Monday, April 16, 2012
VERY RARE 1927 Gillette Tuckaway G-in-D STAMPED Silver, New Improved
VERY RARE 1927 Gillette Tuckaway G-in-D STAMPED Silver, New
This razor is extremely collectible, per Krumholtz Page 186; he lists the "G" in "D" as "Scarce".
This very nice Tuckaway in it's original case, the
shaving kit comes from the 1920s - likely 1927 or
1928 when these razors were not numbered. This razor has a
G-in-D stamped on the underside of the
blade head. There is light vintage wear to the plating of the
razor and the case.
As with almost every Gillette razor of this era, there
is a hairline crack at the end of the handle
tube. The crack is stable, the pieces are secure.
Shaving is not affected.
The teeth of the comb are straight. The razor has been
sanitized in Barbicide and scrubbed with
antibacterial soap. The case is square and sturdy; the latch
latches and opens as it should.
THIS ITEM IS A VERY RARE 1927 Gillette Tuckaway G-in-D
This razor is a 1927 Gillette "OLD TYPE" safety razor
using the pioneering system of disposable blades.
(patented by Gillette in 1904). Silver-plated Old Type
"NEW IMPROVED" razor.
This razor is extremely collectible, it has a marking
of a "G inside a D" on the bottom of the
blade holder which means that at one point the razor was
returned to the Gillette factory for repair.
Apparently Gillette gauranted it's razors and if part
of the razor got damaged you could return it
and they would either fix or replace the part. When
finished Gillette stamped a "G inside a D" so
that that piece was not eligible to be fixed for free twice.
As I was told by a representative from
the Gillette history department. He told me also that
the "G inside a D" stood for "Damaged Gillette."
This is the really rare thing about this razor, think
of the millions of safety razors Gillette sold
and the very small number of razors returned to be fixed!!
This razor is one; you tell me how
many more there are that still exist. If you find one
you better keep it because there are very
few. I've been collecting razors for about 40 years and
I have only seen 3 of these razors with the GD.
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Terms of Sale:
When I describe an object as 'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical wear and tear you
would expect with an older piece. Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like would be
expected as opposed to a NEW condition. If an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an item
has any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to your
attention in my description. All sales final.