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HOW TO IDENTIFY AUTO STROP RAZORS


Apply ALL features listed to identify a razor


Only features necessary to identify the razor are listed.




Model A1.
Name AUTO STROP
Handle Fixed. No lug at top of handle
Lever Button instead of lever


Model A2.
Name AUTO STROP
Handle Fixed Square lug at top


Model B1. 
Name AUTO STROP
Handle Removable


Model B2. 
Name AUTO STROP RAZOR


Model VB1.

ornate handle

Name VALET AUTO STROP RAZOR
Strop guide Roller strop guide


Model VB2
Name VALET [engraved double frame around VALET on door]
Strop guide Front and rear rollers
Comb Open, No blade stops at the front of the razor.


Model VC1.
Name VALET AUTO STROP RAZOR
Strop guide Bar strop guide


Model VC2.
Name VALET [engraved double frame around VALET on door]


Model VC3.
Name VALET
Comment Triangular pivots to hold blade tabs inside of balde holder. Pivots will only move with razor open.
Comb Open comb


Model VC4. 
Name VALET
Comment Triangular pivots to hold blade tabs inside of blade holder. Pivots will only move with razor open.
Comb Closed comb


Many features listed
Use highlighted features to identify razors
Model A1.
Name AUTO STROP
Door None
Blade Slides in from side. No pins to hold blade. Despined GEM, Valet or Feather
Handle Fixed. No lug at top of handle
Lever Button instead of lever
Strop guide Roller
Comb Open with blade stops
Head screws No
Comment none
Date 1906-1914


Model A2.
Name AUTO STROP
Door None
Blade Slides in from side. No pins to hold blade. Despined GEM, Valet or Feather
Handle Fixed Square lug at top
Lever Non serrated edge
Strop guide Roller
Comb Open with blade stops
Head screws No
Comment none
Date 1912-1916


Model B1.
Name AUTO STROP
Door None
Blade Slides in from side. No pins to hold blade. Despined GEM, Valet or Feather
Handle Removable
Lever Non serrated edge
Strop guide Roller
Comb Open with blade stops
Head screws Yes
Comment Removable handles in this and ALL future models.
Date 1916-1919


Model B2.
Name AUTO STROP RAZOR
Door None
Blade Slides in from side. No pins to hold blade. Despined GEM, Valet or Feather
Handle Removable
Lever Non serrated edge
Strop guide Bar
Comb Open with blade stops
Head screws Yes
Comment RAZOR added to name only change from B1
Date 1919-1921


Model VB1.
Name VALET AUTO STROP RAZOR
Door Front half blade holder
Blade VALET , Feather, or modified GEM
Handle Removable
Lever Serrated edge
Strop guide Roller strop guide
Comb Open with blade stops
Head screws Yes
Comment
Date 1927-1937


Model VB2
Name VALET [ engraved double frame around VALET ]
Door Front full blade holder then hinged side door
Blade VALET or Feather
Handle Removable
Lever Serrated edge
Strop guide Front and rear rollers
Comb Open, No blade stops at the front of the razor.
Head screws Yes
Comment Heaviest most elaborate VALET
Date 1922-1929 ???


Model VC1.
Name VALET AUTO STROP RAZOR
Door Half blade holder, Opens in front. Blade slides in from side
Blade VALET , Feather, or modified GEM
Handle Removable
Lever Serrated edge
Strop guide Bar strop guide
Comb Open with blade stops
Head screws No
Comment Half front door $1.00 Model,
Date 1922-1929????


Model VC2.
Name VALET [ engraved double frame around VALET ]
Door Front full blade holder then hinged side door
Blade VALET OR Feather, held by pins
Handle Removable
Lever Serrated edge
Strop guide Bar
Comb Open with blade stops
Head screws No
Comment Less elaborate than VB2. Million Dollar Razor (Poor mans VB2)
Date 1928-1935


Model VC3.
Name VALET
Door Front
Blade VALET OR Feather, held by pins AND tabs on sides
Handle Removable
Lever Serrated edge
Strop guide Roller
Comb Open with blade stops
Head screws No
Comment Triangular pivots to hold blade tabs inside of balde holder. Pivots will only move with razor open.
Date 1935-1940


Model VC4.
Name VALET
Door Front
Blade VALET OR Feather, held by pins AND tabs on sides
Handle Removable
Lever Serrated edge
Roller or Bar Roller
Comb Closed with blade stops
Head screws No
Comment Triangular pivots to hold blade tabs inside of blade holder. Pivots will only move with razor open.
Date 1941-1946

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