The Gillette Fatboy is one of the most iconic safety razors available today. Originally called the Gillette 195 (the price point was set at $1.95), it got the name 'Fatboy' shortly after Gillette released its 'Adjustable slim' model, as the 195 had a handle of greater diameter than the slim model, it got nicknamed the opposite of 'slim' namely 'fat', and hence 'Fatboy'
The razor has 9 settings that clicks into position as you twist the sail below the head. The razor has a butterfly mechanism that opened when the knob at the bottom end of the razor is turned. It stands 88 mm high and weighs 80 grams.
These razors were only made in American factories and then exported around the world they are quite easy to find online and in antique stores in the US, but they are certainly quite hard to find locally. If you have to own one piece of usable Americana in your collection, this would probably tick the most boxes.
The bit of gunk on the one guard was wiped off later on, it was probably put down on a dirty surface before the pics were taken. Black spot on the dial....gone! It has no rust, the razor is clean and dirt free with some minor plate loss as per pics.
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