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Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by brit, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Back in '62 I had a new one just like this one. :)

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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome slim Mac..i have a 1962 slim as well..:cool::eatdrink047:
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    canadian flat bottom tech/military handle..

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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    nickel new sc/tech handle
    the cap and baseplate are all that remains of my nickel somerset kit.that i found.badly water damaged unfortunately.




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    but the important bits survived..thankfully;)

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    an older pic.

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    blade bank missing,handle and inner case badly corroded.no water damage to plate or cap as evident on the inner liner..a real shame..the case was actually pinholed under the liner..




     
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  5. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Some razor sets I still have.

    2nd gen British Aristocrat circa 1948 - 1949. I don't know if this is the original case or not, when I bought this it came with it. This one was all messed up when I bought it with a broken center bar that I pipe soldered back together and straightened out.
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    Next up is a 41 Aristocrat set. The case and liner is toast and so was the razor originally. It has been repaired and re plated.
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  6. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Some razors without cases I still own.
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    Left to right
    46 Aristocrat
    46 - 48 Aristocrat
    47 maybe early 48 Super Speed.

    The 46 Aristocrat is the same razor as what is in the Regent Tech sets made in 44 - 45. Difference is they added end caps to the razor and rebranded it as an Aristocrat after WWII ended.

    The Super Speed is the equivalent of a rookie baseball card for that razor. The MkII version which has creases in the guard came out in the 2nd production run of the Speed Speeds when they changed the stamping dies for all the 1pc TTO razor to incorporate that into the design. This razor also shaves differently from the MkII and III versions of this style of Super Speed.
     
  7. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Even some more razors I still own without cases the adjustable version.
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    Left to right
    1 - 9 Bottom Dial
    Executive
    Super 84
     
  8. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    The sequel to even some more razors I still own without cases the 3pc Tech version.
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    60s era flat bottom 3pc tech oddity with shoulders like an old type
    60s era open comb Nacet branded 3pc tech

    The one with the shoulders was made for the Indian market and is early 60s based upon the fact the handle is made of brass.
    The open comb is mid to late 60s since the handle is alumimun but still the older style rounded end and not the later ball style end.
     
  9. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome and unique gillettes Andy..very cool..:cool:
     
  10. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    It will be a little while till I get it but I think I snagged another unique Gillette. Can't say for sure since the seller's pictures were not definitive.
     
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool,hope it works out..:)
     
  12. Ky K

    Ky K Well-Known Member

    1941 post Pearl Harbor Ranger Tech Hybrid made them for a couple of weeks is all.[​IMG]


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    Bad picture but 1922 Bostonian my favorite Gillette a really beautiful razor and head shaver.


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  13. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I think I may have scored one of these in the wrong case.
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    Those are earliest known open comb tech razors. It is probably somewhere between 60 - 61 since it is the older style tech guard but as an open comb. They made those handles I think starting in 1960.

    Here is one picture of the razor. The cap is interesting because the logo isn't etched but pressed into it. Though you can't see the underside from this picture I do know from other pictures the base plate is definitely not a flat bottom new or long/short comb base plate. I just don't know for sure if it is a tech razor yet but everything points to it being so.
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  14. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    If it's open comb, is it a Tech? :signs002:

    Especially as it's a long teeth comb?
     
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  15. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    That is what I am rolling the dice on.
     
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  16. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

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    You can tell from the seller's pics it is not a new or flat bottom new. You can't see the exact shape but you can tell there is some sort of indent on the base plate so it leads me to believe it is that French market Tech razor. I have no idea what razor belongs with that case but do know it is not this one.
     
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  17. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    I believe the case is from the 1924 Pioneer Olympic Special set made for the French market. Seen here:
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  18. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

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  19. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Yes, just a generic old type but I think the Made in U.S.A. font on the bottom of the guard is different than most old types. And the white blade boxes will be a challenge to find I think.
     
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  20. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome gillettes..cool ranger..:cool:.thank you for sharing.:):eatdrink047:
     
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