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today’s Birthday: King C. Gillette (1855)


King C. Gillette (1855)

Advised to create a product for which there would be constant demand, traveling salesman and inveterate “tinkerer” King C. Gillette secured his place in history with the invention of a safety razor with a disposable blade. The razor was nothing new, but the blade was a groundbreaking innovation. In his first year of production, Gillette sold 51 razors and 168 blades. By the next year, sales had skyrocketed to 90,000 razors and over 12 million blades. How did World War I grow Gillette’s business? More… Discuss

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