Today at a shop in TN I picked up what appears to be a Gillette Sheraton. The plating appears to be intact. My understanding is that the plating was covered by a lacquer. How would I go about cleaning this without doing any damage?
That looks like bare brass on the head, neck and TTO knob. If the plating and lacquer were intact, the whole razor would be the same orangey color as the handle. I'll take a picture of mine (or try to find one) when I get back home so you can see what a NOS sheraton looks like.
As much as I hate to say it, vintage books are probably the best source of "new" replacement material.Problem is, these lovely leather like pressed papers are not available anymore. I have a few samples from old brochures/books, but they are rare as hens teeth and cost a pretty penny.