Straight Razor with Celluloid Hadle

Straight Razor with Celluloid Hadle

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
straight razor
straight razor with celluloid handle
date made
1900 - 1939
maker
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)
Measurements
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
2006.0098.1253
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.1253
Credit Line
Dadie and Norman B. Perlov
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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