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    As far as I can tell...

    As far as I can tell http://www.trademarks.justice.gov.il/TradeMarksWebSiteUI/TrademarksSearch/TrademarksSearch.aspx has no matches for Eddison at all. Maybe I am not using the search interface...
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    See if you have a spare eyeglass case lying...

    See if you have a spare eyeglass case lying around. A TTO will often fit nicely.
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    Welcome to B&B! I have never disassembled that...

    Welcome to B&B!

    I have never disassembled that pack style either, sorry. Maybe the top needs to attach on one side first and then the other? Or maybe the internal pieces are not perfectly...
  4. In many ways that has always been the Gillette...

    In many ways that has always been the Gillette model, using patents to create a series of temporary monopolies and using a strong brand to conduct customers from one to another. The design of the Old...
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    You make it sound like the wiki is centrally...

    You make it sound like the wiki is centrally planned. No, sir: or not much of it. Mostly things are in the wiki because someone was motivated enough to add them. Any member in good standing can...
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    Too bad about that. Have you checked any other...

    Too bad about that. Have you checked any other blades in the pack? Or other packs in the pillar?

    If they are all dull, it seems like an ideal fake: perfect packaging, but why bother actually...
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    Congrats, nice find. The razor looks used, so...

    Congrats, nice find.

    The razor looks used, so I would not expect the blades to be original and I would ignore them. Details from the "Gillette Way" booklet might help. However if the case is...
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    You already know about the logo, right? The...

    You already know about the logo, right? The two-feather triangle logo is older than the new "slug logo". That change happened 2011 or a bit earlier:...
  9. Ah, the Picker paper. Did you notice it was dated...

    Ah, the Picker paper. Did you notice it was dated 2010? We discussed it here when it was new, and the author participated briefly:...
  10. Yes, and most vintage razors have even shorter...

    Yes, and most vintage razors have even shorter handles: Safety_razor_handles. Vintage handles tend to be under 3 inches. Longer handles may be better for leg shavers or gents with large hands, but my...
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    Not sure if...

    Not sure if http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/116886-Are-THESE-The-Counterfeit-Lord-Blades?p=1678957#post1678957 or...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_water#Hard_wate...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_water#Hard_water_in_Australia says Sydney water is on the soft side: "39.4–60.1" ppm. The agency that supplies your water might have a more specific number for your...
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    Because you are in Australia, it might be a good...

    Because you are in Australia, it might be a good idea to ask us about specific products that you can get, and that fit in your budget. Take a look at the suppliers listed at...
  14. Thread: Brush care

    by mblakele
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    Rudy, I have great respect for your experience...

    Rudy, I have great respect for your experience and expertise. However I believe you live in an area with soft water? In harder water soap readily forms soap scum. Once that sticks to the hair or...
  15. I have done some trimming with a pocket comb. I...

    I have done some trimming with a pocket comb. I wait until the blade feels about done, then at the end of the shave I will lather up the area to be trimmed. Place the comb over it, and shave any hair...
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    Consider an Omega 10066.

    Consider an Omega 10066.
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    Use it. Soap was made to be used. And then you...

    Use it. Soap was made to be used. And then you will have a nice holder for Arko or some other stick.

    Does that the foil say it is a reload, or is it urging you to buy one?
  18. Blade buffing is an advanced technique, and it...

    Blade buffing is an advanced technique, and it takes a light touch after excellent prep and initial reduction. In other words it is usually a touch-up technique. Take a look at...
  19. In passing, have you tried the Gillette Guard? I...

    In passing, have you tried the Gillette Guard? I take company PR with a generous pinch of salt, but it claims to be designed for multi-day growth.

    Reading your post again, I notice a mention of...
  20. I do not quite understand. When I shave with a...

    I do not quite understand. When I shave with a trac II, generally while traveling, I use two or three passes. In other words I use a reductive approach. I use the same prep as with a DE, and if the...
  21. That sounds like a fatboy. Some super speeds came...

    That sounds like a fatboy. Some super speeds came in similar cases, but they were not adjustable.

