11-24-2020, 03:42 AM
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From Los Angeles Times May 29, 1940, I bring you a nice advertisement for the then new Glog-Pruf. Designed, they claim, for use with brushless cream – although in my experience it works with lather applied by brush too – and with the face-fitting bevel that prevents the dreaded five o’clock shadow.
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It is amusing/amazing, in hindsight, to see how low they put the value of the razor, blades and cream. A dollar in 1940 adjusted for inflation equals less than a twenty today.

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 11-24-2020, 11:37 AM
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Great find.

The Clog Pruf is a favourite, but I did not know anything about this 'wonder shaving of all time'  history.

I mean ... V-slots, a tension bar that spreads the skin like a barber, face fitting bevel. 
It sound pretty innovative that way!

And then the brushless aspect: No brush! No lather!
I wonder what they thought.

Time to update the rotation and give the Wolfman some rest.
I foresee a Clog Pruf for the rest of the week!

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 07-29-2021, 12:31 PM
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Nice.  I get a kick out of those old ads.
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 07-29-2021, 02:22 PM
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The Clog-Pruf is a good shaver for me as well. 

Must be the tension bar...

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 07-29-2021, 05:46 PM
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(11-24-2020, 03:42 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: From Los Angeles Times May 29, 1940, I bring you a nice advertisement for the then new Glog-Pruf. Designed, they claim, for use with brushless cream – although in my experience it works with lather applied by brush too – and with the face-fitting bevel that prevents the dreaded five o’clock shadow.
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It is amusing/amazing, in hindsight, to see how low they put the value of the razor, blades and cream. A dollar in 1940 adjusted for inflation equals less than a twenty today.
The Tech was also advertised with non clogging as one of its four improvements. Early brushless creams tended to clog the teeth of open comb razors. Gillette had introduced its own brushless cream just a year before the Tech . Probably not a coincidence.

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 07-29-2021, 05:57 PM
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(07-29-2021, 05:46 PM)jmudrick Wrote:
(11-24-2020, 03:42 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: From Los Angeles Times May 29, 1940, I bring you a nice advertisement for the then new Glog-Pruf. Designed, they claim, for use with brushless cream – although in my experience it works with lather applied by brush too – and with the face-fitting bevel that prevents the dreaded five o’clock shadow.

[Image: 4c55b1abb2c95368814a47ac1931c08c.jpg]
It is amusing/amazing, in hindsight, to see how low they put the value of the razor, blades and cream. A dollar in 1940 adjusted for inflation equals less than a twenty today.
The Tech was also advertised with non clogging as one of its four improvements. Early brushless creams tended to clog the teeth of open comb razors. Gillette had introduced its own brushless cream just a year before the Tech . Probably not a coincidence.

[Image: f419bbe0cac5169d61956384cc13d137.jpg]


I dig these old ads a lot. Thanks for sharing, guys Smile

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