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The Hidden Purpose For The Slit In An Old Medicine Cabinet Revealed
Older homes can have some misunderstood features. One example is the slit found in the back of bathroom medicine cabinets, but they served a purpose: razor blade disposal.
You may find a small, narrow two- or three-inch opening inside an old medicine cabinet. Old-fashioned razors were thin, sharp-edged pieces of metal about the size of that slit.
In the early 20th century, blades were disposed of using that small hole instead of in trash bags they could easily cut through. Today’s razors have safe, interchangeable blades.
Razor blades put through this bathroom cabinet wall slit didn’t go anywhere, though. They remained in that space to rust and wait for someone to find and dispose of them.