02-20-2017, 06:22 PM
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Hello All:

Has anyone ever came up with the idea of substituting the safety bar of a safety razor with a rolling pin, or a small rotating cylinder?

Best regards,

Pepe Peña

P.d.  What do you think?  Pros?  Cons?

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 02-20-2017, 06:37 PM
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(02-20-2017, 06:22 PM)carlospppena Wrote: Hello All:

Has anyone ever came up with the idea of substituting the safety bar of a safety razor with a rolling pin, or a small rotating cylinder?

Best regards,

Pepe Peña

P.d.  What do you think?  Pros?  Cons?

Well, it's not a SE, but Feather has one.  Found it while browsing their website the other day.  Don't know how it shaves however, nor can I translate.


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 02-20-2017, 07:03 PM
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How about a 1903-14 Mandarin SE razor? Their about 103 years late

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 02-20-2017, 07:06 PM
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There are a couple different versions of roller guard razors.

They are vintage.

I have a couple.

I'll see if I can find a picture.

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 02-20-2017, 07:08 PM
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This isn't my original photo, but I have one of these.

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 02-20-2017, 07:11 PM
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(02-20-2017, 07:08 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: This isn't my original photo, but I have one of these.

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Dear baker;

I got ta get me one o' these...!!!!

:-)

Thanx tons!

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 02-20-2017, 11:00 PM
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On the single edge side of things, we have a variant of the J. A. Henckels Rapide, circa 1920's:

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This Wilkinson Empire 7 Day set is more recent (1940's) but many Wilkinson single edge razors featured a roller comb:

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So no, it's not a new idea. Wink 

--Bob

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 02-21-2017, 07:45 AM
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Hello Guys;

I want to thank you all for taking the time for the history lesson.  I think it was worth it!

Best regards,

Pepe Peña

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 02-21-2017, 09:36 AM
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The oldest patent I could find for rollers on a razor dates back to 16th March 1886! To quote:

Quote:My invention consists partly in application to a razor of a roller acting as a guard to prevent the wounding of the skin in the use of the razor, and partly in certain details of construction pointed out in the claims.

Unsurprisingly the razor isn't a safety razor as we know it:
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The oldest patent I found for a hoe-style - the blade 90º on the handle - safety razor with rollers I could find with a quick search is ten years younger, from 18th February 1896. Still fairly respectable, and it was even adjustable with a screw so the user could dial in how aggressive it should shave.
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Given that you own a wedge blade, the last one should actually work reasonable well.

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