09-17-2014, 06:36 PM
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I just bought a Wade&Butcher safety razor (which i didn't know existed) and can't find much information on it. I would also like to know when they were made. I know the blades were proprietary but that's about it. It looks like this one. [Image: t0GBI4r.jpg]

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 09-17-2014, 07:11 PM
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Very nice, didn't know they made safety razors at all, all you see are vintage straights... Do you have a picture of the proprietary blade your mentioning?

Great share, thanks for expanding my view.

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 09-18-2014, 03:35 AM
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(09-17-2014, 07:11 PM)refles Wrote: Very nice, didn't know they made safety razors at all, all you see are vintage straights... Do you have a picture of the proprietary blade your mentioning?

Great share, thanks for expanding my view.
I can't find a pic of the blades but I've read they were thicker with square holes. I believe some have used a square hole punch & a shim with regular DE blades.

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 09-18-2014, 03:51 AM
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Found something over at another forum:
[Image: 54032d1292767118-recent-gillette-wade-bu...-07.53.jpg]
[Image: 54031d1292767118-recent-gillette-wade-bu...07.52e.jpg]

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 09-18-2014, 04:26 AM
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(09-18-2014, 03:51 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Found something over at another forum:
[Image: 54032d1292767118-recent-gillette-wade-bu...-07.53.jpg]
[Image: 54031d1292767118-recent-gillette-wade-bu...07.52e.jpg]

Wow, big difference.

Now I want some WB blades.

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 09-18-2014, 04:30 AM
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that blade looks serious, we're using surgical sharp instruments on our current DE's and besides the heavily curved appearance that blade is thick!!

maybe W&B tried to apply their own expertise to the safety market not just in razor but in blade, like a blade you can really resharpen (?).. very interesting indeed.

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 09-18-2014, 07:37 AM
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I found a some of NOS blades. [Image: UBCNRYF.jpg]
I was able to get a couple. Biggrin

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 09-18-2014, 07:47 AM
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Thanks for sharing. Didn't know that they made their own blades!!

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 09-18-2014, 08:21 AM
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Great post, thank you!
~Richard

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 09-18-2014, 08:28 AM
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This what I found so far. They were made in Jersey City after Dunham Duplex bought W&B out probably in the '50s or '60s. They are fairly rare from what I gather.

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 09-18-2014, 09:36 AM
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really made in Jersey City? that's really interesting then.. I would have thought it older than '50-'60 range and actually be in the UK.
Very cool.. this is sort of one of those one-off unique's that's really interesting to read about.

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 09-18-2014, 11:47 AM
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(09-18-2014, 09:36 AM)refles Wrote: really made in Jersey City? that's really interesting then.. I would have thought it older than '50-'60 range and actually be in the UK.
Very cool.. this is sort of one of those one-off unique's that's really interesting to read about.

I too would have thought early 1900s somewhere in the UK. Its a unique razor IMHO & the handle has a nice shape as well, the handle also happens to fit most other DE razors which is nice.

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