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Object ID 001993

Object Name Martin Straight Razor with Box

Object Desc Metal straight razor with cream-colored celluloid handle. Black cardboard box with sliding lid.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002071a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care

Source Tim Kroenig

Source Category Donation

Accession Date APR 16,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Tim Kroening

Location Barber Shop Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords shaving,Martin Straight Razor,straight razors,razor blades,

Title Martin Straight Razor with Case

Description Metal blade razor with celluloid handle and case. A: Razor is an extra hollowed ground. At inner end of blade is embossed text "22 Martin / Fully Warranted". Back side is blank. Blade pivots around a pin attached to a celluloid handle, cream-colored. Handle is two piece of plastic where the blade fits inside. At end of handle there is a second metal pin. When blade is closed there is a small metal piece that sticks out at end. B: Case bottom. Black cardboard, embossed texture. On fromt is embossed text "Extra Hollow Ground / Fully Warrented". Right end of case is narrow to accomodate the other part of the case which slides over end of B. C: Black, embossed cardboard case. On front is text "Price / $3 00 Each". At left end running vertically is text "Germany". Slides over part B.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.56

Length 6.38

Width 0

Depth 1

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions of individual parts A (with blade extended): 1/4" H x 9 1/2" L x 1" D B: 9/16" H x 5 1/2" L x 1" D C: 9/16" H x 2 9/16" L x 1" D

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Martin

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2071a-c



Date APR 17,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes A: Metal is tarnished. At inner end of blade there is rust. Metal has surface scratches. Handle has staining from rust at inner end and where the blade sits when the razor is closed. Surface scratches on the handle. Metal pins are worn. B: Box is very worn. Small areas of loss of the top layer of the paper exposing cardboard underneath. At left side of box the lid does not close and there is loss of paper layer. Edges are worn. Surface scratches and scuff marks. C: Edge wear. Small ares of loss of top paper layer. On top side to right there is white staining. Interior looks worn from friction caused by opening and closing the case.


Date APR 17,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 17,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Barber Shop Exhibit from Room 7, Shelf 9 - automatic entry by admin