Razor Blade Holder

Razor Blade Holder

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This red plastic razor blade holder belonged to Earl Silas Tupper (1907-1983), the inventor / entrepreneur behind Tupperware. The inscription reads “PAUL DIETRICH / LOS ANGELES / 2119045.” The inscription on the blade reads “THIN GILLETTE BLADE.” This case is covered by U.S. Patent 2,119,045 issued to Paul Dietrich on May 31, 1938.
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Object Name
Razor Blade
Razor Blade Holder
Razor Blade Holder
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal, ferrous (overall material)
overall: 5.1 cm x 2.5 cm; 2 in x in
overall: 1 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 1/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 5.3975 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Glenn O. Tupper
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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