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Object ID 002707

Object Name Ever-Ready Shaving Brush

Object Desc Red and cream colored Ever-Ready shaving brush.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002473

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Donation

Accession Date JUL 10,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Tim Kroening

Location Barber Shop Exhibit

Object Date 1905

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords shaving,shaving brush,Ever-Ready brand,barber,

Title Ever-Ready Shaving Brush

Description Bristle brush with two colored handle: yellowish cream on bottom and red on top. Words "Ever-Ready, Set in Rubber, 50G" engraved on one side of handle, "Sterilized" engraved on opposite side.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 1.25

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ever-Ready

Maker Details Five years after founding the GEM Cutlery Company in 1898, shaving pioneer Jerry Reichard leaves GEM to found the Yankee Company, a rival producer of razor and blades. Two years later, in 1905, Reichard changes the name of the Yankee Company to Ever-Ready. By the next year, GEM and Ever-Ready merge to become the American Safety Razor Company, the name the company still uses over 100 years later. Both companies will later combine in 1919 with Star Safety Razor Company, the company Reichard had left to found GEM in 1898.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2473



Date AUG 7,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Some bristles broken, discoloration in brush, bottom of handle flaking off, handle likely discolored