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This is the coolest razor I know - and weirdest. Meet the Davies Rythmic adjustable razor.

This puppy was patented in 1937-38. British patent number 466228. And it was manufactured at the Davies Razor Company, Central Chambers, 93 Hope Street in Glasgow Scotland.

And yes, it may look like a freak but a most fascinating one; and it is reportedly a mighty fine shaver. Even takes standard blades. I attach some older photos of the functionality when mounting the blade: The bottom plate lowers and then rotates 90 degrees so that you can load the blade. Reversing the action pushes the blade upwards and flexes it and thereby giving it rigidity. There is a dial just above the opening knob where you do the adjusting. The adjustability is infinite like on a Gibbs or a L'Essor Le Supreme.

This one you are looking at appears to be in superb original condition as is the gorgeous original bakelite case. Only things missing are the blade banks, but who is counting - this sucker is incredibly hard to find!

This one though is en route to me since yesterday - a grail find. YAY :)

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This is the coolest razor I know - and weirdest. Meet the Davies Rythmic adjustable razor.

This puppy was patented in 1937-38. British patent number 466228. And it was manufactured at the Davies Razor Company, Central Chambers, 93 Hope Street in Glasgow Scotland.

And yes, it may look like a freak but a most fascinating one; and it is reportedly a mighty fine shaver. Even takes standard blades. I attach some older photos of the functionality when mounting the blade: The bottom plate lowers and then rotates 90 degrees so that you can load the blade. Reversing the action pushes the blade upwards and flexes it and thereby giving it rigidity. There is a dial just above the opening knob where you do the adjusting. The adjustability is infinite like on a Gibbs or a L'Essor Le Supreme.

This one you are looking at appears to be in superb original condition as is the gorgeous original bakelite case. Only things missing are the blade banks, but who is counting - this sucker is incredibly hard to find!

This one though is en route to me since yesterday - a grail find. YAY :)

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It looks like something from the Tower of London. Looking forward to hearing how it shaves.
 
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