The almost sort of Comprehensive Guide to the Gillette Tech

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

  1. brit

    brit in a box

    brit #25 service set.. 20200411_112420_edited_edited.jpg
     
  2. brit

    brit in a box

    the 1953 #34 german aluminum tech.. 20200412_161335_edited_edited.jpg
     
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    #26 4 piece tech set.. 20200430_101115_edited.jpg
     
  5. brit

    brit in a box

    french tech set.aluminum handle,post war brass/nickel base plate,unique engraved cap.. 20200702_135600_edited.jpg 20200702_135527_edited.jpg
     
  6. Enrico

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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Keith.
     
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  8. PLANofMAN

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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    oh probably ,zamak as well.one of the early ones before the base plate change up.i meant engraved instead of etched..
     
  10. PLANofMAN

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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.i scored it on ebay france.blades made in england h-4..not a lot of info on the french gillettes.here's the other one i scored a while back .solid thin handle..razor head made in england case in france .i am thinking 1950.. il_794xN_edited.jpg
     
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  12. PLANofMAN

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    1962? That's quite a bit earlier than I expected. I figured it for a 1963-'64 transitional razor.
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    i suspect the wrong blades.they are english and not french made.i have a j-2 stamped u.s tech set in box with the zamak cap and updated base plate.travel set as well nos.so your dates make sense.. 20200702_232702_edited.jpg
     
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  14. romsitsa

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    Hello, early ABC pockets had the first stamped bases, not the Tech.
    The British factory didn't use SC plates, only LC-s.
    The transparent base plate/barber pole handle, although pictures are gone, will be a rebranded Rotbart.

    Adam
     
  15. romsitsa

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    Flat bottom Techs don't appear anywhere before 1946, when they are advertised as "genuine post-war Gillette razor", so I'm skeptical with the service set. Most likely England couldn't switch to safety bar/stamped heads as the war broke out.

    Adam
     
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  16. brit

    brit in a box

    i have this one as well,listed as a service set.has the logo and made in england below the pins instead of above them like the other flat bottoms.was the new/tech hybrid post war as well? 20200715_070915_edited.jpg
     
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  17. romsitsa

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    I'm pretty sure there were no safety bar razors produced in England before 1946. Three pieces (not called Tech in England) appeared in 1946, TTO-s in 1947.
    The hybrid / No 40 was only advertised in 1947, given it's price it shouldn't have been a best seller. Also I suspect it was made from remaining New base plates, as it's a bit narrower than flat bottom Techs.

    Adam
     
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    here is 4 of my regular use heads.the new /tech hybrid (upper left) and the french market rfb (lower right) are definitely similar in dimension..
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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    would be cool to make a 2 piece version of the #40 hybrid using an rfb handle assembly..
     
  20. PLANofMAN

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    Just a head's up. @twhite will probably be posting a "rare" pre-war slant Tech in here one of these days, since the Valencia slant jig will bend just about* any three-piece Gillette razor into a slant. :)

    *with a few exceptions.
     
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