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    Default Ebay Stenton and other fun

    Took a gamble on an ebay lot to get this stubby Stenton. The more I look at it the more interesting it has become. The partial GR and crown mark really couldn't be seen on seller's photo, and since it further pegs the date, I was pleased to find that even though it is partial. Whoever re-scaled this in wood, did a really nice job. The scales are perfectly shaped and proportioned, it has a separate wooden spacer, not just a sawed slot like the broom handle I just saved a Wosty from. The collars are hand made from what appears to have been a lithoed tobacco can or such, and exhibit gold, red, and a few spots of black lettering. It's such a nice and interesting job that I hate to disturb it, and may not since the pivot isn't that rusty. Perhaps an in situ finish. Another fun scale find was this interestingly repaired scale from a W&B FBU. The nicely done, two color horn, overlapped and pinned repair was interesting enough, but upon disassembly, the brass plate that they were pinned to was really fun to find -- an old back plate to a thermometer. I feel like I should repair the repair and put it back together as an ode to tinkers everywhere.

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    Very nice! I also like the 'water boils'!
    I think this is a Stenton before he came stateside. A VERY interesting character!

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    I like old make shift repairs. I have a couple, but sometimes they are hard to save. I hope you manage to keep these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Very nice! I also like the 'water boils'!
    I think this is a Stenton before he came stateside. A VERY interesting character!
    Yup. Very definitely. I believe the GR stamped Stentons come from the period between when he worked for Greaves and when he worked for Wostenholm.

    Though, honestly, there's no reason they couldn't have been made while he was working for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmonster View Post
    Yup. Very definitely. I believe the GR stamped Stentons come from the period between when he worked for Greaves and when he worked for Wostenholm.

    Though, honestly, there's no reason they couldn't have been made while he was working for them.
    I was digging for your writeup on old Stenton, Zak.....

    Here we go! wm stinton and son

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    I was digging for your writeup on old Stenton, Zak.....

    Here we go! wm stinton and son
    One of these days I'll get around to writing that novel about Stenton.

    Right now, I've got a science fiction novel to finish though, and those have expiration dates. While the future can get too old, history can't.
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    have really grown to like those razors. You got a great razor there

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicknbleeding View Post
    have really grown to like those razors. You got a great razor there
    Took 15 minutes to hone and be shave ready, I totally agree. Without tape.
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