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 Post subject: Re: Shaving Machine - Problem of Blade
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:40 pm 
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Victor IV
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A new blank with authentic formula and spiral core!
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Ediphones use a sapphire blade, that is Universal to all the Ediphone, and Edison business machine shaving machines, the hand powered ones, of 1905 to the ones of the 1950's. The long blade shaver though for four minute blanks, is just a metal blade, I have never tried one of those shavers, It might be good to try the box, long blade shaver with a moldy, common Gold Molded record and see if it shaves it off clean, find a few and practice on those before shaving good blanks, or as suggested sharpen the blade. I have never had luck with any metal blade for shaving. I know someone who suggests using a razor knife blade, but I wouldn't. It would be nice if new shaver blades were made or a large NOS cache of them found. My Ediphone shavers still get a few hours of use a week.


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 Post subject: Re: Shaving Machine - Problem of Blade
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:05 pm 
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Richards Laboratories http://www.richardslaboratories.com producing high quality cylinder blanks
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I've always wondered how in the heck those long-bladed
shavers could have ever done even a semi-decent job
of correctly shaving a cylinder.

It looks to me as if the handle puts pressure on
the blade without there being any sort of a positive stop
for the blade.

I seriously doubt that design of a shaver ever
worked very well at all. Great rarity of an antique
to be displayed in a glass case, but quite useless
and non-functional to do anything other than serving
as a curiosity artifact.

Right up there with 8-track tapes!
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for, and gaining, fundamental understanding"

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 Post subject: Re: Shaving Machine - Problem of Blade
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:41 pm 
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A Hobbyist Specializing in Sales and Repair of Spring Motor Phonographs
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Does anyone have or make these sapphire blades? Sure would be nice to find about 20 of them...
Cliff's Vintage Music Shoppe, Castle Rock, WA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIz_IpaVrW8


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 Post subject: Re: Shaving Machine - Problem of Blade
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:33 pm 
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Thanks for this information. I think that is make for very hard cylinder. And i agree. It is more a collectable shaver... And not a "useful" shaver.
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 Post subject: Re: Shaving Machine - Problem of Blade
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:42 am 
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A new blank with authentic formula and spiral core!
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Location: 615 1/2 South Main Street Princeton IL 61356.
I sure could use some shaver blades, my shavers gets a minimum of 2 hours a week use, and in busy seasons, can be more than that.


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 Post subject: Re: Shaving Machine - Problem of Blade
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:20 am 
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Here it is for sale...

https://www.leboncoin.fr/collection/1349241335.htm?ca=12_s

Garret


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