11-03-2016, 02:46 PM
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As you can see the barrel is split in half. What are my options? Also what razor is this? [Image: sqTwxsF.jpg]

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 11-03-2016, 03:18 PM
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You do have some choices. You can repair it with brazing, soldering or epoxy. Also replacing with a different handle; new or vintage. All depend what your looking for authenticity, functionality or esthetics?

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 11-03-2016, 03:37 PM
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BTW sorry is there any markings on the base plate? This would aid in approximating the age. Check Mr-Razor site very helpful. Yours would be listed as the Old Type.

http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/Gillett...sierer.htm

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 11-03-2016, 03:44 PM
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Yes made in Canada and Gillette on the bottom. I am in different to which handle goes on it.

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 11-03-2016, 03:45 PM
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Contact cement has been applied. If it doesn't work I will use a different handle of mine.

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 11-03-2016, 04:15 PM
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I replaced my long comb Gillette handle with the same issue with a Durham Duplex Razor handle. Usually can find these in antique shops for $5 due to the head use blades no longer made. The handle is solid brass and weighty; I may re-plate the whole thing to nickel one day so I don't need to polish it.

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 11-04-2016, 07:54 AM
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(11-03-2016, 04:15 PM)GreeneMD Wrote: [Image: CDTw8n4.jpg]
I replaced my long comb Gillette handle with the same issue with a Durham Duplex Razor handle. Usually can find these in antique shops for $5 due to the head use blades no longer made. The handle is solid brass and weighty; I may re-plate the whole thing to nickel one day so I don't need to polish it.

Actually, you can still get blades to fit a Durham Duplex. Personna makes a "Pathology Blade" which is the right format and a couple of companies (including Durham Duplex, which still exists as a UK company) make "flooring" blades in the right format. I can't speak, though, as to how either of those options (particularly the latter) shave.

As for the OP's question... There is a thread over on another forum where they advocate using a cut-off brass bolt (or narrower tubing) inside the split tube tube along with marine epoxy. 

IIRC, the idea is cut bolt to size, allowing for the length of the inserts at each end. Clamp split tube securely with small zip ties, coat inside with epoxy. Insert one end, bolt, then other end. Wait for epoxy to set.

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 11-04-2016, 02:55 PM
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Sounds like it would work; just depends on how my time and money you want to put in to it.

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 11-04-2016, 03:30 PM
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I use a Weber Bulldog handle with all my razor heads.

It has a good grip and adds a little weight too.

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 11-04-2016, 07:03 PM
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I tossed the handle, decided to put another handle on it. I didn't pay much for it at all. The gold plated head was worth what I paid so I feel justified Smile

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