05-24-2014, 09:38 PM
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For some time I knew I was outgrowing the Secretarial desk I was using to store my straights, DE, and other shaving gear.
So I found this nice size cabinet in the Martha Stewart Living collection.
It's a bit large ( about the size of a 6 burner stove) and measures 28 deep X 42 wide and 3 ft tall.
Four 2 inch deep drawers measure 24 X 36.
Two 3 3/4 inch deep drawers measure 17 X 24
Two 5 inch deep drawers measure 17 X 24
I lined all the drawers with deep green felt for the razors and stuff to lay on.
I love this thing as it's now so easy to lay your hands on whatever you want.
But I am planning on adding sliding trays to accommodate more razors.
But for now I can't believe the stuff I can pack into it.
So cool.

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 05-25-2014, 03:59 AM
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You must have quite a collection. I could probably fit all of my stuff in just that top drawer.

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 05-25-2014, 05:24 AM
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So... We'll get a sneak peek at the insides at some point I hope? I could really see that setup with an antique wash basin and pitcher set with a matching oval mirror on the wall. You could probable even split the top two drawers and plumb the antique wares if that suited your fancy. or perhaps add a minimalist stand for the wash basin to sit on to hide the waste line and use that same void for cw to a spigot if you wanted to preserve the drawers.

Great looking piece. As you can tell I'm inspired by it.

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 05-25-2014, 08:56 AM
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OK,, here is what I got into it after lining it with the felt.
This cabinet isn't in my house but in a room off my Studio. The lighting is bad there so the pics are a bit grainy.
You'll get the idea.
The first two drawers are the straights I use. Most restored but there are user grade in the left half of the second drawer. At the far left are all W&Bs to get restored. All the restored ones on on the far left column of the first drawer. 36 total.
These drawers hold approx 250.With more in sets in other photos. About 300 at the ready.
The next drawer hold most all models of Gems, Stars, Evereadys, Rolls, Shicks, etc.



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The next drawer is devoted to Gillettes.
One interesting piece besides the rings, FBs. etc. is what I think is the uncommon military set in the dark blue canvas. It's a Navy set. Army etc. is common but I haven't seen another like this one.
And I have both models of the Goodwills in boxed sets.

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Some of the vintage brushes,stands etc.
These aren't my rotation brushes ( 15 -20) that I use.

Also some sharpening devices the coolest which is the Allegro. Does two DE blades at a time, Hones one, strops the other all in two passes , both edges,,, or all 4! Clever to see it work.
And yes, an electric single edge that vibrates.


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full blade displays too and advertising. Several are not only in the orig. boxes but have the shipping boxes as well.

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 05-25-2014, 02:09 PM
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Some things I missed. Sets, and some other DEs showed up along with 15 straights. Now my row of W&B is complete.
The curved razors are interesting along with the round razor. Granted they're womens pieces but interesting to see with the rest of the collection.
The Griffon with the tin is a straight blade razor. Dated 1896 on the back. The tin has a brass plate that holds the blade and an insert for the end of the handle so you can Hone/strop the blade in a traditional way.
Shaves great.
And sitting there is a curved, rigid W&B curved DE blade. Stamped Wade & Butcher with the arrow and cross logo. Never saw one before.
I saw a tin go for $115 on line. And I saw a tin, the razor but in a box go for $795. Wow..... I paid $20 for my stuff.

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 05-25-2014, 03:16 PM
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An unbelievable collection. Congratulations. Number_one

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 05-25-2014, 05:41 PM
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You have an amazing collection and a beautiful cabinet.

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 05-25-2014, 06:13 PM
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  • geezer
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Great as always! Even your accumulation is 1st class!
Bye the way, the Griffon had two blade lengths; one was about 2mm longer than the usual for lather catchers of its era.
Good shavers too!
Keep us posted so we may enjoy your successes!
~Richard

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 05-25-2014, 06:21 PM
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Nice collection. Looks like you have every razor and brush that was every made.Biggrin You must been collecting for many years. Really like your brush stands.

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 05-25-2014, 06:27 PM
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  • ben74
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A M A Z I N G ! ! !

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 05-25-2014, 06:39 PM
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Now I know why prices on Ebay keeping going up.

Are you opening a museum? Very impressive thank you for sharing the pics.

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 05-25-2014, 10:30 PM
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Thanks guys.
I wish I did have every razor / brush as that's my goal!

My collection started about 4 yrs ago starting with a 1907 Gillette, an old coffee mug with a puck of Williams in it and a no name brush bought 25 yrs prior.
Who knew?

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 05-31-2014, 06:34 AM
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  • evnpar
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Wow, what a collection! I hope that you have a top notch security system. I think you could charge admission for tours. Thanks for sharing.

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 05-31-2014, 06:43 AM
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 06-04-2014, 01:33 PM
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My mind has been blown! What a collection!

My mind has been blown! What a collection!

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 06-07-2014, 05:20 AM
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wow,what a collection

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 06-07-2014, 01:10 PM
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  • OldDog23
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Ditzer set causing much knocking of the knees ! considerable pants-peeing taking place ! Smile

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 06-07-2014, 01:18 PM
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Hehe Hahaha Lol. Thanks!
I really don't think it has ever been used . Not a sign on any of them that would make me think so.
Which makes me wonder ...

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 06-08-2014, 08:51 AM
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They say a picture is worth a thousands words, but I think the pics in this thread add up to War and Peace. Amazing!

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 06-08-2014, 10:05 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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OH...MY...GOD!!!Heart

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