Barber's shaving bowl, c 1751-1850.

Made:
1751-1850 in England

Brass barber's shaving bowl, perhaps a shop sign, English, 1751-1850

English brass bowl; may actually be a shop sign. In the 19th century most men visited the barber or shaved periodically at home. Better off customers would have their own personal sets of razors, one for each day of the week. Advances in razor technology in the 20th century, including the introduction of the electric razor, changed shaving habits. Today, the majority of men shave daily at home, using a wide variety of equipment.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
A43068
type:
shop signs
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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