Don't miss your shave with this one! Valet Auto Strop vintage sign.
Valet Auto Strop Safety Razor Sign - SOLD
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION & HISTORY
Classic shaving vintage sign ideal for a Barber Shop, Hairdresser, Retail outlet or collector. Great shine on this patina with some scratches and blemishes as one would expect.
Prior to 1930 the company that produced the Valet razor called the Auto Strop Safety Razor Company and run by Henry Gaisman. Henry’s first patent a “safety razor” in 1904. Henry ran Gillette after King Gillette died in 1932. An interesting fact Henry Gaisman lived to the ripe old age of 104. The word “Strop” (pronounced strope) is a thin leather strap that was used to sharpen a razor blade.
If you see razors made by the Auto Strop Safety Razor Company you can be safely assured that those razors were made somewhere between 1904 and 1930-1932.
50 x 30 cm
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