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    Quote Originally Posted by DwarvenChef View Post
    One of many oddballs I've come across, but definitely one of my favorite Orphans.

    The shave from this one is just great
    nice, I enjoyed your video

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    Cool thread. This is my orphan. Lot buy on the bay. This one is also the first razor i successfully honed, after 3 tries lol. No id on the razor at all and one of my favorites.

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    So, I have an orphan of sorts in route; an American Barber Tools "gun metal" (Philadelphia) which I recently purchased on a whim.

    I have seen other ABT's, all marked "Solingen" but never one without a Solingen stamp which (along with the price) is what intrigued me to purchase.

    I don't have it in my possession yet, hopefully tomorrow, but I'll post pictures when I do. That all said, does anybody know more about ABTco., their years of operation, if they were just a distributer house, anything? My Google searches have been coming up empty, and I do not see them listed on taylors1000, uniclectica, or razorarchives list of manufactures (my default 3 "go too's" when I need information, I start there to see which direction it leads me)... Any information is appreciated as it may be a gift (or I may opt to keep it), and a little back story history would really go a long way...

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    Pictures as promised.




    Anyone that knows any more information on Philadelphia Barber Tools co. I would greatly appreciate it. I haven't been able to find anything about them, when they operated, where they were located, nothing.
    As I stated above, no Solingen/Germany stamp (despite all the stamps being in great condition) leads me to assume it is made in America, (or predates required stamping?)

    This one will be fun to clean up... I can't wait.
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    Nice old blades, guys.

    I thought by the title this thread might be about Hirlau's razors!

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    51 The Victor. Box it came in said Chicago, Il. Seen a thread or two about them. Short ones. Not much I can find. Absolutely top notch shaver.
    One of my very favorite straights.



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