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Object ID 003584

Object Name Zip's Epilator and Display

Object Desc Display, box and bar of Zip's Epilator. Display is green and yellow and shows a picture of women in a salon. Box is green, gold and white and says ZIP on the top. The bar is wrapped in green paper and has a sticker that says ZIP.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003204a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range 1910

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords ZIP,Madame Berthe,epilator,beauty products,

Title Zip's Epilator and Display

Description Display case (a) is green and yello. The back has a blurb by Madame Berthe and lists where the epilator could be used. It says "Made in U.S.A." on the bottom edge. The front edge of the display says "I have enabled thousands to destroy hair on face, arms, legs and body Madame Berthe, Specialist". It has a photo of a woman showing off her armpit and arm. The top flap of the display has a photo of women sitting in a room with a maid, with "Thousands visit my Fifth Avenue salon now my salon treatment comes to you" around the photo. It also has the ZIP logo with "It's off because it's out epilator destroys hair". The box (b) is green, white, and gold. The front and back have ZIP logo, "It's off because it's out Madame Berthe Specialist New York" and have a small drawing of a woman using the product with lightning bolts coming out of it. The sides read "Epilator Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Harmless Fragrant One Dollar". The bar (c) is green with a gold sticker that has the ZIP logo and catchphrase


Approx Collection Date

Height 9

Length 6

Width 0

Depth 5.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions for box (b) are: Height 4", Length 1.25", width 2" Dimensions for bar (c) are: Height 3.75, length 0.5", width 2"

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Zip

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3204a-c



Date SEP 6,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Julia Kunas

Notes Box and bar (b-c) are in almost mew condition. Display (a) is worn and slightly tearing on top flap.


Date SEP 6,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Union Depot Exhibit - automatic entry by admin