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Admiral Digby Museum

Razor, Safety

Accession number: 1983.14.1-3
Date: 1940 – 1963
Materials: Cardstock; Metal
Brand: Rolls Razor
Model: Imperial No.2

Rolls Razor

Patent: 1922;1923;1926;1951

The nickel-plated Imperial No.2 was the most common of the Rolls Razor models. In 1932 it retailed for $10 and included instructions on how to care for the razor. Multiple patents were issued from the 1920s through 1950s, both in England and the United States. Other models included Imperial No.1 and No.3, and De Luxe models A through G. The company also sold replacement blades, a compact set  that included a No.2 razor, shaving brush and soap bowl, and a De Luxe kit that included a silver-plated razor, two replacement blades, shaving soap, a shaving brush, and a pigskin case.


Green and white cardboard box with hinged lid. Inside is a metal case with greek key design which opens to reveal razor.