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    Default 1953 GEM Featherweight Model 238 Razor in BOX

    1953 GEM Featherweight Model 238 Razor in BOX
    RICHARDS RAZORS; MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!

    This Featherweight is in great condition. No plate loss, rust, or pitting
    anywhere. Handle is also in great condition. There is no scratching on cap.
    The box of purchase shows some minor wear but all in all is in very good
    condition. Gem Featherweight single edge safety razor silver colored with
    ivory colored plastic handle. Flip open top, marked Gem Razor inside. Has 'G'
    in circle on handle. Gem was made by American Safety Razor Corp., Brooklyn,
    NY.

    This is a good example of a GEM "Featherweight" type single edge safety
    razor. The Featherweight is believed to have been introduced in 1953.
    According to Waits Compendium the last of the GEM SE razors was the GEM Push Button razor
    of the 1950's. Many people swear by single edge razors, and the blades are
    still readily available. Also included is collectible GLO single edge blade,
    and the Original Instructions.

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    PRICE $45.00 OBO
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    Terms of Sale:
    When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you
    would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be
    expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item
    has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
    attention in my description. All sales final.

    HISTORY:
    The American Safety Razor Company, founded in the early 20th century (1906)
    by a merging of the Gem Safety Razor Co. and Ever-Ready, has been the
    principal competitor to Gillette for a century and more. At various times,
    incarnations of the ASR have produced PAL, GEM, and Bump-Fighter razors and
    the Treet, PAL, and Personna brands of blades. They currently own the
    Bond-America Israel Blades, Inc. company as well, that manufactures some of
    the Personna-branded DE blades. The company produces a wide range of blades
    and cutting tools.

    The Kampfe brothers, who patented the first safety razor in the US,
    formed a manufacturing company in 1875. They make the "Star" razor. It was
    the first safety razor made in the United States. The Star Razor's
    revolutionary design won national and international awards for design and
    craftsmanship. In 1898, after working for the Kampfe Brothers for 23 years,
    an employee, Jerry Reichard, left to form the Gem Cutlery company, later
    renamed the Gem Safety Razor Company. Its first product, the Gem Safety Razor,
    borrowed heavily from the Star Razor in design but soon outpaced the Star
    and became one of the world's most famous razor and blades ever made.

    Reichard, the founder of Gem left again to form the Yankee company, which
    was soon renamed the Ever-Ready Company. Ever-Ready and Gem quickly re-merged
    as the American Safety Razor Company, in 1906. In 1919, they absorbed the Star
    brand as well. The company purchased the PAL blade company in 1953. Philip
    Morris purchased the company in 1960. Philip Morris purchased Burma-Vita
    company (makers of Burma-Shave) in 1968. ASR bought the Burma-Shave brand
    from Philip Morris in 1979, after a management buyout of ASR from Philip
    Morris in 1976.

 

 




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