09-23-2012, 08:00 PM
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Just received my Grandfathers 1966 Gillette Slim. And from the looks of it was barely used. It came with a pack of blades, but this pack appears to only have had two blades to start with. I found one in the razor and the other is still in the pack! So maybe he didn't like it. It's as close to NOS as I'm likely to find. Seems funny to see the original price tag at $1.34. Sure would be nice to still buy one for this price!

                   

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 09-23-2012, 08:09 PM
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  • beartrap
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It's a treasure for sure! Enjoy it!

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 09-23-2012, 08:12 PM
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That's great, Patrick. Not only mint, but with fine personal history too.

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 09-23-2012, 08:30 PM
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Look at that,style and character frozen in time.It's much more palpable when it's connected to your own family.

Very nice....

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 09-23-2012, 09:14 PM
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+1 You guys took the words right out of my "mouth" (except of course it's written). Except you did it better than I could have.

Nice! Very nice! Definitely a treasure.

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 09-23-2012, 09:17 PM
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Still had some old shaving cream on it. I cleaned it up, those are the after pics. I would love to know if he didn't like it. Having both blades one in the razor and one still in the dispenser it sure seems like he may not have given it enough time to get used to it and really found out what a great razor it truly is. The Slim is still one of the best loved adjustable razors ever made. Between the Fatboy and the Slim Gillette hit back to back home runs with both.

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 09-24-2012, 12:43 AM
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  • Johan
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Looks fantastic! I love my Slim adj, its a great shaver.

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 09-24-2012, 06:20 AM
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That is a beautiful looking razor and knowing its history makes it even more special. Biggrin

It really means a lot when you know the history of the razor you are using. I have my father-in-laws '55 Gillette Red Tip and his '69 Super Adjustable "Gold". They both mean a lot to me because of their history.

Enjoy your piece of history and then pass it on to the next generation. ExclamationClapClapExclamation

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 09-24-2012, 06:44 AM
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That is stunning. Your grand father has great taste. Use it well.

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 09-24-2012, 07:33 AM
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What a beauty and it is part of the family!

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