Looks like a nice 1912 to me. Probably from the mid 1920's to 1940's. One of my favorites. Check the blade forum for a bulk buy on the good blades for those. You can stock up for cheap!
Last edited by Klopstick; 04-23-2012 at 02:31 PM.
Looks like one of the 1912 models to me too - does it say anything around the hole where the handle screws into the head?
Alan (BOTOC brother, LOSER)
Yep, a 1912. That handle started showing up in the mid 20's as part of several different sets. The frame on that model is a bit more compact than on some of the other one, the area were the word GEM is stamped on the back is a bit shorter. Might've been so it could fit in the smaller cases. Nice razor!
Tom--- Founding member of The ALPHA Team!
If laughter is the best medicine then why do sick people go to doctors instead of comedians?
Yeah nice one, the head looks smaller, which i like cause its easier to get under tue nose.
Last edited by ERVARGASNY; 04-23-2012 at 03:55 PM.
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A 1912 in a Micromatic box, go figure.
I'm fairly certain that particular box would have come with the open-comb Micromatic (OCMM) originally, in case you're interested in tracking down a match for it.
The OCMM of mine that came in the box like yours had two of the Reversible (double edged) Micromatic blades. One was in the wrapper, one was in the razor with just one of the edges rusted. I surmise that someone sent his two-bits in and receiving this rather aggressive razor, tried it once or twice then threw it in a drawer and forgot about it.
Maybe that's why so many of these thing come to our hands in such nice condition, many people just couldn't use them.
Last edited by Cicatero; 04-23-2012 at 09:42 PM.