Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by pizzaguy, Mar 24, 2008.
Sounds mighty cool, Ken! :eatdrink047
1903 Gillette Double Ring. Recently picked this one up in Fine condition. I already had a 1904 but it was missing a corner tooth so I had to take care using it. I love these razors and not just for the historical associations. They are a smooth and very forgiving razor. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Gillette needs to blow the dust off of the dies for this razor and get this three piece back in production. It wouldn't cost that much and it would be a DE they could be proud to market. Sometimes you do get it right the first time!
is there any way we can get some pics of these razors you all speak of??
I have a 40's Schick Eversharp, 40's Tech. I also have a Straight Razor that needs dated.
The 40's ish Super Speed is lost in Bagram.
1904 Gillette Double Ring--second oldest!!
I don't use it regularly, but I have a 1907 Gillette double ring. Since I mainly use straights, I have a Marshes and Shepherd that goes back to before 1850 (1840-1850--Ponds Works)
I don't know what the actual age of this razor is... but one of my favorite str8s is a W&B 7/8 special. It just feels like it has a lot of character and I love shaving with it.
1906 Gillette Standard single ring - 1860's straight.
I love the old style Gillettes,anything before 1940 seems to treat my face better.
Love your avatars, Bob! Shaun the Sheep is ACE!
Then it must be earlier than 1907 since Gillette switched from the double ring to the single ring mid 1906...
I've used a double ring 1905 in exellent condition for a while....
what blades fit these Razors?
Any standard DE blade should be fine. These are Derby's in a Single Ring and a Merkur HD. The head of the HD is about 1/16" longer than the old one so the ends of the blades stick out a bit more. Hope that helps.
Gillette 1908 Single Ring
A '51 Gillette SS (black-tip). It was my father's razor. I use it once a year on his birthday.
1930's Gillette NEW but shortly I'll be trying a couple of pre-1900 straights.
That's my 1939 Gillette Senator...in NEAR MINT condition, I might add. =)
That is a beautiful Senator Chris--and Welcome to the Shave Den!
Yup, it's a single ring. The SN puts it at 1907.
I will have to go back to the thrift store and pick one up a give it a go
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