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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

Alternate ID

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 3.75

Width 1.75

Depth 1

Diameter 0

Circumference 1

Weight 0

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.

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY801



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