Refrigerator magnet pictures a vintage 1947 advertisement for Gillette straight razors, featuring the twist-to-open gold plated Milord and Aristocrat models that had been introduced in 1934. Gillette was founded in 1901. In 2005 it merged with Proctor & Gamble of Boston, along with Gillette subsidiaries Braun, Duracell and Oral-B. Gillette's disposable double-edged razor blade was introduced in 1903.
Note: Ad components are rearranged and text edited slightly, while retaining original context and message, to improve legibility when advertisement is reduced to magnet size. Otherwise, 10-pt text in the original ad would be reduced to 2-3 pt. text and require a magnifier.