Monday, February 25, 2013

1953 GEM Featherweight Model 238 Razor in BOX


1953 GEM Featherweight Model 238 Razor in BOX
RICHARDS RAZORS;  MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!

  This Featherweight is in great condition. No plate loss, rust, or pitting 
anywhere. Handle is also in great condition. There is no scratching on cap. 
The box of purchase shows some minor wear but all in all is in very good 
condition.  Gem Featherweight single edge safety razor silver colored with 
ivory colored plastic handle. Flip open top, marked Gem Razor inside. Has 'G' 
in circle on handle. Gem was made by American Safety Razor Corp., Brooklyn, 
NY.

  This is a good example of a GEM "Featherweight" type single edge safety 
razor. The Featherweight is believed to have been introduced in 1953. 
According to Waits Compendium the last of the GEM SE razors was the GEM Push Button razor 
of the 1950's. Many people swear by single edge razors, and the blades are 
still readily available.  Also included is collectible GLO single edge blade,
and the Original Instructions.

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PRICE $45.00 OBO
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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.







HISTORY:
  The American Safety Razor Company, founded in the early 20th century (1906)
by a merging of the Gem Safety Razor Co. and Ever-Ready, has been the
principal competitor to Gillette for a century and more. At various times,
incarnations of the ASR have produced PAL, GEM, and Bump-Fighter razors and
the Treet, PAL, and Personna brands of blades. They currently own the
Bond-America Israel Blades, Inc. company as well, that manufactures some of
the Personna-branded DE blades. The company produces a wide range of blades
and cutting tools.

  The Kampfe brothers, who patented the first safety razor in the US,
formed a manufacturing company in 1875. They make the "Star" razor. It was
the first safety razor made in the United States. The Star Razor's
revolutionary design won national and international awards for design and
craftsmanship. In 1898, after working for the Kampfe Brothers for 23 years,
an employee, Jerry Reichard, left to form the Gem Cutlery company, later
renamed the Gem Safety Razor Company. Its first product, the Gem Safety Razor,
borrowed heavily from the Star Razor in design but soon outpaced the Star
and became one of the world's most famous razor and blades ever made.

  Reichard, the founder of Gem left again to form the Yankee company, which
was soon renamed the Ever-Ready Company. Ever-Ready and Gem quickly re-merged
as the American Safety Razor Company, in 1906. In 1919, they absorbed the Star
brand as well. The company purchased the PAL blade company in 1953. Philip
Morris purchased the company in 1960. Philip Morris purchased Burma-Vita
company (makers of Burma-Shave) in 1968. ASR bought the Burma-Shave brand
from Philip Morris in 1979, after a management buyout of ASR from Philip
Morris in 1976.

























































                       









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