Gillette Rocket, the refined DE.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by MTgrayling, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. brit

    brit in a box

    both of my later rockets stamped k .they have lower center bar and door assembly with u.s.superspeed end caps..both were purchased locally ...not from razor vendors..
     
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  2. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    So they don't have any other letter stampings then?

    I've seen 3pc British made Gillettes with i stamps on them that were sold in India before so I don't doubt the letter to designate which parts were for import and what market isn't valid just I never seen a K stamped one is all.
     
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  3. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone made an exhaustive(or close) Gillette comparison table based on the Fatboy or Slim?
     
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  4. Cearball

    Cearball New Member

    Oh no!

    What has happened to the pictures?
     
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  5. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    Photobucket sucks
     
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  6. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Many use SmugMug successfully.
     
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  7. bsaric145

    bsaric145 New Member

    I can't see any pictures of the first pages (Rocket HD). Is that normal?
    Thanks
     
  8. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Is there anything that can be done about how Photobucket has blurred all of the images, specifically those in the initial posts?
     
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    do they require payment? and if so ,does that include on stuff that was free at the time..
     
  10. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    I don't know. I moved all of my images from Photobucket to Flickr long before they began all of that nonsense, and I am glad I did.
     
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    i have a few rockets but not all of them..maybe mr.razor could supply pics..:)
     
  12. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    I only have a Parat, Rocket, & HD 500.
     
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  13. bsaric145

    bsaric145 New Member

    I need help!!!!!

    I have a Rocket HD (no aluminium) with Brit Pat 694093 made in Englang but without the II mark : is this a #58?
    Thanks
     
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  14. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    Pics?
     
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  15. bsaric145

    bsaric145 New Member

    I can't, i don't know how to put a picture without Photobucket...
     
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  16. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    use flickr.com . You can upload 1000 images.
     
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  17. bsaric145

    bsaric145 New Member

  18. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Reality is most those razors posted in the pictures were never Rockets if you go by Gillette's naming scheme for sets. In reality if you label them correctly based upon this there were only 5 style of razors sold as Rockets regardless of how they were plated i.e. gold or nickel or material used to make them i.e. brass or aluminum.

    The actual timeline for Rockets is the following which is an approximate dates

    Canada
    1949-1956
    These sets had 3 of the 4 distinct variations of the razors.

    England / Australia

    1954 - 1958
    These had the 4th distinct variation. These depending the set number were sold as Rockets and as one piece razors. The No 54 sets were sold as Rockets and came in the styrene case and the No 59 set was just called a one piece razor and came in a leather like clam shell type of case.

    The Canadian sets never were sold in England or Australia and vice versa far as I know.

    Razor like flare tip Rockets were never really rockets far as I know and the nomenclature was always wrong on them. Technically they were referred to Gillette automatic razors.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2019
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  19. bsaric145

    bsaric145 New Member

    Thank you for your answer ! So , it's impossible to date this razor?
     
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  20. brit

    brit in a box

    probably 55-7.. 1953 Rocket HD 1953 Patent Pending-beschriftet-Logo.jpg
     

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