1903 Double ring???

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by seamus402, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. seamus402

    seamus402 You don't mess with Big Slim

  2. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time

    Yeah, looks like a 1903 :drool
  3. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    Looks that way doesn't it. :( I had seen that auction but passed over it because I saw the other two razors and I already have examples of those.
  4. jbcohen

    jbcohen New Member

    Does anyone mind if I jump in and learn something here. I understand that there is a difference between a double ring razor and a single ring razor. I am not sure of the difference between the two. I was told somewhere that the single ring actually performs better then the double ring and the extra ring was added as a way to make the product cheaper to produce, actually worse for the customer.
  5. IsaacRN

    IsaacRN Active Member

    The double was the first DE Gillette made i believe
  6. jbcohen

    jbcohen New Member

    Does anyone mind educating me on this matter? Why the different names? Does one shave better than the other? Was one produced to lower production costs and charge the customer more? (Seems to be a re-ocurrubg theam with Gillette) Is one better than the other?
  7. seamus402

    seamus402 You don't mess with Big Slim

    Not sure about one being better for the shave than the other - the double ring was the first Gillette - 1903. Collectible from my point of view. Can't get correct blades to shave with it. The blades were thicker then. Just a piece of history. Something my great grandpappy may have shaved with.

    It is boomer nostalgia at its finest.
  8. Bronco

    Bronco Mac Daddy

    If memory serves me correctly some of the guys have used washers under a newer blade to account for the thickness that the older blades had.

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