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West Hants Historical Society Museum

Razor and Case


Accession number: 30.01.08G
Date: 1901 – 2008
Materials: Plastic, Metal,
Brand: Rexal Drug Company;Gillette
Description: This item is a 4 part Gillette razor. It has a  silver coloured handle, brass coloured head, black blade and is screwed together. "Gillette, Made in Canada" is written on one component of the head. "Klenzo, Made in U.S.A., Distributed by Rexal Drug Company, Los Angeles, Boston, St. Louis U.S.A." is written on blade. The box silver coloured with a green plastic razor holder inside. On this green plastic part there is an engraving of powerlines, houses and clouds. Inside the top of the box there is a lenticular print of a chinese women holding a lantern as well as some chinese character. "Made in China", an eagle and more chinese characters are printed on the green razor holder. 
History of Use: This item was used to shave with.