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by IAmTheJody
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: *MYSTERY SOLVED!* Previously unknown Gillette injector?
Replies: 35
Views: 6120

Jody, Well, I knew that 'Atra' was an acrenem, and what it stood for, but not that it was orginally applied to that 'Contra' model that you are showcasing. A very interesting tale. So, I'm wondering if the one that you have was orginally sold in Australia?....or perhaps came from an old Gillette em...
by IAmTheJody
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: *MYSTERY SOLVED!* Previously unknown Gillette injector?
Replies: 35
Views: 6120

alcx77 wrote:I never even suspected what those names Atra or Trac were acranems. :shock:
Me neither. It was an extended history lesson to say the least. Still learning...
by IAmTheJody
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: *MYSTERY SOLVED!* Previously unknown Gillette injector?
Replies: 35
Views: 6120

The mystery has been solved, my friends! At around the same time, 1967-1970, Gillette UK was working on both the "Contra" and the "Rex" projects (the "Rex" project was the combined result of a stacked-blade project and another project called "Emperor" which itself consisted of a pair of wire-narrow ...
by IAmTheJody
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: *MYSTERY SOLVED!* Previously unknown Gillette injector?
Replies: 35
Views: 6120

Just a quick update... I've finally talked to someone with Proctor & Gamble's archives (for those that don't know, P&G owns Gillette since 2005) and they are now on the case of this mysterious Gillette Contra. He's getting up with a lady who handles the Gillette end of history and archives at the So...
by IAmTheJody
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Personna's made in USA now
Replies: 55
Views: 9515

Ever since Energizer (owner of Schick and Wilkinson-Sword) bought American Safety Razor (owner of GEM and Personna) last year in a bankruptcy sale, they have worked towards making Personna a mostly industry-targeted blade supply business. Their new web site reflects this in that it targets industria...
by IAmTheJody
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: *MYSTERY SOLVED!* Previously unknown Gillette injector?
Replies: 35
Views: 6120

http://i.imgur.com/WxNRC.jpg Since I took 45 pictures of this razor, to document it well since it's previously unknown to shavers and collectors alike, I'll just post a link to it in my razor gallery on my personal web site. Just too many photos to post here. http://www.renaldo.us/razorgal/thumbnai...
by IAmTheJody
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: *MYSTERY SOLVED!* Previously unknown Gillette injector?
Replies: 35
Views: 6120

Even with Pauldog's description and some marks :D I must be a visual learner because I can't imagine what it means when they say the edges are facing each other. I'm one of those guys that need lots of drawings or pictures. Here's a picture I took today of the head with the blade injected. I bright...
by IAmTheJody
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: *MYSTERY SOLVED!* Previously unknown Gillette injector?
Replies: 35
Views: 6120

It arrived today in the mail. I was hoping to find a date code on the razor, case, blade dispenser... somewhere. But nothing. No markings at all, anywhere, except for the white X on the blade dispenser. The blade edges do indeed face each other which is very unique and an interesting concept. I'll p...
by IAmTheJody
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: *MYSTERY SOLVED!* Previously unknown Gillette injector?
Replies: 35
Views: 6120

Whistler wrote:The real question is, how does it shave? :P
Apparently not good since they never released it? :lol:

I won't be trying it out since it definitely seems the blades and everything are too rare. Most likely I'll never find Contra blades again.
by IAmTheJody
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: *MYSTERY SOLVED!* Previously unknown Gillette injector?
Replies: 35
Views: 6120

I've never seen it before, and I don't remember seeing a patent document for it, or seeing it in Phil Krumholz's Gillette guide. It has a prototype or test market look to it, and I would guess that it's pretty rare and valuable. I'll search for a patent document. They filed for a trademark on "Cont...
by IAmTheJody
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: *MYSTERY SOLVED!* Previously unknown Gillette injector?
Replies: 35
Views: 6120

*MYSTERY SOLVED!* Previously unknown Gillette injector?

Hi all. I snagged this on eBay and wanted to see if anyone here has any info... This is the Gillette Contra. And it is an injector. There is literally no information I can find on the internet anywhere and none of the more "hardcore" collectors I know have a clue and have ever seen or heard of this ...
by IAmTheJody
Sun May 27, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Replates received today
Replies: 10
Views: 1854

I had to look again at the date of this thread because you said he's new to the business. He's been replating for a couple of years that I know of. And was one of the first replaters ever recommended to me at another forum. He does excellent work and pays attention to detail. I personally use Reliab...
by IAmTheJody
Sun May 27, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: ebay "deal"
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

That... is just crazy. *smh*
by IAmTheJody
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Collectors Corner (no chatter please)
Replies: 134
Views: 167351

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by IAmTheJody
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Super rare Gillettes *CONCLUDED*
Replies: 20
Views: 3379

The 1949 "Executive" has sold on eBay today with bidding ending at $545.00 plus $21.10 in shipping costs (actual priority, insured with signature delivery confirmation costs).

The others are still available.

Get them cheaper here through SMF before they hit eBay! :wink: :D
by IAmTheJody
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Super rare Gillettes *CONCLUDED*
Replies: 20
Views: 3379

Hi all. I really need to move these as I'm done with collecting and would really like to see these go to people who can appreciate them. To that end, I'm drastically lowering the prices as follows: The 1949 "Executive" from $650 to $500. The 1958 "red dot Fat Boy" from $650 to $500. The 1958 "Toggle...
by IAmTheJody
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Mulcuto slant razor
Replies: 22
Views: 7215

Not for sure but if I were able to bet money on it, I'd say it's a Mulcuto made DE from the 1930s, made in Solingen, Germany by Mulcuto Werk. The handle definitely screams Mulcuto and they did have a head like that.
by IAmTheJody
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Market shift
Replies: 34
Views: 5713

Gone?

Proraso Red shave cream
Noxzema shave cream
by IAmTheJody
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anyone here from Poland?
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Anyone here from Poland?

I'm trying to understand how one uses PayU to pay someone. If you can be of assistance, please PM me. I would appreciate it very much.
by IAmTheJody
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: *SOLD* FS: 1970s NOS Personna Floating Head injector
Replies: 0
Views: 438

*SOLD* FS: 1970s NOS Personna Floating Head injector

SOLD - Hi all. I'm offering a 1970s Personna Floating Head injector. New Old Stock - never opened, never used. I bought this on an impulse but have decided I don't need another razor and can't bring myself to open it and use it. I won't call this a super rare razor but they are quite uncommon. As y...