Gillette Rocket, the refined DE.

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

  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Yep..........
     
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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    if someone would like to start a new one here.;)
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    that's a fine set.
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  4. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

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    Wasn't it due to photo bucket or some free photo hosting app? They got everyone hooked and then made it a pay service, deactivating thousands of photos for those that wouldn't pay. Grrrr.
     
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  5. Rune Jans

    Rune Jans New Member

    Firstly I'd like to say, wow what a fantastic thread and post, I've referred to it several times over the last few years in my searching for Rockets. I'm curious, how does the French Monobloc fit in here? It has the same dial gap mechanics as the Rockets and clear similarities to the HD 500 rocket and why is it called Monobloc?
    Any help would be appreciated
     
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    if your meaning the yellow cased monobloc it has less plating,slightly different knurling and i believe made in france.the earlier monobloc in the blue case is a brit made hd for the french market.lot's of brit made razors were made for the french market between the 1930s-mid 50s.
     
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  7. Rune Jans

    Rune Jans New Member

    Yes thats exactly the razor i mean I just acquired one bringing my Rocket count up to 8 assuming that it too is classed as a Rocket
     
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    same razor ,just marketing name in england.
     
  9. Rune Jans

    Rune Jans New Member

    Just to clarify, your saying that the french Monobloc and the HD are the same razor despite having a different design an I believe weight too? I've read that the Monobloc was produced in Germany (no Made in England stamp on mine)
     
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

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    german set.made in germany.no monobloc
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    french monobloc set,razor made in england
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    https://mr-razor.com/
     
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  11. Rune Jans

    Rune Jans New Member

    Thank you for your time this explains it
     
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    no problem. check out this website..
    https://mr-razor.com/
    lots of info and cool stuff.:):eatdrink047:
     
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  13. Rune Jans

    Rune Jans New Member

    Yes thank you I'm familiar with this website, a great source of information and it was my first stop, I wasn't aware that the monobloc also defined the HD look alike. Appreciate the help
     
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  14. brit

    brit in a box

    :):eatdrink047:
     
  15. brit

    brit in a box

    rocket/parat

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