Friday, April 29, 2011

1940 Thick Handle Gillette Tech Safety Razor & Case
















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1940 Thick Handle Gillette Tech Safety Razor & Case 

  1940 Thick handle Gillette Tech three piece gold safety razor, uses regular double edge blades.
Gold Tech by Gillette Made in the 1940’s with the original case.
 
  This Tech case still snaps shuts, it has a blue liner and a black outside, the case does have "VERY
MINOR" wear as shown in the pictures.  The razor shines bright no brassing and no spots, no wear.
  This is a really nice set for you to shave with or for your collection.

  The case measures 2 3/8" by 3 7/8" and is 1 1/4" tall.  The razor and case are in GOOD+
Condition.  Also comes with three vintage razor blades.

  1940 Gillette, gold colored metal, three piece design, top blade holder has one threaded prong
(for handle), two bar shaped prongs in the middle, and one very small prong at each corner, bottom
blade holder has diamond shaped Gillette marking, Inside: "PAT. NOS. ON PACKAGE", underside:
"REG. U.S. PT. OFF." (Gillette diamond) "MADE IN U.S.A."


PRICE $55.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.60 CONTINENTAL USA

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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COST:  DEPENDS WHERE BUYER IS LOCATED.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:  I WILL NOT ALTER SELLING OR SHIPPING PRICE OR MARK AS A GIFT, I SHIP ONLY
PRIORITY MAIL OUTSIDE OF U.S.A.
INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.

Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

1920 GILLETTE TECH BALL END SAFETY RAZOR, NEW STYLE





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1920 GILLETTE TECH BALL END SAFETY RAZOR, NEW STYLE
IT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION;  YOU CAN
READ THE PATTENT NUMBERS WHICH INDICATE THE YEAR AS 1920;  ALSO ON THE HANDLE IT READS
"PAT.JAN. 13 1920"; UNDER THAT IT READS "OTHER PATENTS PENDING". THIS ONE'S THE REAL DEAL AND
OF COURSE BECOMING HARDER TO FIND!

PRICE $30.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.60 CONTINENTAL USA

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vintage 2 Diff. CHALLENGE DE Safety Razor Blade



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Vintage 2 Diff. CHALLENGE DE Safety Razor Blade 

PRICE $6.50   
SHIPPING $1.50 CONTINENTAL USA


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PAYPAL ONLY
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COST:  DEPENDS WHERE BUYER IS LOCATED.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:  I WILL NOT ALTER SELLING OR SHIPPING PRICE OR MARK AS A GIFT, I SHIP ONLY 
PRIORITY MAIL OUTSIDE OF U.S.A.
INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.

Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you 
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be 
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item 
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Vintage 1941 Gillette Ranger Tech Safety Razor in Original Box










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Vintage 1941 Gillette Ranger Tech Safety Razor in Original Box

Ranger Tech
Manufacturer: Gillette
Dates in Production: 1941 (no endcaps) & 1946 (with endcaps)
Type: DE, TTO
Weight: 1.92 oz/ 54g


Description:  Has a fine diamond texture on upper and lower handle, one horizontal smooth band just
above the TTO knob that is stamped "PAT. NOS. ON PKG.".  On the inside:  On the underside, top: 
"REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.  Underside, bottom:  "[Gillette Diamond Logo] MADE IN U.S.A."  No datecoding.

PRICE $95.00 OBO
SHIPPING $6.00 CONTINENTAL USA

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INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:  I WILL NOT ALTER SELLING OR SHIPPING PRICE OR MARK AS A GIFT, I SHIP ONLY 
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INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.

 
  Notes of Interest:  The Ranger Tech originally went into production for the holiday season in 1941;
however, production was canceled with the start of WWII.  Gillette went into wartime production 
of blades and 3 piece Techs for American troops.  When the war was over, Gillette resumed production 
of the TTO razors; but the Ranger had evolved into the Super Speed.
  
  The center bar is unnotched, and the 1941 was made with no end caps.  TTO (Twist To Open) type, 
band above the TTO knob has:  Pat. Nos. On Package.  Uses standard double edge blades.  Very good+ pre 
owned condition. 


 A not so usually seen razor, this vintage razor was conceived for joyous 1941 Christmas season for 
98 cents a box but prematurely aborted its less than a year production when the Word War II 
progressed with the involvement of America.  ( Gillette switched to the 3 piece design during the 
war, and resumed the one piece TTO design after the war which by then was renamed the Gillette 
Super Speed. )


  This is a mild to medium aggressive one piece TTO razor that feels great for fingery shavers, 
no tonnage of the fatboys, and even the slim adjustables. Though relatively lighter, it is pretty 
balanced.


