Object ID 003786
Object Name Valet Safety Razor
Object Desc Valet safety razor with open comb design by the Auto-Strop company.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003515
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 3
Start Year Range 1927
End Year Range 1930
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords razors,shaving,Auto-Strop,Gillette,safety razor,Valet,
Title Valet Safety Razor
Description Silver colored safety razor with open comb design. Cross hatch pattern on handle. "Valet" is stamped on the cover. Blade holder engraved with "Autostop safety razor Co, Inc. New York, U.S.A." Back of razor head engraved with three different patent numbers, latest of which is from 1927. Some teeth from the comb are missing.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Auto-Strop Safety Razor Co.
Maker Details Prior to 1930 there was another 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.
Date OCT 17,2015
Assessor Kayla Sutherland
Notes Tarnish and green encrustation on parts of razor. Discoloration on areas where blade would have rested. Teeth are missing from comb. Comb itself is broken and loose on one side. All parts still move easily.