Let’s play a guessing game

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Angelo85, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    A few weeks/a month ago my mother gave me some clues as to one of my birthday gifts. The only clues she gave was that it is British, Gillette, comes with the case and cost a pretty penny on eBay. Of course I thanked her dearly and told her I loved her, but I thought it might be fun for my fellow TSD members to guess what will be my birthday gift razor. Just for fun of course. I personally do not know what she got; I won’t know until my birthday December 2nd. I’ll post photos here the mystery razor she got me on my birthday.
     
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  2. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    A British-made Mach 3. New in package.

    :D
     
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  3. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Lol, she knows me better than that.
     
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  4. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Obviously not having a clue in the world, I will guess one of the open-comb TTO variants.
     
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  5. HoosierTrooper

    HoosierTrooper Steve-less in Indiana

    Sweeeeeeeeeet!
     
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  6. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    It depends greatly on what she considers "a pretty penny".

    That said, my guess is
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    1948-1952
    Brit. Aristocrat
    Pat. 430.030
    Made in England
     
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  7. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

  8. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    She said the razor in question was won on an auction for over $100.
     
  9. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    That would eliminate a lot of choices, but viable my guess remains. :yoda
     
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  10. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    British travel tech.
     
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  11. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I would hope for an Aristocrat, or at least a Number 58 set. Any of the British Aristocrats are nice razors, the cream of the crop, as it were, of Gillette razors.
     
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  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Gillette #58
     
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  13. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    I’m hoping it’s one of the British Aristocrats as well. I’m just happy she got me such a thoughtful gift for my birthday regardless of what she got. I already have a Number 58 and I agree the British Aristocrats are the cream of the crop. If it is a number 58 I’ll keep it as a showcase piece; or use as a backup for my current 58.
     
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  14. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

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  15. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    I just got an additional 2 clues about my birthday razor. First it was made in the 1950’s according to the seller; and second it has a lot of heft to it.
     
  16. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

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  17. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    On day away from my birthday. Get your last minute guesses in.
     
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  18. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Just got my birthday gift a day early from my lovely mother. She got me a vintage Gillette Model no66 made in England. C2A7B08E-6A04-4B78-9B92-236A81852F19.jpeg BC12A3AB-64AC-424D-81ED-9577802E15AA.jpeg
     
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  19. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Congratulations! A wonderful gift.
     
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  20. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Thanks.
     

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