09-06-2021, 04:07 AM
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  • Puma
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Good Morning vintage guys. Any information on this set would be appreciated. I've never been much of a collector and my knowledge of vintage gear is pretty limited. It is obviously Gillette, and some sort of travel set. Aside from the scratches on the head it appears to have never been used. There are no water spots and no sign of soap. The print on the inside of the flap looks to say Shave Pak. The story from my father is that it was his grandfather's. All plating looks good. The two thick cylinders contain a tiny synthetic brush and a styptic stick.


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 09-06-2021, 05:29 AM
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The head is a Tech, for sure. Without the locator bars and corresponding holes in the bottom cap... mid 60's or later?

Any serial number or date code on it?

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 09-06-2021, 12:28 PM
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(09-06-2021, 05:29 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: The head is a Tech, for sure. Without the locator bars and corresponding holes in the bottom cap... mid 60's or later?

Any serial number or date code on it?

No serial number. Some guys on B&B are familiar with them. They think late forties. I think Techs got date codes in 51.

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 09-07-2021, 05:25 AM
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The Gillette Tech travel razors are all over the place, usually selling for the princely sum of around $10 in new condition.  Sometimes they were given away as promotional gifts back in the day.  You can still find 'em around that are in unused condition, mostly because nobody likes the stubby handle, I suspect (I've tried mine a few times and the handle is awful).  BUT yours is gold plated, which isn't nearly as common, and the gold adds a touch of panache!  The cannisters with styptic and brush are da bomb -- I've never seen those before (none quite like THOSE particular cans, anyway).  It's interesting that they'd include a styptic rather than a shaving stick of soap.  I guess they figured the traveler would use whatever soap was on hand.  Huh.  Go figure.  This is a very cool set, and worth keeping!  Congrats!
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 09-08-2021, 12:10 PM
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1950-1962 brass head travel Tech. The set was not from Gillette however, only the razor. You will find sets from all over the world that incorporated a travel Tech.

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 09-08-2021, 12:18 PM
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(09-06-2021, 12:28 PM)Puma Wrote:
(09-06-2021, 05:29 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: The head is a Tech, for sure. Without the locator bars and corresponding holes in the bottom cap... mid 60's or later?

Any serial number or date code on it?

No serial number. Some guys on B&B are familiar with them. They think late forties. I think Techs got date codes in 51.

Gillette didn't use that logo on the cap till @'50, and letter codes started in '50.

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 09-08-2021, 12:19 PM
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Show the bottom of the baseplate.

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 09-08-2021, 04:55 PM
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(09-08-2021, 12:19 PM)TobyC Wrote: Show the bottom of the baseplate.

Signs011 please.

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 Yesterday, 07:46 AM
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I love these travel sets! This one is my favorite with the badger brush...
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I've got another one with a nylon brush that needs a comb, and the pull tab on the zipper is missing, but works fine. I plan to fix it up and pass it on when I find a good donor set cheap... I'm only $25 into it if anyone wants to take the project over lol!
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 Yesterday, 07:52 AM
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Then there are these Swank travel shave kits in a clothing brush, and many others...
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