New standard replating

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Swampfox, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Swampfox

    Swampfox Active Member

    I’m going to be sending my new standard and NS tuckaway off to be replated. Both are gold, but was thinking having both replated in nickel would this be period correct?
     
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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    They came either in gold or silver plated. Of course if cases are involved, they would need changing also.
     
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  3. romsitsa

    romsitsa Active Member

    Hello, NI were usually gold or silver, late ones were sometimes chrome plated, so nickel is incorrect. Chrome would also be incorrect if it’s not a late serial.
    A replate won’t ever be “original”, so for me it’s down to ones personal preference.

    Adam
     
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  4. Swampfox

    Swampfox Active Member

    A 1918 old type was silver or nickel?
     
  5. romsitsa

    romsitsa Active Member

    Depends. If single ring, silver or gold, if ball end, silver, gold or nickel.

    Adam
     
  6. Swampfox

    Swampfox Active Member

    B78B738A-43AD-4DFD-B656-615881CBF6E0.jpeg Here is a pic of the old type. Silver or A1981FC8-82CE-4DF9-B89D-A56DAD52EF94.jpeg 9063119C-EF7C-4FAE-A42F-0B92B368740A.jpeg
     
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  7. romsitsa

    romsitsa Active Member

    Nickel.

    Adam
     
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

  9. Swampfox

    Swampfox Active Member

    This has no serial number only a pat. Date on handle of January 13, 1920. What year? EB6134CE-538D-4DF0-9508-4A8E713D16BC.jpeg
     
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  10. Swampfox

    Swampfox Active Member

    This tuckaway has a serial number but so close to edge can’t read it. So roughly what year? CBE6044F-7F96-4092-A722-9E49594A2020.jpeg
     
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  11. Swampfox

    Swampfox Active Member

    How hard is it to find a original handle for the old type?
     
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    most are cracked or split but they do show up ..Razor Emporium has a reproduction one with heavier knurling..
    https://www.razoremporium.com/
    look under vintage gillette razors.they have replated razors as well..
     
  13. romsitsa

    romsitsa Active Member

    No serial: October 1927.-August 1928.
    For the rest: A 1921-22, B 1922-27, C: 1928-29 So chrome should have a high C serial.
    Good condition Ni handles are not that common. Old type ball ends with no crack are even less common. The army property head belongs to a ball end handle with the Pat.Nov.15.04. stamp on the lower band (pre 1921).

    Adam
     
  14. Swampfox

    Swampfox Active Member

    I have seen the aftermarket handle they make. They look good. Now the Other two I don’t have a case for them so period correct plating would be gold and what silver or nickel?
     
  15. Swampfox

    Swampfox Active Member

    Ok thank you the so one is a 1927-1928. I have looked at the serial number for the old type with tech handle and it is a 1919
     
  16. romsitsa

    romsitsa Active Member

    For those two Ni gold or silver.

    Adam
     
  17. Swampfox

    Swampfox Active Member

    Okay thank you. What plating was most common between gold and silver?
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2020

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