12-28-2013, 02:14 PM
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Does anyone have any idea what the following version of the Gillette New is?

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The closest I could find with Mr. Razor is the following:

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Any input would be appreciated.

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 12-28-2013, 02:34 PM
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I have one like that. Pretty sure that's your basic Gillette NEW long comb. Image google that phrase and you'll see a lot of examples.

It was in wide use throughout the 1930's and early 1940's, I think. I can't help on the year.

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 12-28-2013, 03:23 PM
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I don't think it is a long comb because the teeth are not long enough and their tips do not take a right angle dip downwards. I have a couple of long combs and they are quite different. The contours of the bottom of the base plate are also different than the long comb.

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 12-28-2013, 03:35 PM
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It is a short comb new with common bar handle, without the case it is too hard to say what set it was from, nice razor.

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 12-28-2013, 04:44 PM
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Could it be the New Gold Special made in Canada?

I am not sure if this pic can help you in any way, Ted.
Best of luck.

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 12-28-2013, 04:53 PM
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Well, including the input from the other forum, I've got two votes for Long Comb and two votes for Short Comb. Unfortunately, I need a side view of those heads, but thanks Celestino. Your heart is in the right place.

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 12-28-2013, 04:57 PM
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Sorry, Ted. I know what you mean with the side shot. The only other New I found on Mr. Razor that was similar to yours was this one in Chromium, though.

http://mr-razor.com/Rasierer/The%20NEW/1...%20USA.JPG

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 01-06-2014, 08:37 AM
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From my meager knowledge I think your razor is a Gillette New with a Short Comb. Gillette started making these in 1929. If it is a "Made in USA" and if, under the base plate, there is a "Reissue" patent number, it will be from approx 1934 until about 1940 (post merger with Probak that resulted in the patent reissue until they quit making them). TeddyBoy correctly ID'd it by its tooth profile and configuration of the base plate profile. If it is "Made in Canada" or "Made in England" I am out of my depth regarding the date.
Tom

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 03-06-2014, 11:52 AM
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I have the same one but with the gold plating gone (it looks quite nice with its copper head revealed). I'm pretty sure it is a Gillette Short Comb New, as described here:
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread....Short-Comb

and here (scroll down to the pics): http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread....Comb-names

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 03-06-2014, 12:01 PM
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Yep, Short Comb NEW - bar handle. Not much else can be said about it without the case. It's certainly a US or Canadian version (cannot see the underside). Not British and probably not German.

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