Razor blades and old medicine cabinets

I’ve remodeled a lot of bathrooms, and in doing so, have removed many medicine cabinets.

In days of yore, men used single bladed razors for shaving, and manually changed the blades. In older bathrooms, the medicine cabinets had a slot in the back for dumping used blades, and the blades would just fall into the empty wall cavity.

Safety razor

Sometimes they’re piled up so high that they’ll actually fall out upon removal of the cabinet. if you remove an old medicine cabinet, watch out for rusty old razor blades!

Razor blade slot in old medicine cabinet

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