Hair Grooming

Object Number: 
2002.1.2418
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group