This tiny old razor is The Laurel Ladies Boudoir Safety Razor from George H. Lawrence Ltd. of Sheffield. The razor head unscrews to remove and replace the “dumb-bell” razor blade. The top of the head is metal and the guard is made of Bakelite. The little, assembled razor fits neatly in its original lithographed tin. On the top of the colorful hinged lid is a cameo in a laurel wreath. The front edge says this is; The Safest of Safety Razors. Inside there is an original paper insert telling how to properly use the razor. It comes with one Laurel Dumb-Bell blade in the razor. It also comes with a packet of replacement blades. The paper wrapper says; A Laurel for the Ladies too. The original five razors are marked Geo. H. Lawrence - Made in England. I believe this is from the 1920’s or early 1930’s.
The razor measures about 1 ½” in length and the head is about 7/8” by ½”. It is in very good condition with no damage (often the Bakelite is cracked because it gets tightened down too much). The little tin measures about 1 5/8” by 1” by ½” and is in nice condition with good color and gloss and minimal wear. There is a little bit of paint loss in the white section of the cameo and some discoloration to the gold edges. The blade packet is in nice condition, the blades have a little discoloration and light rust.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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