Straight Razor with Celluloid Hadle

Straight Razor with Celluloid Hadle

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The inscriptions on one side of the blade read “K / 419 / KEEN KUTTER” and “ROYAL RAZOR / E. C. SIMMONS / KEEN KUTTER.” That on the other reads “SIMMONS HDWE CO. / MFRS. & DISTRIBUTORS / U.S.A.” That on the handle reads “ROYAL” The Simmons Hardware Co., of St. Louis, Mo., began marking their cutlery and tools “KEEN KUTTER” in 1866.
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Object Name
straight razor
straight razor with celluloid handle
date made
1900 - 1939
Simmons Hardware Co.
Place Made
United States: Missouri, St. Louis
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (handle material)
steel (razor material)
overall: 2 cm x 15.4 cm x.8 cm; 13/16 in x 6 1/16 in x 5/16 in
overall: 7/16 in x 6 1/8 in x 13/16 in; 1.11125 cm x 15.5575 cm x 2.06375 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Dadie and Norman B. Perlov
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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