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Thorens Riviera. SPRING DRIVE MECHANICAL DRY SHAVER. Swiss. Vintage  (1954 - 1960).

Thorens Riviera. SPRING DRIVE MECHANICAL DRY SHAVER. Swiss. Vintage (1954 - 1960).

1 was available / Secondhand
R160.00
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Image of dry shaver

DESCRIPTION AND CONDITION
DESCRIPTIONOn auction here is an authentic Swiss Thorens Riviera SPRING DRIVEN (CLOCKWORK) MECHANICAL DRY SHAVER dating from 1954 - 1960 (the period of production). It is complete and comes with the original box it was sold in and the PVC zip bag it came in. You can see the shaver on auction and the head cover (without the box and PVC bag) in the image above. See the 8 images which follow for more particulars and ask a question if there is anything you are unsure about.
CONDITIONThe dry shaver is complete and in excellent working condition.
NOTES
A nice collectable retro item. Produced and patented by the Thorens factory in Switzerland. The factory was famous for producing mechanical spring - driven items such as music boxes and grammophones and the mechanical dry shaver was produced between 1954 and 1960. It was patented and patent no 748126 was granted in 1956. The design was registered in Britain with number 876564. The case of the shaver is in cream urea plastic with chrome plated metal fittings.

 


 

 

all the items.
All the items in this lot. The shaver with head cover, zip bag and the original box it was sold in.
the container box
The original box the shaver was sold in. The name of the manufacturer is printed on the lid in gold lettering.
advertisement
A 1954 advertisement for the Thorens Riviera shaver as it appeared in a British newspaper. Shown here for interest sake and NOT included with this lot.
from the back
The mechanical shaver shown from the back. Note that it is shaped to fit in the hand. Note the winding handle and the red button on the left which releases and locks the mechanism and is thus the on and off switch.
winding handle
The winding handle lifted up to wind the clockwork spring of the shaver.
markings
The Thorens markings on ths case of the shaver.
Swiss made
The shaver is made in Switzerland. The country famous for making spring driven items.
with a match box
The shaver shown with a match box to give an idea of the relative size.

SHIPPING COST

R56 IN SOUTH AFRICA. FOR OTHER COUNTRIES: THE POST OFFICE PARCEL RATE PLUS 20%.

I HAVE LISTED SEVERAL INTERESTING ITEMS ON THIS AUCTION. SINCE ITEMS ARE COMBINED FOR SHIPPING IT COSTS MUCH LESS PER ITEM TO SHIP MORE THAN ONE. CLICK ON THE BID OR BUY ICON BELOW IF YOU WANT TO SEE THEM.

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