Sunday, September 23, 2012

1950's Gillette Razor. Even This Looks Cool!

Have you ever been to an estate sale where it seems that you've stepped back in time to the 1950's?  I mean, literally it seems as though you've taken a time machine back to the atomic age because EVERYTHING in the home is from the mid century.

It's very odd, right? It's as though the homeowner(s) never purchased anything new.  How does this happen?!

I recently shopped a sale like this.  Everything, and I mean everything, was original from the mid century.  Case in point, check out this Gillette razor I found in the bathroom (among unused 1950's cosmetics, etc.)!  And you should have seen the incredible boomerang yellow patterned formica vanity top.  Doh!  Why don't I always carry my camera??

Those of us that love the mid century design knows the furniture was cool, the architecture, and housewares,  but for a razor to be cool?  Come on!

Indeed, it's a beauty.  Look at the lovely diamond, ice-blue detail of the handle, and the metal flanked neck complete with starburst design.  Even the plastic case is emblazoned with starbursts.  Pretty cool right?


Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Those things look very cool, but the pieces that held the blade had a tendency to come loose while you were shaving, and then the blade would skip across your shin or the back of your ankle, taking out several hunks of skin and causing profuse bleeding. I can't imagine why the owner didn't toss that in favor of disposables decades ago. Scary things, those so-called "safety razors."

Beccalina said...

Oh wow that is super neat. Love the starbursts on it!

Mick said...

Oh its the little things that make my heart jump most :)

A Modern Line said...

Probably the best reason all this is still around is that most of it was made to last a lifetime or two unlike the through away mentality that prevails today. One of my favorite quotes is " it's not good because it's old, it's old because it's good"! Amen to that!

Rhan Vintage said...

A Modern Line, that is so true!


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