08-18-2012, 06:23 AM
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So I just stumbled upon this Amazon book; "Razor blade banks: An illustrated history and price guide".
A 59 page long (or rather short?) book about collectible blade banks.
Written by Lester Dequaine and published by the National Shaving & Barbershop Museum (1998).
Collecting blade banks is nothing I would be interested in.
Besides the AD's are more then enough to clutter shelves and keep your wallet permanently on the intensive care.
Nevertheless, it's still interesting if your obsessed with shaving gear.

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 08-18-2012, 06:32 AM
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What a great find! Thanks for sharing the link.

I'm not interested in collecting things, but it does look like an interesting book. Smile

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 08-18-2012, 06:41 AM
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  • ben74
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Interesting looking book, thanks for sharing this obscure find!

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 08-18-2012, 06:48 AM
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Thank you, no problem.
I actually find the book more interesting then actual vintage blade banks.
If I had a vintage blade bank I would want to use it, which means toss it and find a new one when it's full.

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 08-18-2012, 07:01 AM
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  • slantman
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The blade banks are very nice. I wouldn't mind collecting a few. Thanks for sharing.

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 08-18-2012, 08:30 AM
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Thanks for sharing. Interesting looking book. I have looked at some vintage blade banks offered for sale, and unfortunately, some of the ones I like the most are "disposable," meaning there is no way to remove the blades, and the bank is meant to be discarded when full. I would love to just page through the book.

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 08-18-2012, 07:53 PM
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  • freddy
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What a great looking book. However, the last thing I need is another AD. Rolleyes

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 08-18-2012, 09:04 PM
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  • Teiste
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Thanks for sharing!I think I need one of those...

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 08-21-2012, 04:35 PM
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Ha, wow! I'm amazed someone wrote a book on such a specific topic. Great find.

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 08-21-2012, 07:49 PM
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  • Shanman
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Ooh man, worse than salt and pepper shakers!

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 08-24-2012, 06:36 AM
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Post some cool pictures from the book if you can. That is a cool find.

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 08-24-2012, 09:58 PM
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Still looking for a decent razor blade bank to replace the money box I'm currently using. Blush

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 08-25-2012, 05:55 AM
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  • Howler
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I have seen a few vintage blade banks at Antique Shows. They are very interesting.

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 08-25-2012, 07:33 AM
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What a fascinating book. Thanks for the link.

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 08-25-2012, 01:41 PM
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I use a Wheelie Bin..............I have had the same one for the last few years.........It sits in my bathroom.......Biggrin



Seriously I use a Wheelie bin, what do use as a blade bank?

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 08-25-2012, 02:08 PM
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Great book, on such an obscure collectible. I have a piggy bank purchased from the dollar store which I use for the blades. However, would be nice if you can scan some pics from the book and post them on here. Would love to see what the banks look like. Happy Shaving. Sam.

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 08-25-2012, 05:14 PM
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(08-25-2012, 01:41 PM)missingskin Wrote: Seriously I use a Wheelie bin, what do use as a blade bank?

What is a Wheelie bin? Is it what we in NorthAm would call a rolling trash can?

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 08-25-2012, 10:46 PM
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(08-25-2012, 05:14 PM)Michael G Wrote:
(08-25-2012, 01:41 PM)missingskin Wrote: Seriously I use a Wheelie bin, what do use as a blade bank?

What is a Wheelie bin? Is it what we in NorthAm would call a rolling trash can?

I am guessing so, I know it is not what you call a dumpster as it is smaller for household use?

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 08-26-2012, 04:48 PM
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(08-24-2012, 06:36 AM)ChicagoShaving Wrote: Post some cool pictures from the book if you can. That is a cool find.
Amazon usually doesn't deliver to The Netherlands.
The UK and German Amazon sometimes do, but rarely.
And the last new copy is about $100, which is to much for something that is cool and interesting but something I do not collect.
Rather spend $100 on shave gear.

By the way I use a special brew beer can with a narrow slot at the bottom.
They can't come out, not even with shaking and the top is still closed.

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