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Circa 1960

I thought it might be fun to try to name the common wetshaving supplies in use fifty years ago. Off the top of my head:
Williams soap and creme
Old Spice soap and I do believe there was a creme offered in a tube
Seaforth Shaving Soap
Gillette Tech and SS razors
Gillette Blue Blades
Barbasol Brushless Shaving Creme
Palmolive Brushless Shaving Creme
Schick Krona Razor and Blades
Personna Razor Blades
Gem Razors and Blades (I have no memory of ever seeing a new SE razor for sale but I do remember the blades hanging on the wall.)

Not sure when the transition from blue blades to SS blades was made, I can remember the blue blades for sale into the 70's.

If you would like to contribute your favorite products from this time period please feel free to do so.
 
Although I was born in the '69 I can say that one my Grandpas used a injector razor. I have it and use it myself occasionally. Grandma told me he didn't like DE razors to much especially after being the Army before WWII
 
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My dad's setup from about 65 to the late 90's was Colgate foam, Brut A/S, Gillette adjustables and Schick DE blades. All of my uncles that I can recall (except one) as well as my grandfather were Old Spice men. I had one uncle that used Noxema cream and Aqua Velva.

Aftershave was also kind of the defacto Christmas and fathers day gift from us kids. I seem to recall the big brands like AV, Old Spice, Mennen etc having many varieties of scents, especially during the holidays.
 
Some of the products that come to mind and not already mentioned are Burma Shave brushless shaving cream, Sportsman cologne, English Lavender and Col. Conk. I remember some Franklin Toiletry products from that era as well.

Best regards,

Doug
 
Old Spice After Shave POWDER- flesh colored//King's Men AS/Cologne/AS Talcum in the gold bottles with a clear window and a knight's head in full helmet cap.
 
Palmolive Lather shave cream
Burma Shave brushless.
Gillette Super Blue Blades
Rise Shaving Creme aerosol
Aqua Velva
Colgate shave lather aerosol

-- John Gehman
 
- Seaforth Shaving products
- Yardley Shaving products
- Gillette's Trackmatic razor
- Gillette's Toggle model
- Gillette's 1958 Executive model
- Gillette's Slim Aristocrat adjustable razor
 
I thought it might be fun to try to name the common wetshaving supplies in use fifty years ago. Off the top of my head:
Williams soap and creme
Old Spice soap and I do believe there was a creme offered in a tube
Seaforth Shaving Soap
Gillette Tech and SS razors
Gillette Blue Blades
Barbasol Brushless Shaving Creme
Palmolive Brushless Shaving Creme
Schick Krona Razor and Blades
Personna Razor Blades
Gem Razors and Blades (I have no memory of ever seeing a new SE razor for sale but I do remember the blades hanging on the wall.)

Not sure when the transition from blue blades to SS blades was made, I can remember the blue blades for sale into the 70's.

If you would like to contribute your favorite products from this time period please feel free to do so.

My dad was 38 in 1960 and it was strictly electric razors for him. He didn't use aftershaves. He had very sensitive skin and was unwilling to wet shave or use any aftershave just to call attention to himself. If he used anything, he used Avon Moisture Cream. He didn't care about trends or making efforts to being "masculine," and as a result my mom called him a "natural." I guess that is a true sign of masculinity, not making an effort to make a statement about who he was with clothes, scents, or jewelry so that others would notice him.

I was 5 in 1960 but if I shaved at that time I might have gotten off to a better start than I did in 1970 when the gimmicky stuff was the most readily available. A quality razor and aftershave make me feel more perky and confident. It took 40 bad years of shaving discomfort to make me realize that the stuff they were putting out in 1960 was far better than the junk that was predominant in my day.
 
Schick only did the injector until around Feb. 1963. The it launched the Thin and the Krona Edge in a weird dispenser:

http://books.google.com/books?id=d0...Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=krona edge double&f=false

The Stainless came along a few months later (Aug. 1963)

http://books.google.com/books?id=Il...A#v=onepage&q=schick double stainless&f=false


and then the Krona razor a little while after that (1965?) Here's an ad from early 1966 with both the Krona and the Injector Adjustable.

http://books.google.com/books?id=kU...page&q=krona double edge razor schick&f=false
 
Schick only did the injector until around Feb. 1963. The it launched the Thin and the Krona Edge in a weird dispenser:

http://books.google.com/books?id=d0...A#v=onepage&q=krona%20edge double&f=false

The Stainless came along a few months later (Aug. 1963)

http://books.google.com/books?id=Il...A#v=onepage&q=schick double stainless&f=false


and then the Krona razor a little while after that (1965?) Here's an ad from early 1966 with both the Krona and the Injector Adjustable.

http://books.google.com/books?id=kU...page&q=krona double edge razor schick&f=false

I have Krona's in those weird dispensers. Those dispensers seem to hold up the best of all the blade dispensers I have tried that are 40 years old. The blades slide out nice and easy and the blades are excellent to use.
 
I have Krona's in those weird dispensers. Those dispensers seem to hold up the best of all the blade dispensers I have tried that are 40 years old. The blades slide out nice and easy and the blades are excellent to use.

I wish I could get one. I got outbid for some recently, but I did buy a pack of the short-lived Schick Thins....
 
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