Item - Vintage 1944 Patent Wilkinson Sword Dry Shave 'Rocking' Chrome & Bakelite Razor in Original Bakelite Case (please see all photos).
Maker - Wilkinson Sword
Stamps - Moulded to the handle with BRIT. PAT. 558703 (Granted in 1944) & PATS. PENDING FOREIGN PATS. PENDING... the head of the razor is stamped with the WILKINSON SWORD trademark and MADE IN ENGLAND.
Type - Non Electrical Dry Shaver
Circa - 1940s
Construction - Bakelite & Chrome
Country of Origin - England
Case Dimensions - 3.5" by 1.5" (2" in height)
Weight - 108 gram
Condition - The Case is in Excellent Condition with no chips or cracks, the razor also in Excellent Condition has no chips or cracks, though it does have a slight scratch to one side of the head (please refer to photos)
Other Interesting Points - Wilkinson Sword was founded in London in 1772 by Henry Nock, their origins are in the manufacture of swords though they have also produced guns, bayonets, typewriters, gardening tools, scissors, motorcycles and shaving equipment. Wilkinson & Son entered the shaving market during the 1850’s selecting open razors manufactured by leading London makers for their customers. In the early 1890’s following their design and patenting of machinery to produce the perfect hollow ground edge to a blade, Wilkinson Sword Co Ltd (Incorporated in 1889) introduced ‘The Figaro’ open razor. Ten years later in 1903 Wilkinson patented their ‘Safety Shaver’, the success of the razor encouraged Wilkinson Sword Co Ltd to produce other razors and shaving ancillaries and over the next 50 years they made many razors and registered many designs and patents.
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