    Image:Fat_Boy_jpg

    Because this is a popular model, my advice is to cultivate patience. I would...
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    After a week... needs more Clubman, so I added...

    After a week... needs more Clubman, so I added another mL. Good thing I have plenty of other soaps.
  23. Thread: TOBS residue

    by mblakele
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    That sounds like soap scum. On a razor it is...

    That sounds like soap scum. On a razor it is mostly harmless, but you can remove it with any bathroom cleaner that is safe on metal: no bleach!

    On brushes it can build up to the point where it...
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    Let the tool do the work and you should be fine....

    Let the tool do the work and you should be fine. Lather with the tips, not the shafts.

    I face-lather exclusively, and my badgers are holding up well: knots by Rooney, Shavemac, Simpsons, and TGN....
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    The soap might be a little different, but I...

    The soap might be a little different, but I expect the lather would be just as good. I find that my vintage Williams sticks are a bit harder than vintage pucks. But I think that is due to milling or...
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    Yes, this requires patience. If the soap is at...

    Yes, this requires patience. If the soap is at all gooey, give it another week.

    Anyway it sounds like your experiment worked out? What did you use for scent? How much?
  27. What are the ingredients? A good photo works: I...

    What are the ingredients? A good photo works: I want to see how they compare to regulate KMF.
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    Take a look at http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/342708-Vintage-Erasmic-Stick-T-amp-H-Grafton. Not too long ago I tried T&H Spanish leather.
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    Poll: Some soaps can go bad. The softer a soap is, the...

    Some soaps can go bad. The softer a soap is, the more water it has. High superfats may go rancid. Cella is known to oxidize, if nothing else. For these soaps the countdown should begin when you first...
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    Because this is happening on the chin, I suspect...

    Because this is happening on the chin, I suspect inadvertent changes to blade angle, and maybe pressure. The Merkur 34c cuts at a wide variety of angles, and controlling blade angle around the chin...
  31. Thread: sunburn!

    by mblakele
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    Yes, witch hazel. I use ordinary drugstore witch...

    Yes, witch hazel. I use ordinary drugstore witch hazel, with a little glycerin added but no aloe. When I have a sunburn I apply some that evening, and again in the morning before I shave. It feels...
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    Waits may mention this one:...

    Waits may mention this one: https://books.google.com/books?id=4oX3BgAAQBAJ&pg=P340


    Trim: Ford Hopkins Co (Ford Hopkins Drug Stores), 400 W Erie St, Chicago IL, address ca. 1935, Gillette type.
    ...
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    The GBE pack may look a bit different than a...

    The GBE pack may look a bit different than a Spoiler. But opening them up is pretty much the same, at least with my V-coded packs.

    Here is the most important of the photos I just added to...
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    The five-position adjustment mechanism was on the...

    The five-position adjustment mechanism was on the cartridge, not the handle. I think US3955277 was the relevant patent. Previous discussion at...
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    Use it at least once, and keep it around. If you...

    Use it at least once, and keep it around. If you start to see rust within a week or so, it is definitely carbon steel.
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    You say that as if it were a bad thing. About...

    You say that as if it were a bad thing.

    About 100 shaves here. But I only tracked my first stick. Then I did the math and realized that Arko is too cheap to meter.
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    Humor, like history, tends to rhyme. If you...

    Humor, like history, tends to rhyme.

    If you want to read the entire piece, try http://www.unz.org/Pub/SaturdayRev-1963nov30-00006 or...
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    This time I thought it would be fun to make a...

    This time I thought it would be fun to make a Clubman stick. I put the rest of my vintage Opal stick, about 25 g, in a glass spice jar with about 1 mL Pinaud Clubman. I plan to check back in a week...
  39. He could try a heavier handle on the Jagger. Many...

    He could try a heavier handle on the Jagger. Many handles will fit.

    That said, traditional shaving is a reductive process and multiple passes are part of that. Better technique helps too: in this...
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    1976 Good News: some cartridge history

    A 1976 article by Andrew Tobias in New York magazine discusses the introduction of the "Good News" disposable razor by Gillette. The author describes himself as a loyal Trac II customer. A followup...
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