Request ident on an old DE

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Yo Wan, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Yo Wan

    Yo Wan Well-Known Member

    Hello, I used to speak about my grand'pa razor as "the bompa Gillette"
    After a closer look, there is absolutetely no marking on any part of it.
    Does anyone have an idea of wich brand or model it is ?

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  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    No markings at all?
  3. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    Gillette Old Type Pocket Edition circa 1922?
  4. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    More likely a clone as there seems to be differences in the baseplate (note the wider corner tabs).
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  5. Misphit

    Misphit Spoken-for "member"

    It looks to be "in the style" of a 1921-28 old type due to the type of blade box, but since it is completely free of identifying markings, I would say it is a very good clone. Without any type of makers mark, it would be hard to tell even with some of the resources there are out there to help identify razors.

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  6. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    Good eye!

    The end teeth do seem a bit wide.
  7. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Clone. The alignment pins are way too short and rounded to be Gillette. There is no indentation on the bottom of the baseplate to accept the handle. The bottom of the handle appears to be flat, not rounded, and the shape and contours of the ball end are wrong, also the knurling stops abruptly and the tube steps down to smooth.
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  8. Yo Wan

    Yo Wan Well-Known Member

    You are very good detectives guys! It's definitly a copy of this Gillette. The blade case does not fit in the right place, too long!
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  9. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I've seen clones I was tempted to purchase due to their great condition. Sometimes they're such a great clones, the shave is indistinguishable from the real Macoy. :happy088:
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  10. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    13 teeth.
  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I would say a clone. The handle is in way too good shape. The head looks like one of the Merkur 15c razors, 13 teeth.
    The one on the right is a 15c.
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