Gillette's Q and R Date Codes

Discussion in 'Double Edged Razors' started by rsaltonstall, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Are these date codes correct?

    Q1: 1971, January-March
    R1: 1971, April-June
    R2: 1971, July-September
    R3: 1971, October-December
  2. mmbcastle

    mmbcastle Vendor

    Krumholz's book says Q was mistakenly used "an estimated one or two months" in 1971. Presumably, both Q1 and R1 are still first quarter 1971. More like January and February = Q, February and March = R.

    Also, a J1 can be either 1963 or 64 for a similar reason.
  3. I've never seen an R-1, but that doesn't mean that there aren't some.

    My best guess would be Q-1, R-2, R-3, R-4; all 1971 production.
  4. Bobbers

    Bobbers Contributor

  5. mmbcastle

    mmbcastle Vendor

  6. alex2363

    alex2363 Contributor

    Wow, what a confusing date codes

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