In 1910, men used straight razors.“His One Best Gift for Xmas” was, according to this ad, “The Wizard Stropper”. “Strops” were usually leather straps for sharpening and straightening razors. This was one you could crank. “In ten seconds with twenty or twenty-five turns of the handle it sharpens any make of safety razor blade to a keen, concave cutting edge.” Price, $3.00. Cut rate.
The News of the Week can be read every Friday. Bob Sassone rounds up the week's news in pop culture, books, food, technology, health, and current events, looks back at important moments in history, and gives a preview of upcoming holidays and events.