Saturday, July 23, 2016

1920s Gillette Pocket Edition No501-B

1920s Gillette Pocket Edition No501-B More Pictures

 This is a 1920s Gillette Pocket Edition No501-B Safety Razor Kit. It is in Almost Mint Condition. The gold plated carrying box measures approximately 4" by 1 3/4". There Are a couple light scratches on the outside of the lid which can be seen in the pictures.  The Latch Is in Fantastic Condition and Works Precisely As It Should. The Hinges Are Also in Fantastic Condition and Are Not Broken or Damaged in Any Way. The white residue that you can see in the pictures on the hinges is just a bit of leftover polish that I missed. 

 This beautiful razor case opens and closes smoothly and when closed the lid stays shut. The inside of the box is also in great condition with almost no discernible Ware to the paint on the inside of the lid, the lining has no rips or tares. The bottom of the case is also in fantastic condition. The razor is in Almost Mint Condition with a the usual hair line cracks in the handle, I think if I ever find one without cracks I may have a coronary. On the underside of the head there is the inscription "Made in the USA" and the diamond logo of Gillette. Please be sure to look at the pics as they are part of the description. The set comes with a 2" long gold-toned metal blade bank for storing razor blades and is also in very close to Mint Condition.

 The curved comb blade holder has three holes. The hole in the center is for the curved solid holder with a thread stud in the center that screws onto the handle. I have found that the Pocket Editions used to be specially ordered at times by customers and they had the ability to mix and match razor designs and case designs at their own whim. It appears there really is no wrong razor for any of these cases. Page 113 of Krumholz mentions that "there were six different styles of razors and cases offered, and some of these could be mixed and matched." Please be sure to look at all the pictures closely also the pictures posted on YouTube.

Price $60.00
Shipping and Handling USPS First Class $5.60 USA
Shipping and Handling Worldwide USPS First Class International Calculated by Location

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