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East Texas
(This post was last modified: 08-01-2016, 12:05 AM by 120inna55.)
I've never seen a handle like this on a Damaskeene, so I'm assuming it's substituted. The handle even appears to have been home-fabricated, albeit well done. The material feels like plastic. The "crack" is more like a seam.

I was going to just put my 1912 Star handle on it, but it doesn't fit. The thread stem on the Star is too large in diameter to fit.

This is the first of 2 Damaskeenes that I have ordered. I had intended to have one of them replated in rhodium, but it won't be this one. I only performed a little polishing with a polishing cloth to get these results. It arrived in really good condition. We will see how the other one arrives. At the very least, I'll have a stock handle out of it.

I know next to nothing about vintage SEs, but I am in love with my 1912 Star. I was told a Damaskeene is the next level. Please share anything you know about Damaskeenes in addition to this handle. Thanks!

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#2

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Philadelphia, PA
that looks like the handles that came on some of the old lather catchers.

let me see if I can find a picture...

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#3

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Philadelphia, PA
(This post was last modified: 08-01-2016, 12:19 AM by andrewjs18.)
here's one that's close to what yours looks like: http://coinsandmoreonline.com/index.php?...cts_id=315

this is also a popular wooden handle on the old lather catchers: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread....-Injector)

I had a very old lather catcher with a very fancy handle on it. I'm trying to find photos of it..

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#4

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East Texas
(08-01-2016, 12:05 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: that looks like the handles that came on some of the old lather catchers.

let me see if I can find a picture...

You're correct. I just did a google image search for lather catcher handles and found it. It hadn't occurred to me. So I assume the handle is certainly not plastic. Resin, I suppose?
#5

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East Texas
I can see the handle in this pic:

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#6

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Philadelphia, PA
(08-01-2016, 12:18 AM)120inna55 Wrote:
(08-01-2016, 12:05 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: that looks like the handles that came on some of the old lather catchers.

let me see if I can find a picture...

You're correct.  I just did a google image search for lather catcher handles and found it.  It hadn't occurred to me.  So I assume the handle is certainly not plastic.  Resin, I suppose?

I don't know that I ever seen a resin one. from the few I had, they were wooden, I believe.

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#7

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East Texas
I'm assuming, like my Rubberset 200-4, it's phenolic resin. Hence the yellowing (phenyl alcohol after UV light exposure.)

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East Texas
(This post was last modified: 08-01-2016, 12:25 AM by 120inna55.)
(08-01-2016, 12:05 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: ...I don't know that I ever seen a resin one.  from the few I had, they were wooden, I believe.
This handle is not wooden, for sure.  Here's a better pic I found that appears to be the same handle.  I do not own the image:

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it's a beautiful handle, nonetheless. enjoy it!

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#10

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East Texas
(08-01-2016, 12:25 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: it's a beautiful handle, nonetheless. enjoy it!

I may keep it. But, I'd like to have a stock handle on it to take it for it's first spin. I'm just weird that way. I want to experience it as close to the way the manufacturer intended at least the first go 'round.

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