Monday, April 16, 2012

VERY RARE STAMPED DG 1920 Gillette OLD TYPE Safety Razor Model #102


VERY RARE STAMPED DG 1920 Gillette OLD TYPE Safety Razor Model #102 


This razor is extremely collectible, per Krumholtz Page 186; he lists the "G" in "D" as "Scarce". 


Written on the razor handle: Patented Nov. 15 1904 
This razor is a 1920 Model #102 Gillette three-part "OLD TYPE" safety razor using the pioneering 
system of disposable blades. (patented by Gillette in 1904). Silver-plated knurled removable handle. 


Three piece razor, top guard has three studs, center one is threaded for handle. 
Uses 3 hole blades, Many of these razors have small splits in the handle which is common in this 
type razor. 


They had serial numbers on the lower blade holder until about 1929. This razor has a 
serial number on the top of the blade holder, #M687636 which identifies it as being manufactured 
in 1920. The razor is silver in color with no plating loss what so ever. It is probably SILVER 
plated, I say this because of the tarnish on the razor. It has been cleaned and polished, but you 
may want to give a once over yourself. 


This razor is extremely collectible, it has a marking of a "G inside a D" on the bottom of the 
blade holder which means that at one point the razor was returned to the Gillette factory for repair. 


Apparently Gillette gauranted it's razors and if part of the razor got damaged you could return it 
and they would either fix or replace the part. When finished Gillette stamped a "G inside a D" so 
that that piece was not eligible to be fixed for free twice. As i was told by a representative from 
the Gillette history department. He told me also that the "G inside a D" stood for "Damaged Gillette." 


This is the really rare thing about this razor, think of the millions of safety razors Gillette sold 
and the very small number of razors returned to be fixed!! This razor is one; you tell me how 
many more there are that still exist. If you find one you better keep it because there are very 
few. I've been collecting razors for about 40 years and I have only seen 3 of these razors with the GD. 

PRICE $350.00 OBO 
SHIPPING $5.60 CONTINENTAL USA 



RICHARDS RAZORS;  IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY PRICES MAKE UP YOUR OWN!

http://www.ioffer.com/selling/rickcaron2008

http://www.bonanza.com/booths/rckandrews45

http://richardsrazors.ecrater.com/

http://instantfinder.com/RICHARDSRAZORS














PAYPAL ONLY
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COST: DEPENDS WHERE BUYER IS LOCATED.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: I WILL NOT ALTER SELLING OR SHIPPING PRICE OR MARK AS A GIFT, I SHIP ONLY
PRIORITY MAIL OUTSIDE OF U.S.A.
INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.

Terms of Sale:
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.

No comments:

Post a Comment