09-16-2015, 05:37 AM
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Newbie here.....
Found this razor in my dad's stuff. Dad has been gone 8 years now and I believe this may of been HIS dad's razor as it might be from the 1930's? How would I clean it up? Not to use....but to preserve it.[Image: kJ63BWn.jpg]

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 09-16-2015, 05:50 AM
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Gillette Old Type, need to see a bit more to guess at the year, the Old Type was made until 1929 or so I think.

Start with an old toothbrush and Scrubbin' Bubbles to clean it up

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 09-16-2015, 06:15 AM
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(09-16-2015, 05:50 AM)garyg Wrote: Gillette Old Type, need to see a bit more to guess at the year, the Old Type was made until 1929 or so I think.

Start with an old toothbrush and Scrubbin' Bubbles to clean it up

Thanks, Sorry about the crap picture...It was a pic sent to me by my sister who found it. I will have the razor in hand very soon.

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 09-16-2015, 06:19 AM
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You should be able to clean and use that Old Type. They are fine shavers. Congratulations.
Maas, or simple hand soap with a toothbrush and a bit of scrubbing should get it cleaned up. Shy

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 09-16-2015, 06:22 AM
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(09-16-2015, 06:19 AM)celestino Wrote: You should be able to clean and use that Old Type. They are fine shavers. Congratulations.
Maas, or simple hand soap with a  toothbrush and a bit of scrubbing should get it cleaned up. Shy

Love those razors, congratulations.  That should clean up good enough to shave with it.  Just take your time and follow the above mentioned advice.

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 09-16-2015, 07:16 AM
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(09-16-2015, 06:22 AM)hrfdez Wrote:
(09-16-2015, 06:19 AM)celestino Wrote: You should be able to clean and use that Old Type. They are fine shavers. Congratulations.
Maas, or simple hand soap with a  toothbrush and a bit of scrubbing should get it cleaned up. Shy

Love those razors, congratulations.  That should clean up good enough to shave with it.  Just take your time and follow the abovery mentioned advice.

Thanks.....is this razor from the 20's or the 30's?

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 09-16-2015, 07:23 AM
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(09-16-2015, 07:16 AM)Paul6506 Wrote:
(09-16-2015, 06:22 AM)hrfdez Wrote:
(09-16-2015, 06:19 AM)celestino Wrote: You should be able to clean and use that Old Type. They are fine shavers. Congratulations.
Maas, or simple hand soap with a  toothbrush and a bit of scrubbing should get it cleaned up. Shy

Love those razors, congratulations.  That should clean up good enough to shave with it.  Just take your time and follow the abovery mentioned advice.

Thanks.....is this razor from the 20's or the 30's?

No later than 1929, could be from as early as 1910 if the case is correct, in my opinion.  Once you get ahold of it a serial number may help narrow the year

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 09-16-2015, 07:35 AM
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A decent photo of the underside of the head (and underside of the cap) should help clear things up real fast. AFAIR the earliest didn't carry a serial number.

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 09-16-2015, 09:18 AM
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Thanks All.... I will post better pics when I have it in hand. Must of originally belonged to my Grandfather. Smile

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 09-16-2015, 12:57 PM
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On some, such as one I have, the serial number is on top of the comb cap ..

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