I've seen that handle before somewhere... hmm.
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Looks like a Gillette Old with part of the handle, plus an Ever Ready handle, taken by a camera with petroleum jelly on the lens.
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I keep the Veg in Vegetal.
Also, you should never put "BOTOC" in a thread title...it's like yelling "Beetlejuice" three times.
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I keep the Veg in Vegetal.
Yup BOTOC to the rescue it's an old type with a 1912 handle I'm sure of it
I'm down with BOTOC... (Yeah u know me)
Its a Single Ring whose head came unattached from the tube, most likely because it cracked and split as they have a tendency to do. Somebody used a 1912 handle to make up for the tube and threaded knob from the Single ring.
Talk about a frankenrazor
Can't be a single ring. There would be nothing to keep the cap on since the 1912 handle is a male thread. Has to be a ball end old type.
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In brightest day and darkest night, all OC's shall be named right! The "P" puts it in 1921. It could be single ring, but the handle would have to have been drilled & tapped. Could be a ball end, but the 1912 handle would be glues or soldered to the end of the old handle. The only way to made a good ID is to see it disassembled. Frankenrazor either way. I bet the balance is way butt heavy isn't it?
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It isn't modified. Just has the 1912 crammed into the top part of the ball end. Haven't tried it yet. If it is an old type, should be silver, what about the 1912 handle? Can I clean it with the same method?
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Most of our BOTOC'ers got it, Ornate handle gued on to a portion of the Single ring Old Type razor, a OLD TYPE GEM 1912 and 1921 razor, also known as this
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Best clean-up is with dish soap and hot water, followed by a light polishing with MAAS or Simichrome. Interesting razor, and it illustrates how thrifty (and crafty) folks were back then to keep their razor going for a few more years . . . or decades, as the case may be! Sad that we are now a disposable society . . . break your Fusion handle, toss it and buy a new one!
Brad - OGA
You must be willing to do the things today others won't do . . .
In order to have the things tomorrow others won't have. - Les Brown
But say you're living in the 1920s or even the Depression years, and the tube cracks badly on your 1921 pocket set. And you have a Gem 1912 from anywhere in that time frame, with the common chain-link handle. And you're frugal. So you go down to the mechanic on the corner and ask him to drill and tap a hole partway into the bottom of the Gillette head insert. Done!