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Cleaning Tarnished Aluminum





cleaning tarnished aluminum






    tarnished
  • (tarnish) discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation

  • Lose or cause to lose luster, esp. as a result of exposure to air or moisture

  • Make or become less valuable or respected

  • (tarnish) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

  • Tarnish is a thin layer that forms over copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and other semi-reactive metals as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction. Tarnish is mainly caused by chemicals in the air, such as sulfur dioxide.





    cleaning
  • the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"

  • Remove the innards of (fish or poultry) prior to cooking

  • make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

  • Make (something or someone) free of dirt, marks, or mess, esp. by washing, wiping, or brushing

  • (clean) free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"





    aluminum
  • The chemical element of atomic number 13, a light silvery-gray metal

  • a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite

  • Aluminum was the second album from NYC band Gods Child, littered with damaged guitars, distressed mellotron, and raw vocals. Produced by Tim Palmer (who has worked with such acts as Pearl Jam, Sponge, and Mission UK) the album features a spaced-out aura, solid musicianship and soaring sonics.

  • Aluminium ( ) or aluminum ( ) is a silvery white member of the boron group of chemical elements. It has the symbol Al and its atomic number is 13. It is not soluble in water under normal circumstances.











Two Gillette Old Types




Two Gillette Old Types





I wanted to show the difference between the two most common handles on Gillette Old Type razors: standard and ball-end.

The standard is in the foreground. This razor dates from the first-quarter of 1914.

Behind it is the ball-end handle version. This example is from the 1920s – it lacks a date code so I can’t tie it down with any precision. (It's from the Gillette "Brownie" box, which was manufactured between 1921 and 1929.)

From what I can fathom out, the standard handle was introduced in 1905, and the ball-end during the First World War. They were produced side by side until 1929.

The ball-end is weighted away from the razor head, while the standard is more evenly balanced. I think the standard is slightly heavier, but I don't have an accuate enough scale to put it to the test. The standard has a slightly more aggressive knurling on the handle, but the ball-end is more grippy for those of us with the bad habbit of holding the razor by the end of the handle.

Both are excellent razors. I must admit I’m drawn to the standard, in the foreground, because I’m a history nut and it dates to the first-quarter of 1914. I’m guessing March of that year. It certainly pre-dates the Great War.

Both are silver plated razors which I’ve cleaned up (removing tarnish with aluminum foil/baking soda baths, scrubbing with Tilex and Lysol) and use for their intended purpose – shaving!

Both have some brassing issues, but then, both have been used over decades.

You should not pay more than $25 shipped for either razor - I certainly didn't - unless you want to pay for someone else to polish the silver for you.











Gillette Old Type handle choice




Gillette Old Type handle choice





All vintage Gillette Old Type razors pre-date World War II, so they have seen a bit of history.

The two examples seen here – to show the most common handle types – date from 1914 and sometime in the 1920s.

The older razor is in the foreground. This 1914 production has the standard handle.

Behind that is the ball-end handle model from possibly 10 or so years later. (Gillette did not stamp production codes on low-end models during the 1920s. It's from the "Brownie" box set which I believe was produced between 1921 and 1929.)

The ball-end is weighted away from the razor head, while the standard is more evenly balanced.

Both are excellent razors. I must admit I’m drawn to the standard, in the foreground, because I’m a history nut and it dates to the first-quarter of 1914. I’m guessing March of that year. It certainly pre-dates the Great War.

Both are silver plated razors which I’ve cleaned up (removing tarnish with aluminum foil/baking soda baths, scrubbing with Tilex and Lysol) and use for their intended purpose – shaving!

Gillette Old Types were manufactured between 1905 and 1929. When you think about it, one of these razors was made just before the First World War, the other on the eve of the Second.

Both have seen a lot of use, judging from the bumps, scraps and brassing. I like items with a sense of history.










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