Gillette Old versus New Improved versus New

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by GlennConti, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. GlennConti

    GlennConti Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry if this has been done a 1000 times before. But I just created a single photo to try and easily highlight the difference between the Gillette Old, the New Improved and the New razors. Does this make it clearer?

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    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019
  2. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool sir..any new gillette pics and history are great to read..:)
     
  3. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    I find they all shave extremely well.
     
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  4. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Thank you for gathering the dats in one place @GlennConti! TSD has a deeper database thanks to members like you.

    I have question! Only recently I picked up several Single Ring razors. By the serial numbers they are '06, '20, & '21. They are three piece,but instead of cap, base plate, and handle - there's a cap with threaded shaft, handle attached to base plate ("press fit?), and twist to dissemble lower knob. Are these "Old" type?
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  5. GlennConti

    GlennConti Well-Known Member

    Yes, I believe they are the Old type.
     
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  6. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    The Single Ring was a type of Old Type. The bottom plate is the same. But the Single Ring did come with a thinner cap. I have several of the 3 piece Old Types and they have a thicker cap while the two or three single rings I have all have the thin cap. Because of this they do shave differently. I like them both.
     
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  7. GlennConti

    GlennConti Well-Known Member

    Sorry guys I screwed up! I will change my photo above... Here is a New Improved. It's handle IS press fitted into the bottom plate.

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  8. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    my 1921 new improved..#364852A
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  9. GlennConti

    GlennConti Well-Known Member

    I guess it is more complicated then I am trying to make it.
     
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  10. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    looks good sir,i didn't see any incorrect pics..
     
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  11. GlennConti

    GlennConti Well-Known Member

    Ok I reuploaded like version 4 of the comparison photo to the original post as an edit. I think that it is good now and as complicated as necessary.
     
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  12. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool..:)
     
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  13. GlennConti

    GlennConti Well-Known Member

    I think I made the photo overly complicated.

    Just look at the bottom plate....

    Old
    - Bottom plate is: Curved with 3 holes.
    New Improved - Bottom plate is: Flat with 3 holes.
    New - Bottom plate is: Flat with a slot.

    Will be posting a version 5 of the photo. Simpler is better!
     
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  14. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    The New Long Comb and Deluxe plates are flat but the Short Comb plate has a curve to it.

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  15. GlennConti

    GlennConti Well-Known Member

    Yes it does have some curve. Thanks. I want to make it as simple as possible so people can easily classify into 3 catagories: Old, New Improved and New. All the New have a slot. They are the easiest to identify. Let me think more about my wording?
     
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  16. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    The key patent for the New focuses on the slots and corner tabs. Pretty much covers it.

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  17. GlennConti

    GlennConti Well-Known Member

    What do you think of Version 6? I started numbering the photos for clarity.
     
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  18. GlennConti

    GlennConti Well-Known Member

    My old type was too dirty! And people may want a label for the bottom plate. So..... version 7!!!
     
  19. GlennConti

    GlennConti Well-Known Member

    Because I'm a nut! How about color coding? So.... version 8
     
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  20. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    version 7 looks good..in reality simple is good.there are variations in all three types..that cool be confusing..on could sub categorize the variations at a later time..a we building a proper gillette history with all the razors in color? would be cool..
     
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