This is an old Kit-Strop stropping device for sharpening old razor blades. The compact and simple apparatus is made of metal with a short leather strop. The side reads; Kit-Strop Sharpens All Blades. The blade holder reads; For Gillette Blade so it is my assumption that perhaps that piece can somehow be removed to put in different holders for different blades. It was made by the Tull-Carpenter Company of Chicago. One end has the patent dates, the last being 1916. It comes in its original leather case with the logo in gold.
The sharpener measures about 5 ½” long by 2 ¼” wide and 5/8” thick. It is in good condition with minor wear. There is some loss of plating, mostly on the tab used to run the blade back and forth and there is light scuff wear to the leather strop. The case measures is just large enough for the machine to fit inside snuggly. It has light wear, the worst part is that both halves of the snap are on the flap side having come unriveted from the other side.
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Vintage Kit-Strop Razor Blade Sharpener with Original Case