02-23-2015, 12:39 AM
  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Interesting. I have two Gillette Made in England New OC razors, both in their original bakelite cases (both slightly different cases). The razors look identical - until you check out the baseplates.

One has the the Gillette logo and stamp below the "twin pins" (late 30s - early 40s); the other has the logo above the "round pins" (1946). Curiously, I can only find reference to the "round pin" model with the logo below the pins, not above like in mine. See Mr Razor:


I don't think this means mine's rarer; it's just more variation in the Gillette range. I have a few of these handles I have picked up over time, but what are they known as? I call them "Straight Bars" for want of education on the matter. Perhaps someone knows? 

Anyway, here are the pictures:

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 02-25-2015, 01:58 PM
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I think they were trying out a lot of variations in this era - don't forget that Gainsman / Valet Autostrop took over Gillette effectively in this era. The bottom picture reminds me a lot of a Probak not too surprisingly. 

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 02-27-2015, 09:10 AM
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those are gorgeous razors.  Can't offer any informed opinion about exactly what they are, but I'll bet they shave wonderfully. 

The Probak I have resembles a Goodwill more than it resembles either of those razors. 

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 02-27-2015, 10:14 AM
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Congrats on this find!

From my Tab through the Tap

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