RARE GILLETTE CIRCA 1930S PORCELAIN ENAMEL ON STEEL THERMOMETER HYGROMETER. Extremely rare three-color Blue Gillette Blades porcelain enamel on steel thermometer / hygrometer, circa 1930s, totally original and without touch-ups.
Colors are navy, blue, and white, with heavy shelving and a great razor blade graphic. The blade says "Made in England, " although the sign itself is unmarked. Measures 24 1/2" high x 6" wide. The wooden base is just over 1" thick and adds 1/2" to the length, while the hanger adds another 1 1/4. The porcelain is curved (convex).The thermometer reads both in Fahrenheit and Centigrade, with Art Deco numbers on either side. Day-one gloss throughout the porcelain, and only very minor porcelain flakes at a couple of screw holes and a little patch of crazing at right edge near the top. The liquid in the thermometer's glass tube is blue in color and appears to have a small air space near the top. The hygrometer functions, but I cannot attest to the accuracy of the thermometer or hygrometer. The wooden base has a natural finish and appears to be original to this item, but I have not seen another and cannot be sure. All screws are present and appear original. This is a very rare original piece, very hard to find in any condition.
I have seen two others, but neither in this excellent condition. This is the real deal, and it displays beautifully. The item "RARE GILLETTE CIRCA 1930S PORCELAIN ON STEEL THERMOMETER HYGROMETER" is in sale since Saturday, September 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vanity, Perfume & Shaving\Shaving\Safety Razors". The seller is "bottlebreaker2012" and is located in Joondalup, WA.
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