The Haul; January 2023

Discussion in 'Show and tell' started by Queen of Blades, Jan 1, 2023.

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  1. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Thanks, Jim.

    I was thinking the same thing E2 and E3. The E2 spring can be swung to the leftt to be cleaned but the E3 is fixed.
     
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  2. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Any time I can help.

    :)
     
  3. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Thursday’s mail call is from The Razor Company. Today I got Extro Cosmesi British Leather shave soap, 444 Alum block and 100 Parker blades. CB04DED2-0A4A-4853-B0A0-C06556E17786.jpeg
     
  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Schick 3C repeating razor arrived today. The best part, no plate loss..........
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  5. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Declaration Grooming B14 Washington.
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  6. ChrisB

    ChrisB Active Member

    Well then, here is my humble contribution.
    Found these 3 at a vintage/antique shop y'day, figured I would take them all as the shop was around 1.5 hour drive away, no idea at the time what they were, seemed in good working order.

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    Labelled No 1, No2, No3.
    No 1 I have cleaned up. The other 2 are as is.
    Not sure the boxes all match up. All 3 razors are made in England. One of the boxes is made in the USA.
    Boxes look a bit on the shabby side...

    To save space I will post the full pictures here online in case anyone is interested/can tell me more.
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-syzEH6elVCqJpN2rWYj1VCi_BFvBexY?usp=sharing
    Online images are labelled 1a 1b 1c, 2a 2b 2c, 3a 3b 3c etc to match the labelling above.

    interesting that 2 of the razors seem to have a drill mark in them just above the A of England.

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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool ,nice score.:cool:#1 is a late 50's flaretip set,#2 is a rocket in a slim adjustable case,#3 is a late 50s rocket hd
     
  8. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    I'm impressed. You managed to get three completely different razors. The HD (Heavy Duty) in particular is a very well liked and desirable razor. It will be a tad bit more aggressive than the other two. The flare tip will probably be the mildest shaver of the three, though the difference between them all will be pretty slight.

    You will probably wind up with a Gillette Slim Adjustable at some point if you keep collecting razors. Now you have a box to put it in when you do. :)
     
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  9. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    I agree. Remember, only the E2 should be opened for cleaning. E3 doesn't open. I think you'll find the E2 a very efficient razor. I love mine

    Herm
     
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  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    It's the early E2 razors that were made to move. Later E2 razors have bumps on each side and weren't made to move.
     
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  11. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    eBay mystery stone. Ended up being a very fine grained Dalmore Blue. I'm still flattening it out, so I don't know if it's of a quality suitable for razors, but it's already a keeper for knives and scissors.
     
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    cool score.one never knows with old stones..:cool:
     
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  13. ChrisB

    ChrisB Active Member

    @brit thanks Gary, at least now I know what I bought! No idea apart from the fact they were Gillettes!

    @PLANofMAN thanks Ryan, once I get a good Slim I will stop. I will prepare the other 2 on the weekend and give them a whirl in Feb.
     
  14. brit

    brit in a box

    you are most welcome.i meant to say that #1 is a brit flare tip/rocket set.late 50s.one doesn't see them complete very often.cool score.as for the drilled holes i have no idea.:)
     
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  15. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    If the clear tops of the cases seem cloudy, use a polish and they should clear up. Flitz works really well, but most polishes will do.
     
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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Unused Schick L gift set and Schick I arrived today..............
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  17. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    I suspect that might have been done to identify the razor from others, for instance, in a military barracks setting.

    I can't imagine any other reason to do it.
     
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    good point.i used to tag my wrenches that way back in the day.:)
     
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  19. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    What are the three containers? Shave cream, aftershave and deodorant?
     
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  20. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Yes sir. I wish I had some of the after shave in a bottle, Wood Lime. I gave it a little squirt, smells good.
     
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