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I found this the other day at an antique shop.  $3.00 so I figured I would pick it up.  It is in good shape other than some of the finish is coming off.  I don't feel that it affects the function of the razor.  It is mainly something to learn with.  I know it is a Gillette, but know nothing else about it.  Any help would be great.

Thanks

Nice find. That's a Gillette Tech, and it was made sometime between 1938 and 1945. In 1946 they changed the shape of the slots in the base plate. Yours are triangular; the later ones are oblong. After 1950 they started putting date codes on them; I have a '53. They're good shavers.

Awesome, thanks for the info.  I have some other photos of it.  That was before I cleaned it some.  I didn't want to scrub to hard since some of the finish is coming off.  I have shaved with it though.  It seems to do a good job.  First DE razor, so I really don't have anything to compare it to.  But I do like it.

Have a couple of the Newer Tech Heads, and one with the Ball End Handle like you have there.

The older ones with the slots are hard to find in my opinion.  If you find them in cases and in like new condition, you'll see them at quite a hefty little price tag too.  I've seen them for 50 plus dollars before.  I'm not willing to pay that for one of course, but they can be really nice looking; and are known to be great shavers.  I have yet to give any of mine a run yet.  Keep in mind if they seem to mild, most folks add a shim or two to make them more aggressive.

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