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Wooden toilet case, France, 1801-1830

Science Museum, London

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This wooden case contains nineteen instruments intended for use in personal hygiene, grooming and shaving. These include razors, a strop to sharpen the razors, a toothbrush, tweezers and a toothpick. The case also contains forks, spoons, corkscrews and a pen knife. The documentation for this object states that Napoleon I (1769-1821), Emperor of France between 1804 and 1814, gave cases like this to the generals of his army. maker: Unknown maker Place made: France



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