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  1. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Fatboy / Nacet blade [​IMG]

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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    the brit 4 piece

  3. brit

    brit in a box

    the mighty 38-40 senator

  4. brit

    brit in a box

    update..more pics showing differences between the brit flat base /bottom tech and the recently acquired canadian version..
    for anyone interested..;)

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    canadian unique double crease cap is a tight fit on the brit baseplate.definite differences in tolerences.not just a rebranded baseplate

    still no info found on this rare canadian...


    any ideas gents?:)


  5. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    D1 and F4 Toggle.

    I don't if this holds true for all the Toggles but on these 2 the orientation of how they stamped the base plate is reversed in relation to the adjustment dot.
  6. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member

    Every flat bottomed Tech I’ve owned has always had an un-etched top cap and I wonder if there may be a mismatch there, Gary.

    I have owned aluminium Tech’s with the same pattern of slotted bars (i.e. not continuous as per ball-end Tech’s) and I would consider weighing the two top caps to see whether there are any major differences between them?

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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool...:cool:
  8. brit

    brit in a box

    the canadian cap has a double crease from end to end along side the pins.similar in weight to the brit cap.never seen this double creased cap on any other tech from any country .the brit cap is very tight when fitted to the canadian base plate also,has to be forced apart..
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  9. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member

    I see what you mean now Gary.

    The handle is relatively easy to find compared to the Canadian 4-piece listed on Achim’s site. I’ve had a couple of them (they came without the head, though) and have seen a few others, whilst I only ever saw one of the other type and stupidly sold it very cheaply without realising how rare it is.

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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    1938-1945 Khaki Set Canada.jpeg 1938-45 4-pice Tech Canada.jpeg

    i understand about the handle,:):eatdrink047:both of these are pre war triangular slot types.have you ever seen a canadian flat bottom tech cap and baseplate before?
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  11. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member

    I honestly can’t say that I have Gary.

    They’ve all had a triangular slotted baseplate and it’s only the later Fat Handled versions that have had an etched top cap.

    It certainly makes the one you have both relatively unique and somewhat curious.

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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    ok Andy,thank you so much .much appreciated..:):eatdrink047:
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  13. tonich

    tonich Well-Known Member

    I have no info on the Canadian flat baseplate, sorry!
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  14. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Andon..:):eatdrink047:
  15. brit

    brit in a box

    just arrived
    1947 u.s aristocrat jr.

    after a cleaning,on far left.
    the 47 with its other stable mates,
    the 47 brit aristocrat jr (middle)and the 48-50 notched superspeed.(far right)


  16. brit

    brit in a box

    gillette stamped canadian valet vc3

    cool display piece..



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  17. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    How about a picture of the actual Gillette stamp? That'd be cool.
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    just for you..:D:eatdrink047:
  19. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Awesome! Thank you! That's the drawing point of it, no? Otherwise it's just a regular Autostrop. :D
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  20. brit

    brit in a box

    yes sir..it's a cool set..:):eatdrink047:.
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