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    There's a bi-weekly flea market that takes place about 5 miles from where we live. Yesterday, before Bob Sporner's arrival, I decided to go there in hopes of finding an old style saftey razor. I'd have done better just to stay home and peruse ebay, but I ended up buying a few fresh fruits and veggies offered by some of the vendors there.
    At this market, there's anything and everything for sale. Lotsa used junk and lotsa new stuff. There's some vendors who sell plants of all types too - houseplants, landscaping plants, trees & flowers.
    So as I'm trying to make my way out of the market grounds, I turn at the end of one lane of vendors and just happen to glance at the all-white trailer that one seller's loading his unsold trees and shrubs into. Involuntarily, my head turns back for a double-take. Years of spotting Studes conditions one's brain to see things without even conscious registration at first!
    I thought: "Man, that sure looks like an M-series fender on the trailer! Geez - so do the bed corners!"
    I squat down a bit to look at the face of the tailgate (which is lowered for loading) and BINGO! "STUDEBAKER"!
    The hispanic vendor has noticed my interest by this time and he asks me (in real rough english) if I know what kinda truck it's from. I acknowledge that I do and he looks surprized.
    Then, obviously proud of it, he taps it's fender and says " I pay one hunner dullar fer dees! Goot deal, no?"
    I nod my head in a positive gesture and advised him that one fender's worth more than that!
    Hmmmmm..... Wonder if he'd trade for this ol' Champ bed trailer I've got???[}]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

  • #2
    Bob,

    Are you looking for a straight razor or one of the "T" handle types. The large inventory of Guido Salvage may be able to help.....

    Gary


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    • #3
      Bob,

      Are you looking for a straight razor or one of the "T" handle types. The large inventory of Guido Salvage may be able to help.....

      Gary


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      • #4
        Yes I am! I was recently given a whole BUNCH of brand new Gillette Blue Blade blades and I wanna try shaving with them to see if the new-fangled double, triple, gazzillion-bladed things really ARE better. I think not - but I wanna try one to see.[^]

        Miscreant adrift in
        the BerStuda Triangle


        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe

        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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        • #5
          Yes I am! I was recently given a whole BUNCH of brand new Gillette Blue Blade blades and I wanna try shaving with them to see if the new-fangled double, triple, gazzillion-bladed things really ARE better. I think not - but I wanna try one to see.[^]

          Miscreant adrift in
          the BerStuda Triangle


          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe

          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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          • #6
            [quote]Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

            Yes I am! I was recently given a whole BUNCH of brand new Gillette Blue Blade blades and I wanna try shaving with them to see if the new-fangled double, triple, gazzillion-bladed things really ARE better. I think not - but I wanna try one to see.[^]

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            Mr. Biggs, From one who shaved years with a Gillette Blue Blade single edge razor, the new-fangled triple, gazzillion-bladed things are far superior and last a least twice the shaves. A single bladed razor now is a pain, literally, to use.[xx(]

            Frank Drumheller
            Louisa, VA

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            • #7
              [quote]Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

              Yes I am! I was recently given a whole BUNCH of brand new Gillette Blue Blade blades and I wanna try shaving with them to see if the new-fangled double, triple, gazzillion-bladed things really ARE better. I think not - but I wanna try one to see.[^]

              #####################################################################

              Mr. Biggs, From one who shaved years with a Gillette Blue Blade single edge razor, the new-fangled triple, gazzillion-bladed things are far superior and last a least twice the shaves. A single bladed razor now is a pain, literally, to use.[xx(]

              Frank Drumheller
              Louisa, VA

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              • #8
                My old Gillette double edge has served me well for forty years but, finding blades is starting to be like finding 6-volt bulbs![:0]

                Brad Johnson
                Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
                "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                '33 Rockne 10,
                '51 Commander Starlight,
                '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                '56 Sky Hawk

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                • #9
                  My old Gillette double edge has served me well for forty years but, finding blades is starting to be like finding 6-volt bulbs![:0]

                  Brad Johnson
                  Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                  '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
                  "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                  Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                  Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                  '33 Rockne 10,
                  '51 Commander Starlight,
                  '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                  '56 Sky Hawk

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                  • #10
                    I think I have an old safety razor around here if you really want one. I concur that the double-blade disposables are the best, though.

                    The safety razor blades ARE good for scraping off window stickers, and as general-purpose hobby knives. You can buy holders to use them for that purpose.

                    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
                    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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                    • #11
                      I think I have an old safety razor around here if you really want one. I concur that the double-blade disposables are the best, though.

                      The safety razor blades ARE good for scraping off window stickers, and as general-purpose hobby knives. You can buy holders to use them for that purpose.

                      Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
                      Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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                      • #12
                        Hey Bob i got the one my dad used in the pacific in WWII.I will let you try it but i want it back.And I thought you was a conservative guy.Using one of those things will ruin your face.But on the other hand, couldn't hurt yours too much[}]


                        David Baggett '53 coupe

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                        • #13
                          Hey Bob i got the one my dad used in the pacific in WWII.I will let you try it but i want it back.And I thought you was a conservative guy.Using one of those things will ruin your face.But on the other hand, couldn't hurt yours too much[}]


                          David Baggett '53 coupe

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                          • #14
                            Bob,

                            I checked in my "museum" in the basement and found three folding straight razors and a box of Smith double edge blades, but no safety razor. I know I had at least one, so either it has walked or been put away.

                            Gary


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                            • #15
                              Bob,

                              I checked in my "museum" in the basement and found three folding straight razors and a box of Smith double edge blades, but no safety razor. I know I had at least one, so either it has walked or been put away.

                              Gary


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