01-09-2015, 06:40 AM
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Hello gents,

I have a question for you. I've been on vacation since December 22nd and that has given me a lot of play time. Visiting some antique shops I came across a NEW. Though I dont shave with them I love the looks, cleaning them up, and passing them on to good homes.

The one I have below was jet black and nasty when I found it. After a scrubbing bubbles soak, scrub, and some Flitz polish it turned into this beauty. I have only ever seen these in gold and was wondering if they were also manufactured in silver? Did I get lucky or is this someones re-plate? Couple of spots on the top cap but other than that shes beautiful! Was going to pass it on but may just keep it. Cant stop looking at it lol. Pics dont do it justice and plan on a little more polishing.

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 01-09-2015, 07:11 AM
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I'm no razor historian, but I do think they made this razor in a silver color. Not sure how many or for how long.

There are also a lot of replates floating around, but I wouldn't expect to find one all dirtied up and available at an antique store in the wild; anyone who took the time and trouble to get one replated would probably still be shaving with it.

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 01-09-2015, 07:23 AM
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(01-09-2015, 07:11 AM)kingfisher Wrote: I'm no razor historian, but I do think they made this razor in a silver color. Not sure how many or for how long.

There are also a lot of replates floating around, but I wouldn't expect to find one all dirtied up and available at an antique store in the wild; anyone who took the time and trouble to get one replated would probably still be shaving with it.

That was my thoughts exactly. The only way I could see a re-plate at an antique store was if it was obtained in an estate sale. Even if that were the case I dont think it would be as tarnished and dirty as it was.

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 01-09-2015, 08:01 AM
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I more jealous about the "off" since 12/22.Biggrin

That's a keeper Freddie.

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 01-09-2015, 08:07 AM
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(01-09-2015, 08:01 AM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote: I more jealous about the "off" since 12/22.Biggrin

That's a keeper Freddie.

Lol sadly its coming to an end. Back to work on Monday. Sad

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 01-09-2015, 10:26 AM
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To find out if this was nickel or silver a member of another forum told me about the baking soda/aluminum foil cleaning method. If its nickel no tarnish will be removed. If silver, it will become spotless after several cleanings. After 2 cleanings almost all the tarnish has been removed from the knurling and a few other places. I think its safe to say its silver! Biggrin

I'll give it a more cleanings and place it in my den! I'll post a couple more pics shortly.

Still a hint of doubt on silver or not but either way i'm happy with it.

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 01-09-2015, 08:49 PM
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Congratulations on the acquisition, Freddie! Smile

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 01-10-2015, 04:13 AM
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I've transitioned to straights but the NEW is one of the very few DEs I've kept and continue to enjoy.

That's a great find! Congrats!

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 01-10-2015, 04:48 AM
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Thanks guys. I was told by another person that if I wanted to make 100% sure it was actual silver I could use bleach. The bleach will cause silver to tarnish quickly. I placed a spot on the top cap, bottom plate, and butt of handle and it turned in seconds! I rinsed it off quickly took a pick and buffed it back out. Will definitely hang on to this one! Biggrin

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 01-13-2015, 07:41 AM
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(01-09-2015, 06:40 AM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Hello gents,

I have a question for you. I've been on vacation since December 22nd and that has given me a lot of play time. Visiting some antique shops I came across a NEW. Though I dont shave with them I love the looks, cleaning them up, and passing them on to good homes.

The one I have below was jet black and nasty when I found it. After a scrubbing bubbles soak, scrub, and some Flitz polish it turned into this beauty. I have only ever seen these in gold and was wondering if they were also manufactured in silver? Did I get lucky or is this someones re-plate? Couple of spots on the top cap but other than that shes beautiful! Was going to pass it on but may just keep it. Cant stop looking at it lol. Pics dont do it justice and plan on a little more polishing.

That's one good looking razor! Any chance you have a "before" picture as well?

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 01-13-2015, 09:09 AM
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I wish I did. When I found it I figured it would just be another one with the plating wore off etc. due to the amount of tarnish and gunk. Imagine my surprise!

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 01-14-2015, 09:04 PM
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Congratulations Freddie - that's a stunner silver New. No doubt it is silver. A nickle plate would clean up just from heated water, but the crevices of the knurling got cleaned - to me that points to silver. Looks gorgeous dude!

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 01-15-2015, 09:29 AM
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Thanks David. Now I've really got the bug and want to see what else I can find lol. Off vacation so dont have that much free time anymore.

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