1930's Antique Gillette Valet Auto Strop Gold Tone Razor W/ Valet Blade


1930's  Antique Gillette Valet Auto Strop Gold Tone Razor  W/ Valet Blade

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1930's Antique Gillette Valet Auto Strop Gold Tone Razor W/ Valet Blade :
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You are looking at 1930's Antique Gillette Valet Auto Strop Safety Razor Gold Tone Razor in very Good Condition -with Valet Blade in Blade Holder.What you see in the photos is what you will receive.This is a great Gold in color single edge safety razor. .PATENT NOS1,492,246 1,639,3351,770,170 2,068,717

By using the last patent number, 2068717, we are able to tell what the most logical starting point for the razors existence is. In most cases older patents numbers (lower patent numbers) pertain to parts of the Gillette Valet razor that probably also existed on earlier models.

Below shows the patent numbers with the associated dates and inventors. Based on this, it is reasonably assumed that our Valet razor was produced around 1937 and might have been used by a service man during World War II.

Patent number:1492246
Patent Inventor:Henry J. Gaisman
Filing date:Aug 19, 1921
Issue date:Apr 29, 1924
Name:Safety Razor

Patent number:1639335
Patent Inventor:Henry J. Gaisman
Filing date:Jun 24, 1924
Issue date:Aug 16, 1927

Patent number:1770170
Patent Inventor:Henry J. Gaisman
Filing date:Oct 22, 1927
Issue date:Jul 8, 1930

Patent Number: 2068717
Patent Inventor:Nicholas Testi
Filing Date: Oct 4, 1935
Issue Date: Jan 26, 1937

Prior to 1930 there was another company that produced the Valet razor called theAuto Strop Safety Razor Companyand run by Henry Gaisman. Henry’s first patent a “safety razor” in 1904. Henry ran Gillette after King Gillette died in 1932. An interesting factHenry Gaismanlived to the ripe old age of 104. The word “Strop”(pronounced strope) is a thin leather strap that was used to sharpen a razor blade.

If you see razors made by theAuto Strop Safety Razor Companyyou can be safely assured that those razors were made somewhere between 1904 and 1930-1932.

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1930's Antique Gillette Valet Auto Strop Gold Tone Razor W/ Valet Blade :
$12

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