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Combi DL5 Electric Razor, 1957

This is a Electric Razor. It was co-designed by 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.

In 1950, Dieter Rams and Gerd Alfred Muller introduced their first electric razor with a patented foil and cutter head. From then on, electric razors were a central product category for Braun. This model has the addition of a fixed-position trimmer on one side of the head, thus earning the "Combi" title.

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

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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

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Bob Greenberg Selects.

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