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GILLETTE SAFETY RAZORS 1912-1949

Gillette Razor1920 GILLETTE, gold color, three piece, sandwich construction, top has three prongs to hold blade, bottom bladed holding part is flat in the middle, underside: [Gillette diamond logo] "MADE IN U.S.A.", side of handle: "PAT. JAN. 13, 1920 U.S.A." inside: "5 8 0 2 4 4 B"

 

 

 

 

 


Gillette Razor(#51) GILLETTE, all dark gold color, three piece, sandwich construction, top blade holding part has one threaded prong, four small prongs at corners, and a 1 3/8" long raised piece going down the middle, bottom blade holder has a grove in the middle and four corners, underside, top: "REISSUE PAT - NO. 17667" | [Gillette diamond logo], underside, bottom: "PAT. NOS- 1328024 - 1815745 - 1858316 | MADE IN U.S.A."

Gillette Razor(#51) GILLETTE BLUE BLADE, blue paper wrapper with picture of Gillette, front: "Gillette | BLUE | BLADE | TRADE MARK" | [picture of Gillette w/ signature] | "T.M. REG U.S. PAT. OFF.", back: "MARCAS REGISTRADAS | TRADE MARKS" | [Gillette diamond logo] | "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. | GILLETTE SAFETY RAZOR CO. | BOSTON, MASS., U.S.A. | A DIVISION OF | THE GILLETTE COMPANY"

(#51) GILLETTE BOX, hinged, burgandy top reptile texture, black bottom half reptile texture, felt on metal to hold razor, inside top: [Gillette diamond logo] | "MADE IN U.S.A."


Gillette RazorGILLETTE TECHMATIC, replaceable creame colored plastic cartridge, black plastic handle

This unusual razor uses replacable cartridges which contain a ribbon of razor blade. Afterevery few shaves the silver lever would be turned one full rotation, advancing the blade ribbon to a new sharp-edged portion of the ribbon. A counter would keep track of the number of times the lever had been turned so that the owner wouldn't be caught without a fresh cartridge.


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Gillette Razor (#43) Gillette, silver colored metal, double door screw open head, fine diamond texture on upper and lower handle, one horizontal line on upper handle, two horizontal lines on lower handle, diamond shaped indentation under blade, inside: "PAT. NOS. ON PKG.", underside, top: "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. | Y 3", underside, bottom: "[Gillette diamond] MADE IN U.S.A."

(#43) Gillette box, top is clear plastic, bottom is blue plastic, lid pops open automatically when front button section of box is pressed in, indentations for razor and blade dispenser containing 20 Gillette Blue Blades, blade dispenser is automatically lifted for viewing when box lid is up, top: "Gillette", underside: "THE RAZOR CONTAINED HEREIN IS MANUFACTURED UNDER | ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING U.S. LETTERS PATENT: | 1,956,175 - 1,969,509 - 2,009,272 | BLADE-DISPENSER PATNETS PENDING | [Gillette diamond] | (c) GILLETTE SAFETY RAZOR COMPANY | BOSTON, MASS., U.S.A. | REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. MARCAS REGISTRADAS | MADE IN U.S.A."

(#43) Blade dispenser, 2 7/8" x 1 1/4" x 9/16 ", blue plastic, used blade storage underneath, top, once on each end: "Gillette | [the number 20 in a circle] BLUE BLADES | TRADE MARK", underside, once at top and bottom: "DISPENSER PATS PENDING | INSERT USED BLADE HERE | ------>", underside, middle: "MADE IN U.S.A. | [Gillette diamond] | REG U S PAT OFF."


Gillette Razor(#2) Gillette, gold colored metal, shave adjusting collar w/ settings 1 to 9, double door head, unusual flip open head design, bottom tip of handle works as a lever to pull tight a metal shaft which runs up the inside of the handle and pulls the head doors closed. inside top: "PAT. NO. ON PKG.", underside: "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. | F 4 | [Gillete diamond] MADE IN U.S.A."

 

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Gillette Razor (#3) Gillette, silver colored metal, three piece design, top blade holder has one threaded prong (for handle), two bars shaped prongs in the middle, and one very small prong at each corner, bottom blade holder has diamond shaped indentation, similar to #9 but different handle, inside: "PAT. NOS. ON PACKAGE", underside: "REG. U.S. PT. OFF. | [Gillette diamond] MADE IN U.S.A."


