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Single Edge Razor Acquisition Thread.

Latest acquisition. I own a few lather catchers made by D.R.G.M. so when I saw this, I had to get it. Everything appears to be in immaculate condition.





 
Just your basic Micromatic but I've wanted one for a while and h0they aren't so easy to get in Europe (for a reasonable price anyway), I'm a big fan of 1912s but this was on another level, wonderful razor so amazingly well designed.





 
British made A1 Auto Strop set. It is an imported set sold originally in Austria. Looks to be a 1907 based upon the patent and serial number.

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British made A1 Auto Strop set. It is an imported set sold originally in Austria. Looks to be a 1907 based upon the patent and serial number.

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VERY Nice!!! I just picked up one as well. I think mine is also British made -- bottom of box has 21 Shillings price -- and the blade holder has USA and London on it, and finally, the handle serial number starts with a letter. Does that sound right? Here's mine (arrived a few days ago):
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VERY Nice!!! I just picked up one as well. I think mine is also British made -- bottom of box has 21 Shillings price -- and the blade holder has USA and London on it, and finally, the handle serial number starts with a letter. Does that sound right? Here's mine (arrived a few days ago):
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It will say British patent and the appropriate British patent numbers in the razor head under the rollers if it is British made, if not then it will have the equivalent American information. You can see on my pictures the patent info that shows it is British made. I don't know of any serial numbers that start with a letter possible you are misreading it?
 
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It will say British patent and the appropriate British patent numbers in the razor head under the rollers if it is British made, if not then it will have the equivalent American information. You can see on my pictures the patent info that shows it is British made. I don't know of any serial numbers that start with a letter possible you are misreading it?
Hmmm, I've got a serial number (or some kind of number around the bottom of the handle)....but I see what you mean on your pictures where the serial number is on the rollers. I'll check it out and take up-close pics of what I find. Thanks!!!
 
Hmmm, I've got a serial number (or some kind of number around the bottom of the handle)....but I see what you mean on your pictures where the serial number is on the rollers. I'll check it out and take up-close pics of what I find. Thanks!!!
This is the best information I have on the serial numbers.
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Mine has a 1907 date on it and serial number that starts in 31 so I can say based on this that I have 1907. Depending on what yours reads you either have one of the following. If no 1907 date then 1904 to 1907 regardless of the serial. If it has the 1907 date and a serial lower than 3528xx then it is a 1907 and if high that that serial then a 1908 - 1912.
 
This is the best information I have on the serial numbers.
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Mine has a 1907 date on it and serial number that starts in 31 so I can say based on this that I have 1907. Depending on what yours reads you either have one of the following. If no 1907 date then 1904 to 1907 regardless of the serial. If it has the 1907 date and a serial lower than 3528xx then it is a 1907 and if high that that serial then a 1908 - 1912.
Very helpful, thanks!!!
 
This is the best information I have on the serial numbers.
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Mine has a 1907 date on it and serial number that starts in 31 so I can say based on this that I have 1907. Depending on what yours reads you either have one of the following. If no 1907 date then 1904 to 1907 regardless of the serial. If it has the 1907 date and a serial lower than 3528xx then it is a 1907 and if high that that serial then a 1908 - 1912.
So I took a pic of the serial number on the handle....to my eyes, it looks like it starts with an E. Then I took a pic of the patent numbers on the rollers, and on another forum a member had those same two patent numbers on a clearly marked british razor, so I'm really leaning Brit now. Was wondering what you thought?
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