name me some good gillette razors, bit confused

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saj1985
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hey guys need help identifying these gillette de razors I got, these pictures are of how they came straight out of the packaging, will obviously clean them up as much as possible to make them look better

all of them are made in the USA and are onviously open comb,
I actually assume it's two old gillettes and two new gillettes, please could you let me know if I'm wrong or right?

Also if it's the gillette new, can you tell me if it's the long comb or short comb?

Many thanks saj

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Nice one mate, you're a star for clarifying

How much you paid for yours?

Think I got a bargain tbh
The short comb was, I think, about £20. No splits in the handle. No idea on the long comb. Peanuts, probably as part of a mixed bag.

Yes, you've got a nice haul there and the beginnings of a good vintage collection. Do check the serial numbers on the 'Old' razors which should tell you year of production. Likely 1920s. Mangled teeth on the single ring and some cracks on the handles with the 'New' razors. If you are going to clean them up, do the handles gently. Use Peek Polish. You can use string to get into the nooks and crannies on the handles. The brass head 'New' will make a lovely shaver.

Enjoy!
 
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saj1985
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The short comb was, I think, about £20. No splits in the handle. No idea on the long comb. Peanuts, probably as part of a mixed bag.

Yes, you've got a nice haul there and the beginnings of a good vintage collection. Do check the serial numbers on the 'Old' razors which should tell you year of production. Likely 1920s. Mangled teeth on the single ring and some cracks on the handles with the 'New' razors. If you are going to clean them up, do the handles gently. Use Peek Polish. You can use string to get into the nooks and crannies on the handles. The brass head 'New' will make a lovely shaver.

Enjoy!
yea i've got a tin of peek polish which im yet to open

well i grabbed all four for £20, so thought it was a bit of a bargain, now i need to give them a good clean and polish

whats good to use for polishing? a microfibre cloth or any old cloth?
 
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saj1985
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The short comb was, I think, about £20. No splits in the handle. No idea on the long comb. Peanuts, probably as part of a mixed bag.

Yes, you've got a nice haul there and the beginnings of a good vintage collection. Do check the serial numbers on the 'Old' razors which should tell you year of production. Likely 1920s. Mangled teeth on the single ring and some cracks on the handles with the 'New' razors. If you are going to clean them up, do the handles gently. Use Peek Polish. You can use string to get into the nooks and crannies on the handles. The brass head 'New' will make a lovely shaver.

Enjoy!
@pjgh which do you find the more aggressive and efficient, the new long comb or short comb?
 
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yea i've got a tin of peek polish which im yet to open

well i grabbed all four for £20, so thought it was a bit of a bargain, now i need to give them a good clean and polish

whats good to use for polishing? a microfibre cloth or any old cloth?
Use your fingers to rub the open areas, use and old toothbrush for the combs and between the pins, length of string for bits of the handle. Go gently on those handles or those cracks will open up and they'll fall apart. I don't use cloths but in the past used vest material, old handkerchiefs and yellow dusters. I don't like microfibre for this kind of thing as it leaves micromarring which comes across as dullness. Here's the important bit - once you've polished with Peek, use liquid soap (hand soap or Fairy) and scrub the polish off well. The razor should be gleaming afterwards.
 
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saj1985
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Use your fingers to rub the open areas, use and old toothbrush for the combs and between the pins, length of string for bits of the handle. Go gently on those handles or those cracks will open up and they'll fall apart. I don't use cloths but in the past used vest material, old handkerchiefs and yellow dusters. I don't like microfibre for this kind of thing as it leaves micromarring which comes across as dullness. Here's the important bit - once you've polished with Peek, use liquid soap (hand soap or Fairy) and scrub the polish off well. The razor should be gleaming afterwards.
Thanks for sharing your wisdom my friend
 
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