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    Ok, picked this razor up at an antique store today and I'm not sure of the model of it. It's a gillette, and has a patent number, but no model number on it. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated
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    Hello, recurvist22:

    That is the Gillette Super Speed flare tip, probably from the late 50s or the early 60s. Those are sweet razors. Good choice.

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    let us know what you think of the shaves, once you start using it.

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    That's a Flare Tip SuperSpeed, but more importantly it's what's called a TV SuperSpeed. These were only available for purchase through TV ads. They're essentially the same as a 'regular' SuperSpeed, but have different knurling. I believe they were only made in 1958.

    They're mild, but shave well - especially with a really sharp blade (like a Feather).

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    Gillette SS Flare Tip as has been said...don't know about the TV deal. BUT, under the head of the razor (where it says Gillette, etc.) there will be a letter on one side and a number opposite it. That is the date code. The letter stands for the year, and the number stands for the quarter of that year. Post up the letter number and we can tell you when it was made.

    Peace,

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    Re: TV Superspeed.

    Here's a pic of a 'regular' Flare-Tip SS: Regular SuperSpeed

    And here's one of a TV SS. Note the knurling on the handle. - TV SuperSpeed

    Anyway, given that the TV SS's were only available in 1958, it should be a D1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yohannrjm View Post
    Re: TV Superspeed.

    Here's a pic of a 'regular' Flare-Tip SS: Regular SuperSpeed



    And here's one of a TV SS. Note the knurling on the handle. - TV SuperSpeed

    Anyway, given that the TV SS's were only available in 1958, it should be a D1.
    You learn something new every day.

    You can clearly see the D and the 1 in the lower right hand pic of the TV SS. That's the same location for SS and Slim razors.

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    Ok. Thanks very much guys, I picked it up for $14 at an antique store, and if the SWMBO doesn't requisition it, it will be mine for a while I appreciate all the response and will let you know how it shaves in a day or so, gotta give it some beard to shave off.

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