J. Wiss & Sons Co. All Razors

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Aristocrat
The word Aristocrat is stamped on the tang. This model does not appear in either catalog. This one passed through eBay in December 2008. Others passed through in June 2009 and March 2010.
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Automatic Razor Stropper
Patented about 1910. See patent. This appears and how to use is explained on page 71 in the 1912 Catalog. This item passed through eBay in May 2011. A rusty version of this is hanging around as an eBay buy-it-now.
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Black Flat Handle with Logo
The black handle is the most common. This was selected for here as it has a Wiss logo on the front. The pictures in the 1912 catalog still show the name and city stamped on the front. This would be a later addition. This one has a 5/8" notched blade. It passed through eBay in June 2010.
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Black Oval Handle No Logo
Size 85. This is a 5/8" wide Very Thin Concave blade. This was the most expensive concavity choice. This item passed through eBay in October 2009.
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Black Oval Handle with ES..X Insciption
See last picture to try to make out name stamped on the tang. Listed on eBay for $15.99 + $3.50 in August 2011.
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Black Oval Handle with Logo
The number on the tang is not visible, but this blade appears to be 6/8" wide. This item passed through eBay in June 2010.
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Black Oval Handle + Box + Instructions
This is the only razor pictured here with instructions. The number on the tang is not pictured. This item passed through eBay in October 2009.
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Box for Six Razors
A velvet lined box that holds a half dozen razors. It does not appear in either catalog. (In the picture are non Wiss razors used as props.) This item passed through eBay in April 2009.
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Canvas Pouch For a Dozen Razors
This is not in either catalog. It appears to be a sales assortment. Stamped at the bottom of each slot are razor model numbers (44, I-45, 2X-45, 46, X46, I-45, 2M-65, 65, I-65, 20-65, 85, Y85). This item passed through eBay in April 2010.
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Cosmo Logo on Tang
Oval handle. Meaning of Cosmo logo unknown. This item passed through eBay in March 2008. Another passed through in December 2009.
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Green Onyx Flat Handle
Style K is an Onyx handle (1907 page 47 and 1912 page 60), but shown woth an oval handle. This item passed through eBay in April 2008.
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Green Translucent Flat Handle
This could be a Style X. This letter is skipped over in both catalogs. The only known examples with X are pink. Possibly X represented multiple colors. This item passed through eBay in March 2010.
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Imitation Ivory Flat Pointed Handle
The end of the handle comes to a point. The Style I (1907 page 46 and 1912 page 59) has a rounded point. The tang is stamped 45: 5/8" wide Medium Think Concave blade. This item passed through eBay in May 2011.
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Imitation Wood Handle with Raised Logo
This razor has the logo stamped on the tang, plus the logo is raised on the front celluloid handle. This item passed through eBay in June 2011.
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Imp Flat White Handle
This razor has Imp stamped on the tang. It could be a private label. This item passed through eBay in May 2010.
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Koko Bolo Oval Handle
Koko Bolo was what we call rosewood now. These pictures from October 2004. Source unknown.
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Micromatic Safety Razor
This is not in any catalog. It was either sold in parallel with straight razors, or after the straight razor market collapsed. This one passed through eBay in March 2011.
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No Shoulder Blade in Swedge Pattern
The swedge pattern on the blade is not in any of my catalogs. Thus presumably from before 1907. This is a no shoulder blade on oval black rubber handles. This passed through eBay in August 2009.
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Nubian
Unusual hammered tang. The handle is a Black Bead, Style B. This item passed through eBay in October 2011.
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Orange Streaked Handle with Logo
This item passed through eBay in January 2010.
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Our Best Sure Grip
The "Our Best" name does not appear in either catalog. The blades on this one are 5/8" wide. This one passed through eBay in July 2010.
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Safety Razor Blades
It is unknown what years Wiss sold these. I would presume these overlap with the later years of straight razor selling. The first of these passed through eBay in March 2008 and the other passed through in December 2009.
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Seven Day Razor Set
This set gets prominent coverage in the catalogs: 1907 page 55 and 1912 page 70. This item passed through eBay in August 2008.
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Single Shoulder 145 Black Oval Handles
The single shoulder is shown on page 54 of the 1912 catalog and page 66 of the 1912 catalog. They had Full Polish. The 145 is 5/8" wide Medium Thin Concave blade. Passing through eBay August 2011.
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Single Shoulder 245 Black Flat Handles
These are not in either of the catalogs I have. These appear to have been discontinued by 1907. There is some alternative blade. This item passed through eBay in March 2010.
