Hair Grooming

Hair Grooming
Title
Hair Grooming
Date 
1890-1920
Medium 
Metal, wood, paper
Dimensions 
12 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 in.
Description 
This metal strip has a slightly abrasive surface for the honing and sharpening of razors and has a black wood handle. The red cardboard case has a black label that reads in gold "Flexible Razor Strop./ Patented April 28, 1889./ Manufactured by J.R. Torrey & Co., Worcester, Mass./ The Elasticity of this Strop is obtained by a highly tempered Steel Plate, running through its center....".
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.2418
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group