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Object ID 001176

Object Name Purple Blades display stand

Object Desc Cardbaord display for Double-Edge Purple Blades with 11 slots to insert shaving blades.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001817

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Advertisements


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 7

Object Date

Start Year Range 1945

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Purple Blades,merchandise displays,advertising,shaving,razor blades,point-of-purchase displays,

Title Purple Blades display stand




Description / Abstract

Physical Description Display stand printed on cardboard in purple, white and gold. At top text reads, "Double-Edge / Purple Blades / all Pull... / 'Don't Slave When You Shave' / 10 for 25". Bottom half has 11 rectangles with the logo printed inside and a curved cut out to insert razors. At bottom text reads, "The New Smoother Shaving Blade of Finer Steel". The backside has piece of cardboard attached (possibly not original) and below it looks as though there is a small piece of cardboard that could have been used as an easel leg. Measurements: 12 15/16"H x 9 5/8" W x 1/8" D


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Language English


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Image Caption CMY1817



Date JAN 10,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes On front there are two metal staples above center and at bottom. Loss at each corner. Corners are creased. Shows signs of wear, and slight scratches. In top half at left there are two small rectangular shapes embossed into cardboard possibly from something stored on top. On back lower left corner there is a tear horizonally. In lower left quadrant there is some light black staining. Small tears along top and bottom edges.


Date JAN 16,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 3 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 7, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 27,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 7 from Room 7, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin



Date JAN 10,2014

Notes Company was based in San Francisco.