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Vintage 1970 Unused Gillette Techmatic in Original Packaging

SKU
ESC009516
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£22.50

Launched in 1965, the Gillette Techmatic was the first system razor with a continuous band, spooled and retractable. It meant the user would no longer have to touch the blade.
The Gillette Techmatic razor was designed with a novel solution for changing the blade. The cream-colored plastic head is actually a removable cartridge with a spooled stainless-steel blade. Once the edge became dull, the lever on the back could be used to wind it onto the next portion of the blade. The progression of numbers on the front of the cartridge indicated when it needed to be changed, and it could be unclipped and removed by pressing the silver-colored button at its base. The smaller black-colored dial from ‘LO’ to ‘HI’ would adjust how close the shave was (set to ‘HI’ in this case).
The astronaut Michael Collins took one of these razors on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969!
The razor is date stamped under the blade holder with P3 - the third quarter of 1970.
This razor is UNUSED or has had very little use and comes with the original instruction booklet, the plastic inner travel case and the cardboard outer packaging.
The outer packaging has a few scuffs and tears here and there while the plastic inner case is in very good condition, so too are the instructions.

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As used on the Apollo 11 mission.

All orders placed before 3pm GMT will be dispatched same day
Free UK delivery*  available on all orders over £75!
Total length of razor: 113mm.

Set to Lo for light beard growth and Hi for dense beard growth, when the blade dulls, turn the lever to lock the next edge in place. Replace the cartridge when the spool is finished.

Get yourself a design classic from the swinging 60s.

Plastic and alloy metal razor. Stainless steel blade.

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Order Dispatch

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Orders placed over the weekend or on Bank Holidays will be dispatched the next working day.



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United Kingdom

We offer Standard, Express, Next Working Day before 1pm and Saturday delivery services to customers in the UK.
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*Free shipping is currently available for all UK orders over £75 only. This free service is our Standard Shipping service by Royal Mail and can take between 2 to 5 days for delivery.


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