"Gillette's Finest"

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by brit, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    They both seem to be from the 50's, if i were to guess. The travel set is all aluminum except for the cap. The Cased tech is presumably brass.
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    I thought y'all all ate beans(bangers) for breakfast.
     
  2. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    occasionally sir. i would say you techs are from 53-60 ish as the tartan handle appeared in 61. 51-3 caps had frosted caps with your logo in the middle ,similar to u.s ones. british handles also differ from u.s ones near the ball end of the handle..
     
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  3. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    1933 No 77 set in green Bakelite case

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  4. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool sir..
     
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  5. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    1945 #77 rfb in black case.. 20190604_202156 (2).jpg
     
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  6. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

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  7. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    thank you.this one is factory nickel plated..the older ones are silver plated..
     
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  8. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    new sc with gold tech handles.. 20190608_103219.jpg
     
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  9. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    canadian new sc..top 20190610_181713.jpg 1934 new deluxe 15mm baseplate..
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  10. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

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  11. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    love it, similar to my 1930 2 piece deluxe,though not as well balanced.a heavier handle will fix that.the 2 piece is 17mm.i think the 15mm just has larger lather channels..both are nice efficient shavers..
     
  12. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    So, basically the same shave?
     
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  13. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i would think so, haven't done a side by side shave..
     
  14. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    1945 #88 rfb set 20190615_183740.jpg
     
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  15. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

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  16. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Here is one not normally associated as a Gillette but the packaging proves otherwise. One Probak razor set made after the merger of Autostrop with Gillette. On one of the pictures you can see the shoulder style of the razor. I want to say they can be used to date this razor after the merger but according to the original patent this was one of the shoulder designs submitted prior.
    https://patents.google.com/patent/US1905699

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  17. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Pictures from ebay, the Gillette twinjector SE razor.

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  18. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Also from ebay, Gillette Trac II Twin Injector SE razor.

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    Far as I know this and the twinjector should be the same shaver and both should be able to use standard injector blades.
     
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  19. DiggaDog

    DiggaDog Member

    My NEW SC, and 48 - 50 Aristocrat...both are original condition (not 'restored'). NEW SC has the original case, gold blade bank, etc too. I have a few more lurking around..Black Beauty LH, Tech, Slim 'Twist'.

    Aristocrat (USA).
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    NEW SC.
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  20. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very nice sir..
     
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