|Geoffrey H Doughty, The New Haven Railroad's Streamline Passenger Fleet 1934-1953, TLC Publishing, 2000|
Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Friday, November 17, 2017
InstructionsHold Dubeledge in your left hand. Unscrew blade holder, put the blade on the prongs and screw back into place. Press blade holder LIGHTLY rollers but firmly downward with your thumb till the blade lies flat on the rolls. Turn handle several times, then release pressure until blade holder springs back and automatically reverses itself. Repeat same operation about 10 times giving three revolutions to each side of the blade.
"Lather well and you will shave well"
Looking at the machine, I can figure out how it works generally though the mechanism details I'm not certain of. It appears to have a Valet self strop razor blade in place and I'm not sure if the machine will work on any razor blade or if it requires specific design blades. Last thing I wonder is how many razor blades could you buy for the price of this unit?
Thursday, November 16, 2017
I recently picked up this split-head rawhide hammer for a few bucks. It's cool that the initials for the company are even stamped onto the handle. I surmise that the shape around the C/R logo on the head and handle is supposed to represent a stretched hide.
The tool needed new 1-1/2" rawhide faces, which are cheaply available through McMaster-Carr.
Founded in 1878, Chicago Rawhide continues to make seals (but not hammers) as part of the SKF empire, which acquired them in 1990.