Gillette Adjustable Razor Manufacturing Date Codes 1955 - 1988

The date code stamped by Gillette into your razor is in two parts. The first is an alphabetic letter which corresponds to the year of manufacture as indicated in the table that follows. But, the Gillette date code is both an alphabetic letter and it is a number too. The numbers mean the three month quarter of manufacture.

1 is the time from of January to March.

2 is April to June.

3 is July to September.

4 is October to December.

So, for example a date code of D-1 is an adjustable razor manufactured in the first quarter of 1958 or first quarter of 1983 depending on the razor model.

NDCBD
(N&B)
A1955Serial
Tog
(N&G)
B1956
C1957
D1958FBFB-GRDFBTog
E1959FBFB-G
F1960FBFB-GRDFBTogChrome Tog
(N&G)
BD(9P)
G1961FBFB-GSlimSlim-G
H1962FBSlimSlim-G
I1963SlimSlim-G
J1964SlimSlim-G
K1965SlimSlim-G
L1966SlimSlim-G
M1967SlimSlim-G
N1968SlimSA-84
O1969SA-84SA-GSA-109
P1970SA-84SA-GSA-109
Q1971SA-84SA-109
R1971SA-84SA-109
S1972SA-84SA-109
T1973SA-84SA-109
U1974SA-84SA-109
V1975SA-84SA-109
W1976SA-109
X1977SA-PV
Y1978SA-PV
Z1979SA-PV
A1980SA-PVSA-PD
B1981SA-PVSA-PD
C1982SA-PD
D1983SA-PD
E1984SA-PD
F1985SA-PD
G1986SA-PD
H1987SA-PD
I1988SA-PD

Legend:

NDC - No Date Code Prototype

Tog - Toggle

BD - Bottom Dial

FB - Fatboy

RDFB - Red Dot Fatboy

N&G - Nickel Plated and Gold Plated Versions

N&B - Nickel Plated Dial and Black Painted Dial Versions - 5P

5P- 5 Position Maximum Adjuster Dial

9P - 9 Position Maximum Adjuster Dial

G - Gold

SA - Super Adjustable

PV - Plastic Bottom Plate (black) Vertical Knurling Handle

PD - Plastic Bottom Plate (black) Diamond Knurling Handle