Eclipse Red Ring razor

Top view of a razor box showing the moulded inscription and design. Top view of a razor box showing the moulded inscription and design. Rear view of a razor box showing the thumb grips and metal hinge. Side view of a razor box showing the thumb grips. Rear view of a razor box showing the thumb grips and metal hinge. Top view of a razor box showing the razor inside. Side view of a razor box showing the inner surface and the razor and blade packet. Underside view of a razor box showing the moulded inscription.
Top view of a razor box showing the moulded inscription and design. Top view of a razor box showing the moulded inscription and design. Rear view of a razor box showing the thumb grips and metal hinge. Side view of a razor box showing the thumb grips. Rear view of a razor box showing the thumb grips and metal hinge. Top view of a razor box showing the razor inside. Side view of a razor box showing the inner surface and the razor and blade packet. Underside view of a razor box showing the moulded inscription.

Description

A hinged lidded box containing an Eclipse Red Ring razor and a packet of replacement razor blades, from around the 1930s. The box is made from compression moulded phenol formaldehyde and has a sun ray design moulded onto the lid. Both base and top have been designed with indentations to improve grip when opening. The interior of the box is moulded to accommodate the razor and spare blades. Made for James Neill & Co. (Sheffield) Ltd, sole manufacturers of the Eclipse razor.
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Inscriptions

moulded: "Eclipse Safety razor and blades. Sole manufacturer James Neill & Co (Sheffield) Ltd. Sheffield. Eng." (base of box)
printed: "Magnetic Pick Up "Eclipse" Red Ring Razor. Model BB. This razor has been specially designed to give perfection in shaving with "Eclipse" super blades. " (inside box)

Object number

PHSL : X40

Date

1930 - 1939 (circa)

Country

Material

plastic
PF box
phenol formaldehyde
bakelite - generic term
metal hinge and razor
paper razor blade packet
Dimensions
Width
53mm
Height
34mm
Length
100mm

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