Razor Blades


Cardboard package with inscriptions that read “EVERSHARP / SCHICK” and “magazine / razor / blades / not for use / in injector / razors” and “6 / cartridges.” The package contains two metal cylinders.

Jacob Schick, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, established the Magazine Repeating Razor Co., in Newark, N.J., in 1923. Within a few years, he had filed for patents, and begun producing the injector razor. Eversharp, a firm know for its pens, acquired the firm in 1946, and renamed it the Schick Safety Razor Division of Eversharp, Inc.

Ref: Jacob Schick, “Safety Razor,” U.S. Patent 1,724,969 (Aug. 20, 1929).

Ad for Schick Repeating Razor in Life 92 (Nov. 16, 1928): 39.

Maker: Schick Laboratories

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0460.238Catalog Number: 1985.0460.238Accession Number: 1985.0460

Object Name: razor bladespersonal hygiene productObject Type: Personal Hygiene Products

Measurements: overall: 1 7/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 5/8 in; 4.7625 cm x 9.525 cm x 1.5875 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-dd1b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_209383

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