08-29-2016, 12:36 PM
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Hi guys,
this is my newest acquisition

The box made of aluminum
Marks on the box are like on the plastic Eclipse James Neill boxes - like in Red Ring
But I haven't seen such box anywhere in the net
The razor inside fits the box perfectly
Looks like a brass or bronze
Similar to Red Ring but a little bit smaller and less details
No marks on the razor (no Eclipse or Red Ring engraved)
The head looks very similar like Red Ring - pins are in baseplate and holes are in the cap
2-part - like Red Ring
The baseplate looks very similar to Red Ring - very specific combs
Bottom knob - like in Red Ring
If it's not made by Eclipse - then the person who made have devoted a LOT of work

Anyone? Anything?

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 08-30-2016, 01:01 AM
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Box looks nearly identical to the BB model Bakelite red ring box, baseplate very similar as well. No numbers on bottom of baseplate like red ring I take it?  One would nearly think it's an early Prototype. If not, someone  has gone through a  lot of trouble making an aluminium copy of the box, not to speak of the razor itself.

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 08-30-2016, 01:09 AM
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Actually, the lines on the box (the sun rays and outlines) appear to be in relief on your box whereas on the Bakelite box they are raised. Also, where the individual combs are attached to the base plate is also slightly different from my red rings but very similar.

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 08-30-2016, 07:45 AM
  • Blossoming Addict
  • East Coast
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I'm with Rickenbacker; I think that it must be some sort of earlier prototype since the box doesn't appear to ever have had the hinges installed and the razor itself doesn't appear to have ever been coated in anything. Maybe it was something that a worker in the factory brought home with him?

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 08-30-2016, 06:14 PM
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Boo! Just checking here to see what they came up with.

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 08-31-2016, 11:06 AM
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Thanks guys! Smile

I was very intrigued when I have seen it. So I needed to buy it.
It was listed on auction from ~$6 with the buy it now price at ~$30.
I couldn't resist and risk waiting Smile

I will try to dig more.
And probably some day I will try it - the main obstacle is that this one is ~300th razor in my collection Smile
And I would like to try and test ~90% of them. So it take years, many years.

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 08-31-2016, 02:12 PM
  • DayMan
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I wouldn't have waited either. That was a good buy and it sounds like you really needed another razor.

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 08-31-2016, 02:53 PM
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You can always make a passaround so that you make an informed assessment when you finally get to try it  Blush
Very nice razor.

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