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TitleRazor Case
Object NameRazor Case
Manufactured ByAmerican Safety Razor Company
DescriptionYellow hinge topped case for: "GEM Micromatic Razor." metal rod connects the base and cover at hinge. Case holds razor and two matching plastic containers marked: 'used blades' and "new blades." Razor and blades included. The Gem Safety Razor Company was founded in 1898 by Jerry Reichard and merged with other companies in 1906 as the American Safety Razor Company. The Gem name continued as a popular safely razor brand. The GEM Micromatic was a popular type of one-piece single-edge razor produced between the late 1920's and the 1940's produced in three different styles. Original Micromatics often came in heavy, hard phenolic plastic lidded cases brown, green, white, and maroon with matching "new" and "used" blade cases. The Bullseye model razor (introduced ca. 1938) often came in brightly colored plastic cases with clear plastic lids and decorated blade cases. This case has a solid yellow lid with an Art Deco style design.
Date Manufactured1940s?
MaterialUrea Formaldehyde
Manufacturing ProcessCompression Molded
Number of Objects1
Accession Number2009_079.034
DonorGift of Lawrence J. Broutman
Broad SubjectPersonal Care and Toiletries
SubjectsShaving
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