01-10-2013, 12:11 PM
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I was curious if anyone knew how to take apart this razor. Want to completely clean it from head to toe

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 01-10-2013, 12:22 PM
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Taking one of these apart is just asking for a whole lot of trouble, and in many cases folks aren't able to get them back together. I'd clean it as good as you can, maybe even a few overnight soaks if it's gunked up bad and some barbicide if you're germ paranoid..but I would never take it apart.

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 01-10-2013, 12:23 PM
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It's got alittle gunk in in the handle and gets stuck alittle bit

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 01-10-2013, 12:38 PM
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If you don't have to take apart then don't.
But if you want to it takes a delicate touch.
1st you need to make a tool to get the screw out of the inside of the handle as the screw has a domed head you have to adapt a flat head screw driver to do this.
The screw has a left hand thread, once undone you can carefully unscrew the bar (using the TTO knob) and pull up the doors and door carriage as one item. But be very careful as you can bend them.
I have stripped down a number of these but unless it is broken a good soak or a run through an ultrasonic bath will be the better option.

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 01-10-2013, 12:50 PM
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Can you show me what one of these tools look like

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 01-10-2013, 12:51 PM
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I concur - ultrasonic cleaning would do wonders.

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 01-10-2013, 01:08 PM
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(01-10-2013, 12:50 PM)Tylerbrycen Wrote: Can you show me what one of these tools look like

If you can wait until the weekend when I have more time I will find mine and show you my spare aristo after I have stripped it down.

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 01-10-2013, 01:11 PM
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I can wait.

I looked down the handle and it doesn't have notches on the screw like it does on my late 40s aristocrat

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 01-10-2013, 01:31 PM
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Is that the 34/36 USA version ? If so they are very hard to strip down as they have a screwed on collar.
The English ones are the ones I was talking about, I have had a look at my #34 Aristo and it is different from my English ones.

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 01-10-2013, 01:38 PM
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The pat no is 1956175
The reissue no is 18955

The pat nos is on handle
1912461 1918227 1919794 1922072 1928364

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 01-10-2013, 02:01 PM
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Yup what you have is a 1934/1936 USA Aristocrat. The 1st TTO O/C made by Gillette. If you find it is a bit stiff as you get the doors almost open it is a common fault. Both the ones I had ( I still have one) the same problem, a bit of mineral oil should sort it out. But if you store it for a while it will need oiling again.
One of my favourite TTO's not quite as smooth as a #15 but a heck of a lot cheaper.

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 01-10-2013, 02:07 PM
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How did you get the handle off since its not the same as the others

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