03-17-2017, 12:49 PM
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This post is about the wonderful British Everready Streamline SE razor. I have been using this razor for many years in my rotation. Many razors have come and gone but the Streamline (and the 1934 Aristocrat) have maintained their place. About a year ago I changed the handle to the Stork TI Aristocrat 2 (90 x 13) and but did this handle change the balance and mobility of the head. This handle created a whole different razor. Before I used the razor once or twice a month now I have doubled that. I know not everyone likes the Gem blade because it's a stiff blade , but in the right razor it sings.

Below are a few photos of this wonderful razor with the Stork

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 03-17-2017, 04:35 PM
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Great looking razor and handle combo.  I am not familiar at all with Streamlines -- does the head have a friction fit closure to keep it closed and the blade in?  Paired with the stork it looks like it has great balance!

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 03-17-2017, 04:46 PM
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You got me on that one.  All the Gems, stars everyready that I have are all tight. They open from the back or side and hold the blade tightly in place. I never thought about the opening or closing mechanism and how it functions. I've never had one that did not hold the blade in place.

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 03-17-2017, 06:28 PM
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All the 1912 type GEM's and their cousins, including the ER Streamline, have a spring closure that holds the blade down and forward to the stops - it is under that rectangular hole at the center rear of the head in the pictures above.  I'm sure they can fail, but I've had dozens of GEMs & EverReadys and, like Steven, have never come across one that had a broken spring.  

Oh, and that handle looks great,

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 03-17-2017, 06:29 PM
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Very interesting.  Thanks for the info and the intro to this great razor.

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 03-17-2017, 06:36 PM
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This is a very welcome post. I have an English Streamline and gets little use. Perhaps a handle change is what is needed. Is it a simple unscew, screw on change? Or is rethreading needed?

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 03-17-2017, 07:34 PM
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(03-17-2017, 06:28 PM)garyg Wrote: All the 1912 type GEM's and their cousins, including the ER Streamline, have a spring closure that holds the blade down and forward to the stops - it is under that rectangular hole at the center rear of the head in the pictures above.  I'm sure they can fail, but I've had dozens of GEMs & EverReadys and, like Steven, have never come across one that had a broken spring.  

Oh, and that handle looks great,

Duh, your right all I had to do was look. It is a simple flat metal flexible spring system.

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 03-17-2017, 07:41 PM
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(03-17-2017, 06:36 PM)MaxP Wrote: This is a very welcome post.  I have an English Streamline and gets little use.  Perhaps a handle change is what is needed.  Is it a simple unscew, screw on change?  Or is rethreading needed?

You would need to take the razor to a hardware store and get a SS set screw 3/8 or 1/2 inch in length. That will accommodate any handle

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 03-17-2017, 07:52 PM
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Interesting. I like the Streamline with its original handle and have a couple set screws the previous owner (a gent here in the forum) kindly sent with. 
Will give it a try.

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 03-18-2017, 03:09 PM
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(03-17-2017, 07:41 PM)bijou Wrote: You would need to take the razor to a hardware store and get a SS set screw 3/8 or 1/2 inch in length. That will accommodate any handle

Thank you.  I'll get a setscrew and try a different handle.  I have several from which to choose.

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 03-19-2017, 12:56 PM
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You'll need a 10-32 stainless steel setscrew, roughly 3/8" in length. You can get them from Home Depot or any decent hardware store.

The Streamline is essentially an update of the timeless 1912 design. While I've never seen a Streamline with a broken spring, I have seen a few 1912's with this issue.

Streamlines have almost a cult-like following, and a nice one will set off a bidding frenzy on eBay. They were all made in England, and thus turn up more commonly on UK eBay.

The Streamline is a great shaver, regardless of the handle used.

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--Bob

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 03-19-2017, 02:30 PM
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Looks a lot like mine.  It came from the UK

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