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1927 Imperial #2 Rolls Razor Nickel Plated

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1927 Imperial #2 Rolls Razor Nickel Plated RICHARDS
RAZORS; MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE! This item
is in very good+ vintage condition as can be seen in
the pictures. The box has a bit ofvintage ware on
the outside, the inside of the box is in great
condition. The item is fully complete, it comes
complete with the original instructions, the blade
is in fantastic condition asis the hone and the
strop. With no breakage. The razor case has an
identifying number on the sidewhich is A709642.
Rolls Razor Limited was a British company known for
its manufacture of asophisticated safety-razor and
an "affordable" twin-tub washing machine.The
eponymous product was a sophisticated safety-razor
which came in a metal box designed to allowthe blade
to be stropped against the lid and thus was not
disposable, but unlike the straight razorit
incorporated a safety guard and its size was closer
to the early Gillette double blade disposablerazor.
The company wilted in the face of competition from
the likes of Gillette.The Rolls trademark, "The
Whetter," was registered in the U.S. in 1950; the
claimed first use was1922. The U.S. patent for the
method of attaching the blade to the handle was
filed in 1925 andissued in 1930. The name "Rolls
Razor (1927) Ltd." was used in advertising.It seems
that no one could bear to throw away a Rolls Razor.
That must be why there are so manystill around.
Though not made by the Rolls-Royce company, the name
was undoubtedly chosen to evokethe "Rolls" image of
luxury and quality. The factory address was 255
Cricklewood Broadway, London,N. W. 2, with showrooms
located at 197a, Regent St., London, W.1. A U.S.
importer was Lee & Schiffer, East 44th St., New
York City. By 1937 the U.S. distributor was Rolls
Razor, Inc., 305 East 45th St., New York.Rolls
Razors, Ltd, made several models with variations
based solely on casing material, finish andshape.
The earliest models have a pebble-finish metal case.
The nickel plated Imperial No. 2 is themost common
along with the silver-plated Imperial which was
packaged with a hard leatherette storagebox. During
World War II, the case was made all Aluminum. Older
razors, pre-1930, do not have a Greekkey pattern on
the case. A gold-plated case was made before 1930,
but is very rare. The two mainshape variations were
the “standard” Imperial which had a flat boxy
shape with rounded corners andthe Viscount which had
a softer profile with shaped sides and rounded
corners.The case design evolved to a pattern of
parallel zig-zag lines. Later razors have a 3-row
Greekkey design and with the "The Whetter" trademark
near the end of the case. These cases measure 2-3/4x
6 inches. The Viscount case design has a single
Greek key ro great w. The corners of the case are
morerounded (about a 5/8-inch radius) than previous
Rolls. The case dimensions are 2-7/8 x 6-1/4
inches.By 1951 Rolls was also advertising the
Viceroy Electric Dry shaver, or, the ad said, if you
have"no electricity ... ask for the Viceroy
non-electric mechanical dry shaver" ...Press the
lever andshave!" The mechanical version was operated
by repeatedly squeezing a lever on the handle. The
Rolls Razor was successful enough that it had a
similar British competitor, The Darwin, madeby
Darwins Ltd. (or Darwin, Ltd.; both spellings were
used), Fitzwilliam Works, Sheffield,
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BUYER.Terms of Sale: When I describe an object as
'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they will have the typical
wear and tear youwould expect with an older piece.
Light scratches, scuffing & crazing and such like
would beexpected as opposed to a NEW condition. If
an item is in MINT condition I will say so. If an
itemhas any major issues - dents, deep marks, stains
or heavy scratches etc. I will bring these to
your attention in my description. All sales final.

Item Info:

Item #: 142350
Category: Antiques
Last updated: December 23, 2012
Item: Single Collectible
Condition: Used
Additional comments: PAYPAL ONLYINTERNATIONAL
SHIPPING COST: DEPENDS WHERE
BUYER IS LOCATED./> INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: I
WILL NOT ALTER SELLING OR
SHIPPING PRICE OR MARK AS A
GIFT, I SHIP ONLYUSPS MAIL
OUTSIDE OF U.S.A./> INSURANCE IS AT THE
DISCRETION OF THE BUYER.Terms
of Sale:
When I
describe an object as
'VINTAGE' or 'ANTIQUE' they
will have the typical wear and
tear youwould expect with an
older piece. Light scratches,
scuffing & crazing and such
like would beexpected as
opposed to a NEW condition. If
an item is in MINT condition I
will say so. If an itemhas any
major issues - dents, deep
marks, stains or heavy
scratches etc. I will bring
these to your
attention
in my description. All sales
final.
Item for: Sale

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