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

  1. brit

    brit in a box

  2. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  3. brit

    brit in a box

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  4. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    I am reposting this question. Think I put it in the wrong thread.

    Gary or anyone with the expertise.

    Came across this razor on EBay. Vendor was in the UK, seller described the razor as a gold rocket aristocrat. The patent # inside as you can see from my terrible photography is Brit Patent # 694093. The only other engraving is the Gillette logo and Made in England on the bottom of the baseplate. Do you know more about this razor? It’s a TTO. Thanks to anyone who can answer my question.

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     

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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    it's s gold flaretip rocket in the wrong case..someone's home restored case..
     
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  6. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much, Gary! I suspect that things may not go together. Given that the blade bank is not correct, I suspect that the case is not as well. Oh well, it’s a nice razor. I need to sanitize it in shape with it. I’ve attached the views you asked for. Thank you so much for your generous spirit of assistance. Much appreciated! I just wanted to know what I have. Here are the images you asked for.
     

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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    ok sir thank you..if you don't like it i would gladly dispose of it for you..;) it was somebody's love though.its a 20s case as well..and again the gold flaretips are quite rare..
     
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  8. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    Appreciate it! Is it possible to get the correct case and blade bank. Would you possible have a picture of what it should look like? I gather gold rockets are somewhat rare. At least that's what the vendor said. But then again, I have trouble believing anything he said. Is the razor valuable (i.e. colletable?)

    Respectfully,

    Jeff
     
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  9. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    I have a 20's era Gillette. That might fit in with the case. Thanks so much, Gary.

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    you may come across the proper case at some point..it wouldn't have a blade bank but would have a 50s blade dispenser possibly. will have to find a pic..most of these rockets were packaged differently..from paper to plastic..the gold one may have had a leatherette case..white maybe?will let you know..and yes..it's quite collectable even if it isn't..someone would like it..i do..:)
     
  11. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Blue tip / Ladas blade [​IMG]

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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    very nice blue tip..
     
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  13. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    I assume you acted on it?
     
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  14. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    Acted on what? I'm not clear what you were asking?

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
  15. brit

    brit in a box

    an absolutely gorgeous razor set ..i would be proud to own one.. 1959 (E3 on blade) Presentation Set Rocket Gold England.jpeg
     
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  16. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    You were sold a camel when the picture was of a donkey...
     
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  17. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Gary! Beautiful when seen in its correct case! I'm going to the Shaving Collectibles Meeting in West Chester Ohio on October 19. Do you think they might have such a case?

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    not sure to be honest..could be a tough one to find..
     
  19. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Whether or not you bought it.
     
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  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    I bought it.

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
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