The strange things people do!

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by TobyC, May 11, 2018.

  1. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Anyone else stumble across this thing?


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  2. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Uuuuuuuhhhhhhhhmmmmmm????? I have no idea what that is!
     
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  3. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I think someone performed a repair on their razor after it was tortured to death. Just my guess; though I've seen the things my Dad had to repair after his boys got ahold of them. :eek:
     
  4. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    What the ....?
     
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  5. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    This is what I know.

    Ericsson Wizard made these things.

    1924 Wizard Stropper and Razor (2).jpg

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    Auto Strop made these things.


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    That thing at the top of the page, well, I don't know what that is.

    The strange thing is, I found another one!

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    I think it's for sharpening double edge blades with a Valet stropper.

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  6. spot705

    spot705 Active Member

    You are absolutely right!

    At first I thought it was a clever homemade stopper ... but NO!
    That is a Wizard double edge blade stropper made by the Ericsson Screw Machine Products Company. 1920’s.
    It is exactly what it looks like...a modified Valet Auto-Strop with a Wizard DE blade holder.

    Now the distinguished gentleman can strop his DE blades as easily as the SE guys can, without all that annoying “flipping the bade over by hand” business.

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    Last edited: May 14, 2018
  7. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Very cool! Looks like they used the VC1 and the VB1, , must be a little threaded stud added to use the Wizard handle.

    Thank you fine sir! :happy096:
     
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  8. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Huh?
     
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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Frankenrazor, from a Frankenfactory?
     
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  10. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Frankenstropper, actually, no shave, just sharpen. ;)
     
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  11. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    So dang true! My youngest son (28) is now starting to see what I've been taking about for years, his kids (my grandbabies) get into everything. Duct tape fixes almost everything.
     
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