03-25-2013, 05:11 AM
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  • mark1966
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I've received a nice little package in the mail.

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Hmm, the box is a little ordinary - why the excitement? Look at the slide clasp - that is gold plating not the normal silver. OK, have I got your attention? Want to have a look?

Not too fast there son, have a look at the base of the box - gold lettering and without the price ...

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OK, here it is -

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More gold printing on the ribbon not the usual silver. I think that this is a special set

Interesting blade boxes too!

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I've not had a chance to clean her up yet but here she is ..

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The serial number?

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G306068. Given the use of the 'G' prefix for gold this puts this serial number into 1905 and the earliest example that I've seen of a 'quadruple' gold-plated single ring.

If only it had another ring!

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 03-25-2013, 05:55 AM
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  • slantman
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That is one beautiful and rare razor set. It appears Gillette started in New York and later relocated to Boston. I love spindle razors. Congratulations and use it well.

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 03-25-2013, 07:46 PM
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(03-25-2013, 05:55 AM)slantman Wrote: That is one beautiful and rare razor set. It appears Gillette started in New York and later relocated to Boston. I love spindle razors. Congratulations and use it well.
No, Gillette started in Boston, but they did have independently owned selling/sales offices in Chicago and New York ran by George Townsend and Perry Hunt. ( the Chicago and New york sales company names can be seen on some cases in banner/ribbons)

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 03-25-2013, 07:55 PM
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Nice Single Rings!

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 03-25-2013, 09:31 PM
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(03-25-2013, 07:55 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Nice Single Rings!
The ribbon/banners were for the single and double rings from the New York sale agency but not in Chicago sales office [just double rings]

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 03-25-2013, 10:22 PM
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  • Shaun
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(03-25-2013, 07:55 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Nice Single Rings!

Not to mention the Double Rings!

Great looking gold single ring Mark, wow.

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 03-26-2013, 01:28 PM
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Very nice pickup !

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 03-29-2013, 08:04 PM
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Very nice razor, the plating is quite nice you can tell it will last another 100 years.

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