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by brz90
Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: English folks, a request for translation.
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

As a true English gentleman I can confirm that the definition of fly tipping has been correctly said to be the illegal and inappropriate disposal of rubbish (in American 'English' that would be 'garbage'). However 'mozzie' as an abbreviated slang word for mosquito originated in Great Britain's antip...
by brz90
Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Did I bid On the Wrong Gillette at ebay?
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

... based on my experiences so far I probably will lose this one in the last 30 seconds or so to some sniper... If you cant beat the snipers, join them. Ebay becomes easier when you use a sniping program. Try GIXEN, which is a popular and free web-based program. There are many others. Do a google s...
by brz90
Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Safety razor recommendations
Replies: 36
Views: 4225

Squire is right, of course. The various instruction leaflets that came with Gillette Adjustable razors follow the sequence of 1. Opening 2. Loading 3. Closing 4. Adjusting. They also suggest that you start your first couple of shaves at setting 1 and dial up progressively through the shave until you...
by brz90
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Coronation #58
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

So what I fail to understand is if the model 58 which is an HD Rocket with a different knurling on the handle was only made in '53 why are there cases without the crown? Could it be that they are all "Coronations" and that some had the crown on the case and some did not? The #58 wasn't only made in...
by brz90
Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Coronation #58
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

According to my intensive google research 58 Coronation Street is the home in Blackpool Lancashire of 'Pollys Bloomers'. But perhaps this is off topic. Sorry.
by brz90
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Coronation #58
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

My #58 isn't part of a coronation set, but my #66 is. They were only produced in the coronation year. Gillette advertised the coronation sets with this poster:
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by brz90
Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Swedish Gillettes vs. New Crop of Gillette blades
Replies: 79
Views: 8531

John Lewis stores in the UK have Gillette Swedes for £1.25 a pack of five. Today that's only US$2.23.
by brz90
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Light brigade blades?
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Yeah, I must be a person that can shave with anything. Just these are less work to do so... I hope you find some, but i hope I find some more! I like to think I can get a shave out of most blades, because I think a lot of it is down to how you use the razor, and also I like to try different blades ...
by brz90
Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Light brigade blades?
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

I need to find some more of these! Smooth. Slim on a 6, as close as my straight. the only ones i have found online are the ones in the pillar pace. Are these the same? No, they're not the same as the pillar pack blades, which if they were made in the UK are still more than 10 years old only but if ...
by brz90
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Light brigade blades?
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Re: Light brigade blades?

Is this the Light brigade blade? Yes, that's what they look like, although they were available in a few other packs. I've just been using one of these blades. I get three or four shaves from a Derby or Crystal and four or five shaves from a Swedish Gillette. I got 9 fantastic shaves from this very ...
by brz90
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE vs. Cartridge
Replies: 126
Views: 13069

The cartridges seem to glide right over my face too. In fact, they seem to glide right over the stubble without cutting it after the first pass, which clogs them up so bad that they need to be shaken vigorously under hot water to clear them out for every pass after that. Brings back long ago memori...
by brz90
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE vs. Cartridge
Replies: 126
Views: 13069

It's obvious that Harper is right about the Trac II. DE's were on the shelf back then like cartridges are now. Why would people grab the Trac II if it sucked when DE's were so readily available? The simple one word answer is 'marketing'. But I don't think anyone is saying the Trac II sucked - as Bo...
by brz90
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE vs. Cartridge
Replies: 126
Views: 13069

Hi Bob (Harper) you asked Notthesharpest to give you the evidence that the Trac II didn't shave closer than a DE. I'm sitting here with as close a shave as I've ever had from any of the cartridge systems Gillette ever made, and I did it in two passes with a Gillette Superspeed DE. I can feel the evi...
by brz90
Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE vs. Cartridge
Replies: 126
Views: 13069

I returned to DE shaving a few months ago having had an epiphany in front of the shaving display in Boots when I realised how much I was about to pay for a pack of Mach 3 blades and noticed the little Boots DE tucked away in a corner of the display. I thought I might save some money :D Down through ...
by brz90
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Antique Gillette that I missed out on...
Replies: 7
Views: 945

It's definitely the not being willing to ship internationally that keeps the prices down. I got a great deal on a #66 Aristocrat for the same reason - the seller only wanted to ship to the UK. And when I was looking for a HD Rocket I missed out on a mint Australian as well as a French one which both...
by brz90
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: lucky day, new in box Gillette 'Big Boy'
Replies: 20
Views: 2910

What an utterly amazing find - congratulations!
by brz90
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: ebay prices
Replies: 24
Views: 2532

Also another reason why prices are high on UK ebay is the number of US collectors who scour ebay.co.uk looking for rockets and aristocrats and the like and snipe in the last few moments with a really high limit. If two collectors do this unbeknowns to each other the final bid price can go sky high. ...
by brz90
Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: ebay prices
Replies: 24
Views: 2532

I think there are still lots of good razors out there - in a drawer, in a box, tucked away forgotten. But I think an awful lot get junked and never make it to market - which is what helps to keep prices high. I think they lie below the horizon of interest for a lot of antique dealers in the UK. And ...
by brz90
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: TV Razor Case
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

My 1958 flare tip rocket made in england came in a TV like case in a soft sky grey.
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by brz90
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: British Gillette Aristocrat #66
Replies: 5
Views: 2544

I think you'll find the gold #66 gives a rather better shave? :)

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