This is a chunky, sturdy 3 piece offering from the stable of Gillette becoming increasingly hard to find. The Gillette NEW De Luxe razors were similar to the NEW razors, but with a slightly heavier head weight. The difference between a typical NEW and NEW De Luxe would be 3-5 grams. The Deluxe version of the NEW was made at two different times: ca. 1930 with serial numbers but without patent numbers, and ca. 1935 with patent numbers but without serial numbers.
There were two variations of the NEW Deluxe guard plate, most noticeable in the solid part of the underside of the guard plate. One version measures 17-mm across, the other 15-mm. It is unclear whether or not this variation correlated with manufacturing dates.
This razor has the 17 mm plate, and in great condition with original case, and a pack of vintage Gillette blue blades. It weighs 57 grams and stands 83 mm high.