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Single Shoulder 285 Black Flat Handles
These are not in either of the catalogs I have. These appear to have been discontinued by 1907. There is some alternative blade. The 285 is 5/8" wide Very Thin Concave blade. This item passed through eBay in April 2011.
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Strop "Scotch Shell"
Wiss Newark NJ & Trademark Extra Fine "Scotch Shell" still quite visible. Has two leather strops which are both about 18 inches long. This one passed through eBay in November 2009.
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Style A Black Wave Handle
The Wave style is common, but rarely does it show up in black. It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 41 and 1912 page 54. This one passed through eBay in December 2009.
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Style B Black Bead Handle
In white this is a very common handle. It appears as Style I and under a couple names. It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 42 and 1912 page 55. This item passed through eBay in May 2010. Another passed through in March 2008.
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Style E White Wave Handle
It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 44 and 1912 page 57. This one passed through eBay in May 2010.
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Style F White Scroll Handle
It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 44 and 1912 page 57. This item passed through eBay in February 2010. Others passed through in January 2009, April 2009, and July 2010.
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Style G - White Bead Handle
It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 45 and 1912 page 58. The razor comes in the original box. There are some small nicks and a small chip at the end of the blade. Some spots on the blade. The scales look real good, have a great patina, no cracks, a few minor surface scratches and a small chip on the underside of scale where the blade goes in (see pic). The blade is 5/8" with Very Thin Concave. This is the only razor in my collection. Bought on eBay April 2011. Others passed through eBay in February 2008, December 2008, October 2010, and March 2011.
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Style H White Ribbed Handle
It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 45 and 1912 page 58. This one passed through eBay in January 2010.
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Style I Imitation Ivory
A very common style. It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 46 and 1912 page 59. This newer one has a cloud logo. This item passed through eBay in June 2011. Others passed through March 2009, October 2009, March 2010, January 2011, April 2011, and September 2011.
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Style M Knotted Antique Ivory with Logo
It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 48 and 1912 page 61. This item passed through eBay in December 2009. Others passed through in July 2011 and January 2012. They did not have logos.
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Style S Oval Bone Buckeye Burl
It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 51 and 1912 page 63. I suspect the rivets have been replaced on this one. This item passed through eBay in February 2011.
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Style T Yellow Bone
It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 51 and 1912 page 63. This item passed through eBay in August 2011 and sold for $4.99.
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Style W Stag Handle
It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 53 and 1912 page 65. This item passed through eBay in February 2010. Others passed through in July 2010 and January 2011.
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Style X Translucent
The Style X does not appear in either catalog. The letter is skipped over. The logo on the tang is an old style. Apparently the Style X was discontinued by 1907. This has an X 46 stamped on the tang. It is a 6/8" Medium Thin Concave blade. This item passed through eBay in April 2011. Other pink ones passed through eBay in August 2008, July 2011, and August 2011.
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Style 2C Flat White Bone
It appears in one catalog: 1912 page 67. It is one of the few styles made with a natural material. This item passed through eBay in February 2010.
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Style 2D Black Fancy Design
It appears in one catalog: 1912 page 67. This item passed through eBay in August 2009.
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Style 2F Koko Bolo Silver Tipped
It appears in one catalog: 1912 page 67. This item passed through eBay in November 2010.
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Style 2H Flat Oak Handle
This razor has a 5/8" Thin Concave blade with a Hollow Point. This appears in only one catalog: 1912 page 68. This style did not come with a case. The tang does not have the cloud logo and the case does. Very possibly the case is newer. This item sold on eBay in November 2011 for $31.00 + $3.75.
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Style 2L White Oval Silver Tipped
It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 48 and 1912 page 61. This item passed through eBay in March 2011.
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Style 2R Fancy Antique Shell
It appears in one catalog: 1912 page 69. This item passed through eBay in June 2011.
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Style 2U Flat Pearl Finish
It appears in one catalog: 1912 page 69. This item passed through eBay in February 2010.
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Style 2V 45 Oval Shell Silver Tipped
It appears in the catalogs: 1907 page 53 and 1912 page 65. This item passed through eBay in May 2010.
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Sure Comfort White Bead Handle 1907
This is a very popular handle style. Most were sold as Style G. This appears on page 39 of the 1907 catalog. In 1912 this style was called Wiss Superior. This one passed through eBay in April 2011.
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Tortoise Shell Flat Handle
This could be a Style 2J Flat Shell (1912 page 68). However, the handle tip shape is different and the 2J does not show the rivets. This item passed through eBay in March 2011.
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Tortoise Shell Oval Handle
This item passed through eBay in November 2009.
