Friday, January 11, 2013

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 in 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.  On the bottom of the razor there is 
small X which cannot be seen in the pictures.  As always please be sure to 
look at the pictures as they are part of the description. 
  
  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. 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 $145.00 OBO
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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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