Tuesday, June 7, 2011

1967 Gillette Super Speed Silver Tip M1







RICHARDS RAZORS
1967 Gillette Super Speed Silver Tip M1

  This is a vintage 1967 razor that is the earlier not adjustable type. This one is a one-piece Super
Speed with resin coated black handle and silver tip. It is marked "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF." It is also
marked "GILLETTE" in a diamond with arrow logo plus "MADE IN U.S.A." It has date codes of M-1 that
dates it to the Vietnam War Era 1967. The bottom twisting mechanism that opens the top works smooth
and well.  The razor has the expected dullness on the outside of the head that should shine up with
a bit of polishing.  This razor cleaned up so it is good for collecting, use or display. It is also
marked "PAT. NOS. ON PKG." on the inside. The handle is 3” long.

  Gillette Super Speed with black handle and silver tip. Came out in the 1960's. Razor is TTO, and
uses regular double edge blades.
This razor is in good+ vintage condition and will serve well if you intend to use it as a daily razor
or added to your collection.  It has been cleaned and sanitized with antibacterial soap and Barbasol.

  It is very well made and the screw opener is smooth as silk. The grip is great as the milling on
the handle is deep and sharp so in spite of the thin handle it always feels solid in the hand.
It gives a beautifully smooth very gentle shave, quite different from my HD and Futur, but just as
satisfying in a different way.

  Beginning in the 1960s, Gillette started making Super Speeds with a black handle. Now, I suppose
I should decry the use of plastics given what Gillette has done in the last 30-40 years, but it
is a beauty.

  I continue to be impressed, blown away, really at the terrific, irritation free shaves I got
with this razor. It also dawns on me that the name Super Speed is really appropriate.
  The razor is so light and manipulable that I find it takes less time to shave. I realize that some
would not consider that a virtue, but others might. I continue to love using the Super Speeds.

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When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description.  All sales final.

 

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