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MACHINE MEASURES BEAUTY OF FACE (Feb, 1933)

I’ll forgo the Hellraiser jokes and just say ouch.

MACHINE MEASURES BEAUTY OF FACE
Even beauty may now be reduced to cold, hard figures, according to the inventors of a device that is said to record the contours of a face with thousandth-of-an-inch accuracy. Beauty shops might use the device, the inventors say, to learn how to change their customers’ features. In the inventors’ opinion, the following measurements are ideal: nose, same length as the height of forehead; eyes, separated by a space the width of one eye.

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Cream Replaces Silk Stockings (Jan, 1938)

Cream Replaces Silk Stockings
Liquid cream that dries to resemble silk stockings is a new cosmetic said to be a boon to the outdoor girl. When applied to the legs, as shown below, the inventors claim that it is practically impossible to distinguish it from real silk hose.

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Paper Hat Parasol for Men Serves as Shield from Sun or Rain (Dec, 1924)

Paper Hat Parasol for Men Serves as Shield from Sun or Rain

Protection from sun or rain is provided by a paper parasol that slips over the top of men’s hats and is held by a rubber band or piece of elastic. The flaps that hang over the brim can be folded in nine different ways, thus shielding the wearer at any desired angle while the exposed portions of the shade may be printed with advertisements. Special styles are manufactured also in thin sheet rubber with rigid side strips, while those made from ordinary paper or with cheesecloth backing have been found serviceable even in heavy rains. When not in use, the parasol can be folded up and placed in the pocket.

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Eyeshades Serve as Extra Lashes to Shield against Sand and Sun (Dec, 1924)

Eyeshades Serve as Extra Lashes to Shield against Sand and Sun

Fitting snugly into the eye sockets and just over the lids, light celluloid eyeshades of novel design have been placed on the market. Less cumbersome than the larger kinds, they are said to afford ample protection against bright sunshine on the beach and elsewhere, and also from dust and sand. They are manufactured in a variety of colors and do not interfere with the vision.

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ODD-SHAPED EYEGLASSES EXPRESS PERSONALITY (Jun, 1936)

ODD-SHAPED EYEGLASSES EXPRESS PERSONALITY

“Individualized” eyeglasses are becoming a fad in England, and makers, departing from the convention that lenses and frames must be round or oval, are producing them in bizarre patterns. A heart-shaped pair, for feminine wearer, is illustrated.

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New Noses in 40 Minutes (Nov, 1937)

New Noses in 40 Minutes

IN A forty-minute miracle of modern surgery, an unshapely nose now can be transformed in such a way as to change the owner’s face completely. Working entirely through the nostrils in order to leave no unsightly scar, the surgeon’s deft hands are guided almost exclusively by the sense of touch as he removes the hump and shortens the nose to normal proportions. Only a local anesthetic is used and the patient is conscious throughout the delicate operation. The complete transformation of the patient’s nose is accomplished in about forty minutes. In the accompanying photographs, a highspeed camera has caught the successive steps of the work in one of the most dramatic series of pictures ever made in an operating room.

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BEARD IS REMOVED WITH MUD AND USE OF X-RAYS (Apr, 1924) (Apr, 1924)

So basically this is just a facial waxing followed by lots of x-rays. Actually, I’ll bet this works. Most people who have been exposed to large doses of radiation do not have to worry about shaving, or combing their hair, or brushing their teeth.

BEARD IS REMOVED WITH MUD AND USE OF X-RAYS

Shaving beards from men’s faces, has been accomplished by a special mudlike paste that is undergoing experiments at the hands of a New York doctor. After the mass has been applied, it hardens and is torn off. To finish the operation, X-rays are then directed against the skin. The originator of the method claims that it is beneficial and if used regularly will remove scars and similar marks of long standing. It is also said that the sticky treatment does not leave any ill effects on tender skins.

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Stencil for Lipstick (Feb, 1938)

Stencil for Lipstick

Lipstick is applied quickly and evenly with the aid of a stencil just invented. The stencil is adjusted and held over the mouth as shown in the photograph above, thus insuring correct shape and unblurred edges when the lipstick is rubbed on.

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SHIELD ON EYEGLASSES PROTECTS THE NOSE (Feb, 1932)

SHIELD ON EYEGLASSES PROTECTS THE NOSE
Equipped with a shield that completely covers the nose, these new sun glasses may not impress the beholder as an aid to beauty, but that is what they actually are. The shield protects the wearer’s nose from sunburn and consequent redness. A Los Angeles inventor designed it.

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NEW SAFETY RAZOR HAS OSCILLATING BLADE (Mar, 1933)

NEW SAFETY RAZOR HAS OSCILLATING BLADE

Especially designed for those with tender skins and tough beards, a new safety razor employs an oscillating blade to cut the hairs. While the razor is drawn across the face, a pair of friction rollers revolve and cause the whole blade to move sideward with a reciprocating motion, as indicated by arrows in the photograph at left. As a result, this miniature mowing machine is declared to give an unusually close shave with a minimum of chafing and discomfort. The one piece razor may be operated and cleaned with one hand.

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