NEW model were made into the 1947's, it is not a typo.Dear Brother Polarbeard,
Thank you for an outstanding article and the beautiful pictures! I have a collection of about 40 DE razors, including the ones you wrote about. While I didn't agree with every point you made I do think the overall article was wonderful and worth reading by all. Congratulations!
One possible error: I believe the Gillette NEW ceased production in 1940 or 1941, not 1947. Was 1947 a typo? And I was sorry you ignored the Gillette Aristocrat, 1934-1936, which is my #1 favorite razor for shaving and my #1 favorite also for appearance. It is a very aggressive OC razor that when tamed with a slightly mild quality blade gives my coarse 77 year old whiskers a most smooth, close, and long lasting BBS shave of perhaps 12 hours.
Any chance you might do a similar article on single edge razors of that era?
I look forward to future articles from you of this high standard of quality. Please don't keep us waiting too long!
Thank you Alex. I have followed your posts with great interest over time, and I´ve always found them extremely informative and, when I´ve had any knowledge, in line with my own experience. I attach a picture of what I believe is one of the very last Long Combs ever produced; The British #77 set from 1947.NEW model were made into the 1947's, it is not a typo.
I agree...the New Long Combs are fantastic...but I get a REALLY smooth, BBS shave from the New Improved.Welcome to B&B, and well done! I think many here would agree with your opinion that the Gillette New Long Comb was the epitome of razor design.