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Hair Grooming

Hair Grooming
Title
Hair Grooming
Date 
1890-1920
Medium 
Metal, wood
Dimensions 
12 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.
Description 
This wooden block has a slightly abrasive surface for the honing and sharpening of razors. A cardboard case reads "Charles Emerson, Emerson Place, 44 Park St., Charlestown, Mass."
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.818
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group