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Hair Grooming

Object Number: 
2002.1.2420
Date: 
1852-1900
Medium: 
Metal, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
13 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.
Description: 
This wooden block has four different slightly abrasive surfaces for the honing and sharpening of razors. The cardboard case has a paper label with elaborate designs including cupids and leafy flourishes and reads, in part, "G. Saunder's Metallic Tablet & Razor Strop" with instructions for how to use each honing face. On the handle "G. Saunders'/ Broadway, N.Y."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group