Comprehensive guide to the Gillette Aristocrat Junior razors

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  1. brit

    brit in a box

    there is no mention of the red tip rocket or gold presentation set which were 1959 items..
     
  2. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Red Tip Rocket wouldn't be until 1961, the No 68 set referred to all 3 styles of British Super Speeds. The presentation set may not have been price reduced hence it not being on the pricing list.
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    fair enough..:)
     
  4. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    The more pertinent question for you anyways is were the light, medium and heavy sets from 1961 onwards with the rocket style tto knobs a continuation of the no 68 set or were they a whole new set number.

    As of this posting I personally do not know that answer. If I get motivated I'll do some digging on it.
     
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    will check it out as well..:)
     
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    brit in a box

  7. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    So regarding the No. 58, Achim's photo is marked "only the doors and center bar were nickel plated". So does that mean the handle was Rhodium plated, or possibly chrome?
     
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    nickel plated ,no rhodium on #58 sets.
     
  9. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    So then is the Handle Aluminum? At any rate the one I have for display was replated in Rhodium, so that one is. Also 68 Grams, patent pending no patent number, but red ring on the base of the handle in the case, so perhaps a mismatch case?
     
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    the aluminum one was the earliest version.1953-4 .came mostly in brit coronation sets.brass/nickel ones were available maybe as well.mine is an early brass nickel set from Australia.made in England,advertised in Australia as an Aristocrat Jr. set.no loop in case.
     
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  11. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    Alright. Who can tell me about this guy? This is apparently a No. 117 set, with a No. 58 handle, with what appears to be an Aristocrat Jr. or Aristocrat head.

    Never seen one of these before.
     
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  12. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    it doesn't exist..;)
     
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  14. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    it's the one i wish was produced.;):eatdrink047:
     
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    brit in a box

  17. romsitsa

    romsitsa Well-Known Member

    Hello, it started with wrecked Gen3 then a No58 wreck popped up. Finally I found a No59 case from which I needed the springs, but on closer inspection I found the pattern of the case awesome, so saved it.
     
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