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Details

Object ID 003010

Object Name Burma-Shave

Object Desc A glass jar with Burma-Shave.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002707a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range 1925

End Year Range 1960

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Burma-Shave,shaving,jars,


Title Burma-Shave

Description A glass jar with vertical edging and the Burma-Shave logo. The bottom of the glass has "Made in U.S.A. Minneapolis Burma-Vita Company; 16 oz. one pound" Half of the white powdered balls inside has disintegrated into powder, but a few still hold their shape. The lid is metal in cream with a blue edge and blue text. Lists instructions, weight, and manufacturer information.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 3.19

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.75

Circumference 8.64

Weight 16

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Burma-Vita Co.

Maker Details Clinton Odell owned the Burma-Vita company located in Minneapolis. They introduced Burma-Shave in 1925. The company was known for its creative road-side advertising during the 1930s until the 1960s. Phillip-Morris bought the company in 1963 and there was a cease in production. The American Safety Razor Company reintroduced Burma-Shave in 1997.

Maker Mark Burma-Shave on side of jar

Images

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Image Caption CMY2707A-C

Description

Conditions

Date FEB 22,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The jar has no cracks. There are a few small chips and scratches on the bottom. The metal lid has some tarnishing on the edges and a few scratches on its face. Half of the powdered balls on the inside have disintegrated into powder.


Events

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes