10-02-2014, 04:49 PM
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  • DaveL
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I'm hoping to add one of these to my collection and am curious as to how it compares to the NEW LC. Is it the same? Or are there differences and what are they?

I'd especially like to hear from people who have owned both.

Thanks

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 10-02-2014, 04:53 PM
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IMHO the head is the same as a New LC. They both give me outstanding shaves.

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 10-12-2014, 08:03 AM
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my friend - are you asking about uk or us make?

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 10-12-2014, 08:06 AM
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  • DaveL
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US made. What is the difference?

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 10-12-2014, 08:25 AM
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sorry - can't help. i have only knowledge about the british make.

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 10-23-2014, 02:01 AM
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they came out just a few years apart - NEW long comb and Goodwill are the same guard.

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 10-23-2014, 07:16 AM
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  • freddy
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I have both and I believe I read that the Goodwill used parts from both the Old Type and the New. I have an Old Type, as well, and all three are great shavers for me.

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 10-23-2014, 02:25 PM
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(10-23-2014, 07:16 AM)freddy Wrote: I have both and I believe I read that the Goodwill used parts from both the Old Type and the New. I have an Old Type, as well, and all three are great shavers for me.

I believe I have read that the Goodwill razor was a marketing device to move shavers away from the the old three-hole blades, the patent for which had expired. There was a number of different Goodwill models: one was based on the Old Type blade guard and one was based on the New Type Long Comb blade guard, as well as a number of different caps. Both blade guards incorporated a blade registration configuration that was too close to the Probak design (resulting in a lawsuit and a "bait swallowing the shark" merger of the two companies).

I have a couple of different Goodwill versions, and, to return to the OP's question, the Goodwill based on the New and the Long Comb New feel very much the same to me. The Goodwill with the Old Type blade guard and the 162 cap and the Old Type feel very much the same to me, as well. HTH.
Tom

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