-Vintage-Gillette-Shave-

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by brit, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    I'll try to get better pictures of it in the future.
     
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  2. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Same here, What year or date range is anyone's guess without more details like is there any date codes stamped on the base plate for starters?
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    i don t see the flat spot above the knurling on the handle..
     
  4. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    To answer my own question since I should have read the original post closer. It is a 48 - 50 depending if it says pat nos on package 1948 - 1950 or pat nos on pkg 1950. Can't say if it is earlier or not unless it has a center bar without notches. If it has those notches then 48 and up if not then 47 or 48.
     
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  5. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    The crimp in the handle above the tto knob makes it a Super Speed. On rocket the tto knob moves up and down as you twist it and when closed there is a gap between the two knob and the bottom of the handle.

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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    you are correct sir ,unless its the first crat jr which used the u.s.superspeed mechanism in 47, according to pics on mr.razors sight..
     
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    28/01/19--1958 tv superspeed flare tip 20190128_193756.jpg
     
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  8. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    You can have the razor, I'll take the 57 Chevy..


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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    yes sir...:happy088: one of the best..
     
  10. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Starting today is a 3 day mild to wild British shavefest SS style.

    On the mild side is the British Blue Tip SS
    bss.jpg

    Somewhere between the standard British SS
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    And hey babe take a walk on the wild side British Red Tip SS
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    As far as the blue tip goes there isn't much to say about it. You get a bloodless, banal, drama free type of a shave. Better or worse than a Blue Tip Rocket or American Blue Tip SS I wouldn't know all I know is that of all the vintage Gillettes it is one of the hardest to find any for sale.
     
  11. brit

    brit in a box

    29/01/19 --40s vintage travel set .. 20190129_184446.jpg
     
  12. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    Fatboy on 5 SOTD.
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

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  14. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    ' 52 Gillette Super Speed 01/30/19 DSCF3318.JPG
     
  15. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    A stellar shave this morning. The Tech and the brush are from a buddy in Texas. Loaded up with a fresh Gillette Nacet today. Beautiful 3 pass BBS shave. I love the RazoRock “Gold” as a soap and AS and since the Tech is shiny and gold, I figured I’d continue the theme.

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Gillette Tech - Ball End - Gold
    Blade: Gillette Nacet
    Brush: Simpson Colonel X2L
    Lather: RazoRock Gold
    Aftershave: RazoRock Gold
    Additional Care:
    B.I.G. Co. Alum Block
    Guerlain Homme L’eau Boisee

    https://shavingbuddy2.herokuapp.com/shave/5c51b06e45d70800045d3f05
     
  16. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Super speed (no date code) / Gillette stainless [​IMG]

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  17. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Hey Stuart what would you compare the Gillette Stainless to? I have GSB and Platinums...love the 40’s style SS!
     
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  18. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    To me I cannot tell any difference between any of my Russian Gillette blades, they all work well and they are gone after 3 shaves.

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  19. Killerflyingbugs

    Killerflyingbugs Well-Known Member

    76 black beauty
    Sterling nag champa
    Parker blade
    Alum
    2 pass dfs. [​IMG]

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  20. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    As far as the standard British Super Speed goes, I like it. It is definitely better than it's 50s American counterpart and at least as good or if not better than the equivalent Rocket. It is very gentle on the face but not like training wheels mild like a Blue Tip. I got somewhere between a DFS and BBS shave out of it.

    This one is a keeper and is being slated for when I need an acceptable only shave without any issues during the shave.
     
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