Burma Shave Razor Blade

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Object Name
razor blade
personal hygiene product
date made
ca 1940s-1950s
Burma-Vita Company
Physical Description
paper (packaging material)
steel (product material)
overall: 4.8 cm x 2.5 cm; 1 7/8 in x 31/32 in
overall: 1 7/8 in x 1 in x .01 in; 4.7625 cm x 2.54 cm x .0254 cm
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Beauty and Health
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Removal
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Marketed to Men
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Beauty and Hygiene Products: Marketed to Men
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Removal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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