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Cutex Tin
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Title: Cutex Tin
Identifier: 2005.4.36.3
Donor: Barbara Sayers Larson
Item Date: 1940-1960
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: A round tin with a slightly convex lid. The top is painted pink/coral with border of gold and black stripes. Printed on the lid in gold and black are the words "Cutex" and printed in black underneath are the words "Cuticle Cream". The sides are painted black. The bottom is painted pink/coral with black 12-sided border. Printed on the bottom is "For relief of inflamed cuticle and hang nails -- Northam Warren, New York. Container Made in U.S.A".

Cutex was founded in 1911 in New York by Northam Warren. The name Cutex is derived from the ‘Cut’ in cuticle and the suffix ‘ex’ meaning ‘out’, as the originating product was a cuticle remover. Cutex also branched out to make products including cuticle creams, hand creams, manicure sets and nail rouge. In 1924 they launched a tinted nail lacquer and by 1932 had expanded their nail lacquers to five shades. Nail polish remover was launched in 1928. In 1960 Northam Warren Inc was acquired by Chesebrough-Pond’s. It is currently owned by the Prestige Brands International.
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