#1

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Toronto, Ont. Canada
(This post was last modified: 05-26-2016, 07:42 PM by Mickey Oberman.)
Where do I go to ask for help in locating a DE razor from the 1940's or, perhaps, earlier?
It belonged to my grandfather who died in 1945.

I do not have a lot of information.
#2

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Philadelphia, PA
http://damnfineshave.com/forum-safety-razors

probably wouldn't be a bad place to start.

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#3

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San Diego, Cal., USA
(05-26-2016, 07:40 PM)Mickey Oberman Wrote: Where do I go to ask for help in locating a DE razor from the 1940's or, perhaps, earlier?
It belonged to my grandfather who died in 1945.

I do not have a lot of information.

Mickey, do you have information and want the razor or do you have the razor and want information? I'm not sure. If you have the razor then could you please post a photograph of it? Thanks.

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#4
You could try perusing through Mr. Razor: http://mr-razor.com/Rasierer/Gillette%20Rasierer.htm

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#5

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Toronto, Ont. Canada
(This post was last modified: 09-26-2017, 03:07 AM by Mickey Oberman.)
Freddy,

My information is from the memory of a young child who was fascinated by his grandfather shaving.

I would like very much to be able to buy that razor which still lives in my memory.

Perhaps I can start here.

I think it was a two piece with a knurled handle. Double edge blade.  Razor was chrome colour.
It may have been Gillette.  He always used Gillette blades. Their little box was distinctive.

It had a unique feature that my grandfather used every day as he always took the blade out, wiped it and sharpened it by rubbing it inside a yarzeit (drinking) glass. He then put the blade down on the side of the sink and wiped the razor.
This is where that feature comes in. The razor had a small, round, flat magnet inlaid in the end of the handle. He always used that to pick up the blade.

I have never been able to locate such a razor.

I just looked at Celestino's suggestion. It is very comprehensive but lacks detailed descriptions.

I will wait to see if this post does anything. If not I will copy it to DFS as andrewjs18 suggests.

Thank you all,

Mickey

P.S. This is Haim Brudiu (Harry Brodie) (AKA Zadie Brodie) circa 1885 at 25 years old.
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#6
(This post was last modified: 05-27-2016, 12:18 AM by bakerbarber.)
It might be an Eclipse.

Only one I know of that has a magnet in the end of the handle.

Eclipse Red Ring.

http://www.bruceonshaving.com/2010/09/24...ing-razor/

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#7

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Toronto, Ont. Canada
(This post was last modified: 05-27-2016, 12:52 AM by Mickey Oberman.)
bakerbarber,

Thank you very much.

I do not remember any markings but that Eclipse looks very much the way my memory has preserved it.

Now the hunt begins.

Mickey

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#8
Good luck in your search! Hope your able to find what your after.

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#9

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San Diego, Cal., USA
All the best in this search, Mickey. Please let us know if you are successful.

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#10
Mickey,

Many of them did not have the designs on the cap. There are ones that have a plain cap like a Gillette.

Hope you find one!

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