WW2 Gillette Tech Info Please

Mike Smart

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Hi Lads i’m looking for a bit of info on this razor if anyone can help and it’s a wonderful story to this one
well in my eyes.As a lot of you know i’m out working in Norway just now & iv pretty much worked here the last 10 years,
Iv actually worked here more than i have in the u.k. in that time scale.
A bit of a drawn out story but last week i got speaking to one of my Norwegian gaffers and off course the conversation arose about shaving,
He told me he does wreck diving and had actually found a Razor in a silver box with blade holder in a locker room just outside the engine room on a german boat.
This is that Razor.
I told him what it was but i couldn’t date it so any help would be good.

The ship was a German ww2 bulk carrier as he called it, sorry i don’t really know what that means but it was sunk in Norwegian waters during ww2.
The Ship was called Frankenwald.
i haven’t yet had time to do any research on it myself but i’ll try.
I have actually been offered the razor free of charge but declined his kind offer
but think i’ll change my mind more for the story.
What’s your thoughts Lads.
I’m thinking at the end of the day it’s only a tech worth peanuts but would be good to own.

If info would be good thanks
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That ain’t no Tech, it’s an Old Type. Earlier than WW2. Any branding on it I.e country of manufacture? I can almost make out a Gillette rhomboid logo but I could be dreaming. ‘Tis quite early for me after all.

What matters here is the story - sunken Treasure! That’s like, even more exciting than dug up treasure from the gairden but alas I’ve never dug up a razor before.

One of the most exciting stories I’ve read on a forum anywhere!
 
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Just a little update guys
but what i can understand is a ww2 razor or before found in a sunken german ship but the razor was made in the usa.
I don’t think there’s any further info i can get.
apart from the gillette sign & the made in usa there is no other markings
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