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Object Name:
Clipper, Hair
Object ID:
2012.201.002
Date:
c1930
Description:
Electric Clippers, black with a cord attached. At the top there is a metal piece, engraved on the surface it has "No 0000 Oster PAT.NO 18888 688 DETACHABLE" On the other side it has VOLTS 230 A.C. OR DC WATTS—35 Oster MODEL—20 DETACHABLE BLADE ELECTRIC CLIPPER NO.—D0117 PAT. 1888 688 — 1956 042 MADE IN U.S.A".

There are two detachable blades. On the small blade it has "No. 000 Oster PAT NO 1888 688 DETACHABLE". On the bigger blade it has "No. 1 Oster PAT. NO 1888 688 DETACHABLE".

On the box it has "KNOW YOUR CLIPPER!
Oster DETACHABLE BLADE
ELECTRIC CLIPPER
MADE BY JOHN OSTER MANUFACTURING CO."

There is one page of lubrication instructions with the clippers from "VAN STAVEREN BROTHERS LIMITED WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND".

The clippers were used by Roy March to cut his brother's hair in the late 1940s.






Title:
Oster Electric Clippers
Dimensions:
W—5 L—19 Cir—15.24 cm
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Oster Electric ClippersOster Electric Clippers
Oster Electric Clippers, details of the bladeOster Electric Clippers, details of the blade
Oster Electric Clippers, details underneathOster Electric Clippers, details underneath
Additional detachable blades with the Oster Electric ClippersAdditional detachable blades with the Oster Electric Clippers
Oster Electric Clippers boxOster Electric Clippers box
Oster Electric Clippers boxOster Electric Clippers box
Lubrication instructions for the Oster Electric ClippersLubrication instructions for the Oster Electric Clippers