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Object ID 001995

Object Name Ever Ready Safety Razor with Case

Object Desc Metal safety razor and a leatherette covered wood box with hinged lid. Contains 6 razor blades and a u-shaped metal piece of storing them. Possibly missing a second blade set.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002073a-i

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care

Source Tim Kroening

Source Category Donation

Accession Date APR 16,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Tim Kroening

Location Room 7, Shelf 14

Object Date

Start Year Range 1914

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords safety razors,shaving,razor blades,Ever-Ready Safety Razor,American Safety Razor Co.,

Title Ever Ready Safety Razor with Case

Description Safety razor with 6 blades and metal container for blades inside a leatherette covered wood box. A: Razor is metal, possibly silver plated. Textured handle. At head of razor is a flap hat lifts upward to insert razor, text underneath "American Safety/ Razor Co., Inc / New York". On back of razor head is text "Ever-Read / Patented March 24/14 / Made in USA". B: Wood box covered in leatherette. Hinged with fabric. Black with button closure at front. Inside is fabric lining with logo on interior of lid and cut outs inside for storing materials. C: U-shaped metal piece for storing blades. front has text "Blades" embossed. D-I: Metal razor blades. Rectangular. At top is piece of metal over the blade with text "Ever Ready" on front and "Radio Steel" on back. based on photographs possibly missing a second set of blades


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.75

Length 0

Width 3.5

Depth 2.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions are for box (B) A: 1 1/8" H x 3 3/8" L x 1 5/8" D C: 15/16" H x 1 5/8" W x 9/16" D D-I: 3/4" H x 1 1/2" W

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker American Safety Razor Co.

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2073a-i



Date APR 17,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes A: Razor is tarnished with green discoloration especially on the underside of the razor head. Surface scratches. B: Box is very fragile, use caution when handling. Exterior has white marks throughout. Surface wear. On front the fabric on top holding the snap is loose and only attached by the back layer of fabric about 1/4". On inteior hinge is torn except frot about 1/4" piece of red fabric. Rest of hinge fabric is frayed. Interior is dirty. On inteior of lid there is a loss of leatherette at top left edge. Velvet inside lid is discolored. On bottom of box piece for holding the razor handl eis worn and discolored. C: Metal is rusted, scratched and tarnished. D-I: All blades show signs of rust. Surface scratches and wear on metal.


Date APR 17,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 23 from Barber Shop Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 17,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date JUN 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 14 from Room 7, Shelf 23 - automatic entry by admin