Vintage Gillette Razor(s)

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Amir, May 6, 2017.

  1. Amir

    Amir New in Town

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    My modest collection of double-edge razors :

    One of my best-ever lines was leading a lovely woman upstairs, and mischievously asking her "would you like to see my Big Fellow?" Yes....she feigned outrage, while I pulled her from heading to the bedroom to the spare bath - and my shave den!

    - Single Ring: (circa 1920)

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    - Big Fellow: New Improved (1928)

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    - Empire Good Will: (1931-33)

    - #77/88: (1933-35)

    - Fat Handle Tech: (1939-42)

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    - #15: (1947)

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    - #16: (1948)
     
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  2. Michaelshane

    Michaelshane One Too Many

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    No pictures?
     
  3. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    I have a vintage 1962 adjustable, purchased from eBay about 2 years ago, that serves me every day.
     
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  4. Amir

    Amir New in Town

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    Sorry. Delayed, because of technical difficulties.
     
  5. RedPop4

    RedPop4 One Too Many

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    Do you use your Gillettes, or do you keep them for posterity's sake? Both are worthy endeavors, in my estimation.
     
  6. Amir

    Amir New in Town

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    Yes, indeed! I routinely chose a different razor each morning.
    It makes shaving an enjoyable hobby, rather than a chore!
     
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  7. RedPop4

    RedPop4 One Too Many

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    Excellent. I get it, but I've only the one, right now, but can see the Acquisition Disorder or Order Dis-Order (A.D. or O.D.O.0 kicking in sooner rather than later. Funny how my "hobbies" tend to create that...hats, cigars, shaving accoutrements...
     
  8. augustwest

    augustwest New in Town

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    Nice collection of Gillettes! I'm more a an "Single Edge" [SE] guy myself. I often use the GEM 1912, or 1914 for my shaves. The convenience of a saftey razor, with the shave quality of a straight razor.
     
  9. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    Where do you find the blades? EBay?
     
  10. Amir

    Amir New in Town

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    Mostly on-line websites.

    Your local pharmacy, big box stores to ebay carry double-edge safety razor blades, from mild (Derby) to super sharp (Feathers). I mostly use middle-of-the-road Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades, 100 for $10 on Amazon. Your mileage may vary, but I easily get 4-5 shaves on each blade.:

    https://www.amazon.com/Astra-Platinum-Double-Safety-Blades/dp/B001QY8QXM?th=1

    There are wet shaving forums, if you want to learn more. Dive in at "Badger & Blade":

    https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/

    B&B also has a buy/sell section for razors, soaps, brushes, etc. So does ebay.

    A sampling of internet stores for supplies:

    https://www.westcoastshaving.com/Razor-Blades_c_7.html

    https://www.italianbarber.com/collections/razor-blades

    https://www.maggardrazors.com/

    http://connaughtshaving.com/
     
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