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Wissdom Wood Celluloid Brass Tips
There is no information on the Wissdom name stamped on the tang. This one passed through eBay in February 2010.
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Wiss Best Fancy Antique Handle and Tang
This can be found on page 38 in the 1907 catalog. This was the most expensive razor in the 1907 catalog. The Wiss Best had a plain flat handle in 1912. This item passed through eBay in April 2010.
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Wiss Best plain yellow + pouch
This can be found on page 52 in the 1912 catalog. The pouch is also pictured. The Wiss Best had a fancy antique handle and tang in 1907. This item passed through eBay in June 2010.
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Wiss Best Vine Handles
The Wiss Best variant is not in either of the catalogs. It has fancy antique tangs, which would date this to being a style used prior to 1907. Like the 1907 one, this was most likely the most expensive razor that they sold. This item passed through eBay in February 2010. One without the paint sold on eBay for $37 including shipping in October 2011.
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Wiss Favorite No Logo + Case
The Wiss Favorite was one of the models that included a leather case in 1912. It is pictured on page 52 of the catalog. This has no logo on the tang and is earlier than the other pictured here. This item passed through eBay in June 2011.
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Wiss Favorite with Logo + Leather Case
The Wiss Favorite was one of the models that included a leather case in 1912. It is pictured on page 52 of the catalog. This one has the Wiss logo stamped on the tang. It would be newer. This item passed through eBay in October 2010.
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Wiss Perfection Fancy Antique Handle and Tang
This appears on page 48 of the 1912 catalog. This was the most expensive razor in the 1912 catalog. The Wiss Perfection was not listed in 1907. This item passed through eBay in November 2010.
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Wiss Special Black Flat Handle Logo
This appears on page 53 of the 1912 catalog. Pictured is an example of one with a logo. In 1907 this name was used for the White Wave pattern. This item passed through eBay in March 2009.
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Wiss Special Black Flat Handle No Logo
This appears on page 53 of the 1912 catalog. Pictured is an example of one without a logo. In 1907 this name was used for the White Wave pattern. This item passed through eBay in March 2011.
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Wiss Special Black Flat Handle Sure Grip + Case
This appears on page 53 of the 1912 catalog. It was sold with a case. Pictured is an example with a Sure Grip blade. The logo on the tang implies this variant is after the 1912 catalog. The number on the tang is not visible in any picture. In 1907 this name was used for the White Wave pattern. This item passed through eBay in June 2011.
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Wiss Special Imitation Ivory Oval Silver Tipped 464
This is not in any catalog. This has the Wiss logo stamped on the tang, making it after the c1912 catalog. No catalog lists the 464 on the tang. The blade is a Sure Grip. The 400 series appears to be from a Sure Grip series with an alternate blade shape. Or the numbers used with a name etched on the blade. This item passed through eBay in May 2011.
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Wiss Special Wave Antique Handle 1907
This appears on page 39 of the 1907 catalog. In 1912 the Wiss Special was flat black with a leather case. This item passed through eBay in October 2010.
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Wiss Superior White Bead Handle
This is a very popular handle style. Most were sold as Style G. This appears on page 49 of the c1912 catalog. In 1907 this style was called Sure Comfort. The pictured item was first listed on eBay in March 2011. It has been hanging around with a high price for many months.
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Wiss Sure Comfort Brown Zebra Striped Handle
The Wiss Sure Comfort was usually sold with a flat black handle. This appears to be an upgraded handle. The tang has the Wiss logo. This item passed through eBay in February 2011.
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Wiss Sure Comfort Razor Black Handle
The stamping on this Wiss Sure Comfort Razor is not all visible but the black scales are clean, free of chips and cracks and the pins, blade, shank, fluting and tang are also clean and shiny. The fluting is on both the under and upper parts of the shank and is very apparent on both sides and especially deep on the top of the shank. The blade measures 3" by 5/8" and the overall length is 6 5/8". The back of the blade is plain. The shank shows "J. Wiss & Sons, Newark NJ" The razor has been on a shelf for approximately 30 years and the blade will need to be honed and smoothed.
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Wiss Sure Comfort 466
No catalog lists the 466 on the tang. The blade is a Sure Grip. The 400 series appears to be from a Sure Grip series with an alternate blade shape. Or the numbers used with a name etched on the blade. This has the Wiss logo stamped on the tang. It passed through eBay in October 2010.
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Yellow Filigree Germany on Blade
This is the only razor here that has Germany on the blade. There is no mention of any imported razors in the two catalogs. The handle design is unique. This item passed through eBay in June 2010.