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Inventors’ Brain Children (Oct, 1937)

I don’t think Press-On Nails would have sold as well if they were called “artificial horn”. Of course, if you grew up watching TV in the 80′s then there really is only one brand of nails (video) worth talking about.

Inventors’ Brain Children

Many inventors vied with each other for public favor when they exhibited working or other models at the recent annual convention of the nation’s inventors, held in New York. Some of the most outstanding devices of popular interest are illustrated on the accompanying pages.

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PERFECTION STROPPING OUTFIT (Feb, 1909)

WHY THROW SAFETY BLADES AWAY?

OLD BLADES MADE NEW and ready for SMOOTH shaving INSTANTLY by the

PERFECTION STROPPING OUTFIT

Always ready for use—Cannot wear out—Stropper is nickel steel — strop is finest horsehide. Made especially for Wafer Blades. Makes one set do the work of 12. Outfit complete sent prepaid upon receipt of $1. Money Order. Stropper alone 35c, silver or Money Order.

Rudolph Hardware Co., Dept. L, Smithfield St., Pittsburg, Pa.

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Ask your wife if this isn’t so… (Jun, 1935)

What is J.B. doing in that office?

Ask your wife if this isn’t so…

A DRY SKIN MAKES YOU LOOK OLDER THAN YOU ARE

No man in his sane moments really wants to look older than his age. In this competitive world of ours youth gets the breaks. Old age is a handicap at every turn.

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King Gillette’s Safety Razor (Jan, 1954)

King Gillette’s Safety Razor

By Alfred Lief

A SALESMAN who wanted a business of his own, King C. Gillette tackled the dictionary to find an idea for something he could invent, make, and sell over and over again to the user. This was in the 1890′s, and his $6,000 a year was a pretty good salary. But he was 40 and restless.

Gillette had not gotten far into the alphabet when a personal need supplied an answer that literally hit him on the chin. He was shaving one morning with a straight-edge razor of the barbershop type; the blade was dull and useless and he had to go out and get it rehoned.

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THE POGONOTOMIST (Jul, 1956)

THE POGONOTOMIST
MOST men shave their faces and are relieved to stop there. But Elbridge J. Casselman keeps going. He shaves his left arm every day and gets paid for it. As pogonotomist (comes from the Greek pogon for beard) for the Gem Safety Razor Corp., Mr. C. devotes his time to finding out how men can shave more smoothly and comfortably. By shaving one arm and then comparing the skin with his unshaved one, he gets a line on irritation, stubble growth, etc. Some Casselman hints on shaving: Use plenty of water and prepare your face two or three minutes before going for the razor, don’t dry the blade after you finish, turn the blade over after each shave, use two razors to give one a day off. In his years of study, Pogonotomist Casselman has written some profo

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CRITICAL EYES ARE SIZING YOU UP RIGHT NOW (Oct, 1932)

CRITICAL EYES ARE SIZING YOU UP RIGHT NOW

keep your face FRESH, FIRM, FIT

Let your face reflect confidence — not worry! It’s the “look” of you by which you are judged most often. Try for a sunny slant on life. Let Williams Shaving Service help you. It can!

Cover your beard with the thick, quick lather that Williams is famous for (hard water or soft, hot or cold—it doesn’t matter with Williams). What an easy shave! Your taut skin relaxes … feels cool, supple.

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Beard Clinic Maps Strategy for Shaving (Sep, 1939)

Beard Clinic Maps Strategy for Shaving

HOW men should manipulate their razors to give themselves a smooth, clean shave is explained by dermatologists at the New York World’s Fair after a facial examination with an ingenious apparatus. On human faces, the experts say, the beard grows in different directions, which should be followed by the shaver as he uses his razor. To determine hair directions on a subject, a dermatologist observes the face through a magnifying glass fitted with a light-polarizing screen. Colored lights then enable him to look below the skin surface of a clean-shaven visitor and study the direction of beard growth on all parts of his face. Findings are marked on a chart.

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Smallest Safety Razor in World (Jun, 1931)

Smallest Safety Razor in World
THIS tiny gold-plated safety razor, which is complete in every respect, and in perfect working order, fits into a tiny snap case which is smaller than a half dollar. The set has been designed for ladies use.

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Dry Shaver (Sep, 1956)

Dry Shaver

This month’s BRIGHT IDEA

THIS handy new pocket-size dry shaver can be used in an emergency or for a quick shave for a date. Dubbed the Rally, you simply roll the cutting head over your beard to shave. It won’t cut or burn your skin and is easily carried in your pocket when not in use. A Swedish import, the Rally is available at Post-Way Shaver, 30 East 20th Street, New York, N.Y.

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Mystery of the Razor Blade (Jan, 1932)

Mystery of the Razor Blade

There has been so much misunderstanding of razor blades in the past that every user of those universal utilities will welcome this highly interesting and authoritative article.

By J. G. PRATT

ALTHOUGH a large amount of research lias been conducted in connection with razor blades, the magnification has generally been carried little beyond three or four hundred diameters— insufficient to show the actual cutting edge and the effect of stropping.

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