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    Default A couple of pretty good flea market finds

    Im pretty excited. I found a 1912 auto strop and a 1912 Gem Junior for $1 each. Both cleaned up very nicely and am looking forward to trying out the Gem. It was a good day I also found 2 OS shaving mugs.

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    Haha. I will take one of them and see if I can figure out how to post it.

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    The pics are just fine. Nice scores!
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    Very nice!
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    Thanks guys. Just orderd some single edge blades for the Gem. Cant seem to find any at all locally.

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    The blades will fit the valet too. You just have to remove the spine.

    The valet is a good shaver too. A very good shaver.

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    Thanks for the info jmacak. However after a good cleaning I found the little "flap" that says Valet Auto Strop Razor on it, to be a bit floppy so I do not know if I can make it work or not. Im in uncharted territory here so will see what happens.

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    Nice pick ups!
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    Awesome Find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano View Post
    Thanks for the info jmacak. However after a good cleaning I found the little "flap" that says Valet Auto Strop Razor on it, to be a bit floppy so I do not know if I can make it work or not. Im in uncharted territory here so will see what happens.
    There's a lever on the back of the frame you have to push that moves the blade forward into position against the blade stops. The Valet you have is a VC1 made from 1922 until roughly 1927 or 28.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierTrooper View Post
    There's a lever on the back of the frame you have to push that moves the blade forward into position against the blade stops. The Valet you have is a VC1 made from 1922 until roughly 1927 or 28.
    Thank you for the information. Its not often I can spend $1 on something and gain the information I have thanks to you folks here.
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    Very nice score! I just got a auto strop myself. I am planing to give it a go tomorrow morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood View Post
    Very nice score! I just got a auto strop myself. I am planing to give it a go tomorrow morning.
    I got some Gem personnas today in the mail and am going to try out the Gem Jr. in the morning.
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