Gillette razor dating guide


02-Dec-2017 00:36

The highest quality one I have (a rhodium plated Presidente in perfect condition) I got at an antique shop for .

There are tons of great razors laying neglected in antique shops! Fifty bucks for a razor is the tops I would pay for a really, really nice one with the original case.

The following chart is a list of my dated Gillette razors.

Following that is a chart explaining the coding system Gillette used from the beginning.

The rest of the time, I am an amateur scientific illustrator, volunteer museum curator, fantasy book reader, ice cream devourer, heavy-metal head-banger, and fiance butt-ogler.

In 1950, they started marking razors with the date codes.

During all of that time they made fantastic, well engineered, very high quality double edged safety razors.

Nowadays these are reserved for developing countries where the bulk of the male population cannot afford several dollars every week for a system razor cartridge.

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Models before the 1940s are quality make, but are mostly screw-on heads, which don't work 2. Other brands such as GEM and Schick were produced, but Gillette held several important patents, and produced the butterfly-opening razors which are the most desirable. The best models are the butterfly-opening type, and the nicest to start with are the adjustable models.

A nice soap is good — it doesn't need to be a bar (I use

Models before the 1940s are quality make, but are mostly screw-on heads, which don't work 2. Other brands such as GEM and Schick were produced, but Gillette held several important patents, and produced the butterfly-opening razors which are the most desirable. The best models are the butterfly-opening type, and the nicest to start with are the adjustable models.

A nice soap is good — it doesn't need to be $7 a bar (I use $1.19 sandalwood soap from Vitamin Cottage), but don't use Irish Spring or similar.

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Models before the 1940s are quality make, but are mostly screw-on heads, which don't work 2. Other brands such as GEM and Schick were produced, but Gillette held several important patents, and produced the butterfly-opening razors which are the most desirable. The best models are the butterfly-opening type, and the nicest to start with are the adjustable models.A nice soap is good — it doesn't need to be $7 a bar (I use $1.19 sandalwood soap from Vitamin Cottage), but don't use Irish Spring or similar.

.19 sandalwood soap from Vitamin Cottage), but don't use Irish Spring or similar.



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