07-08-2016, 04:44 PM
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So, who knows what "shaving papers" are?

Saw this display today at the Highland Village in Iona, Nova Scotia. Time period around 1880-1920.

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 07-08-2016, 09:24 PM
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This post over at straightrazorplace indicates that it's meant for wiping the lather of the razor - in this day and age it's probable better to give it a rinse in running water.

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 07-09-2016, 04:40 AM
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How about that!

Good research.  I couldn't find anything.  

Now, we just use warm water, or a towel.  Who would have thought?


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 07-09-2016, 10:51 AM
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Watch a barber shave a customer. He doesn't want to leave the customer to reach around to get to the sink, so he wipes the razor on a towel usually drapped over the customer's shoulder. I guess in that time it was cheaper to use a piece of paper and throw it away after the shave.

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