Timor DE razor.I know this is off-topic, but I hope you guys don't mind if I post another picture of my first DE razor for identification. My brother got it for me about 2 years ago for about $40 but I never knew what brand or model it was. Maybe today will be the day where the truth is revealed.
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It's short-handled and a matte grey and I've tried looking for another identical one but never have. It doesn't have any markings or anything from what I've seen. I've always been curious, as this is what I've been shaving with for the past 2 years.
I use a steel point tool such as dental pick, it picks out the green easily and worn harm the finish.The simple wash/scrub technique is working very well for any loose rust, dirt, and grime, but not very well for the really old bluish-colored rust, or the gunk in the deep pockets of the handles, both of which are just sitting there. The toothbrush doesn't seem to work well in those areas... Any ideas?
60's era Super Speed , 1970's Black handle Super, 1946 era gold Contract Tech, also came in black.Okay so I bought my first lot of 4 vintage razors on the Bay and needed help identifying and restoring them to their natural beauty. Naturally, this is the best place to ask around, as many of you are wizards and obviously know your stuff. Before starting the identification process, I wanted to restore them in order to make the identification easier but I don't know where to start, given that they're all different in some way..
Here's a picture for reference:
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As you can see, the first one (from the left) is a SE razor, the second is a steel, silver, or nickel-plated DE razor (I honestly can't tell the difference between the metals), the third is what I think is a brass or possibly a gold plated razor (More likely a brass, but like I said, I'm still not entirely sure), and the fourth has some sort of a plastic handle.
possible while still being able to sanitize, restore, and shave with these gorgeous razors, so any help identifying the razors and their metals would be a great help to me.
Here are some pictures of my razors for reference:
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Oh, almost forgot! And any other advice or tips on how to sanitize, clean, and restore them would also be greatly appreciated! Thanks everybody
I just thought about it and well, how about some fine steel wool to take off the rust? I don't imagine it could harm the plating (or what's left on some of them), given that the wire is so thin. I could be wrong though. Has anyone tried it?I use a steel point tool such as dental pick, it picks out the green easily and worn harm the finish.
Use some MAAS polish, soft rubbing should do it.I just thought about it and well, how about some fine steel wool to take off the rust? I don't imagine it could harm the plating (or what's left on some of them), given that the wire is so thin. I could be wrong though. Has anyone tried it?
Shaved for the first time today with the Ever Ready, and boy was I impressed! I got some shaving blades from CVS with the "American Shaving Company" stamped on the plastic box and that razor shaves like a champ. I think I prefer it over all the others, though the gold-plated Contract Tech comes in close second.Nice razors. The Superspeed is a 60s model. All of the DEs you picked up are good shavers.