The wife and I went to a new vintage store today. It was pretty awesome. Too much to see. I missed the shaving section. On the way out I mentioned that if they ever got any shaving related stuff I would like to know. "Oh, you didn't see our shaving section," she replied.
Well, I followed her over to a nook that had quite a few razors: Valet, Gem, Schick, Gillette, and a few straights. There were three vintage brushes too. Evidently they had belonged to an old gentleman who had just passed away a couple of weeks ago. The "booth" was run my him and his wife. She still maintained it. Anyhow, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this Gillette Double Ring. This is the first one I have ever seen in real life. I also could not believe what I saw on the tag: 25-. I took it to the clerk and asked her about it. She said it was $25. I said, "I'll take it."
Below are the pictures I took after getting it home. After the pictures I cleaned up the razor. It is silver, so the tarnish remains, but I will get some silver polish and get rid of that.
|The serial number, 225238, indicates that it was made in 1905.|
This razor is 112 years old. Wow.
Update: June 9, 2017
|Before initial polishing and the sale tag.|
After initial polishing with Wright's Silver Cream,