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Object ID 003878

Object Name Gem Junior Safety Razor

Object Desc Gem Junior safety razor with comb and filligree design on shaving head.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003517

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 3

Object Date December 1911

Start Year Range 1907

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords shaving,razor,GEM,Gem Junior,safety razor,

Title Gem Junior Safety Razor

Description All metal safety razor. Back of shavinghead stamped with "Gem Junior N.Y. U.S.A. U.S. Pat. Aug 28 1900 U.S. & Eng Nov. 5 1901" Front of shaving head has a closed comb and a filligree design with the letter G in the center. An open bar on a hinge would hold the blade in place. Handle has cosshatching pattern. This Gem Junior brand was first advertised in 1907, but this particular brand appears to match a style that was advertised and sold beginning in December 1911.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1

Length 4

Width 1.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Gem Cutlery Co.

Maker Details Founded in 1898, the Gem Cutlery Co. eventually (1919) became a subsidiary of the American Safety Razor Co. Based in New York.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3517



Date NOV 14,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Razor is dirty, with build up of dirt and other substance on the shaving head. Some evidence of wear: the comb is worn on the two opposite corners. Otherwise in working condition.