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    Can someone tell what type of Gillette razor this please its got a numbers around the base of the handle which are 1,3,1,6,6,2,5 why is it odd numbers Cant work out how you adjust it.The base of the razor unscrews and the head goes up and down but cant figure how you lock it also why all the odd weird numbers & not in sequence. Here are some photos

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    Those are serial numbers and it is a Gillette old type razor. There is no adjustment, you just tighten it up.

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    Silly Me
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    Very nice! I love the old boxes that used to come with the razors.

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    does anybody know how old it could be please I never seen a Gillette razor with serial no on the handle before I always thought it was under the head of the razor

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECD View Post
    Can someone tell what type of Gillette razor this please its got a numbers around the base of the handle which are 1,3,1,6,6,2,5 why is it odd numbers Cant work out how you adjust it.The base of the razor unscrews and the head goes up and down but cant figure how you lock it also why all the odd weird numbers & not in sequence. Here are some photos

    When you put a blade in your razor and tighten it down, the bending of the blade is what "locks" the razor closed. This razor was made l-o-n-g before Gillette created an adjustable razor.

    If you take a close look at this chart (thank you Badger & Blade), you will see that the serial number at the bottom of your razor's handle shows it to be a 1907 single ring old type.

    A 105 year old DE razor -- a terrific find! How much did you pay for it?
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    have re looked at the serial Number again got it wrong the the digit what i thought to be a number is a letter so the serial Number is E266131

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    Also this link might be of interest. mr-razor Gillette Rasierer

    Nothing wrong with a razor from around 1917. I have one Gillette from 1946 and another from 1966.


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    Morty I paid 21 ( $32.91c) inc postage Double checked it is 1916 !

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    Also found this stamped around the inner tube inside the handle handle BR P.A.T. No 2876302 have looked on Mr Razor site by the serial no it could be dated from 1906 but the E number round the handle puts it 1916 ???

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