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Main Page - Badger & Blade Information on dating a Gillette and Rolls Razor? Handles were made from both aluminum and steel, but all Travel Tech razors have Zamak caps. Photos: Manufacturer: Gillette Dates in Production: Early to Late 1960's Type: DE, 3 piece Description: Similar to Ball End Tech, but has a much shorter and lighter handle with the regular Tech three-piece head. Photos: Manufacturer: Gillette Dates in Production: 1946-1950Type: DE, 3 piece Weight: 2.10oz, 60g Description: Three piece design, top blade holder has one threaded prong (for handle). Gillette claimed the Tech made advancements in 4 "points" of Technology, all of which were widely advertised, including "The ridgid blade support speeds shaving", "Non-skid tread protects face", "Cleans quickly - never clogs" and "Solid bar guard assures comfort". Notes of Interest: Mild to efficient shaver Photos: Manufacturer: Gillette Dates in Production: 1941-1945 Type: DE, 3 piece Description: Similar to Ball End Tech, but barrel has several fullers. The stock number refers to the War Department's predecessor to the National Stock Number system. Throughout the razor's production, Gillette positioned the Tech as a low-cost model of it's razor lineup, selling for years for 49 cents for the nickel version, and 98 cents for the gold-plated version. The stock number also included Tech models with a bakelite handle.