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British Vintage Rolls Razor

British Vintage Rolls Razor

Regular price £25.00 GBP
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The eponymous product was a sophisticated safety razor promoted with the slogan "The razor that is stropped and honed in its case".

The case was a rigid rectangular frame enclosed by two detachable lids; one lid carried a stone and the other leather. The lids could not be interchanged. With a lid removed, oscillating a handle drove a shaft along the frame. In both directions pinions on the shaft engaged with racks on the case to rotate the shaft to either push the blade forward against the stone or drag it against the strop. It was easy to use, fast and safe. Sharpening was noisy as each change of direction rotated the blade to slap against stone or leather.

The blade was about the size of a conventional disposable blade but was solid, hollow ground, and not disposable, and it incorporated a safety guard.

The company's principal market was a 21st birthday present for a young man. Sales declined with the rise of electric shaving.

 

The eponymous product was a sophisticated safety razor that was promoted with the slogan "The razor that is stropped and honed in its case".