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Gillette, Otto Roth, Long Comb, "New", about 1930




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This is a good example of an early Long Comb "New" style Gillette safety razor. However, it is marked "Otto Roth". In 1926, Gillette bought out Otto Roth. For a time, they made Gillette razors in the Roth NJ factory. The reissue patent of 17567 was granted on January 14, 1930, so that's about as close as we can date it. This razor is preferred by many over the Old Type, or the Short Comb New. The longer tines in the comb, and the way they turn down provide a balance between a close, aggressive razor, and smooth control. This example also includes the slim bar handle rarely seen on the "pure" Gillette models.

 

Comparison photos of the long comb vs. the short comb, and the normal vs. the slim handle are shown. The only razor included is the slim handle, long comb model. 


In spite of its age, it will use standard double edge razor blades. As you can see in the photos, the razor is in quite good condition overall. The head is not great with some bgrassing, but it's still smooth to shave with. 


This variation on the New is a somewhat rare razor to collect. The long comb head makes it interesting to use. Nice piece of shaving history.

  • Model: Razor597-GilletteOttoRothNew1932
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