Tin Signs » Barber Shop and Shoe Shine

Auto Strop

Auto Strop, SpiderWebArt Gallery
Auto Strop

SpiderWebArt Gallery

These signs are not kept in stock at Spiderwebart Gallery, they will be drop shipped from the manufacturer.

Due to the size and weight of these signs, actual shipping costs may increase depending on your location. Please allow 2-3 weeks for manufacturing and shipping.

Valet Auto Strop razors were very popular after 1904 when the company was founded. Even more popular today in the collector arena due to the unique die cut wording in the razor blade and their unique advertising pieces. The Valet Razor was one of King Gillette’s major competitors and constantly the two battled in court. Henry J. Gaisman, inventor of the valet auto strop razor invented his razor before King Gillette which caused all the rivalry. Eventually Gaisman went on to become the leader of the Gillette razor company!!! This sign is derived from a pristine original standup Showcard for valet razors about 1930 and die cut to the same outline as the original.

Each tin sign is designed and made in the United States using 24 gauge American steel and a process known as sublimation, where the image is baked into a powder coating for a durable and long lasting finish. A vintaging process is then performed by hand to give these signs an aged look and feel. Each sign is drilled and riveted for easy hanging. All you need is 2 nails and a hammer!

Based on actual barber shop and shoeshine imagery.

Weighs approximately: 3 pounds