Rollistic shaving soap bowl

Description

A lidded bowl to contain Rolls Razor shaving soap in a black and white marbled design. The lid has a screw thread and there are four feet moulded into the base of the bowl to support the shaving soap and keep it both elevated and dry in storage. Compression moulded in urea formaldehyde, the material was named Beetle moulding powder and was first released in 1925 by British Cyanides Co (to become British Industrial Plastics in 1936). The object was given by the company to the donor's grandmother, who worked as a cleaner with BIP from 1915.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer
Manufactured for

Inscriptions

moulded: "ROLLS RAZOR LTD. PAT. No. 323759. ROLLISTIC. MADE IN ENGLAND. RR124" (base)
moulded: "PROV PAT No. 29002/28 RR 124/1" (inside)

Object number

AIBDC : 009115

Date

1925 - 1939 (circa)

Country

Dimensions
Height
50mm
Diameter
117mm

Colour