However, if the razor is all alone in the picture, it is more difficult to identify the correct razor type. The name 195 indicated the original sale price of 1. There were no razor serial numbers from 1931 until 1951. It is gold in color and looks like new. Gillette develops Kroman blades, and declines to purchase a new strip-based blade design offered by Henry J.
Last year for Blue Blade? Steel lot only on blade. International buyers pay according to location. Ready to use or display. There will be writing there on the bottom side of the head. During certain periods some or all models were unmarked. Handles: ball end and new bar end.
These razors weighs 79 grams. It is gold, tech, fat handle. The bottom one is harder to find. For me, that would be a razor with a D2 date code. The razor operates perfectly, and is in good overall condition. So razors made from 1930-49 can be difficult to date precisely.
Blade Gap Sizes By Adjustable Razor Type and Positio n Sorted Left to Right - Mildest to Most Aggressive Adjustment Dial Position Bottom Dial 1-5 Serial Toggle Executive Fatboy Chrome Toggle Aristocrat Slim Average Adjustable Red Dot Fatboy Super-84 Toggle Bottom Dial 1-9 1. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a new video! Steel lot only on blade. AutoStrop and Rolls are two well known manufacturers who serial numbered their razors. As you can see in the photos, this razor isn't perfect, but I feel it's still in very good condition. Then, around 1959, Gillette changed the Fatboy Version 2 collet from nickel plated chrome colored collar appearance to bluing blue-black colored collar appearance and eliminated the black band on the top edge of handle.
Specializing in vintage shaving gear, you can shop with ease for professionally restored and sanitized razors that have been adjusted, photographed in high-resolution and arrive Shave-Ready. E2 has the nickel collet the D4 does not. The letter represents the year, found on the chart below, and the number 1-4 correspond with the quarter of the year. So, look for a wide knob relative to the handle - if there is a big difference, it's a Fatboy. That would be like a year or 9 months in advance of when they are seen generally.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Click to expand. Knurling is the raised area on the dial that allows the user to get a good grip on the dial. The recipients name has faded out of recognition. These serial numbers were on the top of the guard, or sometimes the inner barrel. In this case for a slim, the letter will be an I,J,K,L,M,or N. Many e-mails share a similar story, a razor is discovered and is the last remaining keepsake from a family member. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I have a letter from Vincent C. Gillette Date Codes were used from January 1951 until 2001. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Yes, that is probably what it is. Razor Date Codes began in 1950 and used the same system blades had used since 1930, a code that identified the year and calendar quarter of manufacture. The Slim's adjustment dial has both horizontal and vertical knurling grouped into blocks. Steel lot only on blade.
Sorry I cannot be more accurate. In , competitor Roth-Buechner is purchased. E-2's with a nickel collet are pretty common - it is the standard. The black paint on the numbers is in Fantastic Condition as is the ring below the adjusting dial. This corresponds to the time King Gillette was directly associated with the business, and may have been at his insistence. Handles: ball end and new bar end.
Take it for what it is worth. Recently it was discovered that there exists some F-3's, F-4's and even a G-3 with service notches but these are more rare ; this implies that there were multiple lines making Fatboys, some lines using the old parts and some lines using the new parts. I dont know about the D-2 models, I do know there are a lot of D-3 models around though, I think there is over 5 or 6 in the Fat Boy February challenge alone. King Gillette's picture on blade wrappers. I just learned about the 58 model Fat Boys recently, Captain on here gave me some info. You may have a scare prototype for the blue-black collet!? No more calling a Slim a Fatboy in the auction pictures. I'm interested in one not as a collector, but just because I've never experimented with an adjustable before, so I'm not willing to pay an outrageous sum for one.
How to use this Blade Gap Table: 1 Finding an equivalent gap on another adjustable razor type. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk. And I am curious: Is it really gold plated. So that means you can find E-3's with and without collars. In this year only De Luxe models were numbered, starting with 1-D, and often the final D was omitted. Joyce buys out most of King Camp Gillette's stock.