Vintage Razor Instructions For Download And Other Useful Stuff.

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  1. jimjo1031

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    I'm going to re-do my list. Thinking of putting them all in one post and add to it when needed. Just thinking how, or if I should delete some to put them all in the same post and not scattered about. Not sure yet...
     
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    As you wish. The info is all here with a little scrolling. Thanks for maintaining it!
     
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    LibreOffice opens .odt files, and there is a Dropbox app for Android that works, too.

    Thanks very much for making all the information available!
     
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    A guide to Gem, Ever-Ready and Star SE Razors, thanks to @Darkbulb: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/dating-chart-for-your-gem-ever-ready-star-razor.36657/

    I found this over at B&B from @TobyC :
    1911-1912 Gem de Luxe
    1912 Gem Damaskeene (the "1912")
    1914-1915 (ER) "1914" Marked "American Safety Razor Company New York" Patent Pending
    1917-1919 (ER) "1914" Marked "Ever Ready" Patented March 24/14
    1918 "Radio" trademark blade - just a point of interest being perhaps "Radio" predated "Ever Ready" on the razors that are marked "Radio"?
    1919 Star became a subsiduary of ASR
    1919 Gem "1912"
    1919 (ER) Front Hinged Cap "Brooklyn New York USA" Patent Applied For (becomes the "1924")
    1923 "Ever Ready" trademarked by ASR
    1924 "GEM" trademark redesigned by ASR
    1925 ER "1914" & "1924" produced hereafter marked "Ever Ready"
    1930 Gem "Micromatic" (the Open Comb)
    1930 The Improved Ever Ready ("1912") - what we call the Ever Ready "1912" finally coming into common production (see above, regarding "Radio")
    1933 ER "E-Bar" - potentially earlier than the Gem offering of the same model? (Last use of "Ever Ready" in the US)
    1930s "Star" - supercedes "Ever Ready" in the US (British market continues with "Every Ready") and duplicates "Gem" ("1912") ... perhaps simply becoming the "Junior"
    1930s? Gem G-Bar (introduced after the cessation of the Ever Ready trademark in the US)
    1940s? Gem "1912 Junior"
    1941 Gem (Micromatic) "Clog Pruf"
    1947 Gem (Micromatic) "Flying Wing"
    1940s? (Late) ER "Streamline" (British - Ever Ready trademark picked up in Britain ... last used in US in 1933)
    1950s ER Featherweight (British)
    1950s Gem Featherweight/Pushbutton
    1960s Gem Contour
    1970s Gem Contour II

    So, the Gem "1912" is only a 1912 if it's a Damaskeene, 1919 otherwise.
    An Ever Ready "1912" is actually a 1930 and Star "1912" were made from 1933.

    Ever Ready "1914" is a 1914 if "patent pending", 1917-1919 otherwise.

    Ever Ready "1924" is a not a 1924 if "patent applied for" which makes it actually a 1919.

    Pivotal years seem to be 1912 (Gem Damaskeene "1912" begins), 1919 (Star brought into ASR, Gem "1912" begins & Ever Ready "1924" comes into pre-patent production), 1923 (Ever Ready brand goes full blown) and 1930 (Ever Ready "1912" begins).
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    Different ways to shim a razor:


    Besides the usual way of using a razor blade for a shim, a plastic one would be convenient to use, with different thicknesses as you would like the shave to be.
     
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    YouTube link for setting a Gillette adjustable correctly:
     
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    How to modify an SE blade for the Valet Auto-Strop VC1 razor.

     
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    Great resources Jim! Keep this up and you'll get a Sticky pin to keep this thread high on the forum.
     
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    Honing a Kamisori blade, by @gssixgun.............



     
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    Modifying a modern DE blade for a Gibbs razor..........




     
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    Gillette Toggle Disassembly.........


     
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    These two pics are the front and back sides of the instruction sheet for the Schick M1 Adjustable razor..............
    M1: "Schick Dial" Injector Razor
    Handle insert with name. No dot on knob.
    Packaging: Black plastic clamshell case
    with clear lid (65-66). White plastic
    clamshell, clear lid, red liner (66-68).

    The instruction sheet for the other two models, M2 and M3, I'm not sure if the same one was used. Or possibly slightly different showing the dot and/or cross marks on the dial, but hey, better than nothing...............
    M2: "Adjustable by Schick" Injector Razor
    Handle insert, Dot on knob with cross.
    Packaging: Various plastic cases.
    M3: Schick Injector "Adjustable Razor"
    No spine insert, black dot on knob)
    Packaging: yellow blister pack.

    Using windows, click on the pic you download and select print. Using 8.5" x 11" paper, set to print on size 8" x 10". Print one side, then put the paper back in the way it came out. Repeat the same and it will come out the correct way with both sides properly aligned and the correct size it has to be. If you are using some other kind of printing program, the correct size is 51mm x 253mm. Then to fold it the correct way, fold in half with the top front showing, red Schick logo, four times. If you don't have access to a printer, but need an instruction sheet, PM me with your address, and I'll send you one. That also includes Gillette razors.

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