Available to you is an excellent Gillette TV Super Speed Razor dating from 1958. These razors were only produced for a few years for a special promotion, making them more rare to come across. This set features the original case with TV clearly listed on the front, very cool! Razor looks stunning! Comes with original TV Super Speed case, which snaps closed as it should.
Razor has been restored, including high mirror polishing, ultra-sonic cleaning, and sanitation making it shave ready upon arrival. Doors open and close nice and smoothly, and are bright and shiny in original nickel plating. This razor marks a unique time in Gillette history when they were unsure of if Television was a new American staple, or a passing fad.
Country of Manufacture: USA
Type: Double Edge Razor
Date: (D2) 1958
Condition: Sanitized and Shave Ready
Imperfections: As seen in pics
Included: Razor, Case, Blades
History: The Gillette Super Speed came on the scene in the late 1940's and ran through continuous production into the 1980's. The "Flair Tip" variety came out in the 1950's and ran through the late 60's and was designated as the "Normal" variety for average skin and beard. They are known as one of the best all around DE razors to be made. TV Super Speeds were a special marketing ploy from Gillette to see how effective TV commercials were. At the dawn of the Television there was much doubt as to its popularity. Gillette, as always, was on the cutting edge of innovation. Would the TV be a passing fad or a new American household staple? Advertising this unique razor only via TV commercials allowed Gillette to rate the effectiveness of this new form of marketing.