Friday, July 8, 2011

1930 Segal Automatic Safety Razor w Blade




















RICHARDS RAZORS
1930 Segal Automatic Safety Razor w Blade

  Segal bright chrome safety razor this is a great safety razor that reads Segal, in excellent condition.
Condition: The razor is clean and in very good cosmetic condition.  It is in excellent working order.
Was made by Segal Safety Razor Corp., 270 Broadway, New York, NY. Circa 1930's. Super nice condition.
The razor has excellent ballance and is hefty at 2.5 oz. The shave was excellent as the razor's
ballance makes it easy to control.  This comes with an unopened Segal razor blade.

  The Segal is an incredible design (not as practical as Gillette's, but still incredible). I also find
the Segal handles very, very beautiful.

  SEGAL Automatic Safety Razor. Invented by Hyman R. Segal, of New York, NY, was the SEGAL Automatic
Safety Razor. Mr. Segal applied for a US Patent on January 25, 1929, Serial No. 335,032.  His safety
razor US Patent was issued on July 28, 1931.  The difference in this razor is the way the cap is
released to replace the double-edge blade;  by turning the end of the handle in a clockwise turn,
the cap is raised on a shaft so that the blade could be changed.  By turning the end in a counter-
clockwise turn, the cap was lowered onto the comb-type guard.

  There are several patent numbers pressed into the base of the razor head;  the blades also had a
patent number.  At the time this item was manufactured--the early 1930's--Segal and Gillette were
suing and countersuing each other for patent violations as each company strove to capture the
safety razor market. You know now which one prevailed.

  If you're interested, you can read a little bit more about the Segal/ Gillette patent conflict in
the Time magazine archives:
/time/magazine/article/0,9171,740216,00.html
/time/magazine/article/0,9171,753005,00.html

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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.







 




 

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