Rolls Razor Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by gregindallas, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    Housekeeper’s banished me from my office until it’s clean. Something about half the coffee cups we own being in there. :D So banished to the den, I’m curious about the Rolls out there. So this thread is for posting your Rolls pictures. It’s also a place where the curious can see what a Rolls looks like in service.
    All of these came from Ebay. All were pretty grubby or worse. The most I payed was, I think, about $25 (+Shipping)

    I’ll start
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  2. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    Plain ol Rolls Imperials (no boxes or cases)
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  3. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    Cased Imperials
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  4. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    Series 1 Gold
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  5. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    The Viscounts Box-less
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  6. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    Cased Viscounts:
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  7. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    My Travel Rolls "on the road"
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  8. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    :smiley respect: GREAT thread!! :signs154:
     
  9. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    From an efficiency point of view, it is truly the end-all, be-all of safety razors.
     
  10. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

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    Great thread, Greg! You've got a real stash of those! Here's my one and only set:

    Rolls De Luxe Travel set
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  11. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist


    That thing cost (in today's US dollars) about $500. Just the thing for a budding “Lawrence of Arabia" on a foreign office posting to far East….. Except Larry was a total “freak” and used a straight. The straight had nothing to do with the “freak” part…..Maybe.:D
     
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  12. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

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    It cost me about 10% of that! :)
     
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  13. white_feather

    white_feather Active Member

    Exactly what is and how does this thing work?
     
  14. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

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    It is a razor, and it works just great! :D


    Still need more info? Read Greg's excellent post on the Rolls Razor! But be careful: you might get hooked!
     
  15. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    It is a self-sharpening, self-honing razor. Literally a lifetime of straight-quality shaves in a small metal box.
     
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  16. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector

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  17. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Member

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    The business end of the Rolls system.

    I've been using one for the last few months, mostly for third pass or neck touch up after the straight. I read a lot about Rolls Razors here at TSD which helped me improve my sharpening technique. With some sorry, forgotten mug soap and a few drops of glycerine I had as good a three-pass shave with my Rolls this morning as ever with any straight. Love the Rolls.
     
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  18. vontreigo

    vontreigo Member

    My 1st Rolls is this Viscount. I found it at an estate sale. Before this I never heard of it, but I was intrigued (engineering background).
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    I bought this one (1949 Imperial very close to mint) off eBay for $15 +shipping (gave this to my son)
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  19. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Wonder what they'd go for in modern $.

    EDIT: answered above and I do not doubt it one bit.
     
  20. vontreigo

    vontreigo Member

    I actually I got lucky... it was a late night bid. They are going for about $20-$30 USD.. some actually try to sell them for $60USD but I haven't seen them sell for it unless it's in perfect condition.
     
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