01-02-2020, 10:37 AM
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I got a gift of a razor that I have identified as a 1946 Gillette English-made open comb. I am more and more amazed at how each razor has a different feel. This one has a hollow handle, so the balance makes the head a bit weightier. One thing that confuses me, though, is that it has short, round stabilizer pins. I though stabilizer pins went out around 1920 with the introduction of the New Type. Anyway, it gives a great, close shave.

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 01-05-2020, 05:05 PM
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Mr-razor identified a flat-bottom, round-pin, long comb New as a 1946 by the date code on the razor blade that accompanied it.  Achim's cap has little "wings" on the round pins.  I have had two that were very similar to his but without the "wings."  A contributor on another forum has a widely distributed pic of the whole NEW family, but I don't remember that his flat-bottom, round-pin had the wings, either. (He did, however, have an identical razor in a zinc alloy.)  I will stay tuned to this thread to see what else I can learn.
Good luck.

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