The 1911 Rib Back Gem Jr.
This week I would like to take a look at and discuss a very beautiful version of the Gem Jr.
I was not able to find much in the way of information about these razors but I can say it is one of my favorite razors and it is very easy on the look at.
The Gem Junior Bar Traveler Lather catcher U.S.A. 1911 Rib back Gem Cutlery Co. New York American patent No. 657010 28 Aug 1900 filed 29 Dec 1899. American patent No. 686143 5 Nov 1901 filed 6 Jun 1901. Both patents August W. Scheuber, New York, NY assigned to Mary Zinn, New York, NY
The Frame is an open Guard - fixed, pierced G and curly pattern. The Locking system is a push button, bar across top of blade type. This razor used single edge blades which can still be found today.
While I was tooling around looking for more information about this awesome razor I came across this short video on how to load a lather catcher type razor so I decided to toss it as an extra this week.
Any and all information about this razor is more than welcomed.
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