Bottom dial 195...

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by paydepst, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. paydepst

    paydepst Member

    Were these ever sold to the general public or only presented to the Gillette inner circle as presentation gifts say to top performing salesmen and the like? I don't have my Krumholz in front of me at the moment but I don't think he ever said if memory serves.

    Anybody have any more conclusive information?
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  2. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Some people think they were prototypes but they were definitely sold at retail but only in limited areas - maybe as part of a marketing test. I say this because I've seen one NOS bottom-dial set, complete with sales receipt and warranty card to be mailed in.
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  3. paydepst

    paydepst Member

    Now that is interesting. I think you are right though about the retail sales being part of limited--likely very limited--marketing test.
  4. Zilla

    Zilla Well-Known Member

    He is the man!!!!!!! The go to man for all answers.
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  5. paydepst

    paydepst Member

    Jody do you happen to recall what part of the US that 195 was ticketed in? Did the receipt say?
  6. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Seems I recall it was a department store in Ohio but I don't recall the name of the store.

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