More photos of CURBO razors and boxes

A little while ago I wrote about the CURBO razors – razors made to be sold cheaply or given away free as advertisements. I’ve since found a lovely source of high quality photos of various CURBO razors. And even better; the photos are licensed under Creative Commons!

All of the photos are of razors that matches US patents 932,518 and 1,006,607. This would imply that even if I think 1,009,114 looks like a better razor, it is possible that it was never actually manufactured in any great quantity.

Many Unsinger-made $1.00 safety razors in green or black cardboard boxes were given as advertising premiums. The top two boxes (Jansch Brothers& Hoehne’s Hardware Company) have razors with August 31, 1909 patent dates. The remaining boxes have razors with October 24, 1911 patent dates. Photo by Joe Haupt.
Pair Of Antique Globe Safety Razors, Manufactured By The Unsinger Razor Blade Company Of Fremont Ohio, Left – August 31, 1909 Patent Date, Right – Patent Applied For. Photo by Joe Haupt.
Many Unsinger-made $1.00 safety razors in green or black cardboard boxes were given as advertising premiums. In this example, the box was imprinted the Moore Safety Razor by H.O. Moore, Dealer in General Hardware and Implements in Frewsburg, New York. Photo by Joe Haupt.
Many Unsinger-made $1.00 safety razors in green or black cardboard boxes were given as advertising premiums. In this example, the box was imprinted the Moore Safety Razor by H.O. Moore, Dealer in General Hardware and Implements in Frewsburg, New York. Photo by Joe Haupt.
Vintage Curbo Single Edge Safety Razor, Fremont Ohio, Made In USA, Made For Homan’s Sport Shop In Reading Pennsylvania, Circa 1909. Photo by Joe Haupt.

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