07-24-2015, 06:32 AM
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Got it from eBay, came with a white bakelite box.
Seems previously had white paint on the razor but faded.
The seller said it produced at 1960s.
Anyone has other information about it?

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 07-24-2015, 09:02 AM
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  • Harvey
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Excellent razor...it is just a Merkur Progress...nothing unusual...just remember to line up the triangle and top plate notch on the same side.

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 07-24-2015, 09:15 AM
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I have no idea how to even go about dating a progress. I will say nice find,and congratulations. The progress is one of 2 razors out of maybe 15-16 that I will never sell or trade. Not too aggressive,but aggressive enough to shave my woolly mammoth beard with zero problems.

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 07-24-2015, 09:37 AM
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Not to rain on your parade - because it is a lovely razor - but wouldn't a Merkur made before 1990 be marked with West Germany? Although there is some indications (but no citations) that the differentiation between West Germany and GDR on manufactured goods only started in 1973.

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 07-24-2015, 11:12 AM
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1960's is probably right. More telling than the country name is the Merkur logo on the underside of the base plate. Earlier versions of the razor are un-circled, like this one.

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