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09-30-2007, 02:44 PM
I was on this site about a yr. ago and not sure if i posted this.
Looking for info on a: H.M. Christensen straight razor i have.
Stamped Brockton, Ma. (with above name) and "warranted" on reverse side.
Maybe a date or value ?
09-30-2007, 08:08 PM
It is listed in the "Standard Guide to Razors", 3rd Edition. The company was in business from 1889-1957 which doesn't tell us a whole lot.... From the pics the razor looks pretty standard. The starting value is $12.00 then you go from there. Just from the pics, and I am assuming that those are celluloid scales, and that the razor was made before 1930, it would be around, and I mean around, $45.00 but that is a collector value. Market value, as in E-bay, is a whole different animal... If you really want to know how much money you can get for it, do a search for that type of razor on e-bay, and watch what they go for, and even that varies from week to week.....
10-01-2007, 04:55 AM
That razor is an excellent shaver, I'd wager, since the three Christensen razors I've had were all quite good razors. It is not, however, a highly sought after collectible. The razor does, however, seem to be in quite good shape and should clean up very well and will make someone an excellent shaver. I don't see any signs of hone wear.
10-01-2007, 07:04 AM
When you stated Celluoid scales, not sure what you mean't ?
I will try to post some better pics. I'm sure the handles are ivory
as i can see the grain lines. They run parallel with the handle.
Wish i could find the case. I'm sure i have it somewhere.
Once again thank's.
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