Saturday, December 22, 2012

1946-1978 Stahly Live-Blade Razor All Original

1946-1978 Stahly Live-Blade Razor All Original
RICHARDS RAZORS;  MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!

 
This great vintage 1946-1978 Stahly Live-Blade Razor is in excellent
condition, all parts are clean and working. This item comes with the
Original plastic case and the Original box of purchase both of which are in
excellent condition with an absolute minimum of wear. The razor itself is
clean with no pitting or plate loss. This great item even comes with the
original warranty card, which has not been filled out and is in excellent
condition.
 
  The Stahly Live-Blade razor was among the first DE razors to vibrate the
head, reducing the blade's tendency to catch on dry spots, and skin
irregularities. Several Stahly razor models were marketed from 1946 until
the 1970s.[2] The idea (then as now) was to reduce irritation and provide a
smoother shave. The bottom of the razor contained a watch-type torsion spring
that the user wound up immediately prior to shaving. The spring powered a
small eccentric crankshaft that caused the head to vibrate. It would vibrate
for about three minutes between windings At about 3000 oscillations
("sliding side-strokes") per minute (a 1954 advertisement claims 6,000
vibrations per minute, though it may be that instead of counting a single
oscillation, advertising copywriters counted each movement of the head).

  The razor takes standard (modern) DE blades. The internal mechanical
components create an odd balance to the razor; the head feels very light
compared to the base, which is much heavier. Therefore, the razor is
balanced essentially opposite to a standard DE razor. Because most of the
weight is in the palm, the user may elect to grip the razor differently.

  Early models of the razor were available in a presentation case. A clear
plastic upright box case was also available by 1947.
A wood-type upright case is shown in early (1946) advertisements. Original
models were chrome, gold plate, or black with gold plated accents. Later(?)
models were also available in a brown bullet-shaped leatherette presentation
case. Late models were also made from aluminum. There were women's models
that are pink and chrome (the pink is a special surface painted on the
handle).  Manufacturer: Stahly, Inc.

  Originally at 406 Columbia Street, South Bend, Indiana; by 1954, a division
of Geuder, Paeschke & Frey Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company ceased
operations in 1978.[1]

Dates in Production: 1946-1978
Type: DE
Weight: 175-g
Height: 92-mm

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PRICE $125.00 OBO
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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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