You read the post title and immediately thought, "Is it Friday Fright time again?" But no, today we're looking at a 1920's, antique Curvfit woman's razor that came smartly packaged in a gorgeously embossed, golden, art deco box, --and prepare yourself, because the beautiful design doesn't stop there. Advertised as "curved to fit the armpit", the razor itself probably seemed ultra modern at the time, and it most certainly is a thing of shining, silver toothed beauty. Complete with a blue velvet travel sack, plus back-up razors in yet another tiny box (featuring lovely 1920's girls illustrated on both sides), once you get to the 4-page instruction / catalog booklet folded up and tucked away at the bottom, you really feel like you scored an endless box of jaw dropping awesome. Imagine if razor companies still packaged their products in such a stunning manner, --for both women and men? If they did, I bet this bushy beard fad lately wouldn't be nearly as popular these days...
That thing looks like the important end of a medieval torture device!
I adore the woman graphic, with the fan like cloth and surrounding her like a halo. That's some really good imagery. I also like the extra decorations in the C on the razor itself. It's in super good condition, looks like it was never used.
I can't decide between the gold platted and pearl handled or the jeweled model -- quite the deal for $5!
That is a thing of beauty. Definitely missing in today's designs.
I have one of these too! Without the razor and cloth sack, and mine is more of a 50s version.
Awesome minds scan the same crap!
Wow, what a fetching object. Interesting that it's convex. That would never in a million years fit my own underarms, that's for sure. I'm a concave man.
Buh dump bump, tshhh.
I have so much that I'd love to say, but all of it is probably too in depth and over-thought to unpack on a post about a cute item. So I'll save my long-winded rhapsody about how much I love the quality and standards of past ladies, and loathe the endless negativity that's dumped on classic femininity, for my own blog, lol. Suffice it to say that this is a beautiful piece, and I wish to high Heaven that we could still have nice things like this now!
Great comments everyone, thank you! From how to make yourself look better, to a post about letting yourself go-- Ho Jo the Bo tramp bum hobo is right around the corner and lookin' to bum a nickel --so be ready!
Design gems like this are among the main attractions of this blog. Commercial designers used to put real thought into the aesthetics of packaging.
I used to collect fruit crate labels and was amazed at the incredible lithography of such ephemera.
Thanks for posting.
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