Dating chart for your GEM/Ever-Ready/Star razor

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Darkbulb, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Yup! It's those darn stainless blades too. They will smooth out soon.
  2. pisces_0

    pisces_0 Well-Known Member

    I'll absolutely concur with this.

    Gem stainless SE blades are wicked sharp, long lasting but can be a bit harsh for the first few shaves.

    I've recently started mixing in carbon blades, specifically Pal Super, and they are SMOOOOTH. Though, only getting 1/2 to 2/3 the amount of shaves compared to stainless.
  3. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    The only SE razor that I have that simply will not give me a close shave is the Featherweight. The 1912 from GEM/Ever-Ready/Star is a Much better razor! :happy088:
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  4. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    The cost of admission is so low with vintage SEs it makes a whole lotta sense to try another razor if one doesn't suit. I don't like it either.

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  5. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    The PAL super is awesome. I think I get as many shaves as a SS though. Where do you source your blades.
  6. pisces_0

    pisces_0 Well-Known Member

    I picked up a few packs of Pals on that large auction site, along with a few other blades.

    I wanted to compare the Gem Blue Star, Treet, Pal Super and local CVS (AccuTec) blades. Not a whole lot of difference between them, but I did really enjoy the Pal Super if only because it looked different than the others with its bluing. :p
  7. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I have wondered too. No one talks about him and his profile is missing ...
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  8. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    He's still posting on Instagram.

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  9. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Oh. I don’t do Instagram . But that’s cool.

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  10. canoeroller

    canoeroller Well-Known Member

    Ok, now I do not know where I am or where I am going, but I have never been lost until now, so what is my Gem JR in all this? I thought it was a pre 1920
    razor. gem jr small.jpg
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  11. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    If it's a Gem Cutlery it is pre 1920. The name reappears all over the place.

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  12. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    Not missing, from reading the message, apparently he doesn't want his profile viewable.

    Looks like his last post was from July 30 of 2017.
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  13. Fredric M. London

    Fredric M. London New Member

  14. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Take a look on the back of the razor and you should see a patent date. It looks like a 1901. Can you post a few more pictures and include the back and where the handle screws into the head.

    I do miss darkbulb. He had a treasure trove of knowledge.
  15. Gene

    Gene New Member

    Hi, joined this site just because I found this thread and wanted to ask a question.
    I have a 1912 Ever Ready SE with "ornate" handle, it says "Ever-Ready" on the back, "Pat. 1912" around where handle screws into the razor, and "Ever-Ready Made in U.S.A." under the lid, on the non-movable part.

    From the info in this thread it seems that this razor would have been produced between 1930 and 1933 ? Is this correct ?

    Thanks !
  16. Nicked

    Nicked Well-Known Member

    That's the GEM Junior 1900/1901, there is a non bar version of it also called the GEM Junior 1900. The often seenGEM JR BAR with the short wooden handles followed the model you have.

    From Left to Right:

    Gem Junior 1900, Gem Junior 1900/1901 (has bar), ASR/STAR 1900/1901 (has bas) & Gem Junior Bar 1900/1901.

    Last edited: Jul 23, 2021
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  17. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Bump 2 yrs later but anywayI see them at least as late as 1936 as here (Nov.36)[​IMG]

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