"Gillette's Finest"

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

  1. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    gillette new tech hybrid.. 20190715_234422 (2).jpg
     
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  2. pj3r

    pj3r Well-Known Member

    Never try a Tech, but this one looks fantastic

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  3. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    thank you.sir..
     
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  4. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Well-Known Member

    Neither and both
     
  5. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Techs are some of my favorite razors!

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  6. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    british #27 flat bottom tech sets .. 20190719_200410.jpg
     
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  7. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    y-4 1953 canadian military tech set ..
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  8. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

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    Razor: Gillette 468B? 1907 Gold Splined Knob(G 84363)
    Brush: 1905 Horn & Bone 16mm Finest TGN
    Pre-Shave: Georgetown Pottery G12 Scuttle
    Lather: ToOBS No. 50

    The Bulldog was on the bucket list, and around the same time I found one, I found this razor. I was pretty stoked to run across it. I’d been hoping to find one, but had more doubt than confidence.
    This one is a US, not British, 468B...I think. These have a smooth barrel and could have been razors that had the option of being engraved. The different knob makes me think that these were made to be smooth. Who knows.
    The best I can tell, the "G 84363" serial number dates to 1907. The Early gold plated razors had a "G" prefix added to the serial number to designate it as a Gold Plated Razor. When assigning a date to "G" serial number razors, it seems to be most effective to simply replace the "G" with either an "A" or no letter.
    The options for this razor would then be
    84363 would date the razor to 1904
    A84363 would date the razor to 1907
    B84363 would not apply because it would date the razor to 1909, when Gold plated razors were not labeled with a "G".
     
  9. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool sir..nice piece of gillette history..
     
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  10. RFBNEW

    RFBNEW Active Member

    Gillette New Deluxe Criterion Chrome
    and Gillette 44 RFB

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    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019
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  11. Jrdelgado

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    Rev579 Well-Known Member

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  14. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    375393A1-30F3-464B-B903-823174C34AB5.jpeg Here is my newly acquired 1955 Gillette Diplomat along with Avon Wild Country aftershave and La Toja shave stick. The Diplomat is, for now put aside until my birthday in December; that’s when I’ll first shave with it. I was able to get it for a good bargain on eBay. The seller originally wanted $175 but accepted my offer of $85 with free shipping.
     
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  15. RFBNEW

    RFBNEW Active Member

    Thanks! :)
     
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  16. RFBNEW

    RFBNEW Active Member

    Thank you! :)
     
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  17. RFBNEW

    RFBNEW Active Member

    No problem!

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  18. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

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  19. RFBNEW

    RFBNEW Active Member

    May I ask why you wanted me to show you both sides of the cap?
     
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  20. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    I have seen so many different caps on those guards, I was interested in a pairing that came out of the box.
     
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