This razor has not been cleaned – it is in AS-FOUND condition. I did not want to degrade collectible value.
This is a ca. 1900 safety razor (likely produced between September 1900 and early 1901). This Gem razor pre-dates the first Gillette safety razors that came to market in 1903/04 by several years.
Originally, these shipped with (I believe) 2 wedge-style steel blades. The blades are missing in this set, as is the leather strap that was used to hone said blades.
– Razor with original wood handle
– Palm Stropping insert (fits into bottom of wood handle)
– Shaving soap stick case
– Stropping machine (would hold the blade and you’d use a leather strap through the machine, pulling it back and forth).
The box is pretty huge, measuring 7.5″ x 6″ x 2.5″. The insert that holds the razor and strop machine does move around a bit (adhesive is no longer holding it in).
This razor can be loaded with a typical Single Edge spine-back blade and used, if you so desired.
Safety razors from ~1900 don’t come up often. Here’s your chance to own a piece of history!
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