1918 Gillette U.S. Army Razor w NOS Blades
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You are looking at a 1918 Gillette U.S. Army Razor. The razor is in EXCELLENT
condition. The finish is clean. There are two very small STABLE stress
fractures in the handle, which is very common in Gillette's hollow handle
razors. This great collectible is in excellent condition and still shines,
there are no broken teeth but there are two that are slightly bent inwards,
which could be quite easily fixed. Although there is a tiny bit of plate
loss on the edge of the upper blade plate this is still a magnificent
collectible. Also included are five NOS Gillette Thin Blades which have
never been opened. SERIEL NUMBER J3491 which makes this great collectible
It was made for WWI, and was sold to the US government. The underside of
the bottom blade plate reads "PROPERTY OF U.S. ARMY". 1918 E449208-J7344,
Plus F/G/H (no I) J Series, all U.S. military Models 102, 3.5 million razors
produced for US forces in WWI. 35 million blades produced for US forces in
WWI. My everday Gillette is an Old Style just a few years newer than this
one. Best shave on the planet.
The Gillette Service Sets (in the metal cases) were sold through retailers
(at least through Sears, Roebuck) and were also from around 1918 but DID NOT
read "PROPERTY OF U.S. ARMY". There are at least three versions of this for
the U.S. and one Canadian version. There's also one lithographed tin for the
U.S. This is a military razor. It says: "PROPERTY OF U.S. ARMY" on the
bottom blade plate. Please be sure to look at the pictures as they are part
of the description.
PRICE $85.00 OBO
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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.