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  1. No, just a reference to...

    No, just a reference to http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/453818-quot-Shaving-Harness-quot-Carries-Brush-Mug-and-Mirror — which should answer your second question too.

    Back on topic, I...
  2. This item from Boys Life 1921...

    This item from Boys Life 1921 may help explain why Colgate Handy Grip containers are difficult to find in good condition. Quite a few of them may have been filled with wax and matches, then taken...
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    Boots is a somewhat softer soap, white instead of...

    Boots is a somewhat softer soap, white instead of green, and shaves differently. The ingredient lists confirm that they are not the same:

    http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Boots_Shaving_Stick_Refill...
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    If public records are correct, Mr Sabini might...

    If public records are correct, Mr Sabini might appreciate a black beauty with a T date code.
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    Welcome to B&B!

    Welcome to B&B!
  6. You may not save much, if anything, on TOBS. Last...

    You may not save much, if anything, on TOBS. Last time I was in London the high-end creams and soaps were a little more expensive than the best available deals in the USA. However the exchange rate...
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    I have a shavemac D01 flat-top in a vintage...

    I have a shavemac D01 flat-top in a vintage Erskine handle. Rudy Vey did the work. He suggested that a 20-mm knot would fit the handle, but I wanted the face feel of a 22-mm knot. The flat-top shape...
  8. Is that the original knot? Tragic either way. ...

    Is that the original knot? Tragic either way.

    If it were mine I would contact Rudy Vey.
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    Interesting: that 1951 filing seems to be for...

    Interesting: that 1951 filing seems to be for Ohio, but with an Indiana home office. The pack says Indiana. Maybe some sort of DBA registration?

    Glad to hear you are still enjoying the New...
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    That is an excellent point. I am optimistic that...

    That is an excellent point. I am optimistic that small-scale producers would continue, but they might find it very difficult to grow past a certain size. There are a number of industries that work...
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    Thanks for posting that, and I hope we can...

    Thanks for posting that, and I hope we can discuss it without political acrimony.

    The whole bill runs to 98 pages, so I only skimmed it. To me it seems unnecessary: what problems would it fix? I...
  12. Speaking of twist-up stick holders, I always...

    Speaking of twist-up stick holders, I always thought that was a relatively modern design. It turns out to date back to ca. 1915, as advertised by Palmolive in Colliers and LIFE magazine. These ads...
  13. "Shaving Harness" Carries Brush, Mug, and Mirror

    I ran across this in a 1916 Popular Science article.

    The original patent for this body-supported mirror has some more drawings: https://www.google.com/patents/US1179063. The patent expired a long...
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    Welcome to B&B! The next step is technique....

    Welcome to B&B!

    The next step is technique. Pay attention to growth patterns in those rough spots. Keep working on prep and the rest of your shave.
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    At least half of my sticks started out as pucks....

    At least half of my sticks started out as pucks. On the wiki, Creating_A_Shave_Stick shows a few different ways to make this happen.
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    I had a pack of those once. They arrived as part...

    I had a pack of those once. They arrived as part of a New Improved set. But I do not collect blades so I never looked into their history. EDIT: After checking my notes, I sold that New Improved to...
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    The "Property of US Army" stamp is suggestive,...

    The "Property of US Army" stamp is suggestive, but I think you could do better by opening one up and decoding the numbers: see...
  18. Something went wrong with your post. Where are...

    Something went wrong with your post. Where are the pictures?

    I tend to think chlorhexidine was overkill: what bugs are going to survive for 40-50 years on a dry brush anyway? But I am glad it did...
  19. That particular shop has a poor reputation,...

    That particular shop has a poor reputation, especially when it comes to handling heirlooms.

    Rudy would do a fine job. You might also consider doing it yourself: reknotting is pretty...
  20. Jason (dridiot...

    Jason (dridiot) runs a shop out of Singapore. He does not show SE blades online, but if you contact him he might be able to help: http://www.doubleedgeshavingplace.com/storepage1542599.aspx
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    Maybe not all that vintage: the blue package...

