12-10-2012, 12:13 PM
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  • Utah-Man
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah
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I just bought (on-line) an old open-comb TTO Aristocrat that was described as being "in good condition". So when I received it, the TTO knobcomes out when I twist it. I have to push it up into the razor to have it open the doors. Before I return it, I just want to make sure that Gillette never made a TTO like this, and that it is defective.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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 12-10-2012, 12:38 PM
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  • slantman
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Hi Bert,

Most if not all Gillette tto knobs are fastened with a special screw. The knob should not come free when you turn to open or close the doors. It appear from what you mention that the screw is missing. I wouldn't mess with it just contact the seller and show him pictures of the problem. Ask for your money back and offer to return it to them. If the seller gives you a hard time contact eBay and have a dispute opened. Sorry this happened to you and good luck.

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 12-10-2012, 01:57 PM
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  • Utah-Man
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Thanks, Jerry. That's what I thought, but I wanted to make sure before I returned it.

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 12-10-2012, 02:01 PM
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  • Shanman
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My money is the crimp in the handle right above the TTO knob is at fault allowing the ol' drop knob syndrome.

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 12-10-2012, 02:24 PM
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Here you can take a look at the two different TTO styles Gillette used:

British TTO

[Image: DSCF6869.jpg]

US TTO (hollow knob with a screw)

[Image: disassembly1.jpg]

As Jeff said, US TTO's may be prone to "Drop Syndrome", I call it herniation, due to a loose crimp, as reasonably easy fix if you have problems with a dispute and stuck with the razor.

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 12-10-2012, 02:26 PM
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  • Shanman
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Ooof, bummer about that #58.

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 12-10-2012, 03:02 PM
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It is working beautifully ... took some courage (helped that I have other 58's at home) but got it press fit again.

Can't recommend anybody trying though.

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 12-10-2012, 04:09 PM
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(12-10-2012, 02:24 PM)Tony SC Wrote: Here you can take a look at the two different TTO styles Gillette used:

British TTO

[Image: DSCF6869.jpg]

US TTO (hollow knob with a screw)

[Image: disassembly1.jpg]

As Jeff said, US TTO's may be prone to "Drop Syndrome", I call it herniation, due to a loose crimp, as reasonably easy fix if you have problems with a dispute and stuck with the razor.

Tony, thanks for the images.

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 12-10-2012, 08:45 PM
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Good luck with returning the razor, Bert!
Great pictures, Tony.

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