04-27-2018, 07:10 PM
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I found a guy on the local classifieds selling some vintage razors and I bought a few. I'm not very knowledgeable, but I took a chance. First picture is the ones he had. Other pictures are the ones I bought. Paid $110 for 7 razors. Conditions vary from average to excellent. The two adjustable are in average condition. The mechanism on one sticks and the adjustment on the other is not smooth. Maybe the adjustment spring is failing. Also they have small signs of wear. 

How did I do? Do you see any collectibles? Any that I should go back and get because they are not to be missed / are collectible? Your advise and comments are welcome. 

Also, this fellow has single edge razors. I put those in another post. 

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 04-27-2018, 08:43 PM
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You did very well. “Collectible” is subjective but you a couple are “harder to get”. Take them for a spin.

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 04-27-2018, 10:24 PM
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Looks to be a couple of Slim Adjustable (nice razors), a Rocket, a few Techs and some others... good haul Smile

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 04-28-2018, 04:17 AM
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That's a nice haul.  Looks like those Techs are Canadian.  

With the Slim Adjustables, their mechanisms may just be a little gunked up.  Try soaking them for 24-72 hours in a concentrated solution of Dawn dishwashing liquid.  25% soap to 75% water or thereabouts.  Every 12 hours or so, work the mechanisms, rinse, and put back in the soak.  They should eventually free up, at which time you rinse and go.  If that doesn't work, there are further steps you can try, but that works 95% of the time.

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 04-28-2018, 06:28 AM
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Home Run!!!

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 04-28-2018, 10:19 AM
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(04-28-2018, 04:17 AM)BrickHud Wrote: That's a nice haul.  Looks like those Techs are Canadian.  

With the Slim Adjustables, their mechanisms may just be a little gunked up.  Try soaking them for 24-72 hours in a concentrated solution of Dawn dishwashing liquid.  25% soap to 75% water or thereabouts.  Every 12 hours or so, work the mechanisms, rinse, and put back in the soak.  They should eventually free up, at which time you rinse and go.  If that doesn't work, there are further steps you can try, but that works 95% of the time.

I am in Canada  Biggrin . Thanks for the suggestion to fix the adjustables. I will definitely try it.

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 04-28-2018, 11:32 AM
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(04-28-2018, 04:17 AM)BrickHud Wrote: That's a nice haul.  Looks like those Techs are Canadian.  

With the Slim Adjustables, their mechanisms may just be a little gunked up.  Try soaking them for 24-72 hours in a concentrated solution of Dawn dishwashing liquid.  25% soap to 75% water or thereabouts.  Every 12 hours or so, work the mechanisms, rinse, and put back in the soak.  They should eventually free up, at which time you rinse and go.  If that doesn't work, there are further steps you can try, but that works 95% of the time.

I concur! The adjustables will likely jump to attention with a cleaning soak. That fat handled tech is sweet!

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 05-05-2018, 04:19 AM
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Nice score! Some good looking razors for that price!

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 06-20-2018, 08:33 PM
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Check out the tech videos in Razor Emporium's You Tube channel. There's some good advise there.

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 06-21-2018, 04:00 AM
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Those pre-war Techs are great shavers! Some say the Canadian ones shave better and have better plating. To me all triangle slot Techs shave the same, (which is very good) but the plating might actually be better than the US ones.

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 06-21-2018, 04:10 AM
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I'm not a collector I'm a shaver who prefers vintage, but it looks like you have done well. He's got some mix n match stuff there, like a Goodwill in a case with a blade bank, a Tech with a Merkur handle, another Tech in a case with two blade banks, and what looks to be an OLD with a very late Tech handle.

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