  Although seemingly less abraiding than say a Goodfella chrome, this razor engages the stubbles 
pretty well and I can get away with minimal passes and yet achieving a downright BB shave ! 
I must have gotten like only one negligent chin nick from the daily shaves for the past 2 weeks I 
was using it.  I think it would be pretty awesome for newbie DE shavers!


  To clean the razor after the shave, release the TTO knob a little turn to unstress the razor blade 
into its native shape, and gush water along the head.


1941GilletteRangerTechSafetyRazorinOriginalBox


  























Friday, April 22, 2011

Vintage Burma-Shave Double Edge Razor Blade unopened and still wrapped inside.

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Vintage Burma-Shave Double Edge Razor Blade unopened and still wrapped inside.

  The razor blades measure approximately 1 3/4-inches by 1 inch and are in excellent condition.  You will receive two (2) unopened razor blades - had to open one for the picture. 
The razor blade packages are in excellent condition with no flaws.  The razor blades are from the Berma-Vita Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  This vintage Burma-Shave Double Edge Razor Blade would be a great addition to ones Burma Shave or vintage shaving collection

PRICE $10.00
SHIPPING $1.50 CONTINENTAL USA

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

VINTAGE GILLETTE EXTRA DOUBLE EDGE SAFETY RAZOR BLADE




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VINTAGE GILLETTE EXTRA DOUBLE EDGE SAFETY RAZOR BLADE
  
 Description VINTAGE GILLETTE EXTRA DOUBLE EDGE SAFETY RAZOR BLADE 
This item is a vintage GILLETTE BLEUE EXTRA double edge safety razor blade... 


Blade is in new but vintage condition... please refer to pictures for condition
This item has been encased in plastic so it is pristene. 
Location New York

PRICE $12.00 
SHIPPING $1.50 CONTINENTAL USA

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

1947 Gillette Super Speed Safety Razor with Original Case

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1947 Gillette Super Speed Safety Razor with Original Case

  Gillette Super Speed safety razor without a date code. Pre-1950. Twist to open, uses regular 
double edge blades. The razor is absolutly pristine no scratches, dings, rust etc.  The case is in
VERY GOOD+ condition with just the slightest wear, almost non existant.


  Gillette 1947 Super Speed DE safety razor.
It bears no date code, indicating that it is an early representation of the model, manufactured 
sometime between 1947 (when Gillette began manufacturing this design) and 1951 (when Gillette 
began printing date codes on this model).  TTO twist to open device operates smoothly.


  The razor is perfectly functional as a daily shaver and is in VERY GOOD+ to PRISTINE condition as is
the case.  The razor takes standard double edge blades and has been Sanitized with a germicide agent 
and is shave ready.


  Gillette razor is a 1947 with no date code and has the notched positioning bar, comes with the 
flat bottom case.  OK here is the break down of this beautiful razor it was made in the USA, it opens, 
and closes smoothly and is Nice, Bright, and Shiny, the razor has a 3" handle.
  
  This razor has no brassing and no spots.  I have to say this, the razor looks factory fresh 
and will make for a very nice collection item with the original case that is in VERY GOOD+ condition.
  Overall this is a very nice set for your collection or you can shave with it.  What a nice addition 
to your home.

PRICE $55.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.50 CONTINENTAL USA

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PAYPAL ONLY
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COST:  DEPENDS WHERE BUYER IS LOCATED.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:  I WILL NOT ALTER SELLING OR SHIPPING PRICE OR MARK AS A GIFT, I SHIP ONLY 
PRIORITY MAIL OUTSIDE OF U.S.A.
INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.



  1949GilletteSuperSpeedSafetyRazorwithOriginalCase

EVANS LITTLE SHAVER Safety Razor NM + Case





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EVANS LITTLE SHAVER Safety Razor NM + Case

  EVANS LITTLE SHAVER Safety RAZOR. Near Mint as it is hard to find anything wrong with this Razor.
Measures 1 1/2" long. Comes with Case that has Enamel Green Paint and is in Excellent condition, Box, 
5 Blades (not 2 as shown), and Razor. Overall condition is Near Mint.


  The razor was manufactured around 1935 by the Evans Case Company of North Attleboro, Massachusetts.
The Evans Little Shaver is a miniature cosmetic razor measuring about 2 cm x 4 cm. It is one 
of the smallest razors ever produced. Many people think it is a miniature or doll-house razor, 
or even a salesman's sample. But, it comes with blades that are as sharp as you would find 
on any other razor.


