Pipe razor dating
Gillette Blade Date Codes (and earlier lot systems) were imprinted on one side of the blade as a series of letters and/ or numbers, or on the cartridge.The blade system adopted in 1930 is still in use today, and was used on razors as well after 1950. Other makers included serial or manufacturing codes, but we do not have the keys.Auto Strop and Rolls are two well known manufacturers who serial numbered their razors.If you have the key to another manufacturer's codes, please share this information with other collectors. No razors got date codes or date serial numbers until 1950 except only De Luxe model razors which still got serial numbers this year only.First known year of the "Gillette Adjustable" aka "Toggle".
I personally have an Aristocrat with a date code of V3.Due to the fast flow and depth of the water, we could not wade along much of the river here, but we still came across a child’s bike, and of course lots more litter! 1 watch, 1 passport, 1 bike, 1 santa hat, 1 hammer, 1 2012 calendar, 1 coconut, 1 golf ball, a king size mattress, a fridge, a motorcycle helmet, a large pipe, a scooter, 2 footballs, 3 chairs, 7 tyres, and of course, lots of plastic bags, bottles and wrappers.We ended the day by showing how two minds really are better than one as we all worked together to ram the van full of all the equipment in some sort of organised manner (you’ll all be happy to know that Hannah and I were not flattened by any equipment when we unloaded the van!It also has a red dot on the neck near the adjuster ring and a red dot on the toggle switch. It was dated by the date code of 'B 1' on the included blades.Technically it has 9 settings if you count the half-number marks in addition to the actual 1-5 numbered marks.