Gillette Razor (#8) Gillette, silver colored metal head, black handle appears to be metal coated with black, base attaching handle to head is black plastic, shave adjusting collar with setting from 1 to 9, double door screw open head, inside: "PAT. NOS. ON PKG.", underside, left: "MADE IN U.S.A. | [Gillette diamond]" underside, right: "REG. U.S. | PAT. OFF. | 8"


Gillette Razor (#9) Gillette, silver colored metal, three piece design, top blade holder has one threaded prong (for handle), two bars shaped prongs in the middle, and one very small prong at each corner, bottom blade holder has diamond shaped indentation, similar to #3 but different handle, inside: "PAT. NOS. ON PACKAGE", underside: "REG. U.S. PT. OFF. | [Gillette diamond] MADE IN U.S.A."


Gillette Razor (#10) Gillette, gold colored metal, three piece design, top blade holder has one threaded prong (for handle), similar to #3 except this one has a single bar shaped prong in the middle instead of two, and one very small prong at each corner, bottom blade holder has diamond shaped indentation, inside: "PAT. NOS. ON PACKAGE", underside: "REG. U.S. PT. OFF. | [Gillette diamond] MADE IN U.S.A."


Gillette Razor(#12) Gillette, silver colored metal, shave adjusting collar with setting from 1 to 9, double door screw open head, underside printing is at a right angle to blade edge, inside: "PAT. NOS. ON PKG.", underside, top: "MADE IN U.S.A. | [Gillette diamond] | J 2" underside, bottom: "REG. U.S. | PAT. OFF."

(#12) Gillette plastic box, clear cover, white plastic bottom with red insert, red insert has cross hatch texture, top: "Gillette" bottom mfg mark: "FB3" bottom, top: "RAZOR PATENTS NOS. 2562115, | 2848806, 2848807 & 3050852 | CASE DES. 192656." bottom, bottom: "MADE IN U.S.A. | REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. | [Gillette diamond] | MARCAS REGISTRADAS | GILLETTE SAFTEY RAZOR COMPANY | BOSTON, MASS., U.S.A. | A DIVISION OF | (c)THE GILLETTE COMPANY"


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(#27 & #28 & #35) Gillette, silver colored metal, double door screw open head, verticle and horizontal lines on upper handle, verticle line on lower handle, diamond shaped indentation under blade, inside: "PAT. NOS. ON PKG.", underside, top (#27): "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. | K 2" underside, top (#28): "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. | K 1" underside, top (#35): "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. | J 2" underside, bottom: "[Gillette diamond] MADE IN U.S.A."

(#29) British Gillette, silver colored metal, double door screw open head, verticle and horizontal lines on upper and lower handle, diamond shaped indentation under blade, inside: "BRIT. PAT. 694093", underside, bottom: "[Gillette diamond] MADE IN ENGLAND"

(#30 & #34) Gillette, silver colored metal, double door screw open head, fine diamond texture on upper and lower handle, one horizontal line on upper handle, two horizontal lines on lower handle, diamond shaped indentation under blade, inside: "PAT. NOS. ON PKG.", underside, top (#30): "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF." underside, top (#34): "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. | W 2" underside, bottom: "[Gillette diamond] MADE IN U.S.A."

(#31) Gillette, silver colored metal, double door screw open head, coarse diamond texture on upper and lower handle, one horizontal line on upper handle, verticle lines on lower handle, rectangular indentation under blade, underside, top/right (printing at 0 degree angle to blade edge): "A | 3" underside, bottom/left (printing at 90 degree angle to blade edge): "Gillette"


Gillette Razor [Listed in order from top to bottom]

(#36 & #37 & #38) Gillette, silver colored metal, shave adjusting collar with setting from 1 to 9, double door screw open head, underside printing is at a right angle to blade edge, looks the same as #12 except no box, inside: "PAT. NOS. ON PKG.", underside, top (#36): "MADE IN U.S.A. | [Gillette diamond] | J 1", underside, top (#37): "MADE IN U.S.A. | [Gillette diamond] | I 3", underside, top (#38): "MADE IN U.S.A. | [Gillette diamond] | M 4", underside, bottom: "REG. U.S. | PAT. OFF."

(#39) Gillette, aluminumish silver colored metal except for tip of handle which is blue, shave adjusting collarwith setting from 1 to 9, double door screw open head, inside: "PAT. NOS. ON PKG.", underside, top: "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. | C 2", underside, bottom: "[Gillette diamond] | MADE IN U.S.A."

(#40) Gillette, silver colored metal, shave adjusting collar with setting from 1 to 9, double door screw open head, underside printing is at a right angle to blade edge, differs from #36 in that tip of handle has a smooth area near the top where it connects to the rest of the handle, inside: "PAT. NOS. ON PKG.", underside, top: "MADE IN U.S.A. | [Gillette diamond] | E 4", underside, bottom: "REG. U.S. | PAT. OFF."


Copyright Richard Brightwell. All rights reserved.
Revised: August 21, 1999.