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    I'm doing renovations on an old church, redoing the main stage. We ripped apart the old stage and underneath I found a 1951 Globe and mail news paper. In the news paper I found an add from Gillette about a one piece razor thats quick and easy to load.

    "Everybody's talking about it!"

    Seems as though Gillette has had great marketing for a long time, and still.

    Here's the add


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    I mean, they got me! I've never seen one and now I want one.

    Anyone seen, have, or heard of this razor before? Lets see some pics if you do.
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    I love old shaving advertising, even more so the Gillettes.

    My SOTD pic features a Superspeed which I think is the same model.

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    Looking around on the net I see there is a slight difference between a Rocket and my razor.
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    The DE I have on the counter in the #1 Slot...(not that it has gotten the call lately)

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    There are many who consider these late 40's - early 50's (this is a 1953) to be one of the better TTO razors.
    And they can still be picked up in user grade for very little $.
    If you don't have a DE this is as good a place as any to start.
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    Here is an as good an explanation of Gillette Rocket razors as I have come across Gillette Rocket, the refined DE. | TheShaveDen . They are well built DEs and nice shavers.

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    If you run across one of these http://straightrazorpalace.com/show-...ette-58-a.html they are really nice shavers.

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    Did you find a Rocket to purchase, Harrywally?

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    Nice razors, I have a Rocket, just not with that case. Mine was also made in England. Interesting ad, it's amazing what still exists hidden out there. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherstockiings View Post
    Did you find a Rocket to purchase, Harrywally?
    Ha, not high on my "want to buy" list right now, but noted as a, if I find for cheap make sure you buy it. These days if its clean, something I don't have and unique, I generally buy it. I'll be keeping my eye open for one of these in the wild. Seems as thou the prices on Ebay are quite high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Here is an as good an explanation of Gillette Rocket razors as I have come across Gillette Rocket, the refined DE. | TheShaveDen . They are well built DEs and nice shavers.

    Bob
    I didn't read the whole thing until now. Man oh man, I feel as though I've probably walked by 1 or 2 of these in the past. Had no idea they're so desirable. Thanks for that link Bob, educated now and will be keeping a better eye out.
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