10-02-2015, 02:34 PM
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Hope everyone is well today. I have recently acquired an aristocrat and I have very limited knowledge when It comes to vintage razors.

I'm hoping you guys can help me identify it.

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Any help is appreciated.

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 10-02-2015, 02:37 PM
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Sorry can't help much but it looks beautiful !!


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 10-02-2015, 02:37 PM
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(10-02-2015, 02:37 PM)Cricket203 Wrote: Sorry can't help much but it looks beautiful !!


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Haha thanks mustafa

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 10-02-2015, 02:58 PM
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Its a beautiful 21. IMO one of the most interesting Aristocrat designs. 
Great shaver. 
Congrats!

ps: I don't care much about the box matching razor thing, but it might be that yours is mismatch (#16 and others came with that box). Just maybe.

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 10-02-2015, 02:59 PM
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(10-02-2015, 02:58 PM)lloydrm Wrote: Its a beautiful 21. 
Congrats!

Awesome, I've never heard of #21.

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 10-02-2015, 03:10 PM
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(10-02-2015, 02:58 PM)lloydrm Wrote: Its a beautiful 21. IMO one of the most interesting Aristocrat designs. 
Great shaver. 
Congrats!

ps: I don't care much about the box matching razor thing, but it might be that yours is mismatch (#16 and others came with that box). Just maybe.

Ah I see, is there any way to know for sure its a 21 or something else. Are these common?

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 10-02-2015, 03:29 PM
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I made a mistake. It is a #15 and not a #21!!! In my defense, it is a fairly rare set as the name of the set was mostly used to call the OC Brit Aristocrat and this one was for the Australian market. The razor itself looks almost identical to the #21. If you can weight it and it is closer to 74g than to 72g, you are a very lucky guy and got an Australian market #15 in very very good shape. 
Now what is proper vintage Gillette ID without a picture or link to mr.razor. Since I made a mistake I'll do both. http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/One-Pie...tralia.JPG 


ps: Sorry I kept editing.


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 10-02-2015, 03:32 PM
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(10-02-2015, 03:29 PM)lloydrm Wrote: I made a mistake. It is a #15 and not a #21!!! In my defense, it is a fairly rare set as the name of the set was mostly used to call the OC Brit Aristocrat and this one was for the Australian market. The razor itself looks almost identical to the #21. If you can weight it and it is closer to 74g than to 72g, you are a very lucky guy and got an Australian market #15 in very very good shape. 
Now what is proper vintage Gillette ID without a picture or link to mr.razor. Since I made a mistake I'll do both. http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/One-Pie...tralia.JPG 


ps: Sorry I kept editing.


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Thanks so much, this is great info and that looks exactly like it. I'm gonna find some way to weigh it. It's in excellent condition and could be very rare so that's great info. I thought it was unusual as i had never seen one exactly like this and the case.

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 10-02-2015, 03:35 PM
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  • Triad
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My brain just exploded!! I don't see much on the Internet that helps Id the aristrocrats. Hopefully Andrew will come along he knows quite a bit about them

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 10-02-2015, 03:36 PM
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(10-02-2015, 03:35 PM)Triad Wrote: My brain just exploded!! I don't see much on the Internet that helps Id the aristrocrats. Hopefully Andrew will come along he knows quite a bit about them

Thanks Toby. I was wondering if you would drop in. It seems we know about as much as each other which is a whole lot of nothing

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 10-02-2015, 03:59 PM
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Have only ever saw letter and number codes. Not sure how to date by ser. number.But what a great find.

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 10-02-2015, 04:02 PM
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Very, very nice find, enjoy.

Bob

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 10-02-2015, 04:05 PM
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(10-02-2015, 03:59 PM)hook777 Wrote: Have only ever saw letter and number codes. Not sure how to date by ser. number.But what a great find.


(10-02-2015, 04:02 PM)BobH Wrote: Very, very nice find, enjoy.

Bob

Thanks guys hopefully we can get a definite identification but I'm not even sure that's possible.

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 10-02-2015, 06:35 PM
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Lesson learned.

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 10-02-2015, 06:37 PM
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(10-02-2015, 06:35 PM)lloydrm Wrote: Lesson learned.

I wish Gillette would have just stamped the model into the razors but I guess it was totally different time period so things were just done differently.

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 10-03-2015, 01:33 AM
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#15 #21, same. The only #15 that is different again is the open comb version. I have what you have, look:

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=28799

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 10-03-2015, 03:52 AM
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(10-03-2015, 01:33 AM)Shaun Wrote: #15 #21, same. The only #15 that is different again is the open comb version. I have what you have, look:

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=28799

Thanks Shaun I guess that solves it and it's a beautiful razor definitely a keeper for me.

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 10-03-2015, 06:31 AM
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They're the same razors but apparently Gillette gave them different #'s because of their cases (sly little foxes they were)!!

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