02-21-2013, 02:37 PM
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I had no idea that Aqua Velva made a shave talc.

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Pretty interesting for the man who wants to remain neutral, I guess! Cool

Please disregard the instructions for those electric thing-a-ma-bobs. Rolleyes

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 02-21-2013, 02:45 PM
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  • tgutc
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That's interesting I've never seen that either. I wonder if it smelled the same as the Williams AV. Looks like it's from the 70's maybe?

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 02-23-2013, 05:16 AM
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That's really cool. I remember seeing Aqua Velva AS on my grandfather's bathroom counter, but I don't recall seeing the talc.

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 02-23-2013, 06:13 AM
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  • Blue line
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That is a great find! Never seen or heard of it before.

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 02-23-2013, 07:16 AM
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Can't recall ever seeing that on store shelves.

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 02-23-2013, 07:54 AM
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It's easy to make your own scented power. But unscented power, glass bottle with top, cotton balls or pads, your favorited fragrance. Moisten cotton place in bottle add powder close and shake. Leave for 24hrs shaking a few times. See if you like the scent. Remove cotton and keep closes and use.
Placing the scent on the cotton stops it from clumping the powder.

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 02-23-2013, 09:20 AM
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  • vuk
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Nice find, I'd never heard of a AV talc either.

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 02-23-2013, 01:31 PM
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  • OldDog23
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Aqua Velva came out in 1929, but at first was a mouthwash !! (don't try this at home, kids)
Cranford NJ is 1960 and later...JB Williams dates to 1847. They once made a line of women's cosmetics and powders, as well, dropping it to focus on men's shaving products. Merged with Conti in 1950 and managed by Williams family until selling the company in 1957. never saw the talc, either....very cool find !...(like AV)... thanks for sharing ! Is there any talc still in there ?

http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/asc/findaids...html#d0e54

(crummy spelling edit)

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 02-23-2013, 01:40 PM
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Thanks for the history lesson! Thumbsup

Yes, it felt quite full of talc.

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