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

  1. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    The other thing to check is how the TTO knob is attached. If they are like the American Super Speeds they should have a maltese cross type security screw on the earlier ones and later ones will have a clip instead. On the US versions some people refer to them as rattle clips since if you shake the razor you can hear them rattle in the handle. If you can confirm the British razors used both you can narrow down the range further.
     
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  2. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike Well-Known Member

    Very nice Gary, I really like the handle. I saw a similar tech handle on eBay recently but it was hollow.
     
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  3. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike Well-Known Member

    It looks like this razor uses the clip.
     
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  4. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    Was a Big Boy kind of day today!
    I like a hefty razor and this one delivers!
    I think maybe a couple grams light of a Big Fellow, but certainly among the heaviest Gillette razors ever made to my knowledge, weighing in at 85.3 grams on my digital scale (3oz). [​IMG]

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  5. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    So I just noticed something weird about this Big Boy...
    They were made from 1929-1931 I believe, and would have a 6 digit date code. Matt's video on them on RE shows this as well with a nice close up of the head.
    Mine has a 5 digit code (74708) which would put it at 1905, which wouldn't be correct.
    It's solidly struck, so I don't believe there's a chance it's just not legible...perhaps a "Monday" razor after a long weekend? Lol.
    Chime in please... perhaps I'm drinking too much!
    [​IMG][​IMG]

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  6. romsitsa

    romsitsa Well-Known Member

    Hello, no reason for confusion. New De luxes were serial numbered staring from 1 or 1D, yours is the 74708th New Deluxe in the row (mine is the 121218th).
    To latest knowledge all serial numbered De Luxes were produced between 1930-31, why some have D after the number while others don't is not known.

    The serial numbers of New De Luxe models have no connection to the earlier numbers used on Old Types or New Improveds. So there is (was) an Old type and New Deluxe with serial 74708.
     
  7. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I have to take back the clip thing being used to date British Flare Tip razors. They went to those clips in 59. They didn't start selling the British Flare Tip razors until 1959 so that makes it not useful except to know that the razor is 59 or later.
     
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  8. romsitsa

    romsitsa Well-Known Member

    There British ads for the Superspeed trio start in 56 or 57.
     
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  9. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Flare Tip (black handle) / Gillette Silver Blue [​IMG]

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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    good to know.thank you.:):eatdrink047:
     
  11. brit

    brit in a box

    those cases appear quite regularly on the bay..:)
     
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    cool black handle Stuart.:cool:
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    i have those as well.they came in the brit 40's sets.they have the same pattern as the late valet autostrops.most likely where the design came from.
     
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  14. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette Aristocrat (1947) Razor
    Gillette Nacet Stainless Blade
    Lord Chesterfield/Two Band Badger Brush
    Monroe Shaving Holly Boggin Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Egyptian Musk
    Pinaud Lilac Vegetal After Shave


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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome big boy set Mike..;):eatdrink047:
     
  16. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome aristocrat Jim..:)
     
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    1959 brit gold presentation set

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  18. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you Gary.
     
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  19. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Thank you.

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  20. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    The Big Fellow Boy Daddy! A fantastic shaver too!
    Drool worthy for sure! Gorgeous kit!
     
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