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Burma-Shave Shaving Soap

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BEN MET ANNA /MADE A HIT/ NEGLECTED BEARD/ BEN-ANNA SPLIT


THIS CREAM MAKES/ THE GARDENER'S DAUGHTER/ PLANT HER TU-LIPS/ WHERE SHE OUGHTER


WITHIN THIS VALE/OF TOIL AND SIN/ YOUR HEAD GROWS BALD/ BUT NOT YOUR CHIN


YOUR BEAUTY BOYS/ IS JUST SKIN DEEP/ WHAT SKIN YOU’VE GOT/ YOU OUGHT TO KEEP


PEDRO WALKED/ BACK HOME BY GOLLY /HIS BRISTLY CHIN /WAS HOT-TO-MOLLY


MEN WITH WHISKERS/ ‘NEATH THEIR NOSES/ OUGHTA HAVE TO KISS/ LIKE ESKIMOSES


Burma-Shave developed one of the most creative and remembered advertising gambits of all time, the Burma-Shave roadside signs. From 1927 through 1963 these signs dotted the American highways. Usually coming in groups of 5 or 6, you had to drive by in an auto to get all the lines of verse in the proper cadence. The last sign said Burma-Shave. A comprehensive collection of the Burma-Shave jingles has been published in The Verse by the Side of the Road, by Frank Rowsome, Jr.

The first Burma-Shave product, and the one that made them famous, was a brushless shaving cream. Many of their roadside poems emphasize the time saved by brushless cream, and how brushless cream frees up the brush for other more productive uses, like painting the house. Sometime in the company's history they decided to offer cake soap and brushes under the Burma-Shave name, and these seem to be the only Burma-Shave products available today. The brushless cream that was the company's major product has dissappeared into the sands of time.

The cake soap is still available in some drugstores, now unadvertised and forgotton, hidden down by the floor with the low-profit items. A 1.5 oz. puck will set you back about a buck.

The scent is pleasant, and smells like… soap. No surprises there. The ingredients list on the back of the box says: SOAP (SODIUM PALMATE, SODIUM COCOATE OR SODIUM PALM KERNELATE, POTASSIUM STERATE, AND POTASSIUM COCOATE OR PALM KERNELATE TYPES) WATER, GLYCERIN, FRAGRANCE, COCONUT ACID, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PENTASODIUM PENTETATE, TETRASODIUM ETIDRONATE, BHT, TITANTIUM DIOXIDE.

This will probably not be the best soap you ever shaved with, nor the worst. It is just an honest shaving soap that got the job done for generations of our fathers.

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Just some additional information of this soap, which I do like very much regardless of its heritage (or lack thereof): it's a tallow-first soap, and it definitely performs like it is. Have a look at the pics! It's also a Personna/ASR product, apparently.

Cheers,
Jimmy.
IMHO Burma Shave is one of the finest soaps out there. Call me an idiot but i also find the scent very addictive in an old fashioned sort of way. Its tallow based with glycerine and lathers up beautifully and easily, its suprisingly slick with lots of cushion, lasts a very long time and is incredibly cheap. It is only slighty lacking in the moisturizing category. Overall mone of the best bang for buck soaps out there!
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This was my first soap. As such, it's great for teaching you to lather, etc. - you don't feel bad getting half-way through a puck realizing you've essentially been wasting it.

It's not great for winter use, though, and you really have to be generous with the lather, since it'll dry up quick.
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