What an interesting history about these razors, thx.
Yes, it was absolutely amazing to find one in this condition .. I believe Richard that we are currently the only two to own one among us collectors ..Terrific find Benedetto! And in marvellous condition, too!
Good to know there’s two of these. Mine doesn’t feel so lonesome now
|I bid on and won this very sorry looking Apollo Mikron.|
I am assuming that the small piece of handle that came with it is the original part. It fits and is the right length for the rest of the razor.
A couple of people told me that I was crazy and that I had bitten off more than I can chew here.
It says Apollo Mikron on the base plate so its definitely a Mikron 1. (See third imnage below). There are not many out there, but every other one that I've seen has a metallic handle.
I have no idea on what it is. My guess is that its some sort of transition between a very early Mikron and a Busch Flexi. If anyone can shed some light here, please do so.
As it arrived in the background and the handle that I made in the foreground.
|I did come careful measurements and ended up with the handle that is now on it. (third time lucky). The handle is turned out of a nylon and although I did some pretty serious polishing, it hasn't become shiny.|
The upside of it been made out of nylon is that it will never break again.
I'm not sure about the white dot but it looks like there was one on the original. The adjustment mechanism works perfectly.
Overall considering what I received - I'm very happy with the end result.
|The bottom screw, like all Mirons is there to line up the twist knob. This one is stuck in there - and it can remain that way because I really don't want to force it.|
I lined the numbers on this one up by slightly adjusting the length of the handle.
|This is how it should break down but this one breaks down into five pieces.|