name me some good gillette razors, bit confused

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You've got a '50s Gillette Tech there. Those made in Britain did not get date codes, so you get the decade and that's about it. Nice one, though!

Gillette Old Types are an open comb. Gillette New Types are also open comb - these comb in short and long versions.
See: https://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/Old Type/Old Type.htm & https://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/The NEW/The NEW.htm
Nope, that's the New.

All the OLD and New Improved razors came with just their standard open comb. The early ABC Canadian made razors had teeth that were made slightly different but that was peculiar to that model only. The New razors that had a separate head could be had with a long comb, short comb, or long comb Deluxe, which had a heavy baseplate with a flat bottom. The Deluxe also came in two slightly different versions, one with 15mm between the teeth on the bottom, and one with 17mm between the teeth, the top looked the same on both, just the angle of the cut between the teeth was different. The long comb and short comb had completely different baseplates, not just different length teeth.
 
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Razors man, I need two hands for the other. :geek:
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Nope, that's the New.
honestly the whole vintage gillette range can be confusing, especially the techs as theres so many different types

i wonder if anyone on the forum has all the techs out there specifically

i do want to get the new short and long comb as i do love open comb razors
 
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honestly the whole vintage gillette range can be confusing, especially the techs as theres so many different types

i wonder if anyone on the forum has all the techs out there specifically

i do want to get the new short and long comb as i do love open comb razors
There were thousands of mix and match combinations of Tech parts (and New caps mixed in) especially during WW2, no one, and I mean NO ONE has one of each.
 
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No you don't. :D Show me one with clear plastic parts, or a White Tech, bathroom set, Techmatic (you might actually have one of those), the Featherweight Tech, there's an endless supply of Tech variations, made out of all sorts of materials, show me!!!
Some, but not all of those proper oddballs. I don't want that white plastic thing and wouldn't admit to it if I did have that one. Yuk! I do have an oddball clear plastic one which has a Z on the end the cap thread - I've never seen another thread with a letter on it. There's that No.37? too, that German twin slot thingy from the '50s.

Yeah, some proper one-offs ... or "a thing" once two or more turn up.

Talking of wartime, I have one with what I thought was a unique handle, perhaps personally customised, and left it with that thought. Until another turned up and I spotted yet another on eBay not so long back. I have another with a more bulbous bakelite handle than usual - definitely Gillette as it has the logo on the end.

Never say never ...

From collecting 1912s, you think you know 'em all ... and then an oddball comes along, which you discount as it doesn't fit into the schema that you've built up in your mind. Then another of the same comes along and then you see them everywhere! And then you start again ...
 
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Some, but not all of those proper oddballs. I don't want that white plastic thing and wouldn't admit to it if I did have that one. Yuk! I do have an oddball clear plastic one which has a Z on the end the cap thread - I've never seen another thread with a letter on it. There's that No.37? too, that German twin slot thingy from the '50s.

Yeah, some proper one-offs ... or "a thing" once two or more turn up.

Talking of wartime, I have one with what I thought was a unique handle, perhaps personally customised, and left it with that thought. Until another turned up and I spotted yet another on eBay not so long back. I have another with a more bulbous bakelite handle than usual - definitely Gillette as it has the logo on the end.

Never say never ...

From collecting 1912s, you think you know 'em all ... and then an oddball comes along, which you discount as it doesn't fit into the schema that you've built up in your mind. Then another of the same comes along and then you see them everywhere! And then you start again ...


I'm not yearning for one either, but I would keep it and even use it at least once.



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Is this the German twin slot thingy?


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