Mystery Gadget 65

What's this machine do?

The answer is here.

And after the jump.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 20, 2018
     Category: Technology | 1910s

I thought it was some type of a self-indexing parts application having to do with the "figures" moving around the disk. Though I could not tell that the parts were razor blades. Then the description made it clear. Plus reminded me of a room mate I had in college in the mid 60's who had a hand held device he used to sharpen his razor blades.
Posted by Steve E. on 09/20/18 at 06:03 PM
After posting I decided to look on ebay to see if I could find one example of what I remember my roommate's razor blade sharpener looked like and was successful...I think. It is under this title on ebay: ANTIQUE SAFETY RAZOR BLADE SHARPENER USA PAT. DATE 1919
Posted by Steve E. on 09/20/18 at 06:12 PM
I haven't seen a double edge razor in years.
Posted by KDP on 09/21/18 at 12:55 AM
This is a similar hand held razor strop. It is a bit long but he does show how it works.
Posted by BMN on 09/21/18 at 12:22 PM
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