My mailman is becoming one of my favorite people! This beauty showed up about an hour ago.
Okay, yeah, I'm gonna clean this, just for GP. Because I intend to shave with it. And frankly, looking at it in person, it's hard to believe anyone ever has! In some of my pics, it looks scratched up (not at all to the naked eye, it's bright and shiny!) and even looks like there is brassing (purely camera reflection). It is simply pristine, not a hint it's ever seen a blade, lather or a whisker.
I know the patent dates are 1900 and 1901. And I know the model 1912 was later (duh!), but were these produced after the introduction of the 1912? And was the 1912 introduced in 1912?? Just trying to pin down a manuf. year as close as possible here. Thanks in advance for any input.
Oh, one more Q. Does this qualify as a a"Lather Catcher"?