12-02-2015, 08:56 AM
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I just ordered this Ever-Ready 1924. I wasn’t even looking for one but I came across it on eBay. I don’t think the seller knew what he had because he just called it an old Ever-Ready razor. I still was not interested.
I have a nice pristine ER 1912 and also a nice pristine ER 1914 which I love them both so I had no interest in the 1924. I don’t consider myself a collector but that 1924 kept calling me. It also seems to be in pristine condition and for just $25.00. So I decided I just had to have it for my “collection”.  What’s one more razor?  Pictures as soon as I get it.

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 12-02-2015, 09:10 AM
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Do you use them? I have a GEM 1912 and a Ever Ready 1914. I think I like the 1914 a bit better. Both are user grade though.

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 12-02-2015, 09:17 AM
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If it's in pristine condition then you got a good deal, great shavers!

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 12-02-2015, 09:44 AM
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(12-02-2015, 09:10 AM)lloydrm Wrote: Do you use them? I have a GEM 1912 and a Ever Ready 1914. I think I like the 1914 a bit better. Both are user grade though.

Yes I do use them. I too like the 1914 a bit more than the 1912. Both give a great shave.

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 12-02-2015, 11:35 AM
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The ER '24 is my go to razor anymore. It's butt ugly, but the resulting shave is a keeper. I'm at the point where I could easily pare down the razors in my cabinet to at most a handful and I wouldn't miss the rest. Will I? Not likely because every once in awhile I use one of the less used razors just for kicks.

Please let us know how you like the ER '24.

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 12-02-2015, 02:01 PM
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(12-02-2015, 11:35 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: The ER '24 is my go to razor anymore. It's butt ugly, but the resulting shave is a keeper. I'm at the point where I could easily pare down the razors in my cabinet to at most a handful and I wouldn't miss the rest. Will I? Not likely because every once in awhile I use one of the less used razors just for kicks.

Please let us know how you like the ER '24.

I can't wait to try it especially after what you just said. I will post my thoughts once I get it.

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 12-02-2015, 04:04 PM
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Gents can you please post pics of hr three razors mentioned above? Thank you

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 12-02-2015, 04:44 PM
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(12-02-2015, 04:04 PM)jr23 Wrote: Gents can you please post pics of hr three razors mentioned above? Thank you

Here is a picture of a 1914 first and a 1912.

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 12-02-2015, 04:51 PM
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(12-02-2015, 04:04 PM)jr23 Wrote: Gents can you please post pics of hr three razors mentioned above? Thank you

Let me point out to you that the 1912 has a thumb lever. The 1914 does not have a thumb lever but instead on the head is stamped "Lift Here". The 1924 is hinged in the front of the head instead of the back like most SE razors.  The 1914 is an aggressive razor.

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 12-02-2015, 06:19 PM
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Here's the 1924 - nice shaver but I always seem to forget its propensity to trap water inside.  Front hinge, rear flip tab ..

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 12-02-2015, 06:41 PM
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When looking for vintage razors I have good luck at Etsy.com. I got the 1924 on eBay but they have a lot more on Etsy.com.

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 12-02-2015, 06:48 PM
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(12-02-2015, 04:51 PM)shave/brush Wrote:
(12-02-2015, 04:04 PM)jr23 Wrote: Gents can you please post pics of hr three razors mentioned above? Thank you

Let me point out to you that the 1912 has a thumb lever. The 1914 does not have a thumb lever but instead on the head is stamped "Lift Here". The 1924 is hinged in the front of the head instead of the back like most SE razors.  The 1914 is an aggressive razor.

Thanks for the tip. I am assuming these are all high aggressiveness? Compared to bullet tip of G bar
Thanks Garyg- very interesting design

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 12-03-2015, 12:05 AM
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(12-02-2015, 06:19 PM)garyg Wrote: Here's the 1924 - nice shaver but I always seem to forget its propensity to trap water inside.  Front hinge, rear flip tab .

It does do that. However, all it takes is a little extra shake after rinsing to clear it.

After a few shaves it becomes automatic. 

--Bob

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 12-03-2015, 12:32 AM
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The 1924 is a really good razor , provided one does not rush the shave. I have one which I recently fitted with a S/S handle , makes it look quite modern. I find that it shaves better ,when I use a 1/2 spine shim.

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 12-03-2015, 04:01 AM
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That's a nice idea, MPF9ret. The result was very pretty. Smile

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 12-03-2015, 06:35 AM
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(12-03-2015, 12:32 AM)MPF9ret Wrote: The 1924 is a really good razor , provided one does not rush the shave. I have one which I recently fitted with a S/S handle , makes it look quite modern. I find that it shaves better ,when I use a 1/2 spine shim.

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How do you do the handle and shim?

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 12-03-2015, 08:40 AM
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i use M5 x 8mm set screw, which fits head of 1924/1912, but best inserted into razor handle and can be fixed with Loctite .

Shim is made be using pliers to ease spine off a Gem blade.Then prise spine apart with knife , it can then be worked back and forth till it splits in half. I use a full spine when using Gem Junior Bar, and Star Kampfe.

If you check out Forum, SE razors there is plenty of info on fitting modern handles to SE razors.

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 12-03-2015, 08:45 AM
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(12-03-2015, 08:40 AM)MPF9ret Wrote: i use M5 x 8mm set screw, which fits head of 1924/1912, but best inserted into razor handle and can be fixed with Loctite .

Shim is made be using pliers to ease spine off a Gem blade.Then prise spine apart with knife , it can then be worked back and forth till it splits in half. I use a full spine when using Gem Junior Bar, and Star Kampfe.

If you check out Forum, SE razors there is plenty of info on fitting modern handles to SE razors.

Where do you put the shim? Under the spine of the full blade? Does it just stay there on it's own?

I love my Gems and would love to try a shim.

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 12-03-2015, 09:00 AM
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I find the ER 1914 plenty aggressive for anyone.

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 12-03-2015, 09:19 AM
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I should have my 1924 by Monday.

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