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Shaving Kit - 'Valet' Auto Strop Safety Razor, circa 1960s-1972 Object Reg. No: SH 900314

Summary:
Shaving kit comprising silver razor, miniature strop and spare blade in metal tin.

The shaving kit was used by donor's husband in Albert Park until his death (circa 1972). He would sharpen his razor blades with the strop each night.
Description:
Hinged metal box for the "Valet/Auto Strop/Safety Razor" lined with purple material. Inside the box is:
.2: a miniature leather shaving strop with "ALTSON/Safety No.5" printed beneath the metal hook by which it hangs.
.3: silver razor blade container with the word "VALET" engraved on both sides
.4: single "Valet Auto Strop Blade" still in its paper packaging.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Aldred
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 40 mm (Height), 110 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: shaving equipment, shaving kits
Themes this item is part of: Aldred Collection, South Melbourne Oral History Project Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: PERSONAL GROOMING & HYGIENE
Secondary Classification: Face & Body
Tertiary Classification: hair removal
Inscriptions: Text, inside lid: "VALET"/Auto Strop/Safety Razor.
Place & Date Used: Albert Park, Victoria, Australia, 1960s-1972

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