Posts Tagged ‘shaving’

“When Death Rides the Rubber” – Popular Mechanics, December 1932

Monday, 17 July 2017

Okay, so who the Hell gave Death a drivers’ license so it could pull this crap in the first place? Why is he selling used tires?

The used tire business has been around for decades, and there’s deceit involved. Check out this recent video:

[Found here via here.]

1910 Stropper

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Automatic Stropper
Both my grampas had stroppers in their bathrooms, and they weren’t used for disposable blades. They used straight razors with a cup of hard shaving cream and a brush. Put a little water in the cup, brush up a lather, then pay attention.

For those of you who grew up later than I did, the strop was a strip of leather hanging by a ring adjacent to the barber’s chair. Barbershops still had them when I was a kid, and they were used to get rid of a used blade’s microscopic burl:

Microscopic Burl

BTW, $2 in 1910 was about $50 in 2015 bucks.

Q1: Anyone remember the slots in bathroom walls for disposal of disposable Gillette blades into the wall cavities?
Q2: Did they ever fill up?

[Images found here and here.]

Mr. Gillette’s Original Razor Blade

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Shaving Axe

[Found here.]


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