Red phenol formaldehyde (Bakelite) non-electric dr


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Red phenol formaldehyde (Bakelite) non-electric dry shaver, made by Viceroy, 1950s, in red leather case. Moulded inscription stamped on back, enclosed in circle: GT BRITAIN 501965 502081/ 501965 502081/ & PENDING 579-38 3289238/ DESIGN REGD NO /828796/U.S.A. PAT 3104929/& PENDING" encircled by "VICEROY REGD TRADE MARK/ WORLD PATENT GARANTEED & PENDING". Case stamped in silver: "VICEROY/ DRY SHAVER" and inside lid stampled in silver "VICEROY/ NON-ELECTRIC DRY SHAVER".


Plastics and Modern Materials
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leather, phenol formaldehyde, steel and velvet, silk
non-electric dry shaver
Frangenberg, Tomas

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