#1

scentless shaver
Oakland, ME
Good morning all, at least it is a good morning where I am! Good day or evening, depending where you are!

I just came across the following article and wanted to share it with you good folks.  It is both a look at the founder of ATT razors and King Camp Gillette, as well as the fine art and science of precision engineering.

Here is the link: Occupy Your Bathroom

Hope you find it informative and enjoyable!

[Warning:  this may lead to an acquisition disorder onset!

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- Eric. What, am I done shaving already? Nuts, now I gotta wait again...
#2

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
Eric, I had read this article once before but enjoyed reading it again.

One point that struck me was how many cartridges are thrown into landfills.  I have a small blade bank in my bathroom medicine cabinet (cost, $1.00).  I have had it for at least six years.  Discounting when I am out of town, on average I use a DE, SE, or Injector blade for seven days and have traditional wet shaves, again on average, about 45 weeks a year.  That little blade bank is just about full (though the Injector blade I finished using this morning still went in).  Therefore, there are something like 270 blades in that blade bank which is probably not much bigger than two or three multi blade cartridges.  Sometimes, old really is new again. Smile

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#3
Same as Freddy. I had already read the article, but it was nice doing it, again. Thanks for sharing. Shy

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Celestino
Love, Laughter & Shaving  Heart
#4
Good read, thanks for sharing!!

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#5

Member
Los Angeles
Does anyone know if there has been any changes to the design of the plates since 2012 when the first ones came out ? If I purchase a plate from 2012 is it the exact same thing as a plate from 2016?
#6

Vintage Razor Fan
Southwestern NY
(06-05-2016, 02:17 AM)Chemel Wrote: Does anyone know if there has been  any changes to the design of the plates since 2012 when the first ones came out ?  If I purchase a plate from 2012 is it the exact same thing as a plate from  2016?

I would just contact Stan at https://www.abovethetie.com/ and ask him.  He's really good at responding to questions and would be the best one to answer this one.  Good luck!

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-Rob
#7

Member
Los Angeles
Thanks, I will definitely ask him and see what he says. A local shave shop by my house has 2012 plats at a good price. I just wanted to make sure its the same plates as the once being sold now before I purchase them.
#8
ATT is awesome, they are the first modern razor company (that I know of) that designed their razors to eliminate blade alignment issues.
#9

Member
Los Angeles
ATT wrote back to me saying that the plates are exactly the same except for the date that's printed on the back.

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#10

Vintage Razor Fan
Southwestern NY
(06-06-2016, 09:15 PM)Chemel Wrote: ATT wrote back to me saying that the plates are exactly the same except for the date that's printed on the back.

That's great that they responded. Now go get those 2012's! Happy Good luck!

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-Rob


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