01-05-2015, 09:45 AM
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  • Lutebro
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A buddy gave me a few razors that I think are all pieced together but one of them included this base plate that I can't find any information on at all! Can anyone help me out??

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 01-05-2015, 10:36 AM
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Good luck with your query, Dustin! I had never seen that base-plate before!

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 01-05-2015, 01:40 PM
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  • celar36
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I have to 7 o'clock razors but none plate is similar. Sorry. I will look for it thou as you caught my interest

Here you go LINK POST 5

Remember that 7 o'clock was bought up by Gillette in 20s/30s and patent was same but just with Gillette logo. Same applies to Gillette New Oxford and New Improved

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 01-05-2015, 03:02 PM
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  • Lutebro
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That makes sense... so it's not a gillette but a different company at the time. I can find them made in Argentina and the one you showed in France but nothing in England.

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 01-05-2015, 05:16 PM
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  • ajc347
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The same baseplate was indeed used by both Gillette and 7 O'Clock as well as the Minora brand (also owned by Gillette).

The razor came with a Bakelite handle and a metal head:

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I've seen a variety of different coloured Bakelite handles and baseplates used including a mottled green version on a 7 O'Clock branded razor I used to own a number of years ago.

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 01-05-2015, 10:22 PM
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  • celar36
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Baseplate was made in Sheffield Eng. Rest razor most of country, where it was sold like the french one I showed you

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