I'm thinking the second one is a Gillette Old Style, based on the fact that the razor uses two "bullet" aligners, and not the NEW's single bar. If it's like the one I got for Christmas, it'll have "PAT NOV 15.04" on the handle above the ball. I'd say its at least a couple of decades older than 1950's.
Last edited by Colphax; 01-01-2009 at 04:57 PM.
Reason: Corrected patent date
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