    Maybe not all that vintage: the blue package shows an imail.ru email address. That domain was created in 1999, so the package is no more than 16 years old.
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    Labor costs are supposed to be even lower in...

    Labor costs are supposed to be even lower in Vietnam than in China. It could also be a useful hedge against political risk in China, and maybe in Russia too.

    What will they make? I would guess a...
  23. Sticky: Another period ad, from a 1937 issue of Popular...

    Another period ad, from a 1937 issue of Popular Science. Got a shaving grouch in your family? Try a long-comb NEW with a Gillette blade.
    ...
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    Sticky: In England they were doing this by 1956:...

    In England they were doing this by 1956: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/445227-Finishing-of-Gillette-Razors-and-Razor-Blades-(1956)


    In the blade department each blade is wrapped by...
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    Those parts are probably die-cast, or maybe just...

    Those parts are probably die-cast, or maybe just cast. Either way I suspect the number is part of the die or mold. In the event of a problem traced back to that process, the number would show which...
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    Sticky: Correction: US3071856...

    Correction: US3071856 was issued in 1963. It was filed in 1959. That was the basic patent for PTFE-coated blades, and so very important historically. After a court fight it meant that Wilkinson and...
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    Those sound like trapped hairs. They can work...

    Those sound like trapped hairs. They can work themselves out, or they may turn into ingrowns. While they are trapped you may get tiny cuts there, or the razor may glide right over without cutting the...
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    Good choice, Luc. I have never tried that one. ...

    Good choice, Luc. I have never tried that one.

    Is there an ingredient list? I found this online, but I am not sure if it is correct.


    Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Water, Potassium Hydroxide,...
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    Looks to me like Schick Stainless advertising was...

    Looks to me like Schick Stainless advertising was 1963-65 and Comfort Edge was 1966-68. No doubt they made improvements: in that era there was plenty of competition.

    However I think the changes...
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    Thanks, I missed that the first time.

    Thanks, I missed that the first time.
  31. Take a look at Shave_Brush_Shedding on the wiki....

    Take a look at Shave_Brush_Shedding on the wiki. Rinsing with water is good, but does not get rid of all the soap residue. That builds up, just like on a sink or tub. Eventually it can affect your...
  32. Manufacturing defect, yes. It was a Boreal, a...

    Manufacturing defect, yes. It was a Boreal, a brand which I think is now defunct. They developed a certain reputation.
  33. Thread: Umlauts

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    This time the problem seems to have crept into...

    This time the problem seems to have crept into user titles, too. Just now I spotted this one:


    I read the tutorial�it really works!
  34. It may be accumulated soap deposits. Try cleaning...

    It may be accumulated soap deposits. Try cleaning it with warm water and a little borax, or give it a good shampoo. Around this time of year I like to put all my brushes through that process, and I...
  35. Thread: Umlauts

    by mblakele
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    All these problems would be solved if they would...

    All these problems would be solved if they would just move the site back to EBCDIC.

    Sure, we would have a whole raft of new problems. But umlauts would not be among them.
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    Per your PM I added PC 52019. I am waiting on the...

    Per your PM I added PC 52019. I am waiting on the second razor because I am unsure of the serial number.

    I hope the extra data is useful for placing these razors, someday. If we are simply...
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    Self-service is the usual method. I added a...

    Self-service is the usual method. I added a couple of razors for 782sirbrian, because he is new to the site and will not be able to edit wiki pages until he reaches the 45 day / 50 post threshold....
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    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage...

    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=39939

    Sounds like you found it.

    Enjoy the trip, and be sure to try food other than kebabs.
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    There was still liquid in the jar after a week,...

    There was still liquid in the jar after a week, so I gave it more time: 10 days in all. Three shaves so far, and the scent level came out well. I would prefer a rose scent that was slightly darker,...
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    Both added. Someone more expert on these razors...

    Both added. Someone more expert on these razors may wish to double-check the details: bullet studs etc.
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