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    Well due to the ready availability of blades in most places, and my resent battle with my FROM hair shaper, I decided it was time to add a DE to my collection as a travel/im in a hurry razor. So I got on Ebay and started bidding on adjustables After loosing a few single razors I tossed out a bid on a lot of razors and won. Since I dont know much about these things I would appreciate some help identifying the razors, especially the two on the right as I can't seem to find as much on them. The only one I know is the one on the bottom left is either a slim or fat boy adjustable.

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    Vintage Lot 4 Gillette Safety Razors 1 9 Adjustable Fat Boy Wilkinson | eBay

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    Left middle is a Superspeed flare tip. Bottom left is a Slim.
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    Connor, here is the lineup:
    Bottom: Gillette slim adjustable which is actually Fatboy on a diet.
    Middle: Gillette Superspeed Flare Tip it's a mild and sweet shaver. I restored one for my wife.
    Top: Gillette Knack one of the last of the Gillettes. The knob under the shave head opens the silo doors.
    Yes, clean them up and you're ready to go.
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    The one second from the right with the big lever on it is a '68 Techmatic. They only made them for a few years. It was a "band" razor. The blade was a thin band of steel coiled up like the tape in cassette tape. You used it until it was dull, then used that big lever to advance the blade to a new section. When you got to the end of the band/blade (about 5 blade lengths) you popped it off and bought a new cassette. Hard to imagine that didn't catch on...........

    I'm not sure, but the handle on the far right might be a Gillette "Twinjector"

    If you care about this kind of thing, your Knack (top left) is a '67 and your SuperSpeed (middle left) is a '66

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    Well the razors arrived today, and I have to say they were incredibly clean. The mystery razor on the right was a old single edge cartridge razor. Cant wait to have my first DE shave tonight, thanks all for your help

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    Wow, you scored 2 fatboys for a good price. Those are the most widely admired right now. If you're willing to purchase a new razor, I would advise the Edwin Jagger DE89. It is a very mild forgiving razor, while at the same time it affords a close shave.

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