There were two basic types; either nickel or gold but there is a sub-type. Gaisman retires, succeeded by J. Please remember that the condition of the razor and the completeness of the razor set as it compares to like new condition will greatly affect the value of a razor. After the year-letter was a number for the quarter: 1, 2, 3, or 4. During certain periods some or all models were unmarked.
These were made in 1949. This was the birth of the toggle lever. Of the major type Serial Toggle there are a gold plated and a nickel plated sub-types. Nice brushed aluminum handle with grooved grip. B986643 which dates it to 1911.
The main separating characteristic of the Executive is that it is plated from the factory in gold. Sometimes patent dates are a help, but they give you the front end of the date scale, and not always too exactly. Original 1904 expire November 15, 1921. For example, I have an F-4 Red Dot Fatboy! This is a work in progress, in other words as I have time to work on it. The date code is a letter and number between the Gillette logo and the handle. Schick Injector on spring washer. There were no razor serial numbers from 1931 until 1951.
If we assume that the plant was operating at that same production rate six days a week for the entire year, they'd have been turning out somewhere between 20,000 and 25,000 razors a year. Uses regular double edge blades. See ya, Country Joe Gillette Razors: please click on image to enlarge. Shick Injector Safety Razor 1955 to 1958 Vintage Shick injector razor made by Eversharp Inc. If the handle knob has a smooth section before the knurling starts, it is a fat boy. Made by Gem Cutlery Co. At this writing, there are only three 3 Nickel Serial Toggles in collector's hands and there is only one known Gold Chrome Toggle.
Came nickel plated or gold plated. I want to make it prettier but this is what I have so far. Thank you for looking, please enjoy the site and feedback at the contact us page is sincerely appreciated. And, finally of the major type Chrome Toggle there are gold and a nickel plated sub-types. Gillette Techmatic Safety Razor, Band Type Razor Gillette Techmatic safety razor with a replaceable band-blade cartridge.
Gillette Tech Safety Razor Aluminum Handle Gillette Tech safety razor with an aluminum handle. The Super-84 short black handle and Super-109 long black handle were produced from 1968 to 1976. Will be working on Gillette razors and others from my store stock and also recently sold items that I still have photos etc. King Camp Gillette resigns as President. Also, Tom Owens has a Standard Slim that was built by Gillette with a Super Adjustable metal base plate.
Use the following Blade Gap Sizes Chart. Flip open top, marked Gem Razor inside. And finally, the Serial Toggle has a serial number stamped on the base plate; the Standard Toggle and the Chrome Toggles have their date codes stamped there. It is for this reason that I too use razor plating as a determinant for differentiating the Gillette Adjustable razor types. Short square ribbed black handle, Hydro-Magic lever and gold head. The purpose is to compile information on vintage safety razors, identification, stats and photos for the safety razor collector. Sometimes patent dates are a help, but they give you the front end of the date scale, and not always too exactly.
If there's rust here, the razor will likely need professional cleaning and replating. Still works wonderfully, only problem is the nickle is wearing down to the brass. And finally another word about rarity. Gillette advertised this razor during its sponsorship of the Cavalcade of Sports tv program in the late 50's. Red Tip Gillette Super Speed Safety Razor Gillette Super Speed safety razor with red tip for aggressive beards.
This model was made one year only. Uses standard double edge blades. King Gillette's picture on blade wrappers. Neillite Lady's Razor Vintage Neillite Lady's Razor 3pc bakelite? Flip top head with short hexagon handle. Specializing in vintage shaving gear, you can shop with ease for professionally restored and sanitized razors that have been adjusted, photographed in high-resolution and arrive Shave-Ready. Gaisman Auto Stop succeeds tainted management after financial scandals. Gillette Old Type Safety Razor Vintage 'Old Type' Gillette safety razor.
Thin Blade black and white wrapper red print. Don't know if these blades are available, but checking around. The quantity numbers associated with each model type are a gut feel on my part based on various information I have gleaned over the years. Oddities We know of a. This area is likely to corrode badly, and it's almost impossible to remove more than light build-up from under the bar. And finally from 1980 to 1988 the Super Adjustable with diamond knurling and black plastic bottom plate was produced. So, I don't have multiple different Standard Fatboys in the photo which are slightly different.