04-21-2013, 08:29 AM
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From France I have received this razor, complete with case and razor boxes. Just about as well worn as any other razor set I've seen. I can barely make out the stylishly embossed name on the inside of the case "Atlantic" or "Atlantis". This razor shaves like a dream: as in a very good dream!Smile I've posted a similar thread on another forum. Open comb on one side, closed safety bar on the other. Uses standard DE blades. Either side is smooth and aggressive at the same time. The original plating on the handle is in good condition, while the plating on the lower and upper plates of the head is badly worn. I'm just wondering if any of you guys can shed any light on the origin and history of this old lad. I'd say the concept of the hybrid razor pre-dates the IKON by about 80 years or so.Wink

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 04-21-2013, 10:16 AM
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Very neat razor Gary. I can't help you with the history if this razor, but it sounds like a great shaver!

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 04-21-2013, 10:31 AM
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  • ojinsa
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I can't help either, but it is an interesting looking razor. I know that Alex is very knowledgeable about razor identification and history, and I'm sure Alex or another historian will read this post before too long.

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 04-21-2013, 10:47 AM
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  • Harvey
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Very nice....good candidate for a head replate and massive duplication for each of us....Also from France came the Gibbs Plus/Minus..(2 different blade exposures on the same bottom plate) ...they were and still are great innovators (the French)..when you tire of this razor send to me for safekeeping in my Shave Cave where I stock at least one of every razor ever made . Wade@Butcher from Germany had a similar razor I once saw on Razor Emporium,s site.

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 04-21-2013, 12:45 PM
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Wow, Gary, that is a sweet-looking razor!
Good luck in finding some history on it.

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 04-21-2013, 02:29 PM
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OK guys, I found it right here on TSN. Here's the thread: http://shavenook.com/thread-off-beat-raz...ht=gladweg

There's even a post by Greg, maker of IKON razors. He posted a photo of a beautiful example of my old beat up razor.

This makes me very happy. Now I will consider a complete revamp of my razor, the blade boxes, and the case.

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 04-22-2013, 01:03 AM
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The handle looks very much alike the handle of my "Somefa" slant razor: http://shavenook.com/thread-the-shave-no...#pid205782

I believe that these German safety razors were sold under several Solingen brands....

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 04-22-2013, 03:05 AM
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  • ben74
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Congratulations on a rare find!

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 05-07-2013, 10:18 PM
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Here's that razor:

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 05-08-2013, 01:50 AM
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What a lovely restore! Heart

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 05-10-2013, 08:54 AM
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A unique beauty! rad alert!

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 05-10-2013, 09:39 AM
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Very nice!

Jeff

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 05-12-2013, 11:51 PM
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(04-21-2013, 08:29 AM)brothers Wrote: From France I have received this razor, complete with case and razor boxes. Just about as well worn as any other razor set I've seen. I can barely make out the stylishly embossed name on the inside of the case "Atlantic" or "Atlantis". This razor shaves like a dream: as in a very good dream!Smile I've posted a similar thread on another forum. Open comb on one side, closed safety bar on the other. Uses standard DE blades. Either side is smooth and aggressive at the same time. The original plating on the handle is in good condition, while the plating on the lower and upper plates of the head is badly worn. I'm just wondering if any of you guys can shed any light on the origin and history of this old lad. I'd say the concept of the hybrid razor pre-dates the IKON by about 80 years or so.Wink

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Erickson Screw Machine Products Co. Inc. Brooklyn NY. 1930 razor. They also made electric shavers.

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 05-13-2013, 03:08 AM
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Wow Alex. Thanks a million for this information. Can you please post or PM any link or other reference material so I can check it out? Did they have a name and/or brand name for this razor, maybe some patent filings?

PS, I shaved with this razor again yesterday. It's quite a good shaver.

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 05-14-2013, 01:18 PM
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(05-13-2013, 03:08 AM)brothers Wrote: Wow Alex. Thanks a million for this information. Can you please post or PM any link or other reference material so I can check it out? Did they have a name and/or brand name for this razor, maybe some patent filings?

PS, I shaved with this razor again yesterday. It's quite a good shaver.

Gary,
You might find this interesting.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread....ost5102438

I forgot to mention that Erickson Screw Machine Co. had very little to do with this razor other than ordering it from Germany in that package and putting their name on it.

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 05-14-2013, 02:38 PM
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It does provide a superb shave. Thanks for this posting.

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 05-14-2013, 06:19 PM
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(05-14-2013, 02:38 PM)brothers Wrote: It does provide a superb shave. Thanks for this posting.

Gary,
It not only is the review but speculates on where it came from and all the companies that used this head if you follow some of the links after the review.
Gary

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 05-14-2013, 06:35 PM
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I haven't done that as of yet, but I am looking forward to reading all about it.

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