need a date on my new gem

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by mike72, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. mike72

    mike72 Member

    I just bought a gem w19 from the shave den store. Does anyone what would be the date on it? I didn't know if w19 meant anything as far as a date goes.
  2. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    W19 is just part of the product code. The store software assigns product codes to all products. Doesn't mean anything. :)

    I don't think there are datecodes or anything for GEM Micromatics. I could be wrong.
  3. SmallTank

    SmallTank New Member

    gem junior - 1912 - late 1920s

    micromatic - if it has the bullet shaped TTO knob, 1930 - mid 1940s i think

    g-bar - late 1940s - mid 1950s

  4. Dridecker

    Dridecker Sherlock

    I'm not an expert on Gem dates by any means, but from what I've been able to find out, the antenna style handled open comb Micromatic started production in 1929 and ran trough to the late 1930's.

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