09-10-2015, 05:32 PM
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I am confused here because this red tip says made in England but it doesn't have the big gap between the red tip and the handle itself. It looks like an american red tip but says made in England. Is this a real British Red Tip? I found this for sale but not sure if it's legit. 

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 09-10-2015, 08:14 PM
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That's a Brit Red Tip Superspeed ,some of the Brit models used the American TTO system instead of the Rocket TTO used on the Red Tip Rocket with it's gap when the razor is closed .Here is a link that might help

http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/gi...d-de.8590/

Glenn

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 09-11-2015, 03:58 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Yep, English Red Tip Super Speed. I have three. I, too, am looking for an English Red Tip Rocket.

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 09-11-2015, 08:37 AM
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Awesome Thanks Guys! Didn't realize that's what the "rocket" indicated. I just thought they were all Rockets.

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 09-11-2015, 09:07 AM
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  • Gabe
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  • Arizona
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I have seen these for sale but they are rarely offered. That one seems to be in excellent condition with original paint.  Judging from the pics anyways. Good find.

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 09-11-2015, 09:23 AM
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  • chrisbd
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  • Hampshire, England
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+1 all of the above.

As you're probably aware by now, the distinguishing features (apart from "Made in England") are the III mark stamped under the blade plate, which I'm not aware the US Superspeeds had (I stand to be corrected) and the pointed tips to the end plates - those on the US razors are clipped quite square by comparison. You should find a Patent Number (Brit Pat) inside on the blade plate.

Very tidy looking razor, by the way. I'm on the lookout for one myself but that's a long term goal - just spent a fortune having the car serviced & MOT'd and my wife's car's is due next month!

Regards,
Chris

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 09-11-2015, 11:09 AM
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Chris, never even noticed the pointed end plates! And yes there is a Brit. Pat. Number. Very cool. Learned lots of new stuff here thanks to you guys.

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