The Gillette Tuckaway

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Oldguy, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member

    Here is a view of my Tuckaway collection and variants. While most of you may be familiar with the Tuckway, many of the new members may not. To me, after the ABC pocket sets, the Tuckaway is my favorite travel sized razor. All of them are really great shavers as well.

    All of the original New Improved Tuckaway's in my collection were made in 1921. The Norfolk was made in 1930 as was another New Tuckaway Deluxe I have. Here are the originals.

    Here's the handle length comparison to a standard size New Imroved. This one is from a Richwood set.

    Here is a variant of the original Tuckaway, the New Norfolk Deluxe. It was made chrome plated, gold plated and I believe silver plated as well.

    Here is another variant in a different styled case. It's a New Improved Tuckaway. There is no set identification on the inside of the case. I have only seen one other set and it was nos including the shipper which did not identify the set either. It has also been called a Somerset but I don't believe it is.


    I hope you enjoy looking at these old vintage Gillettes. I really enjoy collecting them.

  2. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Sweet collection!

    I keep trying the O/C's but have not found one I like yet.
  3. swarden43

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


    Very nice!
  4. Really beautiful ... would be a shame too dirty with shaving foam as gorgeous!
  5. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    These are my favorite razors to collect. I don't know exactly why, I just think they look awesome in those cases I guess. You have a fantastic collection. Beautiful specimens.

    I just have a couple to add, not near as pretty, but hard to find:

    the Gold New Norfolk Deluxe with Tuckaway handle:

    The Silver and Gold New Norfolk with Bar handle

    The Gillette Summerset.

    I also lump in the Milady sets in with these.
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    And just because it is the only one I have seen, the Vienna 4 piece Vest Pocket razor:
  6. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master

    Holy Mackerel at that Vienna! Wow! [​IMG]
  7. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master

    My regular ole 1922 Tuckaway...

  8. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member

    Your sets are hard to find. I'd love a Somerset in just about any condition. The Vienna is really hard to find. I have only one Milady Deluxe in the Jade set. It seems collectors are jumping on them. The prices have really gone up. It's also really hard to find one without a lot of cap wear because of the hard case.

    I like your collection a lot. Good stuff.

  9. dougr

    dougr Well-Known Member

  10. Hiya,

    Man, those Tuckaways are some purty lookin thangs. I can shave with those fairly comfortably because of the NEW Improved head. The razors that wanna try and bite me are those with NEW Deluxe heads like the Norfolk, and so I never use em. I do like the weight and balance on all those types, but they aren't the best fit for me.

    Thanks to the various members for the nice pics,


    Oh Len? That Chrome set looks sorta familiar....heh.
  11. wyatt46

    wyatt46 Well-Known Member

    Very nice Gentlemen !
  12. MN_Nick

    MN_Nick Member

    Good looking kits! Thanks for sharing.
  13. Lucky11453

    Lucky11453 New Member

    Great f the first DE razor I got.
  14. RocketMan

    RocketMan Member

    This post inspired me to pick up a Mylady. Thnx!
  15. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member

    Heh, Martin. Yup that's the one. It has a very prominent place in my collection. And now it's world famous. It seems like our sensitivity to different razor heads is exactly opposite. I find the New Deluxe head gives me a nice smooth shave while the New Improved is a little too aggressive. It's funny how that works out.

  16. jgkeegan

    jgkeegan Member

    I truly like this razor.

    Here is my tag sale special which has a place in my rotation.
  17. highball

    highball Member

    Here is my Red and Black set with a handle that looks like one from a Tuckaway only full size

    Attached Files:

  18. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master

    Yes, some of the 'Red & Black' sets did come with this rarer handle that looks like a stretched 'Tuckaway' handle. Very cool!
  19. RocketMan

    RocketMan Member

    That is news to me. Worth a look for sure!!
  20. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member

    I never saw one either. That's pretty unusual. Neat.


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