Sometimes patent dates are a help, but they give you the front end of the date scale, and not always too exactly. Some razor makers put serial numbers on their razors, but we don’t always have the key to how the serial numbers fit to dates of manufacture. Gillette is one manufacturer for whom we have information on serial numbers and later date of manufacture codes that we can link to time. Other makers included serial or manufacturing codes, but we do not have the keys. AutoStrop and Rolls are two well known manufacturers who serial numbered their razors. If you have the key to another manufacturer’s codes, please share this information with other collectors. This corresponds to the time King Gillette was directly associated with the business, and may have been at his insistence. These serial numbers were on the top of the guard, or sometimes the inner barrel.
Vintage Gillette Blue Blades Razor Blades
The Gillette Company was founded by King C. Gillette in as a safety razor manufacturer. Under the leadership of Colman M. Mockler Jr.
Vintage British Gillette SPIRAL TECH Double Edge Safety Razor NOS. Brand New · Gillette NEW Vintage Gillette Razor Kit Razor ‘n Blades with Case. Brand New · Gillette Vintage Gillette Blue Blades. Brand New ·.
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British Tech Set No26 (Blue Gillette Blades) Super-Speed notched no date code Rocket No51 Set (Blue Gillette Blade).
Nickerson retires. Gillette develops Kroman blades, and declines to purchase a new strip-based blade design offered by Henry J. Gaisman Auto Strop. Auto Strop begins selling Probak razors and travel, using Safety’s new razor. So razors made from can be difficult to date precisely. So “A-1” means January-March In this system was expanded to include razors, too see below.
If a vintage blade is found with its original blades, the blade codes can be used to establish a rough blade for the razor. Kroman blade introduced. Patent fight and merger with Vintage Strop. Gaisman Auto Stop succeeds tainted badger after financial instructions. King Camp Gillette resigns as President. Gaisman retires, succeeded by J.
Gillette Blue Blades – production history/dating
Unbeknownst to Hickam, the world of manly men at that time were discovering the virtues of vintage shaving gear with rapidly growing gusto. His.
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Razor blades will cut you Razor turns and opens smooth. The box opens and closes correctly and stays shut when closed. Thank you for viewing one of our wall art listings. This design comes in many print options. Choose between art print, framed print, or canvas print.
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Gillette manufactured the Super Speed model in various forms for many years due to its enduring popularity. This type is called a “Blue Tip” or “Light”. It was made for the thinner or more fine beard. It has a narrow blade gap and lighter weight than the standard Super Speed. This one is from the third quarter of as shown by the date code of A3. The Blue Tip is one of the mildest razors out there.
Gillette Blue Tip Super Speed Safety Razor from 1955
It does not appear this specific box was originally intended for distribution in North America. The package is very similar to the Gillette Silver Blue razor blades, with the only real difference being a slightly darker shade of blue and the obvious name change. The GSB package was entirely English. Fresh out of the pack the sharpness measured For information on what this means check out Razor Blade Sharpness Testing.
Blue blade (plain slot and diamonds) introduced. Blades get 2x crosshatch. C. /
Log in or Sign up. FanofAceVentura , Jul 20, That patent was filed in and pertains to adding a coating to the blade edge. HoosierTrooper , Jul 20, Douglas Carey , gorgo2 and FanofAceVentura like this. Cool, Tom. You are on top of things. Jayaruh , Jul 20, FanofAceVentura likes this. Hello fellow Den Dwellers, During my travels as a new DE shaver adventuring from one antique shop to the next I came across a 5 pack of Gillette blue blades.
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