Razor set

Date

1900-1920

GUSN

GUSN-25996

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

Descriptive Terms

razors
sets (groups)
celluloid (cellulosic)
plastic (organic material)
steel (alloy)
velvet (fabric weave)
Steel
Celluloid
Plastic
Velvet
SET, SHAVING

Maker

The J.R. Torrey Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Worcester, MA, USA

Object Type

Toilet Article

Dimensions

6.25 x 1 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Phoebe McKernan

Accession Number

1980.443.1-3

Places

Massachusetts (United States)