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ajkel64

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Lately the only thing I've been finding at local antique stores have been over-priced Gillette Techs so I've not purchased anything in a while. (Nothing against Techs - it's just that I already have a few nice examples in my collection and don't particularly need duplicates). So, I was interested when I came across this razor yesterday in an antique store even though I wasn't exactly sure what it was - I was thinking maybe a NEW but it was different than the one I already have but it was cheap so I purchased it.

After some research it appears to be a Goodwill No. 175 which I understand to be one of the more rare varieties and manufactured only in 1931.

It's a shame the plating is in such lousy condition and there's a little bit of corrosion in places but I'm glad that I picked it up anyway and I'm happy that I found something a little different for a change.

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Great score, congratulations.
 
The E-Bay description called it "Antique Razor". Nickel Prewar Fat Handle Tech, better than the junk quality I wanted so I could do some DIY nickel plating, but for $7 + shipping, I got it anyway. It even came with a blade ...
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This is the first vintage razor ever that didn't have soap scum or crud on it. The blade looks unused via 40x magnifying glass. No dings, no staining, it looks like the day it was made. I sanitized it with Scrubbing Bubbles, but it didn't even need any buffing or other clean-up.
After todays' shave, it will go into the Cohiba Cigar Box to join my other best-of-the-best collection.
 
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I just acquired this which I think is a 1914 single ring, in which case it is now my oldest razor. The case is nice but not the original I think and it has cleaned up nicely with just warm water, dish washing liquid and a soft toothbrush. Superficially it looks similar to my lovely Leresche #34 (I think) shown on the right, I wonder if they will shave the same - only one way to find out!
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Very nice razor and case. Thanks for sharing the photos. I received a 1910 single ring for Christmas and it looks very much the same except for a couple of differences. The serial number of mine is on the handle and and mine has different rings on the handle bottom. I'm guessing yours was made in the UK and mine in the US. My single ring shaves wonderfully. Good luck with yours.
 
Very nice razor and case. Thanks for sharing the photos. I received a 1910 single ring for Christmas and it looks very much the same except for a couple of differences. The serial number of mine is on the handle and and mine has different rings on the handle bottom. I'm guessing yours was made in the UK and mine in the US. My single ring shaves wonderfully. Good luck with yours.
Thank you, I suspect it is UK made. It is surprising how well they clean up with very little effort while still retaining a lovely patina. Now, by agreement with my wife, I have to sell one of my other razors so my modest collection remains modest.
 
Very nice razor and case. Thanks for sharing the photos. I received a 1910 single ring for Christmas and it looks very much the same except for a couple of differences. The serial number of mine is on the handle and and mine has different rings on the handle bottom. I'm guessing yours was made in the UK and mine in the US. My single ring shaves wonderfully. Good luck with yours.
The other way around. Pat.Nov.15.04 on the barrel is always US, serial on the barrel is always UK.

Adam
 

It's Hedley

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Happy new year to you as well. Finishing with (amongst others) an double ring.

P.S. You still have a couple of hours to order stuff online. Bought in 2019, delivery in 2020 isn't part of the sabbatical
Happy new year to you as well. Finishing with (amongst others) an double ring.

P.S. You still have a couple of hours to order stuff online. Bought in 2019, delivery in 2020 isn't part of the sabbatical
Yes Erik, the DR was a nice surprise after receiving a tip from another B&B member that it was up for sale.

As for still being able to order online before midnight for later delivery, you are quite the bad influence! Happy New Year!
 

KeenDogg

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Well, well, what to do before a year long sabbatical? Acquire a few razors to feed the itch, that's what. Just a few user grade Gillettes.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Hey, You got your DR! Looks good next to the NEW Deluxe! I'm still on the hunt for a DR. Had one slip past me last year. Maybe I'll get lucky in 2020! Very nice, Thomas.
 

ajkel64

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Very nice scores Gents, especially my Grail razor Thomas, a great way to finish the year.
Congratulations all round.
 
I don’t seem to be able to hold back when it comes to Anglosaxon Aristocrat sets - this morning sealed a deal on this one, let’s call it a Christmas present for myself :blush:

1st generation set in great condition inside and out - I seem to recall that this is a case/set combo made for the Australian market but I could be wrong.

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Wholly Batman that’s a Beauty!! Awesome haul & Congrats!
 

Northstonehill

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The E-Bay description called it "Antique Razor". Nickel Prewar Fat Handle Tech, better than the junk quality I wanted so I could do some DIY nickel plating, but for $7 + shipping, I got it anyway. It even came with a blade ...
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This is the first vintage razor ever that didn't have soap scum or crud on it. The blade looks unused via 40x magnifying glass. No dings, no staining, it looks like the day it was made. I sanitized it with Scrubbing Bubbles, but it didn't even need any buffing or other clean-up.
After todays' shave, it will go into the Cohiba Cigar Box to join my other best-of-the-best collection.
That it a nice razor! - I actually have never shaved with this particular Tech model, still on my to-do list!
 
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