Hi-res Gillette adjustable manual for download!

Discussion in 'Double Edged Razors' started by polod, May 3, 2007.

  1. Jim

    Jim Moderator

    Those links are very spammy-why not upload the photos to our gallery where we can see them without the spam, Thanks.
     
  2. Can I upload two 13mb files to the this site without having to compress them to a really small file size? If so, I wil upload them no problem. Let me know what is the file size limit I can upload?
     
  3. Polod, I think you could resize those quite a bit without losing much. Anyone who wants to print them could still grab them from turboupload, and I think casual viewers would prefer smaller images anyway. I just resized them to 1000 pixels on the longest side, and they look great at only about 90 KB apiece.

    In any event, thanks for these--they're really cool :)
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Moderator

    Heres the link for a gallery tutorial, why not do both?

    :thumbup1:
     
  5. Also uploaded the manual to alt.binaries.e-book.technical 5/4/2007 10:14 AM
     
  6. Thanks - interesting!
     
  7. I merged both photos, tweaked them out a bit in Photoshop, and uploaded a high-res (518k) them for you guys. Click here to see the pic.

    Polod or anyone else, if you'd like a printable hi-res PDF with margins set, PM me with your email address and I'll be more than happy to email it to you.
     
  8. Jim

    Jim Moderator

    Sweet!
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  9. How did you guys post this? I followed all the instructions on the posting to the gallery forum, but everytime I try to upload the file, which says I have max of 20 mb, my browser either hangs or times out? I tried using Mozilla, Opera, I.E., all latest versions, even tried disabling pop up blockers built into the browsers, no luck. Each file is 13 mbs, so I should be o.k. posting one file at a time, which I tried. maybe I'm missing something here? But I'd like to post future pics.
     
  10. Also need a hi-res scan that came with the original Fatboy razor. If somebody could scan in an original manual like I did, upload it to Turboupload, I could grab the file and touch it up in Adobe or Paint Shop Pro. I know there were a few different versions of the manuals. I'd like to have them all.
     
  11. Thank you for the manual you guys. Cool.
     
  12. My link is the image I uploaded to my Photobucket.com page. I didn't use the B&B gallery. And if you click on the image up above that Jim posted, you'll see the full-size image. Thanks for embedding that puppy Jim.
     
  13. Thanks to all involved in creating this piece of memorabilia!
     
  14. Jim

    Jim Moderator

    Heres a couple of a 195 the original is pretty bad- you can click on the photo for full size.

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  15. Here are some typed text of the original manuals (minus pictures):


    WHY THE Gillette 195 Ajustable RAZOR?

    - Skin and beard are like fingerprints.
    No two are identical.

    - Certain areas of your face are more
    sensitive, harder to shave than others.

    - The condition of your skin, length of
    time between shaves, amount of time you
    allow for shaving, and many other factors
    influence the degree of shaving satisfac-
    tion.


    NOW. . . a close, smooth, com-
    fortable shave for every skin and beard
    condition.

    Light shaves 1 - 3

    Close shaves 4 - 6

    Extra close shaves 7 - 9


    Here's how to get the best shave
    for your skin and beard:

    - Begin by placing the dial at position
    number 1.

    - Test the settings as you shave by
    gradually dialing upwards 2, 3, 4 . . .
    towards 9, increasing blade exposure
    and shaving angle.

    - After one or two shaves you will be
    able to determine the best setting for
    your skin and beard.


    A FEW TIPS ON THE
    195 Adjustable


    - When shaving a particularly sensitive
    area, perhaps on your neck, dial a
    lower setting for more gentle action.

    - Occasionally, because of sunburn, wind-
    burn or chapping, the sensitive condition
    of your face may require a slightly
    lower setting than usual.

    - For real smoothness in shaving a dark,
    rough-stubble area, dial to one of the
    higher settings.

    - When you just want a "once-over-
    lightly" one of the lower settings will
    do the job quickly and easily.


    THE RIGHT WAY
    TO SHAVE

    1. To soften the beard, wash face with
    warm water, rinse and leave wet.

    2. Apply shaving cream. Give it two or
    three minutes to penetrate and soften the
    beard.
    Shaving cream keeps your beard soft
    during the entire shave. For best results
    use Gillette Foamy, Brushless of Lather
    Shaving Cream.

    3. Adjust razor to the kind of shave you
    want . . . light, close or extra close.
    Shave with diagonal strokes.

    GILLETTE SAFETY RAZOR COMPANY, BOSTON, MASS. U.S.A.
    A DIVISION OF THE GILLETTE COMPANY

    Trade Marks Reg. GILLETTE U.S. Pat. Off.
    Marcas Registrades Printed in U.S.A.


    TO OPEN - Twist knob on end of
    handle to the left and razor head opens
    to receive blade.

