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Object ID 003980

Object Name Gillete Leather Shave Kit

Object Desc A leather case containing a razor and two shave powder bottles. Made by Gillette.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003969a-d

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Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Barber Shop Exhibit

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Object Keywords shaving,safety razor,Gillette,

Title Gillete Leather Shave Kit

Description This kit contains four pieces. The first is the leather case. It is made of leather and has no lettering and it shows many scratches and signs of age. It has purple fabric on the inside of the flap and it has a Gillette logo. Around the Gillette logo it says "Made in USA, known the world over." The kit has to cylindrical bottles that were used for shaving cream. They are made of brass. Finally, the kit has a brass safety razor with no blade.


Approx Collection Date 2/18/16

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Date FEB 18,2016

Summary Fair

Assessor Luke Frommelt

Notes The leather case has many scratches on it. Most of the scratches appear on the edges, where some of the leather has been worn away. The purple fabric on the inside of the case with the Gillette logo has faded in two main spots, above and below the Gillette logo. Both of the brass powder bottles have many stains on them. On the top, they both have blue metal stains due to age. The razor had been worn down on the top and its handle shows some stains.