View Full Version : Gillette Super Speed History?

10-06-2006, 07:57 AM

I'd love to try out an old Gillette Super Speed razor maybe from the 1940's but am not sure how to be sure its actually from that time. Does anyone have a good website that explains the history and maybe some markings on the razor that can help determine the manufacture date?


10-06-2006, 08:07 AM
The '40s Super Speed is actually distinguished by the fact that it does not have a date code, and does not have the flared twist handle. There's a sticky in the razor section here for identifying Gillettes, that points out the differences between '40s and later SS's.

I just got one on ebay and had my first shave with it yesterday -- smooooooth:w00t: