The almost sort of Comprehensive Guide to the Gillette Tech

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

  1. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Here is something I just realized. My 2 Canadian techs are different not only because of the handle but because of the heads.
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  2. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    prewar and post war..just like the u.s versions..the solid fluted handle is a post war military piece..
     
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  3. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    just scored this at the local antique fair.. 20190427_194719.jpg
     
  4. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Looks like a French or English handle. :happy088:
     
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  5. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    All I know is that I want a PreWar Canadian version. Why can't my PW American version have his Canadian cousin?
     
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  6. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    canadian triangular hole base plate is thinner than my canadian prewar model as well..
     
  7. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    I think I asked in another thread, but try a magnet on it. I suspect it is steel, not brass.
     
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  8. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    sure is, very magnetic..an unmolested canadian ww2 razor,no scratches even.i think the cap is brass..test drive tomorrow..thank you sir, i didn't know these existed until @jimjo1031 posted his..i thank all of you..
     
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  9. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    lots on the canadian e bay,nos sometimes as well.
     
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  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    British made handle for the French market.
     
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  11. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    shared with canada so it seems on war razors..still researching these things..does yours have a brass /nickel cap Jim..
     
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  12. BigMark83

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    eBay.ca I assume? Not much on there right now. Most are from The U.S.
     
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  13. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    they will come up, and usually cheaper..
     
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  14. BigMark83

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    I hope I can snag a NOS one. I've wanted one for awhile.
     
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  15. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I think the handles were cancelled for the French because of the start of WW II and used just before the end for other places, including Canada. That's my theory anyway. I just tried it with a magnet from my fridge, it's not brass and has oblong slots on the base.
     
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  16. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i found my nos canadian stuff from quebec sellers. old gillette factory was there..maybe coincidence. one will come up ..
     
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  17. BigMark83

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    If I can only get one more NOS razor I want it to be a Canadian PreWar tech.
     
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  18. Billy Goatee

    Billy Goatee Well-Known Member

    Early one piece razors were called Techs as well. ....
     
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  19. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Not really. It might be better to say that early rocket and super speed (aka ranger tech) razors shared the name, and it's because they share the baseplate design.

    I don't recall ever seeing a one piece open comb razor with the Tech name, but I suppose I might have missed it or skimmed over it without realizing it.

    Edit: I just realized I never mentioned the Ranger Tech in the original portion of this thread, and I honestly can't remember if I left it out deliberately or planned to add it as I went further along the Tech timeline.

    While it does share the name with the three piece Tech razors, I don't consider them a Tech. Perhaps an offshoot or a natural progression of the technology used in the Tech, but not a Tech for the purposes of this discussion thread. It's the first razor listed in any discussion on the history of super speeds, and is kind of like calling an automobile a horseless carriage, because it has four wheels and was originally based off of carrige designs...eventually the name changed to automobile.
     
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  20. Billy Goatee

    Billy Goatee Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the Regent Tech...
     
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