Snagged my birth year black super speed, '78 model and minty. Will see how it performs tomorrow.
I picked a small shave scuttle at a local thrift store. No markings on it, and part of a small gold sticker was on the bottom, so I am guessing it was made in china. First thrift store find....
The opening for the scuttle is small, my rooney small 3 won't fit in it, and the hole in the top is quite large. Any thoughts?
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Truth didn`t even give the other one a thought as I don't really collect old types.I actually thought it was missing its "sheath" I'm waiting to fly out to Hanoi at the moment but I've got another day in Saigon on the way back through so if I get a chance I'll get a look otherwise its there for the next BB visitor.
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Do you remember that scene in Pulp Fiction where Christopher Walken's character is telling the kid how he kept his fathers watch safe all those years in the POW camp? I bet that is how this razor survived the war.
Well being new to wet shaving I decided to take it on the road and try to find some vintage razors at a good price. I was in a small town in upstate NY and hit a string of antique stores. Here's what I found. I'll be honest with you I have no real idea what they are.
The one in the case was $12. It's obviously a GEM. What model and age I don't know. It says PATD 1912 on it but I don't think that's it's age.
The gold one was $8. It says Gillette, made in USA, Pat. Jan. 1920. The little ball at then end comes off for a hollow handle. There might be some white stuff inside. Styptic?
The silver one outside of case was $2. It says GEM Micromatic, clog pruf on the inside. Made in USA, PAT 1739280 and NOS 1773614 on the underside.
All seem to be in ok working order (didn't shave with them). No kinks or dents. Everyone closes smoothly.
Of course this pic is before cleaning. I've read to start with cleaning bubbles but I have to search the threads for further instructions.
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No dear that's MY razor, yours is over there!
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Hot, you been busy, wow....
Joris-FaTip Lovers+ BOTOC+ LOSER+ I Can't hardly wait for tomorrow to come so I can shave!
Two custom Simpsons beauties arrived from the Isle of Man this morning.
- Polo 8 in Best, 52-53mm loft
- Polo 10 in Two Band Super, 54-55mm loft.
From the very first wash and test lather one can easily tell they'll be terrific performers. Polo 8 is the ideal size for my hands, while the Polo 10 is a tad large but the Two Band knot is very dense and truly stunning.
Wow Hotreds! Where did you score that lot?!
Impressive brushes, Konstantinos!
Not technically shaving gear, but I found a sexy, glass-fronted, wooden Chinese curio cabinet at an antique store yesterday that's going to be a perfect storage and display case for my razor and brush collection. I'll be hanging it this afternoon and will snap some pics when it's loaded up with goodies. I feel great that my stuff can finally be proudly displayed!
OK...cabinet wall-mounted and loaded. Here's some photos:
As I was just telling my wife, I now feel like I have a true collection, and not just an accumulation!
Last edited by Snargle; 09-05-2011 at 11:36 AM. Reason: Added photos
Vintage Human: Vintage Razors, Vintage Brushes, Vintage Fountain Pens
Won this chrome Criterion today.
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[QUOTE=Snargle;3424363]Not technically shaving gear, but I found a sexy, glass-fronted, wooden Chinese curio cabinet at an antique store yesterday that's going to be a perfect storage and display case for my razor and brush collection. I'll be hanging it this afternoon and will snap some pics when it's loaded up with goodies. I feel great that my stuff can finally be proudly displayed!
Very nice curio. Looks even nicer with the shaving gear.