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by robert-00
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 8th National Shaving Collectibles Mtg
Replies: 3
Views: 659

8th National Shaving Collectibles Mtg

POSTED ON BEHALF OF JERRY ROSENTHAL Hi, Just a reminder that the 8th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting will be upon us soon - October 15-16 in West Chester, Ohio. Further information can be found athttp://www.razormeeting.com"> http://www.razormeeting.com . We are very pleased and excited to hav...
by robert-00
Sun May 15, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: "Before Gillette" - A Book for Collectors
Replies: 0
Views: 294

"Before Gillette" - A Book for Collectors

20% discount available through Father's Day, June 19, 2011, at Lulu.com

At Lulu.com, enter Before Gillette in Find to see book description, preview pages, and reviews.

Thanks!
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by robert-00
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: 8th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1063

8th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting

FYI- If you collect straight razors, this may be of interest. Post of an announcement from Jerry Rosenthal. ----------------------------- The 8th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting is being held this year on October 15-16, in West Chester, Ohio. Complete details, including a registration form, ma...
by robert-00
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 8th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 538

8th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting

Fellow Collectors, FYI -- Posting announcement from Jerry Rosenthal ------------------------------------------------------- The 8th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting is being held this year on October 15-16, in West Chester, Ohio. Complete details, including a registration form, may be found at:...
by robert-00
Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Ist Kampfe Star Lathercatcher Shave PHOTOS ADDED
Replies: 18
Views: 2929

Yep. I quote from Gillette's British patent applied for 30 Dec 1902: "For the thick, rigid blade heretofore used, is ... substituted a thin, flexible blade ... that may be produced in quantities at a very low price ... when a blade becomes dull, it ... may be thrown away ... " Motto: No Stropping / ...
by robert-00
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Ist Kampfe Star Lathercatcher Shave PHOTOS ADDED
Replies: 18
Views: 2929

SE Blade History

I believe Ever-Ready (American Safety Razor) was the first to market the thin rigid rib-backed SE blade, based on a razor design patented 16 Apr 1907 (US 850183). The blade design wasn't new, it had been shown in US2 206473, 30 Jul 1880. The trick was to figure out how to mass-produce it cheaply. Th...
by robert-00
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Ist Kampfe Star Lathercatcher Shave PHOTOS ADDED
Replies: 18
Views: 2929

It is not surprising that a "modern" SE blade fits in the Kampfe razor; the Gem and EverReady SE razors are direct descendants of the Star. It is my thought that Gillette also chose the 40-mm width because Kampfe and others had chosen it, and Kampfe Star owners (Gillette's target market) would be co...
by robert-00
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: "Before Gillette" - A Book for Safety Razor Collec
Replies: 0
Views: 374

"Before Gillette" - A Book for Safety Razor Collec

At Lulu.com, enter Before Gillette in Find to see book description, preview pages, and reviews.

Thanks!
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by robert-00
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Some help with ID, please?
Replies: 12
Views: 1915

AutoStrop vs. Gillette -- Otto Roth

I believe that Otto Roth became a subsidiary of Gillette and used Gillette's patents.
Here is a link to some info on the Gillette-AutoStrop affair (scroll down the page).
http://shaveworld.org/shaveworld_web/im ... ge2010.htm

Enjoy.
by robert-00
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 7th Annual Shaving Collectibles Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 433

7th Annual Shaving Collectibles Meeting

Once again, Jerry Rosenthal is hosting this event in Ohio. Here is his email invitation sent July 14. Fellow Collectors. Just a Reminder!! A little over 2 weeks remain to take advantage of the special registration fee for the 7th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting being held in West Chester, Ohio...
by robert-00
Mon May 31, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 1,700 Year Old Roman Razors
Replies: 9
Views: 2899

Here is a link to pics of few other iron-age razors:

http://shaveworld.org/home/shave_encycl ... =Antiquity
by robert-00
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 1
Views: 830

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by robert-00
Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: darwin
Replies: 31
Views: 3870

Link to some AutoStrop history: http://www.safetyrazors.net/DEBladePage.htm There was a Rolls history page but it has disappeared. Unfortunately, many of the useful links on safetyrazors.net are dead since Yahoo took over in 2009 and discontinued the original Geocities connections. :( Also, the owne...
by robert-00
Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Book on safety razor history
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Book on safety razor history

"Before Gillette" -- a book for the ultimate safety razor collector-geek about the history of safety razors -- their patents and inventors -- before Mr. Gillette's epiphany. Paperback, 268 pages, B&W. Available on Amazon.com -- search for title. Check out the Look Inside feature. Also available at L...
by robert-00
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Behind the 5 blades
Replies: 42
Views: 4325

The original 5-blade razor for Gillette blades. :shock:
See it at:
http://www.geocities.com/safetyrazors/M ... tiplex.htm
by robert-00
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 2009 Shaving Collectibles Extravaganza
Replies: 4
Views: 752

2009 Shaving Collectibles Extravaganza

A report with pictures by Jerry Rosenthal can be seen at:
www.razormeeting.com
:)
by robert-00
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: New Book: Before Gillette - The Quest for a Safe Razor
Replies: 1
Views: 361

New Book: Before Gillette - The Quest for a Safe Razor

For the ultimate safety razor collector-geek. A new book about the history of safety razors before Mr. Gillette's epiphany. Paperback, 268 pages, B&W. $17.62 plus shipping. To U.S. add $3.75, to Canada add $6.85. Send PayPal payment to safetyrazor[at]gmail.com For details and example pages see: http...
by robert-00
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Shaving Collectors' Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Shaving Collectors' Meeting

Oct 11-12, 2009 in Ohio.
For details see: http://www.razormeeting.com/
by robert-00
Sat May 02, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: New Book: Before Gillette: The Quest for a Safe Razor
Replies: 1
Views: 362

New Book: Before Gillette: The Quest for a Safe Razor

A book about the history of safety razors before Mr. Gillette's epiphany.
Paperback, 268 pages, B&W.
Available at Lulu.com
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/b ... /4734649?/
-Robert

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by robert-00
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Shaving Collectibles Meeting Announcement
Replies: 0
Views: 530

Shaving Collectibles Meeting Announcement

Shaving Collectibles Extravaganza Fellow Collectors, I'm very excited about this year's shaving collectibles Meeting, the 6th National Shaving Collectibles Meeting, which is being held in collaboration with two other prominent organizations specializing in shaving and barbershop collectibles. The m...