Sunday, September 23, 2012
Today's Focus: Gillete Razors Collection
A remarkable Gillete Razors Collection has been added to the site by one of Coollectors.com more enthusiastic collectors.
Gillette is a brand of Procter & Gamble currently used for men's safety razors, among other personal care products. Based in
, it was one of several brands originally owned
by The Gillette Company, a leading global supplier of products under
various brands, which was merged into P&G in 2005. The original Gillette
Company was founded by King Camp Gillette in 1901 as a safety razor manufacturer. Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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 1934 and the introduction of the "Aristocrat". The great innovation of this new model was the "Twist to Open", or TTO design, which made blade changing much easier than it had been previously, wherein the razor head had to be detached from the handle.
1947 saw the introduction of the new "Super Speed" model, also a TTO design. This was updated in 1954, with different versions being produced to shave more closely—the degree of closeness being marked by the color of the handle tip.
In 1958, 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 1986.
The Super Speed razor was again redesigned in 1966 and given a black resin coated metal handle. It remained in production until
1986. A companion model,
"The Knack", with a longer plastic handle, was produced from 1966 to
The Gillete Razors Collection on Coollectors.com includes a beautiful set of antique razors presenting different models from different periods, all available for sale on the site.
We hope you enjoy reviewing the collection!