10-06-2016, 02:21 PM
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  • jjfar
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Look and wonder

1941 Ranger Tech,Nickel plated handle,   unplated brass head .
this is not a Milord with the gold plate worn off of the handle.
i have seen a few of these odd combos over the years.I think  sometime right after Pearl Harbor and before
Gillette got started on The military contract 3 piece techs, a batch of these hybrids of spare parts
got made and sent into the wild,to confuse and bedevil future generations with too much time on their hands.

P.S.  Shave is much more aggressive than a Superspeed.
       Really nice and efficient.

       Anybody else have "41" Ranger Tech Hybrids out there ??
       Let's see them!!
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Now ain't that a wonderment??

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 10-07-2016, 03:23 AM
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Interesting, and makes one wonder why Gillette would plate the handle and not the head.  How did you get this unique piece?

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 10-07-2016, 04:25 AM
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  • Devilanche
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It's probably a common occurrence during that time albeit much smaller number. Here is mine

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 10-07-2016, 07:02 AM
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I have a 1946 Ranger Tech that was only made for a few months immediately following the war. [Image: hsqQpt1.jpg]

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 10-07-2016, 07:33 AM
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  • jjfar
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(10-07-2016, 07:02 AM)brothers Wrote: I have a 1946 Ranger Tech that was only made for a few months immediately following the war. [Image: hsqQpt1.jpg]
I understand that those 1946 rangers are even more rare,and hard to find.
Happy Motoring !!

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 10-07-2016, 07:37 AM
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(10-07-2016, 04:25 AM)Devilanche Wrote: It's probably a common occurrence during that time albeit much smaller number. Here is mine

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I wonder if maybe they were passed out to the employees as a type of bonus xtra for
all the hard work of getting retooled for the war effort. A quick and easy incentive program with the extra parts
instead of melting them down?

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 10-07-2016, 08:19 AM
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(10-07-2016, 03:23 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Interesting, and makes one wonder why Gillette would plate the handle and not the head.  How did you get this unique piece?
How did i get it? Ebay.
The head and handle are two separate units The handles were ready and the heads had 
not been plated.Eezzy Peezy .
they needed room for the new military contract ,things had to go no matter their place in 
the process i suppose.Must have made sense at the time,Within a week of Pearl Harbor
we were at war with the japanese and the third Reich and Friends.This problem must have been very small potatoes.

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 10-07-2016, 03:54 PM
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I found one of these years ago and posted some pictures on another shaving site.  As I recall the consensus of the discussion was that the plating had somehow worn away but I didn't believe it then and I don't believe it now.  These razors were made that way for some reason that we can only take guesses at.

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 10-08-2016, 07:07 AM
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(10-07-2016, 03:54 PM)Straight Arrow Wrote: I found one of these years ago and posted some pictures on another shaving site.  As I recall the consensus of the discussion was that the plating had somehow worn away but I didn't believe it then and I don't believe it now.  These razors were made that way for some reason that we can only take guesses at.

Right. I also saw Those.   
Plating does not wear like that .  
What are you going to believe  , the rationale of amateur experts or your lying eyes

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 10-14-2016, 06:57 PM
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Anybody else out there have a "41" ranger Tech Hybrid ??

let's see them,post pics!!

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 10-14-2016, 07:33 PM
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I have one.

Always thought it was original too as there's no logical way it would lose the plating only on the head.

It's late but I'll set it I can snap a photo tomorrow.

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 12-13-2016, 07:04 PM
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I just bought this the other day off the 'bay...it was listed as a Milord, but there should have been *some* gold plating left on the handle, and the band above the TTO knob was just too clean. A great shaver, regardless...

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 03-11-2017, 09:43 PM
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  • Rudy
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I've had one with an unplated head for awhile and just stumbled onto this thread. Here's a bad picture of mine

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 03-11-2017, 10:34 PM
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  • Shaun
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Only a Ranger Tech 41, I'm afraid...

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=29056

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 03-17-2017, 08:00 PM
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I had one (key word had) as part of a set.  If I recall, the case was brown topped and had a unique logo imprint.  Very cool and a narrow piece of Gillette history. I'll try to find some pics and share soon.

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