04-05-2015, 02:34 PM
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Hi all.
I’m a relative newbie, so I’m turning to the more experienced for advice. I’m hoping for a lively discussion that will tax everyone’s memories and the depth of the historical knowledge. Also, let’s have fun with this.

I started DE shaving back in January of this year (2015) after many decades of subjecting my face to the latest multi-blade idiocy from Gillette et al (who is this ”al” guy, anyway?). Since getting my RAD infection, I have acquired:
• A gold NDC ball-end tech to represent my birth year (1943 Q4) in England. I realize that Techs were probably more available in the USA Than in England during WWII, but it looked so shiny in the EBay ad.
• A 1961 G2 Fat Boy to recall the year I graduated high school
• A 1967 M4 Travel Tech and also a 1967 M4 Gold Aristocrat to remember the year my wife and I were married
• A 1969 O4 Black Handle SuperSpeed to commemorate the birth of our first daughter, and
• A 1971 R1 Black Beauty to commemorate the birth of our second daughter.
So, you see, I’m trying to collect razors for the “milestones” in my life.

I am seeking advice and suggestions about some additions I’m contemplating:
Item #1: The ball-end tech is not specifically English, and it’s probably more towards the end of the 1940s rather than 1943. I’d like suggestion for razors that would be more likely to be used by my Father (RAF ground crew, later worked at AVRO during the war) when I was born.

Item #2: I arrived in Canada in October 1952, and I became a Canadian citizen in June of 1963.
First part of item #2: Which of these two dates date would you think is more important to commemorate, and why?
Second part of item #2: Given your choice in the first part, which razor would you look for as your choice for that commemoration?

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 04-05-2015, 04:21 PM
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I don't think I can help you with your queries, but welcome to The Shave Nook!  Smile

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 04-05-2015, 04:21 PM
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  • Johnny
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Welcome to TSN.  I am going to let the Gillette experts answer your questions.

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 04-05-2015, 04:27 PM
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Welcome to TSN!  Not helping you much I know but I say get one for when you arrived in Canada AND one for when you became a citizen! It appears you currently have 5 razors. Two more will give you one for each day of the week! Biggrin

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 04-05-2015, 04:28 PM
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  • freddy
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Welcome to The Shave Nook and enjoy your stay. Smile

Please forgive me for sounding silly but let your heart answer your questions.  It seems like you will add much to The Nook.  Again, welcome. Thumbsup

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 04-05-2015, 05:19 PM
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Welcome to TSN. Sorry, I'm no help with vintage razors but I your milestone collection sounds great.

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 04-05-2015, 07:34 PM
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Hello! Not able to help with your queries but...[Image: z5Rso95.gif] to TSN.

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 04-05-2015, 07:55 PM
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  • beartrap
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Hello and welcome!

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 04-05-2015, 08:40 PM
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Hello and welcome to the Shave Nook! They're should be a couple experts who will help you out once they see your introduction!

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 04-06-2015, 12:20 AM
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Sorry cannot help...... But welcome to: " The Shave Nook "  Relax & Enjoy.


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 04-06-2015, 12:38 AM
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Welcome to TSN

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 04-06-2015, 02:07 AM
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Welcome to TSN! Enjoy and shave away!

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 04-06-2015, 02:25 AM
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  • HarryO
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Hello and welcome. Don’t know if I can help you with British razor during the war. However, I too collect razors. I have a Rare Gillette British Rocket. I am not sure of the date on this razor. I also have a Gillette 66 razor. Now that one is post WW2. Also have a Gillette Tech Safety Razor, I not sure but also think it post war. I have 2 more razors made in GB for the French market.  Now for US razors I have one from WW1 and several others from WW2. My Dad served and its nice to own a razor from that era. You might want to check out a web page called Mr. Razor , he’s a bit of a razor historian and has listings of razors by date for the US and GB . As well as other countries. Good luck on your search.

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 04-06-2015, 04:56 AM
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Welcome Pilgrim 

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 04-06-2015, 10:17 AM
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(04-05-2015, 04:27 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Welcome to TSN!  Not helping you much I know but I say get one for when you arrived in Canada AND one for when you became a citizen! It appears you currently have 5 razors. Two more will give you one for each day of the week! Biggrin

Hi, Freddie

Actually, I only mentioned the ones I got to commemorate certain dates.  I also have:
  • Merkur 1904 closed comb
  • Merkur Progress
  • Maggard MR6
  • Matador Heavy SS handle
  • Weishi gold TTO
  • Feather Popular TTO
  • Gillette Slim Twist from around 1964, left me by my late Father-In-Law
I like the idea of one for EACH Canadian event, but SWMBO is getting on my case about the Visa bills.

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 04-06-2015, 10:22 AM
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(04-06-2015, 02:25 AM)HarryO Wrote: Hello and welcome. Don’t know if I can help you with British razor during the war. However, I too collect razors. I have a Rare Gillette British Rocket. I am not sure of the date on this razor. I also have a Gillette 66 razor. Now that one is post WW2. Also have a Gillette Tech Safety Razor, I not sure but also think it post war. I have 2 more razors made in GB for the French market.  Now for US razors I have one from WW1 and several others from WW2. My Dad served and its nice to own a razor from that era. You might want to check out a web page called Mr. Razor , he’s a bit of a razor historian and has listings of razors by date for the US and GB . As well as other countries. Good luck on your search.

Thanks everyone for the greetings.

HarryO:  I have looked at Mr. Razor, but it's all pictures and little text.  He'll have a picture of a model from 1960 and another from 1962, but nothing to say that it was also available in 1961.  Or he'll have a model from England and a different model from USA< but no text to say which, if any, existed in both locations.
His pictures were, however, a big help in identifying my Gillette Slim Twist from 1964 my late Father In Law brought from England.

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 04-06-2015, 10:25 AM
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Welcome to TSN!

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 04-07-2015, 12:52 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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Welcome.  How about a 1956 Gillette Superspeed in recognition of your communion, bar mitzvah, first kiss, shot your first deer, etc.

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 04-07-2015, 04:15 PM
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(04-06-2015, 10:17 AM)cmbcne Wrote:
(04-05-2015, 04:27 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Welcome to TSN!  Not helping you much I know but I say get one for when you arrived in Canada AND one for when you became a citizen! It appears you currently have 5 razors. Two more will give you one for each day of the week! Biggrin

Hi, Freddie

Actually, I only mentioned the ones I got to commemorate certain dates.  I also have:

  • Merkur 1904 closed comb
  • Merkur Progress
  • Maggard MR6
  • Matador Heavy SS handle
  • Weishi gold TTO
  • Feather Popular TTO
  • Gillette Slim Twist from around 1964, left me by my late Father-In-Law
I like the idea of one for EACH Canadian event, but SWMBO is getting on my case about the Visa bills.

Nice selection to choose from! If you want to get past the visa bills then set you up a PayPal account, sell some soaps or razors not getting any love, use that money to buy your new razors! No Visa bills and your keeping the funds in your "shave account"! 

No.  I do no such thing...  Biggrin

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 04-08-2015, 04:47 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook.

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