Carbo Magnetic Griffon straight razor

Description (Brief)
A straight razor with an ivory-grained celluloid handle. The razor is contained in the orginal cardboard box. The blade, which is slightly magnetized, was made in Germany. There is no practical reason for the magnetization; it just seems to be a marketing ploy.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
straight razor
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (handle material)
metal (razor material)
cardboard (box material)
Measurements
overall: 17.2 cm x 2.9 cm x 1.5 cm; 6 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in x 9/16 in
place made
Germany
ID Number
2006.0098.1598
catalog number
2006.0098.1598
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Celluloid
Clothing & Accessories
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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