Object ID 000886
Object Name Gillette Blue Blade
Object Desc Paper package of Gillette Blue Blade containing the original blue blade inside, unused.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000802a-b
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Barber Shop Exhibit
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End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords razor blades,Gillette Safety Razor Company,Blue Blade,safety razor,
Title Gillette Blue Blade
Description Small paper package that opens like an envelope, green with black writing and some blue lines design. Package says on front "Gillette Blue Blade", "Trade Mark", followed by a picture of the founder's face on the center. Below that, "King Gillette", "T.M. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off." The back of the package says "Made in U.S.A.", "Gillette Known the World Over", "Reg. U.S. Pat. Off." , "Marcas Registradas Printed in U.S.A.". Inside the package there is a blue rectangular blade with several engravings on such as the Gillette brand, the name of the product "Gillette Blue Blade", patent and manufacturing information. Inside the package on lower lid it says "Trade Mark Gillette Safety Razor Company Boston Mass. U.S.A.". Such engravings are on both sides of the blade which are identical. Blade appears to be unused.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Dimensions above are for the package. Blade is slightly smaller, about 1.6 inches long by 0.4 inches wide.
Place of Origin
Maker Gillette Safety Razor Company
Maker Details The Gillette Company was founded by King Camp Gillette in 1901 as a safety razor manufacturer based in Boston, Mass. On October 1, 2005, Procter & Gamble finalized its merger with the Gillette Company. As a result of this merger, the Gillette Company no longer exists.The Gillette Company's assets were incorporated into a P&G unit known internally as "Global Gillette". In July 2007, Global Gillette was dissolved and incorporated into Procter & Gamble's other two main divisions, Procter & Gamble Beauty and Procter & Gamble Household Care. Gillette's brands and products were divided between the two accordingly.
Date AUG 2,2013
Summary Very good
Assessor Samanta Pugh
Notes The package is in very good condition overall. It has been opened. There is a brown stain on the fron on words "King Gillette". The package also has some small dirt smudges inside.There is a fold mark on the left lower corner. All edges of the package show some wear, but no tears. The blade appears unused. It has tiny little spots of rust on the upper blade (silver part). There is also some sticky type of residue both to the left and right of the middle opening. The residue is more prominent on one side of the blade than the other. Engravings on the blade can be read clearly.