Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jmudrick, Apr 2, 2017.
We often think it must have been nice. And then we remember inflation.
Yep, considering a dollar then has about the same buying power of a little $18.00 now.
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.
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.
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
1934 Martin 000-18. Be still my heart!
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.
I think I might pass on 1935 dentistry techniques though!
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.
My dad and I were talking about what car his dad was driving in 1934-5. 'Twas a ragtop Hudson. What a time.
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..
1935 average US hourly wage was about 45 cents, vs $22 today. Razors n blades are a lot cheaper now.
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.
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.
Possibly a reference to botulism?
"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.
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.
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new deluxe 1934
15mm red and black set ,case on route..
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