TRADE MARK // King C Gillette // REG. IN CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-5
Length
a - 8.9 b - e - 8.3 f - h - 4.6
Width
a - 5.0 b - e - 4.1 f - h - 2.5
Depth
a - 3.4 b - e - 1.7 f - h - 0.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
The razor is assembled for measurements; razor blades are inside envelope for measurements
Condition Remarks
Moderate crack along the top side of the handle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
About Gillette. Gillette
Research Facts
King C. Gillette had the revolutionary idea of disposable blades so thin and so strong they were deemed impossible to forge by MIT-trained scientists. By 1901, he’d proven them wrong with his breakthrough innovation.
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