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Gillette Bostonian Safety Razor USA

Gillette Bostonian Safety Razor USA
"The Quality Razor Of The World" Gillette® The Best a Man Can Get™
Invented by King C. Gillette in 1895 and patented in 1904
"Retro Vintage Objects"

Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
Still in constant use!
10 years ago.
Still in use?...looks like it could hurt! It's made in Boston!
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to JoJo
Not at all ! It works perfectly !
10 years ago. Edited 10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
The first safety razor using the new disposable blade went on sale in 1903. Gillette maintained a limited range of models of this new type razor until 1921 when the original Gillette patent expired. In anticipation of the event, Gillette introduced a redesigned razor and offered it at a variety of prices in different cases and finishes, including the long running “aristocrat". Gillette continued to sell the original razor but instead of pricing it at $5, it was priced at $1, making a Gillette razor truly affordable to every man regardless of economic class. In 1932 the Gillette Blue Blade, so-named because it was dipped in blue lacquer, was introduced. It became one of the most recognizable blades in the world. In 1934 the "Twist to Open" (TTO) design, was intuitionistic. It featured butterfly-like doors that made blade changing much easier than it had been, wherein the razor head had to be detached from the handle.
Razor handles continued to advance to allow consumer to achieve a closer shave. In 1947, the new "Super Speed" model, also a TTO design, was introduced. This was updated in 1955, with different versions being produced to shave more closely—the degree of closeness being marked by the color of the handle tip.
In 1955, the first "adjustable" razor was produced. This allowed for an adjustment of the blade to increase the closeness of the shave. The model, in various versions, remained in production until 1988.
The Super Speed razor was again redesigned in 1966 and given a black resin coated metal handle. It remained in production until 1988. A companion model, "The Knack", with a longer plastic handle, was produced from 1966 to 1975. In Europe, the Knack was sold as "Slim Twist" and "G2000" from 1978 to 1988, a later version known as "G1000" was made in England and available until 1998. A modern version of the Tech, with a plastic thin handle, is still produced and sold in several countries under the names 7 O'clock, Gillette, Nacet, Minora, Rubie and Economica.
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.