If it can be disassembled into more than one piece, go to 2. Gillette Super Speed: One of the is the Gillette Super Speed, which was a very well-known and widely circulated post-war model, peaking during the mid 50s making this a particularly popular model among baby boomers or people who are enamored with nuclear-family Atomic Age kitsch. The shape of the cartridge and the number of blades have changed over time, and a pivot has been introduced between the blades and handle. Gillette is one manufacturer for whom we have information on serial numbers and later date of manufacture codes that we can link to time. Knowing the age of a razor can provide context and much needed connection to a special life lived.Next
G4: Schick 66 - blue handle, chrome head Package: fitted cardboard box. The power razor will automatically shut off after 8 minutes, but can be turned on again. Round spring, centre fixed, no flaps. This is great for people who want to have different settings depending on their beard or specific shaving needs, or someone who just wants to make sure that their razor is set precisely to where they need. E2 to E5: spring fixed in place at sides. Know Your Safety Razor: Why Even Own One? Initially Gillette was trying many different models simultaneously.Next
But as I considered the dating chart I've posted some time ago has beefed up enough, it was time to make it to version 1. Alloy Tube handle with 8 Grooves and vented Cap. Came in 3 models: C1: full open comb guard, C2: closed comb guard, and C3: bar guard the rarest version Package: narrow white box with blue trim. In fact, the ladies Fashion razor and its cheaper cousin, the Deb, were both marketed with only the Eversharp name on the razor, although the packaging still referred to Eversharp-Schick. Did Gillette for some reason stop date coding their razors starting in 1981? Modern triangular head integrated to handle.
G8: Square, partially ribbed handle Case: maroon plastic with clear or maroon lid. If anybody wants to take a crack at parsing those out, that would be very cool. G2: 14kt gold handle solid metal Case: brown clam shell gold trim. Men's Adjustable gets long thin handle. Fortunately, I have come up with a couple of potentials. If you find errors or have some information to add, please. Every Fusion ProGlide or ProShield blade delivers up to a month of shaves.Next
Watch the video below to learn our dating secrets! Can any of you think of any other explanation of why some people can find a code and some can't? Collecting these razors is fascinating and we are still learning new things every year! Additionally, all power razor cartridges are interchangeable with their base manual cartridge, and in the case of the Fusion family of razors Fusion, ProGlide, and Styler , all Fusion cartridges will fit all Fusion handles. After the 1930's, Schick rarely produced de luxe versions of their razors like Gillette and others did. The more I dig, the more information comes to light. . All with HydroMagic lever Triangular, flat spring Long round ribbed handle.Next
It certainly made her and her family very wealthy. If you have a question or comment about Gillette products, you can call or. Some people like to have a bowl of water, others rinse the blade under the faucet. Gillette makes power razors that have the same core elements as a manual razor, but will vibrate when turned on. They are found in the top left and right corners on the underside of razor guards, both 3 peice and 1 piece models. Its just a razor Gillette have away that was made to not work with the old blades.
King Gillette's picture on blade wrappers. B3: Sterling silver, several patterns, with cap. A period of updating and restyling followed until the basic format of the late 1960's, which endured with little change for another third of a century until late in the 1990's. A History of Gillette Gillette has been around since the 1900s, at least to the point where they put serial numbers on their razors though they stopped from the 30s to the 50s. Triangular, integral spring, blade adjustment knob. If the bottom plate of the head is curved to match the cap, it is an.Next
Helpful Resources: - This chart is a quick reference for most razors made by Gillette including some internationally manufactured razors. There were no razor serial numbers from 1931 until 1951. The blade system adopted in 1931 is still in use today, and was used on razors as well after 1950. But new opportunities presented themselves and the three Zinns entered into arrangements that saw them starting to manufacture safety razors. And these clues, plus packaging, allow us to date the razor with some degree of accuracy. As a Historical Archive, this website asserts its right to limited use of certain important reference materials under Section 108 Title 17 of the Copyright Act, 17 U. You can find out more and sign up.Next