01-14-2013, 02:58 AM
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  • mark1966
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Ok, so it is not as nice as Achim's set (see here) but it is my first!

My first No. 51 Set that is Biggrin
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The blades are clearly wrong and the instructions have changed -

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But it is clearly a No. 51 set -

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And the instructions inside the lid are the same -

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I love the conditions of sale too -

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This only arrived today so I've not cleaned it up but I'm very pleased to have this uncommonly seen bit of history Biggrin

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 01-14-2013, 03:16 AM
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  • Snuff
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Very nice razor, I hope you get many great shaves from it!

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 01-14-2013, 03:19 AM
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  • ben74
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Fabulous, thank-you for sharing and ENJOY it!

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 01-14-2013, 03:26 AM
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  • mark1966
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Thanks guys!

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 01-14-2013, 03:26 AM
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  • ajc347
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It's rare to find a No. 51 box in such good condition with instructions included - nice find mate. Smile

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 01-14-2013, 05:22 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Very nice! And in very good condition indeed! Please show us the "cleaned up version" as well.

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 01-14-2013, 06:08 AM
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  • slantman
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Beautiful set and appears fully intact. Congratulations

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 01-14-2013, 10:30 AM
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Sweet looking set!

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 01-14-2013, 10:34 AM
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Good find. Congratulations!

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 01-14-2013, 02:51 PM
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  • mark1966
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Thanks again - yes pics will come of the final cleaned version Biggrin

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 01-14-2013, 03:36 PM
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  • vuk
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A very beautiful set - thanks for sharing the pictures.

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 01-14-2013, 07:47 PM
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(01-14-2013, 02:58 AM)mark1966 Wrote: Ok, so it is not as nice as Achim's set (see here) but it is my first!

My first No. 51 Set that is Biggrin
[Image: 3dbbfa9634cc1627b9e4_4.jpg]
[Image: clicklarge3.gif]

The blades are clearly wrong and the instructions have changed -

[Image: 3dbbfa9634cc1627b9e4_2.jpg]
[Image: clicklarge3.gif]
[Image: 3dbbfa9634cc1627b9e4_5.jpg]
[Image: clicklarge3.gif]

But it is clearly a No. 51 set -

[Image: 3dbbfa9634cc1627b9e4_6.jpg]
[Image: clicklarge3.gif]

And the instructions inside the lid are the same -

[Image: 3dbbfa9634cc1627b9e4_3.jpg]
[Image: clicklarge3.gif]

I love the conditions of sale too -

[Image: 3dbbfa9634cc1627b9e4_1.jpg]
[Image: clicklarge3.gif]

This only arrived today so I've not cleaned it up but I'm very pleased to have this uncommonly seen bit of history Biggrin
Mark u deserve it, very sweet razor!

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 01-14-2013, 10:07 PM
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 01-14-2013, 10:15 PM
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  • mark1966
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Ah shucks - thanks!

Interesting tidbit I noticed.

You can see on the box in the first picture that "13/-" is written - presumably the price of 13 shillings. On the price tag in Achim's set I linked to which he dates to 1949 it is shown as "7'6" which would be 7 shillings and sixpence.

So the cost of my set is nearly double that of Achim's - I wonder when that would date it too?

While I'm on a roll - interesting when you look at the graphics and the message it is promoting.

'High speed blade changing' - clearly the same preoccupation with speed that drove the move to carts.

But hang on, how often do you need to change blades? How much time would you REALLY save? 10 seconds once or twice a week?

The chicken and egg conundrum. Do we really want a faster shaving experience or do we think we want it because we are continually told of ways to get it?

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 01-14-2013, 10:20 PM
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  • greyhawk
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Very cool set!
The Aristocrat Jr's are such great shavers! You've inspired me. Time to find another Tongue

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 01-14-2013, 11:35 PM
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  • mark1966
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(01-14-2013, 10:20 PM)greyhawk Wrote: Very cool set!
The Aristocrat Jr's are such great shavers! You've inspired me. Time to find another Tongue

Cool - always happy to inspire RAD !

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 01-15-2013, 11:51 PM
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  • Shaun
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You can see on the box in the first picture that "13/-" is written - presumably the price of 13 shillings. On the price tag in Achim's set I linked to which he dates to 1949 it is shown as "7'6" which would be 7 shillings and sixpence.

So the cost of my set is nearly double that of Achim's - I wonder when that would date it too?

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Did you pick it up on an Australian site, Mark? The shillings disparity may have been quite dramatic between the two countries in 1949. In other words, the value may have been exactly the same.

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 01-16-2013, 03:07 AM
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  • mark1966
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(01-15-2013, 11:51 PM)Shaun Wrote: Did you pick it up on an Australian site, Mark? The shillings disparity may have been quite dramatic between the two countries in 1949. In other words, the value may have been exactly the same.

Yes that could be the cause. It has also been pointed out that Achim has the cased Junior #53 for 12d in 1950, see here. So maybe post-war inflation?

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 01-16-2013, 04:51 AM
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  • marcel
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A very nice find, congrats!

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