Christmas 1934

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  1. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    We often think it must have been nice. And then we remember inflation.
     
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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Yep, considering a dollar then has about the same buying power of a little $18.00 now.
     
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  3. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    According to ASR, they had been kicking some Gillette butt since the beginning of the Depression. Colliers 1934. By Gillette's own figures market share was indeed suffering. [​IMG]
     
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  4. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    You can knock polio off the list, and change Europe to the Middle East, but I think we still fret the rest of them nearly a century later.
     
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  5. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Cost of Living 1934
    How Much things cost in 1934
    Average Cost of new house $5,970.00 Average wages per year $1,600.00
    Cost of a gallon of Gas 10 cents
    Average Cost for house rent $20.00 per month
    A loaf of Bread 8 cents
    A LB of Hamburger Meat 12 cents
    Studebaker Truck $625.00
    Arrow Men's Shirt $2.50
    White Potatoes 19 cents for 10LBs
    Heinz Beans 13 cents for 25oz can
    Spring Chickens 20 cents per pound
    Wieners 8 cents per pound
    Best Steak 22 cents per pound
    Average House Price 515
    Currency Exchange $5.00 to the Pound Sterling
     
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  6. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    1934 Martin 000-18. Be still my heart!

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  7. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

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  8. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Okay, polio is scratched (pretty much) but war is being imported to Europe again, and this time it'll likely be less organized and nastier.
     
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  9. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    cool thread...
     
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  10. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    I think I might pass on 1935 dentistry techniques though! :(
     
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  11. canoeroller

    canoeroller Well-Known Member

    My Dad had a foot powered dental drill from that era. The sound it made, whine...pause....whine....pause, was enough to scare a tooth right out of your mouth.
     
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  12. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    My dad and I were talking about what car his dad was driving in 1934-5. 'Twas a ragtop Hudson. What a time.[​IMG]
     
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  13. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    32/6 d or 1 pound 12 shillings and 6 pence was the price of an english aristocrat razor around 1948/9 ish ,or 1 day of wage for a skilled tradesman..
     
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  14. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    1935 average US hourly wage was about 45 cents, vs $22 today. Razors n blades are a lot cheaper now.
     
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  15. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    There's a line from one of the Captain America movies where he was recalling life in the '40s. He said food today is much better, back then they "boiled everything." There's some truth to that.
     
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  16. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Irish? I don't know, my family was in the BBQ business. No boiling allowed.

    I'm sure in terms of variety we do see a lot more these days.
     
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  17. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Possibly a reference to botulism?
     
  18. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    "Fish that has been pickled without the salinity or acidity of brine that contains acetic acid and high sodium levels, as well as smoked fish stored at too high a temperature, presents a risk, as does improperly canned food".

    Got me. I did eat pickled herring with my grandparents but no boiling was involved.
     
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  19. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Usually identified as a 1935 release, what became known as the Schick D, the first injector razor, was available in some markets as early as summer 1934 per this Gimbel's ad from July '34.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  20. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    new deluxe 1934
    15mm red and black set ,case on route.. deluxe.jpg
     

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