These are electric clippers contained in a cardboard box with a beige lid.
The clippers have a brown plastic body, wider in the middle. At the tip is a metallic shaving attachment with two rows of small metal teeth that meet. On the side of the body there is a red switch labelled “ON” and “OFF.” The clippers have a long brown plastic-coated wire that ends in a standard two-pronged plug.
Contained in the box with the clippers is a smaller cardboard box labelled, “Unitary Cutting Assembly,” and four small pamphlets or cards containing information about the razor and its use, as well as postcards to request guarantee information or promotional labels.
Accession Number: 2017.psy.190
Primary Materials: Plastic, Metal, Cardboard, Paper
On the exterior of the box: “Electro Tool” “EDJER” “ELECTRO TOOL CORPORATION” “Racine, Wisconsin”.
On an orange sticker on the exterior of the box: “NEW T Blade”
On white sticker on the exterior of the box: “811993”
Embossed on the body of the clippers: “EDJER” “MODEL AE” “T EDJER”
“110 VOLTA A.C. 50 CYCLE 9 WATTS” “PAT. PEND.” “ELECTRO TOOL CORP. RACINE, WIS. U.S.A.”
Scratched into the body of the clippers: “811993”, “OP5173326”
On the small box: “ONLY THE GENUINE BEARS THIS NAME” “OSTER” “UNITARY CUTTING ASSEMBLY”
“No. 42” “SIZE 40 08” “Cat. No. 91201”
“MADE IN U.S.A. OSTER CORPORATION MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN 53217”
Handwritten on the side: “SLIGHTLY DAMAGED MARCH 79”
The pamplets are: “Hairstyling with Clippers” “andis” “Professional barber’s guide”, “How to use and care for the T blade Edjer”
Postcard for guarantee: “TRUSO BEAUTY PRODUCTS, LTD.”
Postcard for window/mirror banners: “ELECTRO TOOL CORPORATION.”
Dimensions (cm): Box: 18.5cm x 11.8cm x 6.7cm
Function: Clipping and trimming hair.
Very good. The teeth of the clippers are somewhat discoloured at the base, probably from dirt. The prongs of the plug are discolored green at the base.
Manufacturer: Electro Tool Ltd., Racine, Wisconsin
Date of Manufacture: c. 1970
Provenance: Department of Psychology
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