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Apr 18, Dating GEM Razors Apr 18, GMT Select Post; Deselect Post; Link to Post; Member. Give Gift; Back to Top; Post by mrguy on Apr 18, GMT Apr 17, GMT -5 Admin said: there will be. Yes, master, but WHEN? Been looking forward to your knowledge for quite some time now. Can't wait to see what you.
I can submit images if it would help, but I imagine that since it doesn't have any unique markings they were probably just made in a certain time frame? The earlier Micromatic model was made mostly in the 's and 's. There should be some old ads or patent documents that will give us clues.
Jan 20, (Both of these razors had "Gem Cutlery Co." on the back of their heads). Four years later, in GEM became "Gem Safety razor comp" and the third version of the Gem Damaskeene is issued (with "Gem Safety Razor Co" on the back of the head) In Gem starts selling a new type of blade - replacing the Damaskeene blades. Classic Shaving for the Modern Man. Above the Tie manufactures luxury single edge and double edge razors, shaving brushes, stands, and shaving soaps. Razor Serial Numbers were impressed on all Gillette razors from until , and on deluxe models from until (except for a period in ). This corresponds to the time King Gillette was directly associated with the business, and may have been at his insistence. These serial numbers were on the top of the guard, or sometimes.
I have been using a and my shaves have never been closer or more comfortable. I have heard that not everyone is as enthusiastic about all the models of the Gem razors but nearly everyone says the G-bar is the best one. I've enjoyed the so much that I have delayed trying any of the others that I received in a 25 razor lot I won on.
I would encourage you to check out the thread in this section entitled Gem The Ultimate Single Pass Razor or something like that. These are probably the most popular as well as the most widely available of the vintage single-edge razors found on the market today.
The Gem Safety Razor has a long history that spans almost years. Over time, this razor has been able to claim many titles. At the beginning of the s, the Gem razor was the best-selling razor of its kind. Despite popular belief, the Gem Safety Razor is not the first safety razor . May 07, If Gillette razors are easy to date because of their serial numbers and date codes (and also for being immensely more popular, especially nowadays), the dating of Gem, Ever Ready and Star safety razors is a completely different story. For a few years, a dating chart has circulated around the forums. Mar 04, His Gem Safety Razor was designed after the Star, and soon he was both out-producing and out-selling them. Several year later, Jerry leaves to form yet another company that later becomes Ever-Ready in And soon afterwards, Gem & Ever-Ready merge to become the Personna American Safety Razor Company in
There are others, such as the Valet Auto-Strop and Enders, but they use a proprietary blade that may be difficult to find. The much older single-edge razors, too, use what are known as wedge blades basically a piece of straight razor cut down to fit.
Feb 15, Yes, that's a Gem Feather Weight razor. I have that identical razor. This razor and the Gem Heavy Flat Top razor were known as the "Gem flat head razors." The Gem Feather Weight was made in to The earlier models had a metal tip at the bottom of the handle. Yours does not, so that would suggest it was made in maybe to May 21, Dating a GEM razor. Let's talk about single and double edged razors and the blades that they use. 3 posts Page 1 of 1. frikazoyd Posts: 80 Joined: Sat Mar 17, pm Location: Arkansas. Dating a GEM razor. Post by frikazoyd Sun May 20, am No, I don't mean asking it to go steady. 's Gem Single Edge Push Top Razor w/ Grey Handle. $ Choose Options. Quick view. GEM Coated Stainless Steel Single Edge Blades (10) $ Choose Options ? .
For regular guys who want to use what they get, it's best to stick with those razors that use blades which are still available at the corner pharmacy. Now, for a little backstory The first safety razor was patented by the Kampfe Brothers way back inand soon they began producing and improving upon the Star Safety Razor. One of their long-time employees, Jerry Reichard, left them and formed the Gem Cutlery Company in His Gem Safety Razor was designed after the Star, and soon he was both out-producing and out-selling them.
Several year later, Jerry leaves to form yet another company that later becomes Ever-Ready in Up to this point, the aforementioned wedge blade had been used; ASR soon developed the now-known single-edge blade with the ribbed back. Ever-Ready also produced shaving brushes.
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Thus, the similarity in appearance of these razors. Gem "Damaskeene".
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