Object ID 000885
Object Name Ever-Ready Safety Razor
Object Desc Ever-Ready safety razor, made of metal and silver in color.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000801
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Barber Shop Exhibit
Object Date 1912
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords razors,American Safety Razor Co.,Ever-Ready Safety Razor,shaving,safety razors,grooming,
Title Ever-Ready Safety Razor
Description Ever-Ready razor, made of metal , silver color. The cylindrical handle has a beautiful textured design pattern all around. At the end of the handle where the head of the razor connects, it says "Patd. 1912". The head of the razor is of rectangular shape and have "Ever-Ready" engraved on the back part. The face of the razor is of clear metal which lifts up when this small handle on it is pushed on. Inside that space, the blade would be placed on a rectangular surface that has two holes on each side and a rectangular grid section. It also has "Ever-Ready Made in U.S.A." engraved on that.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Width and depth are for the head of the razor. Circumference is of the handle. Lenght is for the whole razor head to end of handle.
Place of Origin
Maker American Safety Razor Co.
Maker Details Previously named the Gem Cutlery Company and later the Gem Safety Razor Company, it was founded in 1898 by Jerry Richard. In 1903, Richard leaves to form the Yankee Company, which changes its name to Ever-Ready in 1905. In 1906, the GSRC and the Yankee Company merge to form the American Safety Razor Co.
Date AUG 1,2013
Summary Very good
Assessor Samanta Pugh
Notes Small scratches are seen on the metal throughout. Handle has some corrosion on the lower half all around. Some corrosion is also seen on the head, both on the back and front of the head as well as in the inside compartment for the blade, particularly on the the grid section. Razor is still functional.
Date AUG 1,2013
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Barber Shop Exhibit from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin