The almost sort of Comprehensive Guide to the Gillette Tech

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by PLANofMAN, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Here is an oddity. It is a standard Tech head but the handle is bakelite or something similar. This is not a military issue or wartime razor. The handle unlike other bakelite ones doesn't say Gillette anywhere on it. I've never seen this handle on a retail Tech and based on the packaging this was likely a promotional item for 3rd party companies.

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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.
  3. feeltheburn

    feeltheburn Well-Known Member

    Well, based on the L2 date code and later model top cap, I'd guess it's a 1966. Could be military issue but I don't know.
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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I could be wrong, but I think I read someplace that Simplex handles were sold on some techs for sale by other companies.
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    i had a boxed simplex razor-bakelite head with a gillette travel sized ball end tech handle.
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    #77 brit tech

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  7. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Interesting and not commonly seen French Tech set. Razor is dated P1 making it a 1970 tech.

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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    canadian fh tech

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  9. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Some 70s era English Techs, both packages have the same back side graphics.
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  10. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Here is another later model tech, not sure which market this was produced for.
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

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  12. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Those razors don't have the Gillette logo on the cap.
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  13. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    I just bought this gold Tech off eBay here in Canada.

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  14. brit

    brit in a box

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  15. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    Thanks! It's my first "fat" handle Tech. :happy088:
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  16. brit

    brit in a box

    i have a soft spot for techs,especially british ones.i had over 100 vintage gillettes but passed many along.of the 40+ left at least half are techs..they were all cased sets.. 20210622_132115_edited1.jpg
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  17. Aisalord

    Aisalord New Member

    Hi all,
    I have bought a Tech ball end tip in mint condition, It's made in England and there are no date codes on the plates. It's a gift box with blue steel blades. The blade date code is a B1, I think that it's mid-end 40s. Do you confirm?
    Thank you.

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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    looks like a 1951 up #45 tech set..blade code is 1956.
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  19. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn


    Enjoy some great shaves!

    BTW :signs154:

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  20. brit

    brit in a box

    there was a coronation set also.:):eatdrink047:
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