The almost sort of Comprehensive Guide to the Gillette Tech

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  1. brit

    brit in a box

    canadian fb tech
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  2. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Here is one you may not see again anytime soon. It looks like a flat bottom tech but has shoulders like an old type and was most likely made sometime between 1962 and 1968ish based on the handle. Logo is also a 1960s style Gillette logo and cap style is of the 62 and later tech razors. Cap used to have Gillette embossed on it but the original lettering is almost completely faded. I don't think this was ever made for Anglo markets. This one came from India and maybe a unique variation to that market.

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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool score.makes sense as both blade types are probably still in use in some countries, or older tooling.
     
  4. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Very strange to see holes punched in a flat bottom tech baseplate, and even stranger to see blade centering posts on a late model cap. Very neat and unique razor.
     
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  5. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Of interest while perusing ebay. This is far as I know the last production year or close to it for a Canadian 3pc Tech razor with a date code of 1953.
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.my newest canadian tech is z-4...1954.havent seen one newer..
     
  7. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    54 it is.
     
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    canadian flat bottom 4 piece..

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    a canadian flat bottom tech/4 piece handle.. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    #25 tech set

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  10. Cearball

    Cearball New Member

    I have three travel techs similar to this but none with this style knurling.

    This is the most attractive & I imagine grippy variant I have seen.
     
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    it's very grippy.canadian versions only i think..:)
     
  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I think I use to have one like that :)

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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    yes sir,yours was the prewar version.same handle though.:):eatdrink047:
     
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  14. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Arrived today. I guess you call this a twin biased I pin cap. Flat bottom Tech there for comparison.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    That's quite neat!

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  16. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.french service set .just with a bakelite case..the biased pin is a year or so older..french market only handle in nickel.canadian in gold..
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  17. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Beautiful razor. Open comb so not a Tech?
     
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  18. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Remember no English razors at this time were called Techs, flat bottom or otherwise, that's collector's trying to force razors into boxes.. I'm calling it an open comb Tech because the plate is a Tech plate as we commonly refer to them. Mr. Razor puts the French Service set razor in the New category but it's not a new plate as you can see. There were later open comb Techs from South America and elsewhere.

    French probably. I wouldn't call it a French service set as by definition a set is determined by the case (and Bakelite wouldn't have survived any service). Mr. Razor shows a similar bakelite case but a different razor (handle and cap) configuration.
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  19. romsitsa

    romsitsa Well-Known Member

    Why French market only? That handle comes pretty often in UK sets, in Gillette and also third party grooming sets.
     
  20. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    That's true. I see the razor in the "New Jewelry Set"...with different case, no other example on Mr. Razor I can find. Hey I"m fine with English. I"ll even call it a New (even if it's not) if y'all want.
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