    TO LOAD - Thrust blade halfway
    out of dispenser with thumb. Hook slot
    over positioning bar and withdraw dis-
    penser.

    TO CLOSE - With blade seated,
    twist knob tightly to right.

    IMPORTANT: After each use, open razor lightly, rinse and shake out moisture.


    REVOLUTIONARY!
    A NEW
    KIND OF RAZOR

    THE
    GILLETTE
    195 ADJUSTABLE
    ONE-PIECE RAZOR


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------


    EASY DOES IT WITH THIS BRAND-NEW SHAVING COMBINATION.

    GILLETTE
    Adjustable RAZOR

    You never had it so easy. It's so
    simple for you to adjust this re-
    markable new shaving instrument
    to match your skin and beard.
    There are nine different degrees
    of blade edge exposure and
    angle. Light Beard? . . . Tender
    skin? . . . Heavy dense beard?
    There's a setting between 1 and
    9 that suits you exactly.


    GILLETTE

    Super BLUE BLADES
    Trade Mark

    Take it easy. Let the blade - the
    new Gillette Super Blue Blade -
    do the work. Use less pressure
    than is customary. With the new
    Gillette Super Blue Blade . . .easy
    does it. An exclusive manufactur-
    ing technique has resulted in a
    blade edge so different, men every-
    where have found shaving comfort
    they never believed possible.

    SAFETY DISPENSER

    TO LOAD RAZOR: Twist the knob
    at the end of the handle to the
    left to open razor head. Thrust
    blade halfway out of dispenser
    with thumb. Hook blade slot over
    center bar on razor and withdraw
    dispenser. To close, twist knob
    right. Complete locking with a
    final half turn.

    Put used blades in handy com-
    partment in back of dispenser.


    HOW TO USE YOUR Gillette ADJUSTABLE RAZOR

    Nine settings for superb shaving comfort
    You turn this micrometer dial
    from 1 to 9 for lightest to heaviest beard

    There are 9 settings on the razor dial. Each gives a different edge
    exposure and angle. People with lightest beards or tender skin
    will get the best results from settings 1, 2 and 3.

    As you turn the dial toward 9, more and more blade edge is
    exposed. Settings 4, 5 and 6 are for average skin and beard and
    are used by the majority of men.

    If yours is a dense, hard-to-shave beard, adjust to even higher
    numbers . . . 7, 8 and 9.

    It is suggested that for your first shave you set the dial at number
    1 and adjust from there to suit your requirements. Your exact
    setting will give you clean, refreshing shaves no other razor
    can match.

    Special to the ladies: We recommend starting at the number 1
    position. Adjust upwards if experience indicates greater edge
    exposure is better for your needs.



    Gillette foamy

    INSTANT LATHER SHAVING CREAM

    Easy does it when you discover the wonder-
    ful convenience of Gillette FOAMY Instant
    Lather Shaving Cream - either regular or
    with cool, refreshing menthol added. Shake
    the can . . . press the nozzle. Quick as that
    you have rich, creamy moisture-holding
    lather to make shaving a breeze. Economical,
    too, because FOAMY is extra rich and full
    bodied. And like all Gillette Shaving Creams,
    FOAMY contains K-34*, the exclusive anti-
    septic that kills facial bacteria while you
    shave.

    Gillette LATHER AND
    Gillette BRUSHLESS
    SHAVING CREAMS

    For men who like to work up their own
    lather, or who prefer a brushless type
    cream, Gillette also makes available Gillette
    LATHER and Gillette BRUSHLESS. Both come
    in generous size tubes and contain exclu-
    sive K-34*.

    * K-34 is Gillette's trade mark for hexa-
    chloraphene facial antiseptic.


    THE RIGHT WAY TO SHAVE

    1. Soften beard by washing face with
    warm water.

    2. Apply shaving cream on wet face. It is
    important to use a cream like Gillette
    that holds plenty of whisker-softening
    water.

    3. For best results with your new Adjust-
    able Razor and Super Blue Blade shave
    with light diagonal strokes.

    4. After each use, loosen razor head
    slightly, rinse and shake out moisture.
    Further drying is unnecessary.

    Your new Gillette Adjustable Razor and Super
    Blue Blades are unconditionally guaranteed
    to give you complete shaving satisfaction, or
    the full purchase price will be refunded.

    GILLETTE SAFETY RAZOR COMPANY, BOSTON, MASS. U.S.A.
    A DIVISION OF THE GILLETTE COMPANY

    Trade Marks Reg. GILLETTE U.S. Pat. Off.
    Marcas Registrades Printed in U.S.A.
     

  16. Notice how they never mention about adjusting when the TTO knob is loose or tight.
     
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  17. that is a bit interesting
     
  18. 1000 dpi!!!! holy cow!
     

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