Object ID 003010
Object Name Burma-Shave
Object Desc A glass jar with Burma-Shave.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002707a-c
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 5
Start Year Range 1925
End Year Range 1960
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Burma-Shave,shaving,jars,
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.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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
Date FEB 22,2015
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.
Date AUG 1,2015
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin