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    Seal to a Silver Plated

    Tinted for gold.
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    Your rarest razor

    Finished the two piece Short comb (except for the replate). Also forgot earlier my adjustable Superspeeds.
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    Paring down my razors

    Keep the SC till you tried it with a heavier handle.
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    Seal to a Silver Plated

    It was a nitrocellulose lacquer (tined for gold, transparent for silver) quite similar to todays guitar lacquer. But it won’t last at all. And lacquering silver eliminates its antimicrobal properties, so its a bit senseless, imho.
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    Question about cleaning my 1967 black handle Super Speed

    Hello! Make sure the solution used in the ultrasonic won't harm anodised aluminum and it will be ok. If you want to clean the outside of the razor, some dishwashing liquid, water and a toothbrush should be enough.
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    ID help

    The pins could be ok. Some New improveds had rounded, others bullet type pins. https://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/New%20Improved/1928%20Milady%20Decolletee%20Parisienne.JPG
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    potential Gem Featherweight issue

    The rivets of the handle are loose, so the spring won't tighten the door down. I'd try to tighten the rivets, if it doesn't help, bend the wings (spring) up a bit with the door removed.
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    ID help

    Hard to say, most likely a Gillette clone. Case could be a late Gillette pocket case, blade box is a "fake", the razors head could be an early (wide shoulder) Tuckaway/Milady, but the stamps doesn't look like Gillette ones, the handle is based on the Tuckaway handle, but is longer.
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    Your rarest razor

    Custom, until I stamp matching serials on all parts and replate it...
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    Adjustable full stainless steel de safety razors

    Ss adjustables, like Rex Ambassador (good grip) or Rocnel Sailor (didn’t try it) are over 80g. But technically all razors can be adjusted with a light twist of the screw.
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    Your rarest razor

    As far as I know the only two piece SC.
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    The Janus Modern Toggle Limited Edition (51) Review

    Clever upcycling. Also shows how huge the Janus is.
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    New Improved info??

    Hello, the case belongs to a Single ring, the lining of the sides are later replacements, original was silk, like the top panel. New improveds are not aggressive, imho, more direct than later Gillettes but still mild and efficient.
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    Gillette Fatboy - broken or fine?

    I'd say the center rod or insert is worn out. The inside of the TTO knob is threaded, another threaded insert fits into it. The center rod sits in the insert and moves when the knob is turned. So it can't/shouldn't move around infinitely. Some pics of a Slim, the mechanism is the same...
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    1937 Gillette Sheraton

    My Sheraton was overly mild, my Senator is just perfect.
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