06-14-2017, 04:46 PM
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Hi,

     Any ideas what years the Gillette Super Speed and Tech were produced?

Thanks

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 06-14-2017, 05:09 PM
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(06-14-2017, 04:46 PM)punchy Wrote: Hi,

     Any ideas what years the Gillette Super Speed and Tech were produced?

Thanks

Look on google Gillette razor timeline and/or date codes

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 06-14-2017, 07:54 PM
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If you google for date codes and production dates you'll find tons of information Smile

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 06-15-2017, 05:03 AM
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(06-14-2017, 05:09 PM)Harvey Wrote:
(06-14-2017, 04:46 PM)punchy Wrote: Hi,

     Any ideas what years the Gillette Super Speed and Tech were produced?

Thanks

Look on google Gillette razor timeline and/or date codes
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 06-15-2017, 05:04 AM
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(06-14-2017, 07:54 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: If you google for date codes and production dates you'll find tons of information Smile
+1...

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 06-15-2017, 05:42 AM
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Okay, I'll try that, thanks....

I'm trying to decide which one I might like to try next; the 'Tech' or the 'Super Speed', any thoughts? I already own a Merkur 34C. How do these compare to this one?

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 06-15-2017, 01:41 PM
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Try the Tech....easier to use...probably a bit less expensive and you can easily change handles.....English made ones shave the best but are harder to obtain.

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 06-15-2017, 01:47 PM
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(06-15-2017, 05:42 AM)punchy Wrote: Okay, I'll try that, thanks....

I'm trying to decide which one I might like to try next; the 'Tech' or the 'Super Speed', any thoughts? I already own a Merkur 34C. How do these compare to this one?

There is lots of variations in both of those families but the common characteristic is that the two designs continued for decades and are still being cloned today.  Based on what has gotten the most playtime over the last half century or so one of each seems to get used most often.  I have a black handle Super Speed that has had a blade in it nearly constantly for at least four decades and a ball end post-war Tech that gets used almost as often.


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 06-15-2017, 06:31 PM
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Looks like the Super Speed was produced from 1947 to 1986. The Tech; well, it looks like it was introduced in 1938, but I haven't found a discontinuation date yet. No dates found for the Merkur 34C (aka the 'HD').

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