What are you waiting on to arrive...?

Discussion in 'Show and tell' started by Darkbulb, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    It has arrived! The rare Gillette Goodwill model162...pictured with its new roommates.

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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool..:cool:
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  3. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

    Sweet Haul.

    "Why is it I always get my best ideas while shaving?" ~ Albert Einstein
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  4. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary. :) Missed out on getting one of the hybrid rangers a couple years ago and have been on the lookout for one since.
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  5. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    A few brushes

    a few Surreys and an Ever Ready

    a vintage Rooney

    I also pick up a slew of shaving equipment with bad pics.

  6. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    A vintage Star from the Bay and Hand turned one with a Boar knot from a Friend in the Great White North @jtspartan
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  7. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

    Ralph Lauren Safari EDT And Aftershave Balm.

    "Why is it I always get my best ideas while shaving?" ~ Albert Einstein
  8. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    A few things from Maggard's

  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

  10. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Earlier this morning I scored this 1962 Gillette Slim Aristocrat on the Bay. 668B48FF-0235-450C-A551-63AB7E5480FD.jpeg
  11. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    LD Rocket, aka paperclip, flare tip rocket, and an English psycho have landed.
    I was thought I'd be re-homing the psycho as I have one... but I didn't realize this one was made in England when I found it. Now idk... same RAD.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  12. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    Pulled the trigger on this Rooney. Anyone shed some light on what vintage, or any details on it, for me?
    Hard to find good info on Rooney on the interweb.[​IMG]

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  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    With the following thoughts ......

    Many of Rooney's brushes from the 50's and 60's were hand turned and have turned butterscotch by this time.

    Gillette had some very similar brushes made in England as well (may have been produced by Rooney). Gillette was starting to get in to the can foam in the late 50's and

    Gillette Foam

    knowing Gillette is all about making money with their disposable items; I would your brush is probably from the early 70's maybe late 60's.

    Gillette brush

    Just a guess ......

  14. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    Are you trying to confuse me, or sell a brush? I'm lost lol.

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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Sorry I was a bit rushed by my family and should have been clearer.

    First It wasn't uncommon that companies would use other companies to manufacture their products. For example Gillette used Rubberset to manufacture their early travel brush. Knowing business practice leads me to believe that Gillette did the same here due to two reasons ..... 1) it has a very similar design to yours and the decal is accurate on the back of the Gillette brush to show it was manufactured by Rooney ..... 2) There were a very limited number of shaving brush makers in England at that time.

    The material commonly used by Rooney prior to 70's was reactive to light hence it would turn butterscotch in color.

    The example given Gillette brush (link given) was the Queens award to industry in 1966, 1967, 1968 ....... this is the reason I believe yours may have been manufactured in the late 60's early 70's.

    I hope this is a bit clearer than my previous gibberish.

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  16. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    Tedolph is out of control:

    Items in this shipment
    Omega 6752 Black Badger Shaving Brush, Multicolored Wood × 1
  17. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    The Rooney arrived the other day, and today a flea market find... my first Valet Auto Strop.
    V1 from what I've gathered.

    Are the Valet's like a Rolls since you strop them?..like meant to use the same blade over and over? Or were they disposables that lasted longer? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  18. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    You can take a spine off of a gem and use it. I do. The blades originally were proprietary blades. The lather strop was slipped through and you would strop it.

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  19. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    Thanks Jorge. I stuck 2 gem se's in a vice with rubber grips, and the spines came off like nothing with a needle nose.
    The holes on the sides of the green blade seem too small though...I couldn't slide the blade all the way in, and didn't want to force it.
    Maybe I'll give it another go, but I've read some blades get annoyed too work.
    I believe it's a V1 of I'm not mistaken, if that matters...
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  20. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    @Jorvaljr , you don't have to enlarge the half circles on the gem blade? Is yours the same head as mine?

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