Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by PLANofMAN, Aug 9, 2018.
brit #25 service set..
the 1953 #34 german aluminum tech..
#26 4 piece tech set..
french tech set.aluminum handle,post war brass/nickel base plate,unique engraved cap..
That's a beauty!
thank you Keith.
Looks less like an engraving and more like a casting.
oh probably ,zamak as well.one of the early ones before the base plate change up.i meant engraved instead of etched..
I've seen a couple of those. They are rare. They were only ever made for the French market, and for not very long either, probably less than a year.
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..
1962? That's quite a bit earlier than I expected. I figured it for a 1963-'64 transitional razor.
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..
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.
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.
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?
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.
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..
would be cool to make a 2 piece version of the #40 hybrid using an rfb handle assembly..
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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