Recently picked up a Rolls Razor at a boot fair for £3. I have no idea how old it is and I'm curious if there is any way I can date it. All I can see is a stamped serial number on the side - B738747. does this mean anything.
It is not a DE in any sense at all. It is a straight razor "on a stick", making it an SE razor. It's an oddity, because it doesn't even qualify as a safety razor, since there is no guard bar. It looks like there is one, but the only purpose of that bar is so you can set it down without messing up the edge. When you shave, the bar doesn't come into play.
Hellow to all. So far the info I have gotten here has been great. my mother had past away over a year ago. Last week end I found a box marked DaD. In was a blue box. In it was a rolls razor. I found all the information about it and Instructions for using it. The hone part of it looks like it never has been used. the strop is shows heavy use. I think it needs a new one. The blade looks like it was knocked around but edge looks good. I like to realy know is what I need to do to make it useable and or replacement parts.Oh ! the number on the blade is 51, The SN# is A643308