Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Treasure Box (Part 2)

Next out of the box was a hair cutter. The black wrapper/holder was an odd waxy-paper-like substance. The metal device is aluminum and has a curved handle stamped "GEM MFG. CO. PAT. PEND. DETROIT, MICH." The other end has teeth on both sides set at regular intervals. Attached to the tooth-end is a one-piece razor with two edges. The bracket holding the razor is stamped "GEM SANITARY HAIR CUTTER PATENT PENDING." Both handle and blade show some signs of rust.

The first belt buckle is brass in appearance and color. It shows signs of wear and has small amounts of a green patina. The reverse of the buckle has a toothed lever used to hold the belt in place.

The second belt buckle is likely for the tip or cap of the belt end. It has a design cut out that looks like Asian or Greek characters. The reverse has three prongs or tabs that appear to attach it to the belt.

Unknown at this time.


- Numerous facts were gathered from the private Richard Family Estate collection. These facts span numerous sources of information and contain genealogical data, photos, and newspaper articles.

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