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Combi DL5 Electric Razor, 1957

This is a Electric razor. It was co-designed by Gerd Alfred Muller and Dieter Rams and manufactured by Braun AG. It is dated 1957 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is molded plastic, cast metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Patricia Pastor and Barry Friedman. It is credited Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.

  • Spike Razor
  • 11.2 x 4.5 cm (4 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.).
  • Gift of Jack Hokanson.
  • 1997-38-3
  • SM 3 Razor, Electric, 1960
  • 11 x 12 x 4.6 cm (4 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 1 13/16 in.).
  • Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.
  • 1986-99-35-a/c

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

9.4 x 6.7 x 4 cm (3 11/16 x 2 5/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

COMBI-A 9 WATT 50 ~ 100-125V/ 200-250 V

Cite this object as

Combi DL5 Electric Razor, 1957; Co-Designer: Dieter Rams (German, b. 1932); Germany; molded plastic, cast metal; 9.4 x 6.7 x 4 cm (3 11/16 x 2 5/8 x 1 9/16 in.); Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor; 1986-99-34-a,b

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