11-14-2014, 02:29 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Walked into a shop in Newtown, and there they were. All that was required was the usual elbow grease, WD40, soak in oxygen detergent (like Sard Oxyplus which contains sodium percarbonate) etc etc, and they ended up all bright and shiny and functioning just perfectly. (By the way, don't soak aluminium parts in sodium per carbonate; they'll go black...but will come off with metal polish).. Lazy doors I fix with the light touch of a small screwdriver. Good as new Smile

Cost? about $44 US for all three. Not bad.

Gillette Tech, 1940s. These Techs have larger D holes than either the Ball-End or Fat/Thin Handle. Great shaves.

Slim Adjustable, K1 (1965)

HD500 (70g) 1953/54 (Patent Pending). Beautiful function. Excellent shaves.

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 11-14-2014, 03:22 AM
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  • Gabe
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Nice score !!!

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 11-14-2014, 08:14 AM
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Interesting. A somewhat unusual Tech and is the third one a Rocket? If so, you got a great deal at that price!

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 11-14-2014, 08:22 AM
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NICE! I've never come across that particular style of tech before.

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 11-14-2014, 09:56 AM
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is the tech made in england?

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 11-14-2014, 10:37 AM
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Great score!

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 11-14-2014, 10:19 PM
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  • Shaun
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The Tech is Made in England, yes Smile

And yes, the third one is in fact a Rocket, and HD500. There is a 'gap' in the handle when the silo doors are opened and closed. I have 4 of these now. I had others but I gave them to friends and family.

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 11-14-2014, 11:51 PM
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  • Lando
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Jackpot! Look brand new

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 11-15-2014, 03:16 AM
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I don't understand a word you said about the cleaning products choices, which is why it's better when someone like you discovers such razors in the wild. I'm still envious.

Those indeed look like new razors. Great score, and great work!

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 11-15-2014, 03:26 AM
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  • Shaun
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(11-15-2014, 03:16 AM)wagstaff Wrote: I don't understand a word you said about the cleaning products choices, which is why it's better when someone like you discovers such razors in the wild. I'm still envious.

Those indeed look like new razors. Great score, and great work!

That's because I am in Australia probably, but you can easily find the same ingredients in some laundry soakers most likely in 'diaper' (nappy) soakers. They are a kind of oxygen bleach, but not harsh like bleach bleach. It's worth researching the chemical and searching you own supermarkets. I recommend them for soaking old razors (not aluminium) and loosening build-up. WD-40 is an American product. I'm surprised you haven't heard of it. I'm supposing you're American...?

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 11-20-2014, 01:57 AM
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very nice, like the tech

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 11-20-2014, 03:17 PM
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Nice pickup. I wish I had decent antique stores around here. Oh well, I can live vicariously through you guys on the forums. Smile

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 11-20-2014, 04:51 PM
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(11-15-2014, 03:26 AM)Shaun Wrote:
(11-15-2014, 03:16 AM)wagstaff Wrote: I don't understand a word you said about the cleaning products choices, which is why it's better when someone like you discovers such razors in the wild. I'm still envious.

Those indeed look like new razors. Great score, and great work!

That's because I am in Australia probably, but you can easily find the same ingredients in some laundry soakers most likely in 'diaper' (nappy) soakers. They are a kind of oxygen bleach, but not harsh like bleach bleach. It's worth researching the chemical and searching you own supermarkets. I recommend them for soaking old razors (not aluminium) and loosening build-up. WD-40 is an American product. I'm surprised you haven't heard of it. I'm supposing you're American...?

OxyClean is an oxygen bleach widely available in the US. Nice find... I wish I had that kind of luck finding razors!

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 11-20-2014, 05:44 PM
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I know WD -40... just a slight bit of hyperbole prior post, to get to the point that it's perhaps better for someone more knowledgeable, or just more enterprising, about cleaning or restoration to find these gems in the wild. You did yeoman's work, at least, on the razor clean-up!

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 11-21-2014, 09:47 AM
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Very nice Score! I normal find one razor for about $40 and don't buy looking for a better score.

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