Gillette Brit Pat 28763 of 1902

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  1. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    I want to share with all of you a wonderful razor that I bought today.

    First of all I love this text:

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    Some pictures:

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    And this special signature, that shows the year it was offered, 1914. It was a special gift from "Isabel", a silver plated single ring Gillette =)

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  2. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    The inscription is priceless.
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome score..:cool:
     
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  4. Ijustmissedthe50s

    Ijustmissedthe50s The Warnee

    That's just cooooool!
     
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  5. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    That’s a keeper! Very nice!
     
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  6. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Very nice. Those are great shaving two sided thingies.
     
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  7. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    Normally, I don't name razors. That being said, I'm sure you'll get many fine shaves with Isabel. :)
     
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  8. riverrun

    riverrun Well-Known Member

    Nice catch.
    That's British Patent 28763 of 1902, not 1908, btw.
     
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  9. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    I think its 1908 because of the text written on the box =)
     
  10. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    That might be the year it was made. The pat date would be what @riverrun is talking about.
     
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  11. riverrun

    riverrun Well-Known Member

    If you look closely, it's a 2, not an 8.

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  12. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Well looked again to the box and Yes its 1902. Sorry and thanks for it.

    Funny thing, I found a legal document from 1908, because they were being sold for less the agreed price, 1 guinea.
     

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  13. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    We need a time machine to go back and buy some eh?
     
  14. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Definitely!
     
  15. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I may have missed it. Have you shaved with the Single Ring yet?
     
  16. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Not with this one =p I have an american gold plated, G stamped, and that one I tried.

    I got some new King C Gillette blades to try this one =)
     
  17. riverrun

    riverrun Well-Known Member

    The 1902 patent can, of course, be found on my site:
    https://razors.click/patents/GB190228763/
    It's the (annotated) amended version. A British judge ordered them to have the patent amended (Gillette v. Luna Razors):
    https://academic.oup.com/rpc/article/27/21/527/1608577
     
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  18. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    First night with "Isabel" =) and her blonde twin...

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    It was a pleasant shave! The razor was soft and nimble.

    But now share your opinion about these new blades!

    Well I get nicks every time! I found them very sharp, they dont seem to me Gillette platinum in a new box...

    Tried different razors with them and the Nicks are winning =)
     
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  19. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Both razors have a small crack in the handle. Should I find a jeweller to weld them or keep it like this?
     
  20. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool..:cool:
     

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