Great news! and yet another one tech mystery solved...As for the non ball end handle, they seems to be introduced around 1961, it could that they had a big storage of heads with the old, 50īs logo and combined them with the new handle for the european market.
Hereīs another thread on a tech that could be similar razor but the pictures donīt show the logo:
Nice looking razor
Just bought two Gillette Tech razors: one travel model (2" handle, I bought it for the head); and one with a standard length handle. The travel model was delivered today and I'm using it tomorrow. I put an EJ DE89 handle on it; I'll save the 2" handle, it looks like an old salesman's sample. One day I'll try it with the short handle--but not tomorrow. Loaded the Tech with an Astra SPP blade. This razor reminds me of the Feather AS-D1 in design, but it is more efficient (aggressive) than the Feather. It seems to respond to what feels like a standard angle, 30 degrees or something close to it when locked/loaded, and ready for the firing line. I felt compelled to at least feel the business edges of the Tech against my face, which I did, and it felt great; I had shaved four hours earlier and thought the smart thing to was to wait 24 hours. Stubble beware--a Gillette Tech is the ready.
Update: I had my first shave with this Tech a little while ago--fantastic razor! Should have gotten one years ago. Smooth, close, and comfortable. And the Astra SPP gets even smoother after the first shave--looking forward to tomorrow's a.m. shave. Now I regret having ordered two Super Speeds-I'd rather have bought a couple more Techs.
Last edited by DEGuy; 07-26-2012 at 09:46 AM.
i'm not sure which year my english tech is from it looks like a 70's model as the head is stamped with gillette, but came with an unused 2 pack of blades that look like they were from 1966, just to confuse me!
the razor looks the same as this one, except it was made in england --> http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/Tec...ina%20Tech.JPG
with a 2 packet of these blades --> http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierklinge...%20England.jpg
i havent weighed the razor, but it is very light compared to my other razors (slim, fatboy, rocket HD, 34c)
were the heads stamped with gillette in the 60's as well as the 70's?
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You guys have some beautiful Techs. I have two from the Mid '60s and wouldn't part with them them for any other closed-comb razor. Smooth cutting for me with Persona Med Prep blades.
Very interesting thread. I've recently got unusual Tech. It was made in England and reading through this thread I would say that this Tech is a 1960's one. It weighs over 50 grams and has a bit longer handle than this one: http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/Tec...%20England.jpg. Logo, shape and pieces of the head resemble to older type of Tech (they look like the ones Der_Kaiser posted in 2nd post of this thread: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...83#post4235683).
All in all, very nice looking razor. I already have an aluminium one which is as light as a feather, but I can't wait to try this one, mainly because of the weight and different shape of head.
Vintage Gillette Tech(British ball end)