From a gentleman here on the forum I bought a British Red-Tip Superspeed (I WAS actually looking for a Red-Tip Rocket in the first place).
I got interested what differs the two BESIDES the well known gap above the knob when closing/opening the Rocket. Some searching here and there I got the impression that the Rocket and the British SS shares the same design of their heads but the Rocket has a greater blade exposure. (Obvisouly I canīt confirm the latter). Source
Achim has a nice ad from 1957 (enclosed as I know that itīs ok for him to do so- STILL is Achim? Otherwise just PM me.
To the point: does anyone got some more info of the timeline on when these British Superspeeds were manufactured and why they all of the sudden became...rockets?
Also any comments on how the two British versions shave would be nice to know (I presume thatīs a slightly more easy question to answer).
Besides the nice ad from Achim I send you two pics of my British Superspeed (yeah yeah I will get a proper camera soon)