Help identifying Razor

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Bristol, UK
Hi all.

Was hoping for a bit of help identifying this razor and any additional or trivial information anyone has about it. I know almost nothing about the vintage ones.

This was just found at the back of a shed that hasn't been cleared out in 30 years.

Any help much appreciated.
 

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2,507
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Brighton
Is it fairly light, like it is made of aluminium?
What you have a is a TTO Gillette that has come apart, the crimp at the top of the handle has failed allowing the head to separate.......I think.....;)
It looks like a Rocket LD from the early 50's........
 
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Chris Chandler
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Bristol, UK
Hi all. thanks for clarifying! what a find. It's mint condition as well. I'd say 99.9% of the plating is perfect.
Now I just need to find someone in the UK to re crimp the baseplate onto the handle
 
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Chris Chandler
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Thanks for all the info everyone. I can't actually figure out if it's a proper rocket or a parat? According to some info if the twist dial at the bottom is the same diameter as the handle (which this is) it's a Parat. Can anyone confirm?

Currently trying to find someone in the UK who can fix.
 
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2,507
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Brighton
It is not a Parat, it a Rocket if you look at the link I posted you can see that the Rocket in the picture has the same handle as yours. Also I have one myself. You may have trouble getting it re-crimped even more so if it is an aluminium one as the metal is quite soft and easily damaged.
 
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