Safety razor in a cardboard box with inscriptions that read in part “GILLETTE SAFETY RAZOR CO. / King Gillette, PRES.” The American Safety Razor Company was established in 1901, and became the Gillette Safety Razor Company in July 1902. King G. Gillette obtained a trademark registration (0056921) for his portrait and signature on the packaging, and production began in 1903.

Ref: King C. Gillette, “Razor,” U.S. Patent 775,134 (Nov. 15, 1904), assigned to Federal Trust Company, of Boston.

King Camp Gillette, “Razor,” U.S. Patent 775,135 (Nov. 15, 1904), assigned to Federal Trust Company, of Boston.

Date Made: ca 1918

Maker: Gillette Safety Razor Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.293320.1500Catalog Number: 293320.1500Accession Number: 293320

Object Name: personal hygiene productrazor bladesOther Terms: Razor Blades; Personal Hygiene Products

Physical Description: stainless steel (product material)paper (container material)Measurements: overall: 1 in x 4 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 11.43 cm x 6.35 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d8a5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1298363

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