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    Posted 6 days ago

    HankSilver…
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    Was in my 96 year old fathers belongings. Really have no idea what it is. Would love some information on its use. What year is it from. What was it used for.

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    1. Congcu, 6 days ago
      Barber's manual hair clipper. Electric models appeared in the 1950's. Still in use in many parts of the world.
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 6 days ago
      Agree 100% w.Congcu. The stamped name/etc on the inside (or any other stampings/etc anywhere) will be where you'll need to start searching for more exact detail of who/where made it and when. Good luck! :-)
    3. Congcu, 6 days ago
      My father learned to be a barber during the Depression to augment his income. I have his barber set with two hand clippers. One is a Ros Keen from Germany. The other is a Flyer made in USA. There were many other makers both here and in Germany. Since the two counter-posed blades were perfectly flat, they could be sharpened on a flat abrasive lapping plate. I learned how to do so myself.
    4. HankSilverthorne, 5 days ago
      Thank you so much for the information ???? Congsu and AnythingObscure.
      There is a stamp which looks like Tranafa or possibly Franafa.

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