Historical Micrographs

wdwrx

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Thanks to BeBerlin, I've been spending a bit of time on
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, a French shaving forum.
Found
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interesting little read.

Enjoy!

BTW, Google translate seems to do a slightly better job than Babelfish, in spite of the annoying pop-up bubbles. (for those of us who need it ;-) )

-Chris
 

Paul

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wdwrx said:
Thanks to BeBerlin, I've been spending a bit of time on
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, a French shaving forum.
Found
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interesting little read.

Enjoy!

BTW, Google translate seems to do a slightly better job than Babelfish, in spite of the annoying pop-up bubbles. (for those of us who need it ;-) )

-Chris
The CC is a delightful site, but my French is too weak for me to spend much time there.
 

Bart

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Chris, that link take me to the main forum page of Chou-chou Club, and not to a particular thread.

?

Kind regards,
Bart
 

wdwrx

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Sorry guys, try this (untranslated) url: http://coupechouclub.cultureforum.net/origine-du-coupe-chou-et-historique-f21/razor-blades-and-shaving-10-1931-t2095.htm

I'd checked it shortly after posting it, and it worked then, shortly afterwards, it didn't....:confused:

Edit: The article I was trying to point you all to is in English any ways...

Bart, BTW, it looks like they all need a little help with their Coti technique! You should get on that! ;)
 

Smythe

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Yup, that's a very interesting article in Popular Science Magazine October 1931.
Microscopic photos comparing the edge of a razor after the shave, and then after stropping.

It is part of the Google Books archive found here:
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tat2Ralfy

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Wonderful wonderful reading say what!
I will have to try the Williams Shaving cream and Aqua Velva :)
And the Williams shaving fluid looks a hoot "just shake a few drops on your brush, and there you are, great,too for a shampoo"!

Delightful Regards
Dr Ralfson Esquire
 

Paul

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tat2Ralfy said:
Wonderful wonderful reading say what!
I will have to try the Williams Shaving cream and Aqua Velva :)
And the Williams shaving fluid looks a hoot "just shake a few drops on your brush, and there you are, great,too for a shampoo"!

Delightful Regards
Dr Ralfson Esquire
I don't know anything about the Williams Shaving Cream, but if you would like some Aqua Velva, you know how to reach me... I think I can send it to you...:-/
 

tat2Ralfy

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richmondesi said:
tat2Ralfy said:
Wonderful wonderful reading say what!
I will have to try the Williams Shaving cream and Aqua Velva :)
And the Williams shaving fluid looks a hoot "just shake a few drops on your brush, and there you are, great,too for a shampoo"!

Delightful Regards
Dr Ralfson Esquire
I don't know anything about the Williams Shaving Cream, but if you would like some Aqua Velva, you know how to reach me... I think I can send it to you...:-/
Err Dude, the advert was written in 1931, I have aqua velva but I think it may have changed a little in 80yrs :rolleyes:
 

Paul

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tat2Ralfy said:
richmondesi said:
tat2Ralfy said:
Wonderful wonderful reading say what!
I will have to try the Williams Shaving cream and Aqua Velva :)
And the Williams shaving fluid looks a hoot "just shake a few drops on your brush, and there you are, great,too for a shampoo"!

Delightful Regards
Dr Ralfson Esquire
I don't know anything about the Williams Shaving Cream, but if you would like some Aqua Velva, you know how to reach me... I think I can send it to you...:-/
Err Dude, the advert was written in 1931, I have aqua velva but I think it may have changed a little in 80yrs :rolleyes:
Sorry, smarty pants... Just trying to be friendly. I'll not make that mistake again :rolleyes:
 

Matt

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Great reading, I never imagined that the edge is affected that much by the corrosion! :scared:

...and I just love the ad at the very end... :thumbup:

cheers,
Matt
 

wdwrx

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Smythe said:
Yup, that's a very interesting article in Popular Science Magazine October 1931.
Microscopic photos comparing the edge of a razor after the shave, and then after stropping.

It is part of the Google Books archive found here:
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Smythe, my friend, you are good!

I'd tried searching Google Books before, but with little success. It appears you've already broken trail! You're miles ahead of me!

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some poetry for you all. Razor poetry (would there be any other kind?)
 

Smythe

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Here is a related article from the Popular Mechanics magazine “Keeping your Razor Sharp” published in Jul 1935.
Maybe it’s my imagination… but does anyone else notice something about stropping?

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Smythe

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wdwrx said:
Smythe said:
Yup, that's a very interesting article in Popular Science Magazine October 1931.
Microscopic photos comparing the edge of a razor after the shave, and then after stropping.

It is part of the Google Books archive found here:
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Smythe, my friend, you are good!

I'd tried searching Google Books before, but with little success. It appears you've already broken trail! You're miles ahead of me!

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some poetry for you all. Razor poetry (would there be any other kind?)
:lol: lol that's a good one... reminds me of some folks who sell "new" razors today (Zeepk), and a few who sell vintage too... Indeed the razor was meant to sell... nothing more.

There is quite a good bit of information in Google Books... but it's extremely be tedious to find what you are looking for... often getting many adds in the results... but as someone like me interested in trivia, I find some of them interesting.
For example: We all know you can make a razor from a good file, check out this advertisement for Nicholson Files.
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mrmaroon

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ive tried williams and it is hands down the worst soap I have ever used. Smells like lysol, lathers horrible, works great for washing hands tho.
 
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