"Gillette's Finest"

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

  1. RFBNEW

    RFBNEW Active Member

    I got it. Thanks! :)
     
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  2. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    I thought I would post some Open Comb Razors and their handles, also showing different heights, as they represent Gillette's Finest.
    Custom NI handle, 126 Big Fellow, Big Boy Hybrid, Criterion, Special NEW Deluxe, Deluxe Uncommon Bar with LC(Deluxe Red & Black), Uncommon Bar LC(Red & Black), Thin Uncommon Bar SC, Thin Common Bar SC, 1920 Bulldog, Splined Smooth Barrel, 1910 OT.
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    The following handles are missing:
    Double Ring, Ball End, Long-neck Milady, Milady, 4-piece Pocket Travel, ABC Handles, New Standard, Tuckaway, Engraved Deluxe Handles, Short Common Bar, and special sets such as @GlennConti 's Combination Set, Sterling Sets, Gorham Sets, etc. (Technically speaking Old Type Big Fellow and NEW Deluxe Big Boy are missing, but they share the same dimensions as the the NI Big Fellow)
     
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  3. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Double Ring, ABC Scroll(2), ABC Thin Shell, ABC Tapered Shell, ABC Double Ring Shell, ABC Floral, ABC Empire, ABC/Canadian Smooth Round Ball, ABC/Canadian Thin Smooth Ball End, Gillette Ball End, New Standard, Tuckaway, and Norfolk(Short Common Bar).
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    All of the ABC handles were available in Silver and Gold. I’ve only seen the Canadian Thin Ball-End handle in Silver. The Ball End handles Gillette made were available in Gold, Silver and Nickel. Tuckaway handles were available in Gold and Silver. The Norfolk(SCB) handles were available in Gold, Chromium, and I believe Nickel.
     
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  4. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    both my french 44 sets have that cap..
     
  5. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    74FA4CB9-A673-4BDB-A205-E355D1048242.jpeg 0A8E588B-40A4-472C-8255-69CC788521F7.jpeg I got in the mail today, my birth year & quarter (1985 F4) Black Handle Gillette Super Speed.
     
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  6. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    awesome sir..i may have to get a late model black handle..
     
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  7. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

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    Razor: Gillette 102 1907 Gold Splined Knob (G992426)
    Blade: Perma-Sharp Super
    Brush: Unknown Smooth Silver w/16mm TGN Finest
    Pre-Shave: Georgetown Pottery G12 Scuttle
    Lather: Stirling Deep Blue Sea
    Aftershave: Stirling Deep Blue Sea Splash
    Additional Care:
    Stirling Deep Blue Sea Beard Oil
    Chanel Bleu de Chanel Parfum
     
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  8. ghostlife

    ghostlife Well-Known Member

    Very nice... I'm interested in that razor holder on the top left of the picture as well. Did you make that?
     
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  9. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool sir..
     
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  10. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I did not make it, I re-purposed a pipe stand. PM me your email address and I’ll send you a couple of images of it and a few others.

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    Pipe stands and Test Tube racks make great razor stands. As do collectible spoon display racks.
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  11. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool sir..on the hunt for an old spice rack..
     
  12. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    1945 #77 new rfb in black bakelite case ..
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  13. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Super adjustable / Voskhod blade [​IMG]

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  14. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Slim / Voskhod blade [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-T387V using Tapatalk
     
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  15. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    WoW, very nice collection of Gillette history and just the nicest eye candy to see in the morning!
     
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  16. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    My pride and joy: A ball end Tech I picked up 30 years ago for under $10 in a little antique shop in Chatham, Mass.​
     
  17. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool sir..
     
  18. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thank you sir
     
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  19. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    my 1945 77 set came with the creased cap..like on the flat bottom tech..
     
  20. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Fatboy / Ladas blade [​IMG]

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