English Minora closed comb

English Minora closed comb

Postby lladets » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:20 pm

Can anyone help me to place a date to this tech which I have just received.
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Re: English Minors closed comb

Postby lladets » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:22 pm

Correction... Should read minora

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Re: English Minors closed comb

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:25 pm

Nice one lladets! I have one of those as well. It is basically a tech that was localised in various countries according to brand popularity. It's from the late 70's to mid 80's . It is a very good shaver - slightly more aggressive than the closed comb tech of the same era (which suits me fine).
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Re: English Minors closed comb

Postby lladets » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:28 pm

Thanks RVT. There seems to have been a bit of finger trouble with my post. It is obviously an open comb razor. :oops:
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Re: English Minors closed comb

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:33 pm

lladets wrote:Thanks RVT. There seems to have been a bit of finger trouble with my post. It is obviously an open comb razor. :oops:


I figured out what you meant. (auto correct :twisted: ) Be sure to check the blade reveal is even. It does havea bit of 'play'.
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Re: English Minors closed comb

Postby Chrisvo » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:36 pm

Nice razor. I have the nameless version. No Gillette, Minora or Nacet, just 'made in England'. It's a great shaver by the way. Mild but with a shallow angle is very efficient and smooth. As RVT says, yours and mine are from the 1970s to 1980s.

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I have the 1950s version as well.

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This one is slightly more aggressive and heavier. Both nice additions.
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Re: English Minors closed comb

Postby Chrisvo » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:41 pm

To date them, it depends on the base plate and top cap.

1950s has the top cap and base plate like mine in the last three pictures.

1960s has the same base plate but a new top cap.

1970s has a new base plate with a similar top cap to the 1960s version but without the need for the alignment studs protruding from the middle of the top cap.

Another thing to notice.. do you see the 'Y1' on my base plate? That is a date code, pertaining to the first quarter of 1978.
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Re: English Minors closed comb

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:56 am

Chrisvo wrote:To date them, it depends on the base plate and top cap.

1950s has the top cap and base plate like mine in the last three pictures.

1960s has the same base plate but a new top cap.

1970s has a new base plate with a similar top cap to the 1960s version but without the need for the alignment studs protruding from the middle of the top cap.

Another thing to notice.. do you see the 'Y1' on my base plate? That is a date code, pertaining to the first quarter of 1978.


The 1950's is a good shaver as well.
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Re: English Minora closed comb

Postby dini » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:02 pm

lladets wrote:Can anyone help me to place a date to this tech which I have just received.
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That is a nice score . Looks in good condition and all the teeth straight .
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Re: English Minora closed comb

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:33 pm

dini wrote:
lladets wrote:Can anyone help me to place a date to this tech which I have just received.
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That is a nice score . Looks in good condition and all the teeth straight .


Indeed. Crooked teeth are a common problem with the open comb razors.. :oo
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