02-08-2022, 02:22 PM
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  • chazt
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Reading another thread got me to thinking about this one. Plain and simple, what’s your birth quarter in Gillette nomenclature? Do you own any examples of birth quarter Gillettes? I’m currently 4/5 and looking for a good example Blue Tip. If you were born pre date codes, you could still approximate. If you’re born post codes, then,,, good for you Biggrin

Here are my poorly photographed E1s.
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Show us yours Wink

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 02-08-2022, 06:48 PM
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  • 2Chops
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My birth quarter is K1.  Closest thing I have is the 59 Fatboy.  E3 I believe it is.

Edit: Correction, I just looked and it's an E4.

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 02-08-2022, 07:00 PM
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What do you mean by 4/5?
I'm U4, but have a U1 I call my conception razor lol.
Only birth razor I have is a U4 black handle SS.

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 02-08-2022, 07:29 PM
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  • Chappy
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My birth code is A2 but closest razor I've found is an A1 Super Speed Flair Tip.

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 02-08-2022, 07:52 PM
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(02-08-2022, 06:48 PM)2Chops Wrote: My birth quarter is K1.  Closest thing I have is the 59 Fatboy.  E3 I believe it is.

Yes, I’ve admired that Fatboy in your SOTD photos. It seems to have much of it’s paint intact. Nice Smile

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 02-08-2022, 07:58 PM
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(02-08-2022, 07:00 PM)Old School TSD Wrote: What do you mean by 4/5?
I'm U4, but have a U1 I call my conception razor lol.
Only birth razor I have is a U4 black handle SS.

Conception razor  Rolleyes That’s funny. How often do you use the Super Speed?
Sorry, that was obtuse of me. I now have 4 of the 5 razors Gillette made in 1959. Waiting on a Blue Tip

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 02-08-2022, 08:08 PM
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(02-08-2022, 07:29 PM)Chappy Wrote: My birth code is A2 but closest razor I've found is an A1 Super Speed Flair Tip.

Stay the course, Stan. Your patience will be rewarded. Assuming of course, this is even a “thing” for you. I like stuff, and it’s easier (i.e., cheaper) and almost as much fun to acquire razors (and brushes!) as guitars.

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 02-09-2022, 02:14 AM
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My birth code is N4, the closest I have a Knack N2, a Slim Twist G-1000 N2, and a Black Beauty O2

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 02-09-2022, 05:35 AM
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(02-09-2022, 02:14 AM)Wolf Wrote: My birth code is N4, the closest I have a Knack N2, a Slim Twist G-1000 N2, and a Black Beauty O2

Pedro, when you refer to a Black Beauty, do you mean the Super Adjustable, or the black handle Super Speed? I’m never quite sure which razor guys are talking about. I remember years ago someone posted what seemed to be a definitive answer, but just don’t recall now.

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 02-09-2022, 06:05 AM
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(02-09-2022, 05:35 AM)chazt Wrote:
(02-09-2022, 02:14 AM)Wolf Wrote: My birth code is N4, the closest I have a Knack N2, a Slim Twist G-1000 N2, and a Black Beauty O2

Pedro, when you refer to a Black Beauty, do you mean the Super Adjustable, or the black handle Super Speed? I’m never quite sure which razor guys are talking about. I remember years ago someone posted what seemed to be a definitive answer, but just don’t recall now.

Hi Charlie! yes, the adjustable.

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 02-09-2022, 06:54 AM
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T3 I think... and I don't own any Gillettes that new Wink

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 02-09-2022, 07:46 AM
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(02-08-2022, 07:58 PM)chazt Wrote:
(02-08-2022, 07:00 PM)Old School TSD Wrote: What do you mean by 4/5?
I'm U4, but have a U1 I call my conception razor lol.
Only birth razor I have is a U4 black handle SS.

Conception razor  Rolleyes That’s funny. How often do you use the Super Speed?
Sorry, that was obtuse of me. I now have 4 of the 5 razors Gillette made in 1959. Waiting on a Blue Tip

Not often. I've got 125+ last count, so if I go through a rotation I'll probably only use them a couple times a year. 
That said, I reach for what I'm in the mood for, so my D2 executive gets its unfair share of at least once a week.

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 02-09-2022, 08:50 AM
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Not much available due to the onset of the Korean War .. W-3 Black Tips, I have two, one each with the steel handle and this one in aluminum.  They are milder than my usual preference but do make an annual (at least) appearance !   Not sure what else was available that had a date code ..

[Image: 0s2DBaS.jpg]

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 02-09-2022, 08:50 AM
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Mine's B3

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 02-09-2022, 10:09 AM
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(02-09-2022, 08:50 AM)garyg Wrote: Not much available due to the onset of the Korean War .. W-3 Black Tips, I have two, one each with the steel handle and this one in aluminum.  They are milder than my usual preference but do make an annual (at least) appearance !   Not sure what else was available that had a date code ..

[Image: 0s2DBaS.jpg]

That’s a beauty! Thanks for sharing Gary  Thumbup

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 02-09-2022, 10:10 AM
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(02-09-2022, 08:50 AM)primotenore Wrote: Mine's B3
No pics Huh

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 02-09-2022, 06:32 PM
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(02-09-2022, 10:10 AM)chazt Wrote:
(02-09-2022, 08:50 AM)primotenore Wrote: Mine's B3
No pics Huh
I don't own a B3 razor.  Huh

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 03-04-2022, 06:10 PM
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K1


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 03-04-2022, 07:30 PM
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