A little late to be concerned

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by gott654, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. gott654

    gott654 Well-Known Member


    Bought this last nite for $10. Now I'm wondering if I just burned the money or got a decent deal. Looks to me to be a New Bostonian, but likely I'm wrong. Any ideas? Also I have no idea if it's long comb or short comb, and how you tell.
  2. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    it's a new long comb, after you see em side by side you'll know.
    as for Bostonian, idk.
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  3. Omaney

    Omaney Well-Known Member

    The New, long comb. Totally worth $10.
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  4. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    I agree wit Omaney. It is definately worth $10.
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  5. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Yup, you done good.
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  6. Marverel

    Marverel Well-Known Member

    Yeah - nice find - congratulations :happy088: Love that handle! And btw: I paid 26 Euros for a Gillette New last week

    Bostonians to my knowlegde have that distinctly patterned hollow handle:

  7. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    At $10 you did good. :happy088:
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  8. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    I can't imagine why you think you got burned. The blade case is worth more than $10. Yes the case is rough, but if the teeth are straight, you have an excellent vintage razor. Clean it up and enjoy!
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  9. gott654

    gott654 Well-Known Member

    From other pictures I have that I didn't post all the teeth appear to be straight, the only unknown is the handle. I understand they are prone to cracking, and the condition of the handle wasn't mentioned in the description.
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  10. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Also, these New long combs give great shaves. At $10, that's a great buy. You did well.
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  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    You did good. The case is from the 50s I think, but the razor is an excellent find at $10.
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  12. Hobgoblin

    Hobgoblin Member

    You did good for $10 , Gillette called one of the 1930s Common Bar Handle NEW sets Bostonian, your set does look a lot like this , the set below may be a short comb (hard to tell from this pic) and your razor looks to be a long comb .Nice find


  13. galhatz

    galhatz Member

    Terrible razor. Dont use it.
    Let me give you $10 (plus shipping my way) to help mitigate the loss.
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  14. gott654

    gott654 Well-Known Member

    Sure does look like that set. White top, blue bottom and the blade case is in the right position. Thanks for IDing it
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  15. gott654

    gott654 Well-Known Member

    If I don't like it That's a possibility
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  16. GeneralKinetics

    GeneralKinetics Well-Known Member

    Lucky duck.
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  17. youngunn

    youngunn Where's my TSD aftershave balm???

    I've gotten some of my best shaves from a new.
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  18. gott654

    gott654 Well-Known Member


    Well, my New finally arrived, and in surprisingly good condition, albeit quite dirty. It appears that the previous owner finished his last shave with it, cased it, and that was that. Even came with a free blade lol. Well I got it cleaned up and I guess it looks decent. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1447370958.068984.jpg

    Now I'll see how it shaves
  19. americanshamrock

    americanshamrock Let's Make a Deal! Staff Member

    Looks like a great shaver.
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  20. ugadawg

    ugadawg Well-Known Member

    It looks good. Especially for a $10 razor. I've been trying to get a good deal in one, but I keep getting outbid.
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