Need help IDing Gillette New

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  1. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    My local antique shop has this razor, and I can't seem to ID it. The knurling pattern is not what I would expect for a New type head. Has anyone seen it before?

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    Sorry for the image quality. This pic was obviously taken through the glass display case.
     
  2. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

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  3. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Gillette Tuckaway?
     
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  4. Kukaraja

    Kukaraja New Member

    This looks like new deluxe traveler

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  5. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    I think it is a frankenrazor, tuckaway handle with a New head
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  6. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Twist knob still looks too wide.
     
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  7. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    I think so.
    1935 Deluxe Norfolk gold Tuckaway handle Canada.JPG
     
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  8. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Tuck away handle with another model head? Maybe short comb new head. Or, some other head?
     
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  9. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    I think you are right Steve, it doesn't have bar in the bottom of the lower plate like a New. You win!

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  10. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    @oldjoe called it before I did.
     
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  11. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    image.jpeg Lady Gillette
     
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  12. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I'm pretty sure the tuckaway and lady Gillette used the same razor.
     
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  13. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    I would agree - just different packaging.
     
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  14. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    One has pins, the other doesn't? I looked for the pins and couldn't see them. And, I learned something about a model called the "Lady Gillette". I am no expert. Not by a long shot! SO many models, so many variations. So many shavers that put together whatever they had that they felt worked for them---- and moved on? Would be nice to hear or read their story!!!
     
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  15. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    This certainly looks a lot like the razor at the shop. Of course there is no case, just the razor.
     
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  16. nikonNUT

    nikonNUT Well-Known Member

    Buy it! They are fantastic shavers!!! And the Lady Gillette and the Tuckaway (Norfolk) are the same razor. One came in a metal case (Tuckaway) with a meander pattern (Greek Key) and the other (Lady Gillete) came in a plastic three compartment case in pearl, jade, or coral. I have a Tuckaway and Lady Gillette Jade. Seriously, they give me the best shaves of all my razors...
     
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  17. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    She is asking a bit much for it at $75. She is a little all over the map on pricing. Some things have been very good prices others not quite so much. She is seeing the cased versions in good shape and thinks her razor is worth similar.
     
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  18. nikonNUT

    nikonNUT Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's too much. 75.00 with the case and the blade bank? Maybe... Even then it would have to be free of ANY bent teeth or handle cracks with flawless plating. I gave $80.00 for this one...
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  19. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I just sold a Norfolk tuckaway for like $45. And it was in great condition. She's asking waaaay to much .
     
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  20. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Very nice razor. Don't have one. Must add to my want it list.
     
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