Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1953 Gillette Superspeed Razor w Blades


1953 Gillette Superspeed Razor w Blades
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  1953 GILLETTE SUPER-SPEED DOUBLE EDGE SAFETY RAZOR IN VERY GOOD+ CLEAN WORKING 
CONDITION. THE RAZOR MEASURES 3 1/4 INCHES IN LENGTH & IS MADE IN THE USA. 
A ONE PIECE TWIST TO OPEN RAZOR, TWISTING THE BOTTOM OF THE RAZOR OPENS THE 
HEAD. THE RAZOR USES DOUBLE EDGE BLADES. THERE IS A DATE CODE OF Y-2 
INDICATING the second quarter of 1951.  The razor weighs in at 54g and feels 
very good in the hand.  There is no plate loss or rust on this great razor
which will give many fantastic shaves in the future. Also included with this 
great find is an unopened pack of Topaz Platinum DE Blades just to get you 
started.

  The TTO Superspeed was Gillette's main fixed blade model from 1947 until 
well into the 1970s at the least. The specimens from '47 through '51 have no 
date codes on the underside of the head. These are the original classic 
Superspeeds. They are extremely well made, and are fairly mild shavers. In 
the early '50s they changed the design a bit, making the turning knob at the 
base slightly flared, and changing the knurling pattern. During this period 
they also produced versions with a blue turn knob ( milder than the regular 
one ) and one with a red knob ( more aggressive ). The regular '50s flare 
tip is also a fairly mild shaver although perhaps a shade more aggressive 
than the original model. 

  The build quality remained high, although not perhaps quite as high as the 
original. In the early '60s the razor was redesigned. The geometry of the 
head was changed, it became a bit more aggressive and the build quality 
started to go down hill, although it was still quite decent. By this period 
they were focusing more on their adjustable models.  Pretty much all the 
Superspeeds are good shavers, but the ones from 1948 through the late '50s 
are the very best I think. Starting in 1951, Gillette put date codes on the 
razor heads. These codes will tell you the year and the quarter in which a 
given razor was manufactured.


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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








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