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Gillette Super Speed Safety Razor from 1948-51


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This vintage Gillette safety razor is called a "1940s style" Gillette Super Speed. It has the slot for the blade dispenser, which was introduced in 1948. It also lacks a date code, showing it was made before 1951. Adapted from the earlier Ranger, Sheraton and Senator, this was the first type of the Super Speed. Gillette continued manufacturing the Super Speed in various forms into the 1970s due to its enduring popularity.

The "standard" Super Speed is considered a mild shaver. A good razor if you're new to wet shaving, or in a hurry. Takes standard double edge blades available from a number of sources. Many consider this early model of the SS better than the later types. The head has a lower profile which effects blade angle and access to tight spots when shaving.

As you can see in the photos, it's in excellent condition. I took a photo of one small spot on the handle. Looking at the photos, I see a some spots on the head and handle our "light clean and sterilize" process missed. A better cleaning, and perhaps a little polishing should have it glowing. 

Excellent razor for use or display.

  • Model: Razor548-GilletteSuperSpeedNDC
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