Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by MTgrayling, Dec 1, 2008.
if someone would like to start a new one here.
that's a fine set.
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.
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
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.
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
same razor ,just marketing name in england.
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)
german set.made in germany.no monobloc
french monobloc set,razor made in england
Thank you for your time this explains it
no problem. check out this website..
lots of info and cool stuff.
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
the real rocket
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