Business & Finance: Gillette Razors

In the field of specialty manufacturing, few U. S. concerns can equal the extraordinary success of the Gillette Safety Razor Co., as the Company's 1924 statement goes to show. Last year, the Company's net profits after taxes, reserves, etc., amounted to $10,122,473. compared with $2,427,174 in 1915. The sales of Gillette razors last year totaled 8,438,576, against 451,861 in 1915, while the sale of extra blades aggregated 42,604,498 tens, against only 5,928,117 dozens in 1915.

This steady and very great expansion has resulted from manufacturing and selling efficiency and world-wide advertising, rather than from...

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