Vintage Boots blades - Gillette, not Wilkinson Sword...

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I know the usual old Boots blades were Wilkinson Sword, but anyone seen Gillette made ones? Bought these a while ago and meant to post them up, never seen any before! Definitely Gillette with those dispensers!
 

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Got any pics? I'm not opening just yet unfortunately, but got some free time in a few weeks so I'll try and post back then when I do :) I've got a lot of English Super Silver which are superb blades so happy if they are!
 

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I don’t have any pics at this precise moment
it would mean getting up from the settee & that ain’t happening :ROFLMAO:
If i manage to pull myself away from the comfort then i might have a hunt but i’m sure you’ll know what they look like
 
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Anyone know how many manufacturers of DE blades there were in the UK around that time these blades were sold? (i'm guessing these are late 80s, early 90s?) I think there were only Wilkinson Sword and Gillette producing blades? The packet says made in UK. These dispensers are also exactly the same as the Gillette dispensers, so i'm pretty sold on them being a Gillette product even though it doesn't say Gillette on it.

I actually have a Boot's razor/gift pack that contains an aluminium handled Tech, however it's not actually stamped "Gillette" on the head, so they must have had some kind of relationship with Boot's.

I wonder if that chap who worked at the Isleworth plant would know, maybe he might see this thread and comment :)
 
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