ITEM ID: 0027

Canadian Valet Auto-Strop Safety Razor

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Year Created: c. 1920s
Year Acquired: 2017
Condition: Worn/Used

This collection features an exquisite Canadian Valet Auto-Strop Safety Razor from the 1920s. Renowned for its innovative design which allowed users to sharpen the blade without removal, this brass safety razor epitomizes the luxury and craftsmanship of early 20th-century grooming accessories. The piece includes a textured handle for a secure grip, and a proprietary strop housed within a unique metal casing, a testament to the ingenuity of the time. The razor and strop come complete in the original case, lined with regal purple velvet, reflecting the item’s opulence.

Condition Report
The brass razor showcases a warm patina, indicative of its authentic age and use, while retaining its ornate detailing and functionality. The original purple velvet-lined case bears the imprinted brand name, though showing signs of wear, adds to the item’s historical charm. The exterior of the case is entirely oxidized but hinges remain functional. The strop, despite being a consumable component, remains present, displaying the durability and quality of materials used in the period.

 

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