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02/12/1901 Gillette Company is founded

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History of Shaving: Science, Technology and Razor Innovations | Gillette

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Birth of an Icon: Gillette Safety Razor History

The Gillette Company was founded by King C. Gillette. Nowadays, Gillette is a well-known brand of men's and women's safety razors and other personal care products including shaving supplies. The brand is owned by the multi-national corporation Procter & Gamble.
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    • Essentials 

    • Inception and early years 

    • First World War and the 1920s 

    • 1930s and the Second World War 

    • Recovery from the war and diversification 

    • Super Blue and the Wilkinson shock 

    • The challenge of disposables 

    • Double-edged safety razors 

    • Current products 

    • Criticism and controversy 

    • "Toxic masculinity" advertisement 

    • Net worth 

    • Marketing 

    • In science 

    • In Music 

    • Canadian headquarters