Monday, May 10, 2010

Unusual Shaving Stand from Pairpoint Manufacturing Company 1896

This is another unusual piece of silver from the Pairpoint Manufacturing Company. This advertisement that appears in Public Opinion in 1896 shows a combination shaving set. There are trays for brush, soap, powder, matches, and a water bowl that is heated by either a candle or oil lamp. (It is hard to tell though I would guess lamp oil)  It claims to make boiling water in two minutes and end the problem of cold water shaving. We have to remember that during this period water fromt eh tap was still a very rare thing, and hot water even rarer.

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