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    Quote Originally Posted by easyrider View Post
    Beautiful restore
    Curious what’s the ballpark for a razor like the is restored and before restoration?
    Also dare I ask how much a restore like this costs?
    More curious but that’s certainly a keeper
    We don’t really do valuation here. Mostly because what it’s worth is what someone is willing to pay, and that is a weirdly large range.

    I haven’t officially hung my tile out for doing restoration work yet and am currently limiting it to people I’ve comitted to do restores to a long time ago, or people I know through the forum. So right now, it’s not on public offer. When I do open shop, I will charge standard prices.
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    Thanks for the history lesson. It's nice that I don't have to do the research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drsmoothak View Post
    Thanks for the history lesson. It's nice that I don't have to do the research.
    Oh, but you do!

    Iíve only scratched the surface!

    You donít know about Spence Broughton yet. Or the bombing. Nothing about the treason plot. I got nowhere near the part about Nanny Biddle or the Dymaxion car or even the creation of the Times New Roman typeface!

    Thereís so, so much more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easyrider View Post
    Beautiful restore
    Curious what’s the ballpark for a razor like the is restored and before restoration?
    Also dare I ask how much a restore like this costs?
    More curious but that’s certainly a keeper


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    I bid for the razor on an impulse when I saw it on eBay and in the belief that I would easily be outbid but I wasn't! It wasn't in the greatest condition, as you can see from the pictures Zak posted, so I probably paid over the odds but I don't regret it one bit.

    As for the restoration costs, I think Zak could easily have asked for a lot more (and his workmanship would be worth it) but I'm glad he didn't as I had to pay premium postage costs from Thailand to the USA and back as well!

    I'm not going to talk figures either, I would just like to say two things about the razor restoration.

    Firstly, Zak recommended I contact an established restorer when I initially messaged him for advice after noticing his posts on early razors but unfortunately, the restorers I contacted didn't want to take the job on. I say this to make it clear that I was the one doing the chasing!

    Secondly, once I'd read a few more of Zak's threads and spoken to him in PMs, I was convinced that there was no one better to restore this razor: if I couldn't get him to do it, I would have left the razor in a cupboard I think. I wanted someone who loved old razors as much as I do to take care of it and that's what I got.

    Anyways, when I saw the pictures of the restored razor before it was sent back, I was very happy. My very first thought when I looked at them was that I'd bid for that razor if it appeared on eBay (it won't!)

    Apologies for the rambling nature of this post - I just got back home from a hectic trip to Malaysia and I'm feeling a bit tired but I wanted to express my sincere thanks to Zak for this job. I haven't actually shaved with it yet because I had to go away a couple of days after it arrived but I'm going to rectify that over the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmonster View Post
    Oh, but you do!

    Iíve only scratched the surface!

    You donít know about Spence Broughton yet. Or the bombing. Nothing about the treason plot. I got nowhere near the part about Nanny Biddle or the Dymaxion car or even the creation of the Times New Roman typeface!

    Thereís so, so much more.
    That all sounds very intriguing.
    So much history that happens around these antiques that makes them part of history themselves & for me thatís the attraction.
    Iíll now have to try & find info on this bombing, this Nanny Biddle & treason plot?
    Wow!
    Never a dull moment back in the day eh? Lol
    Amazing!
    Next stop, google! Lol [emoji6]
    Cheers Zak

    P.s.
    Google shows nothing, could you point in right direction please? Lol

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    That is a classy restore Zak. Awesome research work as well. Really nice to know the history behind W & B. Thank you very much. You sure gave a big cliffhanger with the remark on the bombing and treason plot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GabrielMartin View Post
    That all sounds very intriguing.
    So much history that happens around these antiques that makes them part of history themselves & for me that’s the attraction.
    I’ll now have to try & find info on this bombing, this Nanny Biddle & treason plot?
    Wow!
    Never a dull moment back in the day eh? Lol
    Amazing!
    Next stop, google! Lol [emoji6]
    Cheers Zak

    P.s.
    Google shows nothing, could you point in right direction please? Lol
    Here's a tiny, tiny bit from the very tail end of the Wade story.



    Nanny Biddle was Robert Wade Jr. (Jr. Jr.?)'s granddaughter, born to his daughter Maida and her husband Richard Dale.
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    Anna Hope Dale was her full name. She married young to Edward MacFunn Biddle Jr. They had three children.

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    But Nanny had other plans than to be a normal housewife.



    And that's just the beginning of her very interesting story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmonster View Post
    Oh, but you do!

    I’ve only scratched the surface!

    You don’t know about Spence Broughton yet. Or the bombing. Nothing about the treason plot. I got nowhere near the part about Nanny Biddle or the Dymaxion car or even the creation of the Times New Roman typeface!

    There’s so, so much more.
    Great, there goes my productive day at work. Down the google worm hole it is. Good thing it's slow today in the oil patch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmonster View Post
    Here's a tiny, tiny bit from the very tail end of the Wade story.



    Nanny Biddle was Robert Wade Jr. (Jr. Jr.?)'s granddaughter, born to his daughter Maida and her husband Richard Dale.

    Anna Hope Dale was her full name. She married young to Edward MacFunn Biddle Jr. They had three children.

    But Nanny had other plans than to be a normal housewife.



    And that's just the beginning of her very interesting story.
    So she goes to Interior Alaska in the winter. I live here (south central) and I wouldn't go there in the winter. Unless you pay me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drsmoothak View Post
    So she goes to Interior Alaska in the winter. I live here (south central) and I wouldn't go there in the winter. Unless you pay me.
    But what about ADVENTURE?!

    You don’t enjoy snotcicles and aromatic pee steam?
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