Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by AsylumGuido, Nov 26, 2008.
I'm amazed how I was lucky! :happy005
TNX for answer!
What vintage does an F1 code indicate?
An F-1 would be 1st quarter of 1960.
I have a Notched no date SS, but how do I get mine that shinny?
Thanks for the notching pics, it really helps bc I have nothing for comparison.
Try using MAAS polish. You may find some at Walgreens or Wal-Mart.
I am now going to be able to look at my razors differently
Thanks. This is really great. I had no idea there were so many different variants. I guess that's a good excuse to have a whole lot of different ones.
Found and bought a Super Speed at an antique mall this weekend. The date code is D-1. From doing research am i correct that this means it was made in the 1st Qtr of '58?
Yes you are. Is it a standard 50's style as shown in the opening post in this thread, or perhaps the '58 TV Special which was also produced with a D-1 date code?
I think it is probably a standard 50's style rather than the TV Special but not sure...I only found this post today. When I was researching last night I didn't see any good picture detail like yours above so I didn't quit get the difference but can see it here! I should have brought it to work with me today. It came in a tan and clear case unlike the tv special one shown here. I know that doesn't mean thats the original case...
Yup. The tan case is a standard 50's Style case. The heavy red tips used a maroon case that matched its tip and the lite weight blue tip came in a powder blue case.
yup it's a 50's style...has the horizontal lines that make the squares. this sticky is great for identification thanks.
Fantastic informative thread
That explains a lot.
I bought a Blue Tip from a member on another site. I got a good shave with it, but felt I wanted something a little more aggressive. I even tried opening it up a little so the blade wasn't screwed down tight - BIG MISTAKE!
OK - perhaps I need to look for a standard Superspeed or a Red Tip. The Blue is probably a little too mild for me.
An Unusual Red Tip???
I've not seen this kind of red tip before - have you???
thank you so much for this wonderful thread.I love the 40s SS.Great razor.
I've seen that there are codes on these. Mine says 'B'.
Does anyone know the significance of the codes? I've heard that a B-2 was manufactured at some point in 1956.
Sorry about the crap quality of my pictures, but I've been putting off buying a new camera so I can buy more shaving stuff.
Thanks for this superb thread with great pictures. signs154 I now know that my Super Speed is a '48-'50 version.
Never realized the differences from the 50's to the 60's SS flare Tips before. Great post. How similiar is the 60's head compared to the 70's version? I know that they both have a low profile.
The writeup is real good.Red Tip should take the cake for its sheer peformance and handling.
Mr.Gentleman found a cool deal with that RT from Ebay.Wish I could find one.
I'm open to buying one from any member off B&B for a fair price.Do I hear a call somewhere??
Cool thread, I'll be coming back here. I just got a gillette superspped on ebay, don't know the year though.
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