Thank you for putting that all together. Very interesting and educational. I have a few vintage Gillette’s that I value and I was drooling over the photos. Exceptional.
Thank you so much Black-Tie for those kind words [emoji120][emoji120][emoji120]
I built the thread to give back to all you gentlemen in this kind community. I have had incredible help and support along the way also from much more knowledgable members who have gone out of their way to share their deep insights on these fabulous razors.
I am very curious to know which Aristocrat you have, and a picture would be much welcomed
Hit the doors with a little polish; if it turns the rag black, it‘s nickel. If not, it’s rhodium. That said, the doors of the 4th Gen Crats were never Rhodium (only handles).How can one tell if a 4th generation is nickel or rhodium plated? I've recently aquired one in ''almost'' prestine used condition and I think it's nickel plated, but I can't say for sure. I've heard that the nickel plated ones have the Brit.Pat. 694093, while the rhodium plated ones have Nos.Pat. 694093.
Thanks for posting all the pics and details. It was a very pleasant Sunday morning readGentlemen, thank you so much for appreciating this - warms my heart!
I am smitten with this Gillette model line as it represents such an amazing level of craftsmanship and design. Imagine the care and workman’s pride which back then went into producing something as menial as a razor.
Indeed. I was keen on finding a British Gillette solid guard Aristocrat.Fantastic find! I assume it's a copycat of British Aristocrat Gen 4?