10-31-2016, 03:43 AM
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Hello from London!

Yesterday I had the good fortune to stumble across a wonderful bit of kit at a West London 'car-boot' sale. Yes, for £8 I got me a Rolls Viscount in pristine condition complete with leather pouch and extra 'Super' blades. But best of all was the letter on company-headed notepaper I found tucked away inside:

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For your archives I attach also photographs of this Viscount kit along with the intact branding images from the blades.

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Here are two images of the Rolls trademark, The Whetter, one from the case and the other from the letterhead...

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Here is the Imperial blade with packaging:
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Here is the 'Super' blade with packaging:
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A final picture of the kit:
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 10-31-2016, 04:12 AM
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  • BobH
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  • Thunder Bay Canada
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That is a very nice piece of shaving kit, congrats.  If you try it out I think you will find that they are wonderful shavers.

Bob

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 10-31-2016, 04:27 AM
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I have one and the shaves are ok but I have yest to master honing the blade, the stone/leather combo don't seem to put a keen enough edge on it, I have tried honing the blade with 1-2 layers of tape but still seems to be a bit tuggy.

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 10-31-2016, 05:39 AM
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Welcome to TSN and congratulations on a great score.  Thank you for the write-up and pictures. That letter adds a lot to your find.

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 10-31-2016, 05:45 AM
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Welcome and congratulations. Hello

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 10-31-2016, 06:04 AM
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Welcome to the Nook and you got a very nice find!  Thumbup

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 11-03-2016, 12:12 PM
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  • racebmx
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Hello and welcome! Nice Rolls!

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 11-07-2016, 06:17 PM
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Welcome to TSN.  Nice Rolls there.  Hope you enjoy!  Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100

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 11-08-2016, 07:49 AM
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  • TheMonk
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  • Porto, Portugal
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Welcome to TSN!

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