06-02-2012, 07:54 AM
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  • ajc347
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Another #77 / #88 razor arrived in the post yesterday.

There was a lot of tarnish on the head when I received the razor (a bit like in this Mr Razor photo but 10 times worse: http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/The%20N...%20No4.JPG ), and I thought that things didn't look too promising.

A quick polish with some Maas and, as you can see in the photos below, it cleaned up really well.


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I do have a couple of questions about it though.

Firstly, for some reason the Gillette logo hasn't been stamped on the top part of the handle (unlike every other #77 / #88 I've seen). I'm not sure if this has any significance or not?

Secondly, the first part of the Pat No. reads 352975/6 whilst other in #77's I've seen
the first part of the Pat No. reads 352975/6/7. Does this mean that the razor I have is an earlier production #77?

I'm aware that Mr Razor's very informative website has a 1933 #77 listed with the first part of the Pat No. reading 352975/6, a 1934 #77 Traveller set with the number listed as 3529756 and a 1934 #88 set with the first part of the Pat No. listed as 352975/6/7, so I'vbe not been able to glean a definitive answer from looking at the examples there.

Any thoughts or ideas relating to the above questions would be most welcome. Smile

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 06-02-2012, 01:01 PM
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Andrew, i apologize, but i can not help in answering your queries, but the razor sure is beautiful!

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 06-02-2012, 01:46 PM
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Thanks Celestino. Smile

I think that I am unlikely to find a definitive answer to the questions I pose; it's fascinating to realise that the same model of razor was made in a number of differing forms over such a short space of time.

That's why I love this hobby so much; it combines a mix of both functionality and history together at the same time.

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