GEM RAZOR MODELS

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Ron R, Nov 8, 2018.

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Pick the Gem you like shaving with, multiple choices allowed for different models!

  1. Gem Lather catcher

    21 vote(s)
    23.3%
  2. Gem Junior

    22 vote(s)
    24.4%
  3. Gem 1912 Damaskeene

    30 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Gem Micro Matic clog proof

    29 vote(s)
    32.2%
  5. Gem Micro Matic Bullet handle (flying wing)

    27 vote(s)
    30.0%
  6. Gem Micro Matic Open comb

    37 vote(s)
    41.1%
  7. Gem Push button

    18 vote(s)
    20.0%
  8. Gem G- Bar

    29 vote(s)
    32.2%
  9. Gem Feather weight

    18 vote(s)
    20.0%
  10. Gem Contour

    8 vote(s)
    8.9%
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  1. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

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  2. Bax

    Bax Active Member

    That ASR chart is AWESOME!
    Is there a set of images that go along with it, perchance?
    - Bax
     
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  3. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

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  4. Bax

    Bax Active Member

    Great link!
    That (along with the chart above) ought to be in a sticky somewhere!
    Good find!
    Thanks,
    - Bax
     
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  5. riverrun

    riverrun Well-Known Member

    There is always Ulysses Pantoja's research on ASR (hosted on my site):

    https://razors.click/asr/
     
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  6. riverrun

    riverrun Well-Known Member

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  7. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Do buy (I have) but grain of salt required.

    [​IMG]


    -The Improved Ever Ready was the rebranded 1912 , not the 1955 Heavy Flat Top aka G-Bar.
    -It is seen 1930-35.
    -The NRA logo appears in ASR copy into 1935
    -The Chromium Improved ER Razor is widely advertised in 1935.

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  8. Bax

    Bax Active Member

    They made a razor specially for the National Rifle Association?
    That's pretty awesome!
    Maybe I should find one of those... and wear my "life member" hat while I shave with it!
    :)
    - Bax
     
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  9. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man


    Sure wear your hat :

    "The National Recovery Administration (NRA) was a prime agency established by U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) in 1933. The goal of the administration was to eliminate "cut throat competition" by bringing industry, labor, and government together to create codes of "fair practices" and set prices."

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  10. Bax

    Bax Active Member

    FDR's government establishing "fair practices?" HA! That was funny. The program was found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in May 1935 -- unanimously. Not sure why FDR thought a patently unconstitutional, anti-capitalist goofball program like that would fly. Then again, FDR cared very little for inconveniences like the Constitution. I see the NRA eagle on the box... too bad the razor doesn't have the NRA eagle engraved or stamped on it somewhere. Congrats on the fascinating piece of Razor History on the shelf in your Shave Nook!
    :)
    - Bax
     
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  11. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Much of what the NRA intended just immediately reappeared in the Wagner Act. Without the eagle. I would gently advise steering clear of political commentary.

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  12. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    :signs011::eatdrink047:
     
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  13. Bax

    Bax Active Member

    Roger wilco!
    Interesting history stuff!
    I'll keep an eye out for a (non-political) NRA razor.
    If I'm lucky, I'll find one in the wild (dusty antique shops, estate sales, etc).
    Hunting is half the fun!
    - Bax
     
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  14. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Micromatic Open Combs are easy to find in the NRA boxes -- once you've mastered that Clog-pruf :)

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  15. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Waits boo boo notwithstanding, here's the actual Improved Ever Ready c. 1934-35.[​IMG][​IMG]

    As I've posted previously the razor was marketed at least through 1936 (without the NRA emblem).

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  16. Bax

    Bax Active Member

    Perhaps an NRA razor with a "Radio" blade would be coolest... after the blade's worn out, you could use it to groove with the music of the hepcats on the AM broadcast band:
    radio.jpg
    That's why it's called a "Ever-Ready Radio Blade," right?
    :)
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  17. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Unfortunately the Radio blades went out with the new blades for the Micromatics.

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  18. Bax

    Bax Active Member

    There was a time when naming stuff was a lot cooler...

    radarmen.jpg
     
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  19. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    I've been drivin' all night, my hands wet on the wheel...
     
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  20. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Which Gem model had threads on the head to allow use with any handle? I could have swore I read something about that a while back, or am I dreaming it?
     
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