Time Life WW II photo

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by gorgo2, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. gorgo2

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    A Gem or Ever Ready with an odd longish looking comb and Star blade (I think) on the bunk. In the footlocker to the right is a Twinplex and what must be a Gillette case.
  2. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    Also looks like a Williams Doublecap shave stick tin next to the brush.
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  3. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    And it's a cool looking brush too. I'm going to tear this page out and included in the Box. Someone may want it.
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  4. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    I just got a gem that was my great grandfather's, I was told it's world war 2 era but I'm not sure it's bakelite handle I'm not sure the year they started using those. This picture is really interesting, different times.
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool..
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  7. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    What year and volume of the publication was this photo found in?

    Are you talking about the fat or skinny bakelite handle? If the skinny; Gem Junior was sold with the skinny black bakelite handle to the troops though their Quarter Master starting in 1942. It came in a black plastic case with a set of blades marked "U.S. Armed Forces". It was found under Stock Number: 29-R-1035; Specification Number: JCQMD 7. There were other razors available at the time under this Stock Number, but the Gem Junior was also marked as Model G 3.
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  8. BamaT

    BamaT Well-Known Member

    The first thing I noticed was the soldier looking very neat, and then the 03 Springfield! Nice pic, and cudos for picking up on the shave items.
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  9. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    I will see if I can post a picture tomorrow
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  10. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Wasn't an actual issue, more of a compendium edition.
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  11. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    So like something out of this set or another issue more specific? How would one go about finding this issue? I'm sure that there are more of these out there.
    This is the one that was made available to troops in 1942:
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  13. rbilly

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  14. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    That's the one I have exactly
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  15. dmshaver

    dmshaver Well-Known Member

    Fascinating to look at all the items. Truly a soldiers survival kit.
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  16. tonyav214

    tonyav214 Member

    I love this kind of stuff.

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