08-30-2013, 04:27 AM
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Hi guys

Just got this off the bay, lovely little thing

[Image: 95mdezV.jpg]

Can anyone date it? I know its tricky from just the pic!

Anyways I loaded it with a feather blade and had a lovely shave with it!

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 08-30-2013, 04:36 AM
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You can see if it has a date-code (List of date codes)) or check Mr Razor's site to see if you can figure it out.

Lovely looking razor though Smile

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 08-30-2013, 05:04 AM
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English Techs do not have a date code. If that's the case, it is difficult to tell an exact year.

Have you got a photo of the baseplate?

Anyway, that logo seems to be typical of the 1950's decade.

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 08-30-2013, 06:49 AM
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It is a nice looking razor and yes it would be difficult to date without a date code because as most of us know Gillette made some of it's razors for years without any major changes.

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 08-30-2013, 08:50 AM
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(08-30-2013, 04:36 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: You can see if it has a date-code (List of date codes)) or check Mr Razor's site to see if you can figure it out.

Lovely looking razor though Smile

+1 Beautiful razor and it might be form the 1950s!

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 08-30-2013, 12:34 PM
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Well I'll try uploading some more pics but there's nothing onthe bottom of the base plate other than Gillette and Made in England!

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 08-30-2013, 02:02 PM
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Just as I suspected... it's an English-made Tech! Wink
There is no way to tell the exact year, but, as I said, that logo is from the 50's.

Gillette Techs are good shavers indeed. Enjoy it!Smile

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 08-30-2013, 08:57 PM
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Get some pics with the razor apart.

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 08-31-2013, 02:02 PM
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Looks like a Tech. The base plate will tell if it is pre or post WWII.

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 09-03-2013, 10:52 AM
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Hi chaps sorry for the delay in replying, have been away in Edinburgh. Here's as good a picture as I can get of the base plate

[Image: 57wHG34.jpg]

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 09-03-2013, 01:45 PM
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Yep. It's a 50's British Tech. Congratulations, they are great shavers! Wink

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 09-04-2013, 06:30 AM
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Well that is interesting to learn! Hard to believe something 60 years old would do such a good job! I'm beginning to feel sorry for my Parker 13r as it doesn't get out much now!!

So how can you tell "50's" from the base plate then? Is there a reference area I can find to go swot up on stuff like that?

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 09-04-2013, 06:38 AM
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Check out http://www.mr-razor.com/, an impressive collection of information.
One can learn a lot seeing the "razors" and the "old advertisements" web-pages. Smile

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 09-04-2013, 06:39 AM
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Nice one thank you :-)

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