(London, England) produced and sold some of the finest razors ever made.
Disclaimer: This article is the opinion of the author who has years of wet shaving experience and does not reflect the views of Sharpologist.
The intention of this article is to showcase razors that can be found readily and not to showcase razors that are locked in museums or so far out of reach that readers will never be able to try.
The extremely rare yet innovative Apollo Mikron was released in limited quantity around the 1950’s and consisted of a similar design as Gillette’s Fatboy.
The adjustment knob on the bottom can actually be removed and the inner mechanism can be adjusted further to the user’s preference.
There’s something epic about using razors with historical significance. This list contains razors that are rare, but available to purchase through auction sites and/or in the Buy-Sell-Trade areas of popular forums and wet shaving websites.
It’s an experience that may only happen several times in a lifetime, but can be replicated in your daily routine. Here is a list of 5 razors you should try before you die.
The factory address was 255 Cricklewood Broadway, London, NW 2, with showrooms located at 197a, Regent Street, London, W1. ask for the Viceroy non-electric mechanical dry shaver... " The mechanical version was operated by repeatedly squeezing a lever on the handle.
1960 Stock market quotation withdrawn 1961 Precision engineers, manufacturing razors, repetition and assembly work and domestic appliances. 1961 Formation of JV company with Charles Colston Group which would take over Colston's High Wycombe factory and make dishwashers, including those sold by Colston.
The blade was about the size of a conventional disposable blade but was solid, hollow ground and not disposable, it incorporated a safety guard.
The company's principal market was a twenty-first birthday present for a young man. The Rolls trademark, "The Whetter," was registered in the US in 1950; the claimed first use was 1922.
Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. 1927 Public company formed as Rolls Razor (1927) 1929 Name changed to Rolls Razor 1929 Patent - Improvements in the manufacture of bowls, pots, cups, boxes, cases, and other containers. Some came in a dark red pebble grain leatherette (probably over wood) case with a glove snap closure.