  The Miss Evans Little Shaver from the Evans Case Co. of North Attleboro, Massachusetts.
The razor head unscrews from the handle to remove and replace the blade. It fits neatly in its 
green colored case that looks like a compact design. Inside the case is the original paper insert 
telling how to use the razor properly and stating that it is ideal for; Bathroom, Dressing Room, 
Handbag or Travel plus 3 Evans Surgical Steel Blades in their original paper wrappers. The case 
slips into a small pouch and then into a box that reads; Evans; "Little Shaver."
Assembled, the razor measures about 1 1/2" in length. The case measures just over 1" by 2" 



COST $35.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.50 CONTINENTAL USA

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Monday, April 18, 2011

VINTAGE GEM Safety Razor w/ Original Box.








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VINTAGE GEM Safety Razor w/ Original Box.

  Razor is in good condition with normal imperfections. Box is in medium condition. 
No BLADES included. The razor gives a suprisingly close shave and is heavy in the hand. 
Overall good condition, perfect for any collector!

PRICE $35.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.50 CONTINENTAL USA

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Vintage 1927 Rolls Razor





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1927 Rolls Razor Complete with all items
This Vintage 1927 Rolls Razor is a rare razor, it is rare to find it in such complete condition with
its original presentation box and instructions booklet. This 6” long chrome razor has some very minor surface wear to the surface and red blade guard, from being used. There are no breaks or any pieces missing from this vintage 1927 razor. The cardboard box has done its job protecting this razor and does have wear to its surface and corners, also, the top is separated from the bottom.  



PRICE $25.00 OBO
SHIPPING $6.50 CONTINENTAL USA


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Items are in   VF or better  condition , as per Overstreet strict guidelines.  My grading can be explained by prior ebay buyers as one of the best! See Feedback.  I do combine won auction shipping cost. See my other  Auctions .


Rolls Razor Limited was a British company known for its manufacture of a sophisticated safety-razor and an "affordable" twin-tub washing machine.





The eponymous product was a sophisticated safety-razor which came in a metal box designed to allow the blade to be stropped against the lid and thus was not disposable, but unlike the straight razor it incorporated a safety guard and its size was closer to the early Gillette double blade disposable razor. The company wilted in the face of competition from the likes of Gillette.


The Rolls trademark, "The Whetter," was registered in the U.S. in 1950; the claimed first use was 1922. The U.S. patent for the method of attaching the blade to the handle was filed in 1925 and issued in 1930. The name "Rolls Razor (1927) Ltd." was used in advertising. The razor was still manufactured and sold until 1958 when the company was purchased by entrepreneur/corporate raider John Bloom who converted the factory from Rolls Razors to washing machines.


It seems that no one could bear to throw away a Rolls Razor. That must be why there are so many still around. Though not made by the Rolls-Royce company, the name was undoubtedly chosen to evoke the "Rolls" image of luxury and quality. The factory address was 255 Cricklewood Broadway, London, N.W. 2, with showrooms located at 197a, Regent St., London, W.1. A U.S. importer was Lee & Schiffer, East 44th St., New York City. By 1937 the U.S. distributor was Rolls Razor, Inc., 305 East 45th St., New York.


Rolls Razors, Ltd, made several models with variations based solely on casing material, finish and shape. The earliest models have a pebble-finish metal case. The nickel plated Imperial No. 2 is the most common along with the silver-plated Imperial which was packaged with a hard leatherette storage box. During World War II, the case was made all Aluminum. Older razors, pre-1930, do not have a Greek key pattern on the case. A gold-plated case was made before 1930, but is very rare. The two main shape variations were the “standard” Imperial which had a flat boxy shape with rounded corners and the Viscount which had a softer profile with shaped sides and rounded corners.


The case design evolved to a pattern of parallel zig-zag lines. Later razors have a 3-row Greek key design and with the "The Whetter" trademark near the end of the case. These cases measure 2-3/4 x 6 inches. The Viscount case design has a single Greek key row. The corners of the case are more rounded (about a 5/8-inch radius) than previous Rolls. The case dimensions are 2-7/8 x 6-1/4 inches.


By 1951 Rolls was also advertising the Viceroy Electric Dry shaver, or, the ad said, if you have "no electricity ... ask for the Viceroy non-electric mechanical dry shaver ... Press the lever and shave!" The mechanical version was operated by repeatedly squeezing a lever on the handle.


The Rolls Razor was successful enough that it had a similar British competitor, The Darwin, made by Darwins Ltd. (or Darwin, Ltd.; both spellings were used), Fitzwilliam Works, Sheffield, England. U.S. patents were filed in 1933 and issued in 1935. A British patent was issued in 1934. The Darwin case is longer and narrower than the Rolls. Darwin models include "Universal" and "De Luxe."




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