Friday, July 6, 2012

VINTAGE RARE GILLETTE 1920 STANDARD DG ON BOTTOM BLADE HOLDER


VINTAGE RARE GILLETTE 1920 STANDARD DG ON BOTTOM BLADE HOLDER


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


  This razor 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.


  This is a vintage 1920 Gillette Standard Safety Razor with Blades & Box.
The leather box with worn velvet cover small press button fastener with Gillette on it.  The outside 
of the box is in rough condition, the inside is covered in royal purple fabric and is in servicable
condition.  The razor marked Gillette USA on velvet purple stand with small blades box and a couple of 
French Gillette blades.

  The underlying material is solid brass, it is tripple silver plated.  I am not sure if there is 
an in between plating layer, like nickel, if anything.  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, some of these razors have small splits in the handle which is common in this
type razor.  The razor is silver plated with no plating loss what so ever.  It has been cleaned and 
polished, but you may want to give a once over yourself.


PRICE $400.00 
SHIPPING $5.60 CONTINENTAL USA





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INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:  I WILL NOT ALTER SELLING OR SHIPPING PRICE OR MARK AS A GIFT, I SHIP ONLY 
USPS MAIL OUTSIDE OF U.S.A.
INSURANCE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.
ALL SALES FINAL.


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.

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