10-23-2018, 03:36 PM
  • johniem
  • Ex-Lurker
  • Independence, MO
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I started in 1950 when I was 14, sharing my Dad's 3-piece brass razor, probably a Gillete. We used a brushless shaving cream in a tube. Dad provided the blades. Those were the days of small toilet tissue patches to stop the bleeding. I don't remember when I bought my own razor, but I inherited his razor when he passed away and used it until I went into the Air Force in 1958. The Air Force insisted that I use a TTO and I sent Dad's razor back home with my personal effects, where it was lost before I could reclaim it.


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 10-23-2018, 04:45 PM
  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Queens, NY
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John, welcome to the forum. It's a shame you couldn't reclaim your possessions. Thanks for sharing your story. It brought back memories of my own tissue paper post-shave routine!

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 10-25-2018, 06:39 PM
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Oof - my first "kit" is something I'd rather not remember.  Cheap plastic cartridge of some sort ('60's) and some drugstore shave cream I applied with my hands.

I shaved with about as much enthusiasm as when trimming my nails.

...not exactly the "indulgence" that is wet-shaving today.

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