06-15-2012, 06:38 PM
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Hello, gentlemen. i promised a few of you that i would post pictures of the British Aristocrats two #15s and one #66 that i received. Here they are and enjoy.


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 06-15-2012, 06:45 PM
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very nice...i love the look of the closed comb (i'm assuming that's the #66)

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 06-15-2012, 07:00 PM
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Beautiful razors Cman!

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 06-15-2012, 10:08 PM
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Jealous

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 06-15-2012, 10:20 PM
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(06-15-2012, 06:38 PM)celestino Wrote: Hello, gentlemen. i promised a few of you that i would post pictures of the British Aristocrats two #15s and one #66 that i received. Here they are and enjoy.

Hope you enjoy them ;-)

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 06-15-2012, 10:22 PM
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Nice haul. The two open combs appear to have slight differences. Are they still the same #? Are they both Brits?

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 06-15-2012, 11:59 PM
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Beautiful additions Celestino!

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 06-16-2012, 01:59 AM
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The aristrocats are the most beautiful DE razors that Gillette ever made.

I am still looking for an open comp. Enjoy them!

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 06-16-2012, 10:15 AM
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celestino, Very! nice Thumbsup

Me likey the looks of those Open Combs very! much Euro

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 06-16-2012, 10:18 AM
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Beautiful razors, C. I had a mint cased #66 that I really liked, but it went away with all my other vintage Gillettes when I cleared the decks. I still regret that sometimes, because it truly was one of the best looking razors Gillette, or anyone else, ever made.

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 06-16-2012, 10:50 AM
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That #15 on the far right is an early bird, has hinge loops. Is center bar winged?

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 06-16-2012, 01:11 PM
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Those are some beautiful razors. The British Aristocrats (and others) are quite alluring with those spiraled handles. I hope to one day own one of them.

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 06-16-2012, 01:54 PM
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Nice haul. The two open combs appear to have slight differences. Are they still the same #? Are they both Brits?
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*Ray, yes they are both #15s, but as Jeff has indicated, one is an earlier model. There are some discrepancies between them, but they seem to offer a parallel shave.


(06-16-2012, 10:50 AM)Shanman Wrote: That #15 on the far right is an early bird, has hinge loops. Is center bar winged?

*Jeff, here are some more detailed pictures.

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(06-15-2012, 06:45 PM)brucered Wrote: very nice...i love the look of the closed comb (i'm assuming that's the #66)

Yes, it is the #66.

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 06-16-2012, 02:22 PM
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Nice, early one for sure.

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 06-16-2012, 03:08 PM
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Beautiful Aristocrats Celestino !

#15's are good performers and the #66 is very smooth

You have the 2 center bar variations of the #15, I believe the unwinged one is the earlier one, as the winged one is leading the way to the later Gillette patent of their notched center bar and future blade dispersers.

Enjoy them !

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 06-16-2012, 04:25 PM
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very nice looking razors, and great pics!
Biggrin

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 06-16-2012, 06:31 PM
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Thanks for the compliments, gents, but i had nothing to do with it as i only bought them. The thanks should go to the early Gillette folks who created them and Ron "snuff" whom so graciously sold them to me.

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 06-16-2012, 06:37 PM
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(06-16-2012, 03:08 PM)Tony SC Wrote: Beautiful Aristocrats Celestino !

You have the 2 center bar variations of the #15, I believe the unwinged one is the earlier one, as the winged one is leading the way to the later Gillette patent of their notched center bar and future blade dispersers.

Enjoy them !

Yes, I believe you are right. I had it backwards. The hinge loops point to the Popular set of 38' as well. I prefer the winged center bars because there is basically zero blade shift.

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 06-16-2012, 10:27 PM
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I have an aristocrat here that I haven't shaved with yet.

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 06-17-2012, 07:28 AM
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(06-16-2012, 10:27 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I have an aristocrat here that I haven't shaved with yet.

One of the British ones, Andrew? If so, what are you waiting for. They are fantastic shavers. Any pictures?

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