07-27-2019, 03:56 PM
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  • garyg
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This is, I was told, a fourth generation Brit #22 Gillette, cased.  Great shaver, Rhodium finish for the razor, the case is Chrome I'm guessing, with blue leatherette lining, there is a minor ding on the case.  The razor is pristine.

I've not seen one for sale recently, hard to price it .. $240 shipped conus

Let me know if you want more pictures with your email address

Gary

Edit:  See discussion below, one member feels this isn't a #22, but that's my read .. If anyone can point to a definitive identification I'd be grateful for the help.  Price reduced to $220, which includes PayPal fees without an upcharge, and USPS Priority Shipping in the lower 48 ..

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 07-27-2019, 09:51 PM
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That looks pretty nice but I don't think it is a #22 set.

http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/One-Pie...20No16.JPG

Below is a #22 set from 1949. With a flat baseplate that says Brit Pat 430 030...some of them were also made later around '53...they feature a diamond pattern
baseplate and have pat no 694093 stamped inside the blade tray...the one you have looks like the latter, but in a different case...it is almost identical to the razor 
found in the #66 set. 


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 07-28-2019, 04:06 AM
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Thanks, #22 is just my best guess for this razor.  It is a Patent Pending version, which I've seen at Mr. Razor https://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/One-Pi...20No22.jpg and at https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/wik...ht=british denoted as a #22 .   The weight of this one matches Achim's description of the razor at 73g.  The case is one he doesn't tag but describes simply as a British Aristocrat https://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/One-Pi...stcrat.jpg

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 07-28-2019, 04:43 AM
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Ok...I too am but a student of these vintage Gillettes, and my understanding is that if it doesn't have that black case with gold lettering....then,
strictly speaking, it's not a #22 set.

The specs of your razor seem to match up with the razor usually found in the #66 set, albeit in a different case. 
I had one exactly like it (the razor, not the case).

Regardless, a nice mild shaver that represents the pinnacle of Gillette's British made output....GLWTS.

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 07-29-2019, 03:52 PM
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Ok, well, I've asked for help here and at B&B for the actual identification.  Saying it isn't a #22 doesn't really tell what it is.  Made in England, Rhodium, near mint, 73 g, in a case with blue leatherette lining is the best I can say.  The #66 is said to have a Patent Number, so I'm at a loss

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 07-29-2019, 04:24 PM
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Some say it is a mis-matched set, a Fourth Generation British Gillette, Patent Pending,  the case from an earlier model.  Guess I need to reduce the asking price, $199 for the razor and case, shipped conus.

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 07-31-2019, 01:03 PM
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This I believe is a aristocrat 16 razor.. Not sure of the case matching. It is definitely not a 22 though. That is not a bad thing! This is a better razor more efficient/ slightly more aggressive razor.

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 07-31-2019, 08:49 PM
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(07-31-2019, 01:03 PM)Nh wet shaver Wrote: This I believe is a aristocrat 16 razor.. Not sure of the case matching. It is definitely not a 22 though. That is not a bad thing! This is a better razor more efficient/ slightly more aggressive razor.

It is hard to say for certain if that is the razor normally found in the #16 set...you need to look at the underside of the plate..if it says Pat 430030 then I'd say yes.
You also need to look at the blade tray....if it's not flat, then it isn't the razor from #16 set. Perhaps the OP should post more pics specially of those two areas.

The razor I posted is confirmed as a #22 set from 1949...it is the exact same razor that is also found in the #16 set.

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 07-31-2019, 09:37 PM
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(07-31-2019, 08:49 PM)Tester28 Wrote:
(07-31-2019, 01:03 PM)Nh wet shaver Wrote: This I believe is a aristocrat 16 razor.. Not sure of the case matching. It is definitely not a 22 though. That is not a bad thing! This is a better razor more efficient/ slightly more aggressive razor.

It is hard to say for certain if that is the razor normally found in the #16 set...you need to look at the underside of the plate..if it says Pat 430030 then I'd say yes.
You also need to look at the blade tray....if it's not flat, then it isn't the razor from #16 set. Perhaps the OP should post more pics specially of those two areas.

The razor I posted is confirmed as a #22 set from 1949...it is the exact same razor that is also found in the #16 set.


Gary,

Regardless what is correct nomenclature, your razor is stunning, the lucky buyer (alas, not I), 

will be greatly satisfied to have landed such a beauty.

Very solid seller is Gary.

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 07-31-2019, 11:06 PM
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This one has a stamped bottom.
Set numbers and cases aren’t straight forward and it is mostly made up clasification by collectors.

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 08-01-2019, 02:40 AM
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Thanks gents - this one as stated has no number, but is stamped Patent Pending on the inside bottom of the not flat blade tray.

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 08-01-2019, 09:04 AM
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this razor by any name would shave as smooth

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 08-03-2019, 01:16 PM
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One more price reduction, $189 USD including conus shipping and the PayPal fees.

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