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    Good morning forum!

    I found this little guy at an antique store yesterday, and I believe it is a 1916 Gillette safety razor, am I right? I can't wait to load a double edge in it and split hairs!

    It has the serial number C915268 stamped on it, and PAT.NOV.15.C4 on the bottom of the handle.

    It came in a cool box, along with much of its previous owners DNA...






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    Nice. I'm not usually an open comb guy, but I do like the razors with the knob at the bottom.
    I can't validate your date information, sorry.
    Are there any areas of finish loss?

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    It seems to have been used regularly, but I can't really see any areas where the finish has eroded.

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    Nice. An open comb is next on my DE wishlist.

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    Hello, BritaBear:

    Your find is probably the Gillette "New Standard" safety razor. It's an oldie. Enjoy it.

    Regards,

    Obie

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    Obie,
    I believe your right!!! It seems I got it for a good price too. Can't wait to get some blades for that sucker...

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    That's a great razor, you will really enjoy shaving with it.

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    This might help date the item if you can find the serial number
    Gillette Razor and Blade Dating and Feature Information

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    That's a great fine. Those old open comb Gillette safety razors go for as much as $150 on eBay when they're in good condition. I'd really like to try and open comb sometime.

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    If you've never used a DE before be sure to pick up a blade sampler from one of our trusted vendors. It will be the best way to find out which blades work best for your new (old) Gillette.

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