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Object ID 000339

Object Name Gem Safety Razor and box

Object Desc Cardboard box containing a GEM safety razor. Box is red with black and cream printing/design.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000314a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Barber Shop Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Gem (brand),safety razors,razors,American Safety Razor Company,shaving,grooming,

Title Gem Safety Razor

Description Red cardboard box (314a) with white border and stripes and black oval and rectangle on front. Printing states GEM Safety Razor. Sides of box have GEM Razor logo, "For a real shave treat use genuine GEM Blades," and "The sure way to avoid '5 o'clock Shadow': Use genuine Gem Blades in your Gem razor." Box contains a GEM safety razor (314b) with a black handle and gold colored blade holder. Gold portion has "GEM Junior" embossed on it.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4

Length 0

Width 1.5

Depth 1

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above measurement is for the box. Razor rmeasures 3.75" long and 1.75" wide.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker American Safety Razor Company

Maker Details Brooklyn. 1912-1979.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY314a-b



Date FEB 20,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes Some edge wear. "10" written in pencil on front of box. Razor inside is in good condition with only a little discoloration on gold metal portion.


Date FEB 20,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Barber Shop Exhibit from Bay View Drug Store Exhibit - automatic entry by admin