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Razor set

Description

1) Steel rectangular razor blade set in bowed ivory colored celluloid handle w/ molded scroll and foliage decoration. Blade marked w/ company's insignia and "THE J.R. TORREY CO./ U.S./ WORCESTER, MASS." 2) Steel rectangular razor blade set into plain black celluloid bowed handle w/ ivory colored celluloid inset at one end. Blunt edge of blade engraved: "WEDNESDAY". Side of blade marked "THE J.R. TORREY CO./ U.S./ WORCESTER MASS." Both contained in (3) black plastic rectangular case w/ hinged lid and molded acanthus leaf decoration on top. In oval reserve on top is stamped: "J.R. TORREY CO./ U.S./ WORCESTER MASS." Case lined w/ purple velvet and purple silk.

Details

Maker
The J.R. Torrey Co. (Maker)
Date
1900-1920
Location of origin
Worcester, MA, USA
Material
celluloid (cellulosic)
plastic (organic material)
steel (alloy)
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Toilet Article
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Celluloid
celluloid (cellulosic)
Plastic
plastic (organic material)
razors
SET, SHAVING
sets (groups)
Steel
steel (alloy)
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Dimensions
6.25 x 1 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1980.443.1-3
Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Phoebe McKernan
GUSN
25996

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