Monday, August 20, 2012

1930s GILLETTE AUTO-STROP RAZOR, CIGAR CUTTER, UTILITY KNIFE


1930s GILLETTE AUTO-STROP RAZOR, CIGAR CUTTER, UTILITY KNIFE
RICHARDS RAZORS; MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!

THIS VINTAGE UTILITY KNIFE WAS MADE IN THE EARLY 1930's BY THE GILLETTE AUTO-STROP RAZOR COMPANY
OF MONTREAL CANADA, AS IS IMPRINTED ON ONE SIDE OF THE BLADE HOLDER. THE OTHER SIDE STATES
"VALET AUTO-STROP RAZOR UTILITY KNIFE."

THE HOLDER AND BLADE PIVOT TO THE INSIDE OF A THIN CASE WHICH IS NICKEL-PLATED BRASS. THIS
CUTTER COULD BE USED AS A POCKET SHAVER IN A PINCH, NO WORSE THAN A STRAIGHT RAZOR WITH A REPLACABLE
BLADE. OBVIOUSLY THERE AREN'T MANY OF THESE LEFT, SO DON'T LET THIS ONE GET AWAY.

ALSO THERE IS A HOLE IN THE CASE WHICH ALLOWS THE BLADE TO BE USED AS A CIGAR CUTTER.
THE HOLDER CONTAINS A NOS VALET BLADE WHICH I PUT IN IT. ALSO INCLUDED IS THE LOOSE BLADE IN THE
PICTURES, IT IS THE BLADE THAT WAS IN IT WHEN I GOT IT. THE OPEN LENGTH IS ABOUT 4 1/4". THESE
ITEMS WERE MADE AFTER 1931 when Henry J. Gaisman (Auto Stop) succeeds tainted management after
financial scandals. Stock falls below $5.00 King Camp Gillette resigns as President. 1932 Death
of King Camp Gillette on July 9, 1932
CLOSED, IT MEASURES2 1/2" X 13/16". IT IS IN GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION AS CAN BE SEEN IN THE
PICTURES.

RICHARDS RAZORS; MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!
PRICE $45.00 OBO
SHIPPING $5.60 CONTINENTAL USA







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
USPS MAIL OUTSIDE OF U.S.A.
INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.
ALL SALES FINAL.
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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