12-30-2013, 08:47 AM
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A few years ago I snapped up one of these, complete with instruction booklet. For posterity, I thought it good to see what people back in the day got when they purchased this excellent razor.

The case. Unfortunately the back was chipped a bit. But I did get an unused blade from the era (the older, thick blades.)
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This was the razor before cleaning. An old blade was still inside the razor.
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The instruction booklet.
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Even back almost 100 years ago, they included advertisements to sell you their own shaving products. Not sure how successful these were - I don't think I've ever seen them on Ebay or Etsy.
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Razor restored after a brief experience with Scrubbing Bubbles and a toothbrush.
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 12-30-2013, 09:41 AM
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I have one of those... beautiful razor, even she wasn't nice to me when I first tried her. However, I used her today - having used a GEM 1912 and a GEM Micromatic the last two weeks - and she behaved. Makes me think I had a dud blade in it Undecided

Picture heavy thread, with a bit of background on how she ended up in my care.
My "how do I put a blade in this thing?"-thread, with more pictures.
The action report thread, which probably needs updating after this week Tongue

What I don't have is the booklet.. would it be possible for you to scan it? I would really appreciate it Smile

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 12-31-2013, 09:37 AM
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That definitely is a fine looking shaver! Smile

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 12-31-2013, 11:28 AM
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  • savagejoerude
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Looks great. How does she shave?.... Let us know please!!!

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 12-31-2013, 10:12 PM
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First paperwork I've seen for it. Thanks. I agree, a scan would be good if you can pull it off.

I like that part of the manual that says not to let the top snap shut. Just how is one supposed to do that!? It's like a trap... it snaps shut. They built it to snap shut.

That's a nice looking razor. The '14 is a keeper.

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 12-31-2013, 11:20 PM
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(12-31-2013, 09:37 AM)celestino Wrote: That definitely is a fine looking shaver! Smile
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Very nice restoration



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 01-01-2014, 12:34 AM
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(12-31-2013, 10:12 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: First paperwork I've seen for it. Thanks. I agree, a scan would be good if you can pull it off.

I like that part of the manual that says not to let the top snap shut. Just how is one supposed to do that!? It's like a trap... it snaps shut. They built it to snap shut.

That's a nice looking razor. The '14 is a keeper.

It's a great razor, second only to the 1912. I'll try to scan the instruction booklet when I get to work on Monday.

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 01-01-2014, 11:40 PM
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She is a nice specimen for sure. Congrats on acquiring such a pretty one. The 1914 is the smoothest and most effective SE in my arsenal. The Streamline, 1912, early Damaskeene are all close seconds. Let us not forget the wonderful micromatic family of Gems.

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 01-02-2014, 03:38 AM
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Very nice razor indeed....
In this year we can note this centennials:
Beginning of WW1,assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo and birth of ER 1914 aka LLC...

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 02-12-2014, 07:04 PM
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Proper booklet scans incoming.

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 02-12-2014, 09:23 PM
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Thanx!

Do you mind if I share these on a strictly SE forum for other SE razor users?

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 02-12-2014, 10:06 PM
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(02-12-2014, 09:23 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Thanx!

Do you mind if I share these on a strictly SE forum for other SE razor users?

Not at all, Brian!

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