Gillette Travel Set Before and After

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Rusty blade, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    Some of you may have followed the earlier discussion on identifying a Gillette Travel Set 1921 Standard Combination Set 00 G that I picked up at an antique store.
    Here is the before:

    Gillette Traveller (1).jpg
    It is gold plated and so I followed the advice that was provided and only used Dawn soap, a soft toothbrush and a cotton cloth for polishing. And lots and lots of elbow grease and TLC. I also cleaned out the inside of the case with a toothbrush and reconditioned the leather case with neutral polish. Its almost 100 years old. I'd say it looks pretty good for its age!
    Here is the after:
    Traveler after.jpg
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2017
  2. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    So it was just dirty? Cool!!! Great looking set my friend! :happy096:
  3. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

  4. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    That is super cool!

    It is amazing how nicely some of these old finds can polish up.
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  5. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Nicely done! It looks great.
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  6. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Very nice!
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  7. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  9. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    You did a great job! It's beautiful. Do you plan to use it as a travel set?
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  10. George X

    George X Well-Known Member

    I love how these can clean up. Back in August I had a similar experience on one I found in the wild. I realized today the razor in my set has a 1916 date code...great job

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  11. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    Great job, however from the before and after photos it looks like brass.
  12. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    I think this will be more of a display for the museum. Now I just have to build the museum. ;)
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  13. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Fantastic. So how does gold darken so uniformly like that?
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  14. EnglishChannel

    EnglishChannel Well-Known Member

    Wow! That is quite an improvement.
    Nice work.
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  16. Spud

    Spud Well-Known Member

    Very nice!
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