View Full Version : Same razor, different years.
03-03-2011, 01:05 PM
Anyone have a single model of razor, one from each of the decades it was manufactured? If so, do you notice differences between model years? Better yet, one from each year of production? That may be a stretch, but it would be neat to own a timeline of vintage manufacturing that you can use.
03-03-2011, 01:43 PM
I have two blue-tip Super Speeds. An A-1 and an E-3. The A-1 has a tiny single little notch in one of the grooves on the blue tip. the E-3 doesn't have this.
03-03-2011, 01:59 PM
I have Slims with build years H and K.
The earlier has soldered on end caps much like many othe Gillette TTOs. The later model has crimped on "end plates" which serve the same purpose but to my eye, seem to be an improvement in design and construction.
I will need to check if this change was carried over to the SAs also. I've been meaning to post about this for a while now. Need to get some decent photos first.
I have several different years of the Gillette Aristocrat, and they do noticeably shave differently.
For me, the '46/'47 Aristocrat is the nicest shaver; the '48/'50 is more aggressive; and the '34/'40 (open comb) Aristocrat is just too aggressive period.
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