10-10-2017, 02:01 AM
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My father passed this down to me. I'd love confirmation of what model it is. I suspect it's a Flare Tip Rocket? Is that right? If so, what year might it be?

Also, how might I go about restoring it?

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Many thanks!

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 10-10-2017, 02:45 AM
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  • nikos.a
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It's a Gillette SuperSpeed Flare Tip. Nice find!

But this is a Gillette #58 case.

About the year, you have to see the code under the base plate of the head.


It's a nice shaver Wink

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 10-10-2017, 03:48 AM
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  • Shaun
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Flare tip rocket (1957-59) but a #58 case. England. Oops (how do I delete a post?) ...anyway, see below...

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 10-10-2017, 03:55 AM
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  • Shaun
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(10-10-2017, 03:48 AM)Shaun Wrote: Flare tip rocket (1957-59) but a #58 case. England.

I soak these in an oxy-bleach product like Sard or Napisan for a couple of hours then get to work with a stiff toothbrush, pipe cleaner and toothpicks. If needed I may buff the head with a metal polish, but don't go too hard with it as you might go beyond the plating. When it's dried out completely (inside too) I might use a little mineral oil, or sewing machine oil.

Picture please, when it's all  nice and shiny Smile I like these razors. A nice, regular smooth shave. I have one or two Wink plus a Superspeed or two, (English ones)

The case....well, those red #58 cases are all pretty much like that. Not a great deal you can do, really.

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 10-10-2017, 12:09 PM
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as other said its a flair tip, you really don't need restoring it just good cleaning. Fill a plastic container with hot water, add a tea spoon of white vinegar and dish soap and leave the razor in it for 2-3 hours, after that grab an old tooth brush and scrub it off. When done scrubbing if you have mineral oil laying around throw a drop in the mechanism.

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 10-10-2017, 04:27 PM
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Many thanks for the quick replies and great advice.

And good to meet you the other day in Newtown Shaun!

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 10-10-2017, 07:40 PM
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  • Shaun
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(10-10-2017, 04:27 PM)Ockhamsbeard Wrote: Many thanks for the quick replies and great advice.

And good to meet you the other day in Newtown Shaun!

Hey! How about that. Pleasure, T

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 10-11-2017, 08:51 AM
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I love my flair tip rocket.. it's what got me started down the British Gillette rabbit hole. Tread lightly !

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