Mechanical servant travel razor?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Kraken98, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Kraken98

    Kraken98 Well-Known Member

    So this was a bit of an impulse buy one of those things you see and say "Holy crap that's cool I need it" and I have yet to receive it the picture provided is from the eBay seller who was selling a handful of these but they are "mechanical servant vending machine mini shaving kit" It's a new old stock kit and it looked really cool my question is does anyone by some wild chance have any experience with these? And if so what should I expect? My hopes aren't super high and I'm fine with it being a good to look at curio item but at the same time I'm hoping just as much it will be good to use as an actual travel razor. [​IMG]

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  2. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    The shave cream is the most interesting thing to me. The razor looks like a travel tech or clone there of. Will be intetesting to see who made that cream. I assume they were sold from a vending machine. Just a guess. All in all a very neat little set!!!


    Edit*** it's a Simplex razor. The company sells travel size and trial size stuff. Still in business actually.
     
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  3. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Well the cap looks the same as this one ...
    1941-1945 WWII plastic Tech.JPG
    I owned one and my only regret was selling it.

    My guess is Gillette had a bunch of the heads left over in stock in the sixties and had the idea of throwing in the travel handle. But of course I could be wrong. As I said, I regretted selling it, so just bought one of these. Not bad for the price ... even for just the head.

    BTW, thanks for the heads up. :eatdrink013:
     
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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    On closer inspection not exactly the same, but still looking forward to it coming in. :D
     
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  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Pretty cool.
     
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  6. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    I've had that one on my watch list for a bit and have been meaning to grab one. I've really liked the other Bakelite razors I've tried an am curious about the Simplex.

    Out of curiosity, would the shaving cream still be usable/safe after all these years?
     
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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

  8. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Depending how it was stored and how well it was sealed, but I'm not going to try it, may pass it forward.
     
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  9. Misphit

    Misphit Spoken-for "member"

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  10. Misphit

    Misphit Spoken-for "member"

    Or not continued:

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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    For $8 including shipping, I had to get one. :happy088:
     
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  12. Kraken98

    Kraken98 Well-Known Member

    I will tell you more when I find out and likely post higher quality images!
    Hm that one has a different box where was the pic sourced from? I've become very interested in these machines honestly as they're a bit of a phantom to me I cant even find a picture of one so it begs the question how much variation was in the products inside.
    Dang looks like it's gotten us both! :sad038:
     
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  13. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Dang looks like it's gotten us both! :sad038:[/QUOTE]

    I'm all good with it ... I like the unusual.
     
  14. Misphit

    Misphit Spoken-for "member"

    Make that three of us. For the price, I will add it to my forthcoming* travel razor section.

    *Seems like everything is forthcoming until my house magically expands.
     
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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    :happy036: It's a Simplex party!

    Have Simplex will travel!
     
  16. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    I'll try that cream if no one wants it. Assuming sealed, bet you it's fine.
     
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  17. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Send me a PM ... my skin is fussy.
     
  18. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Aye sir!
     
  19. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I have this tech and have made it my travel tech. I like the shave but don’t particularly like the smell from the Bakelite.
     
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  20. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    It's just the smell of formaldehyde. :sick007:
     
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