Do You See What I See

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Timwcic, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    When I saw this, I thought I heard a angelic choir of cherubs singing in the background. One of my regular flea market sellers had this waiting for me. As far as he knew, it was a lot of razors in a homemade holder. He wanted to flip them and sell them as a whole lot. When he gave me a price, I could not give him my money quick enough. When he gave me my change, I gave him back some extra, told to buy a Father’s Day adult beverage, and find me some more razors. A great Fathers Day at the flea market

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  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Do you play the lottery too? You should start.
     
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  3. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    You want to sell those Every Ready 1924 shovel heads?
     
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  4. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    I see a backup Cooper handle (my new fav) if you decide you don't need it.
     
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  5. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    OMG
    2 that's right TWO
    Toggles

    Nice catch.
     
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  6. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    It is a nice score just for the 2 Toggles if you are looking to make some money on the resale. Though from a shaver standpoint I think the Super 84 is the best of the DE razors in that lot.

    Toggles from my experience are not that good of a shaver. They make better display pieces than usable daily shavers for the vintage stuff besides knowing you from your other posts you probably have enough Toggles to shave with a different one for each day of the week.
     
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  7. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Outstanding! That's how I'd like to pick up my first toggle. And my second one, too!
     
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  8. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments. Not one but two Toggles. I won’t have time to look over closely until tonight. The only thing I checked if the Toggles are 1-5 or 1-9. They are the latter. I will take a deep breath, sometime more might pop up from the same sale next week. The head for the Cooper might show up

    Happy Fathers Day to all
     
  9. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Between razors and Shulton products, I'd consider setting up a tent and camping out at that flea market. Good job being at the right place, right time Sir!
     
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  10. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Based on what I can tell by the picture you have the following razors. This more so for whoever is reading this thread that wants to know what they are.

    Top row from left to right
    1. Toggle
    2. Toggle
    3. Gillette 40s style Super Speed
    4. Autostrop VC2
    5. Autostrop VB2
    6. Autostrop C model, can't tell which one it is without seeing the guard.
    7. Gem Micromatic either and open comb or Clog Pruf, hard to tell from that angle.
    8. Unknown 3pc open comb.
    9. Cooper, that is the one with the handle with a nut on it.


    Bottom row from left to right
    1. Gillette Super 84 Black Beauty
    2. Gem Junior
    3. Gem Junior
    4. Gem Micromatic open comb
    5. Gem Micromatic open comb
    6. Every Ready 1924 Shovel head
    7. Every Ready 1914
    8. Every Ready 1924 Shovel head
    9. Gillette Slim Adjustable

    If you never used an Autostrop before try the Every Ready 1914 first. They shave almost exactly like those other strops in the lot. Unless you just want to spend on the Feather blades and go right to the strops it is a good analog for those razors.
     
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  11. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    That’s what I was saying!
     
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  12. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Btw that razor head on the Cooper most likely is an oem from Conrad which made the Barbasol razors.

    Here is a Barbasol to compare
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  13. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Yup, looks like the non-floating head .

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  14. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool score..
     
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  15. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Thanks all. Took a closer look at the Toggles. They are both D-1 date code and in overall very good condition. One is really clean and the other has some soap scum and the red dot is missing or covered top with scum. Neither has plate or lacquer loss and just some scuff marks. They survived the decade nicely

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  16. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    awesome score sir. they would look good in the "gillettes finest" thread..:)
     
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  17. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Yes, right place-right time. The markets are usually in summer slow this time of year. I almost did not go this morning. Glad I got up early

    I never tried a Autostrop but I do use occasionally my ER 1914 and 1924. I have the earlier design that is patent pending before it was changed. The 1914 is one of the noisiest safety razor I have
     
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  18. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    I saw the Cooper handle but thought it might be a copy. I never owned one, familiar only by pictures. It does not look to me a marriage. All three pieces have the some gun metal finish to them

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  19. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

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  20. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. Just to clarify, what exactly do I have?
     
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