My latest find, a nice 1924 in a nickel-plated metal box:
As can be seen, this is an early 1924 with the rounded teeth on the comb and the pedestal type base. It has the full length (2.5") hex handle. There is no plating loss on razor or case, although the case has some scratches on the top.
The ebay seller called this an "unusual" set and dated it 1925-1927. Why do we care what the seller thought? More on this in a moment.
I had purchased this as sort of a companion set to my 12 tooth 1914 set, also in a metal case, and indeed they do look nice together.
At a glance these boxes look similar, but there are many differences. The 1924 box (on the right) is heavier, 4.0 oz vs 3.4 oz empty. As can be seen, it has more rounded corners and a more domed top. It is slightly longer and wider, but not quite as tall. It has a single piano type hinge, while the 1914 case has two small hinges.
One other detail earns this set a special place in my collection. I normally don't put much stock in a seller's description of a razor. I don't really pay much attention to the seller at all, other than checking his feedback score.
As they often do, this seller had included his business card with the razor. I glanced at it . . . and did a huge double-take:
"Robert K. Waits Safety Razor Historian and Collector"
Ha! A genuine Waits He's written himself into the history, so do consider that one a real gem (lower case).
Notice the button is different on the 1914 to the 1924.
I have one of the original GEM 'Peerless' from the '20s in a case similar to your 1914 but with one blade holder and a slot for the "in use" blade to rest. I also have a Star 1912 and an Ever Ready 1912 in the same style cases. Over to the 1924. I have that case with the 'Brilliant' 1912 from Ever Ready. I think that style is a little later, into the '30s. That said, the metal Ever Ready plate pins it to the mid'20s, as does the pillar base style for the Shovel Head razor.
9nein9: To like or not to like the like button? That is the question. Our society thrives off the like button it seems . I'm not sure if I like it or I don't like it.Just kind of got used to it .
Dec 15, 2019 20:32:06 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Hey guys. Last minute question here. What shot size should I use for flying reindeer?
Dec 24, 2019 22:11:29 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: You want to use 3 1/2 in magnum lead shot, in size T. Problem solved.
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:30 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No steel, too light and use an extra full choke, unless you have a good blind setup
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:54 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Well, last night was a failure. I had one shot, and I didn't lead the red-nosed one enough. I think I ended up shooting the driver. Might have gotten him in the leg. Hard to tell because he was wearing red pants and coat.
Dec 25, 2019 21:31:47 GMT -6
carlfrommo: He turned his sled away and landed on the roof two blocks down. Out of range for a second shot. I did notice he walked with a bit of a limp though. He shouldn't be coming in my yard anyway.
Dec 25, 2019 21:34:48 GMT -6
mrconklin: Last time I hunted waterfowl. 2 3/4 shells were standard and the cool kids were starting to play with the 3 inch, but most guns weren't made for them. Steel was also just starting to be mandated on Federal and State land.
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ordinaryshaver: Y'all, if y'all only knew what's been going on around my place. Not gone, just have had issues lately.
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ordinaryshaver: Just got done with 2nd interview with the prospective employer. It went well, so here's to hoping they finish the background check soon. I'll let y'all know when I hear more.
Feb 27, 2020 15:26:47 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Starting the new job tomorrow. Going to do the initial paperwork and all that jazz.
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andy914: Congrats on the new job!
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