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    Default how to ID an old safety razor??

    my dad has his fathers safety razor from back in the day i know its brass it has a nice patina on it, and i can see no names anywhere there are some faint numbers stamp into it ill see if i can read em and ill get a pic when i can.

    it is a concave 3 piece design the handle screws into the blade holder. im guessing its pre 1940's his father was killed in action so its at least that old.

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    With no mfgs name stamped a photo would be helpful in identifying it. Forgive me for stating the obvious.
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    okie dokie ill go snap a few shots

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    the only marking on the razor itself are on the top of the "rake" B 30299 or 89
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    I'm a bit rusty on IDing old safety razors but someone will be along who will know. Meantime, if the numbers are stamped on the whatchamacallit you may find them at this site here.
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    if it is a gillette from what i have seen it is a model 102 and similar to this one


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    IIRC there was an outfit called Empire out of Newark, NJ that made fancy handles and cases for some Gillette models for a time. This would have been in the early 1900s. I think that may be one of those.
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    ive found an empire out of winsted, ct would make sense since we have been in PA for god knows how long my grandmother has lived in the same house for many many years

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    That razor is from one of the ABC (American Button Company) Pocket Editions, of which one of the most beautiful of all Gillette razors was produced, the Empire Set:







    You can see more at the Mr. Razor site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoingPostal View Post
    That razor is from one of the ABC (American Button Company) Pocket Editions, of which one of the most beautiful of all Gillette razors was produced, the Empire Set:
    Being dyslexic I always screw that up. The button company was out of Newark and the series was the Empire.
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