01-06-2017, 10:12 PM
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  • Shaun
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Picked this beautiful travel set up in a junk shop in Morpeth NSW: $15 AUD ($11 US). I have since sourced Romi blades and they show the Fox and Hare emblem. The fox is holding an "Old Type" razor, such as this.

The metal case is resin coated and has also some nice little decorations carved onto the top. The Fox and Hare emblem is visible on the back.

I am guessing War period.

Has anyone here seen one of these before, or any Romi razors? I'd love to see. I think Romi was a tool makers, not sure. 

Careful searching 'Romi" though because there is a porn star model named "Romi Rain". I have a legitimate reason for having stumbled across her though Wink

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 01-06-2017, 10:22 PM
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 01-06-2017, 10:52 PM
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head design resembles the Old Gillette, looks neat

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 01-07-2017, 07:10 AM
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Very cool!


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 01-07-2017, 02:20 PM
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I have since acquired a couple of  Romi blades to go with this set. War era. I wonder about all these things; how they end up in small country towns here in the east coast of Australia...

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 01-07-2017, 11:40 PM
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It appears that Romi-werk (Solingen) is considered the earliest of the German razor and other steel goods manufacturers (cutlery, etc.) in production since 1902 under Robert Middeldorf. I could find no other example of this 'resie rasierer', so I am assuming it is very rare. I might re-date this to earlier than 1939. Let's say 1930.

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