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by F.W. Fitch
Wed May 22, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Politicians' Shaves
Replies: 41
Views: 6293

On the matter of timepieces. Any American man worth his salt in that time era would of worn one of these ---------->

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by F.W. Fitch
Tue May 21, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Politicians' Shaves
Replies: 41
Views: 6293

The long-handled adjustables yes. The regular-sized ,as appears in picture, 1972-76. Hell! Maybe they came out in '67. When it starts getting to these (partially plastic) ones I get confused. Gillette didn't cause any of that confusion at all either! Also, wanted to share this photo for Bob & all. F...
by F.W. Fitch
Tue May 21, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Politicians' Shaves
Replies: 41
Views: 6293

However, that black Super Speed didn't come out until the early 70s.

Harper thanks for your vivid memories...enjoyed reading them.

One Nixon quote concerning Harry -- "He was a tough little bastard!"

Best, Fitch
by F.W. Fitch
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: A couple of Fern treasures, Houbigant & Pens
Replies: 36
Views: 3604

Just wanted to add... I have a bottle of the cologne that is about 5 years old now. It has the treemoss on the label only. Smells pleasant to me. I have some bath soap boxes that had (treemoss) listed, and yet some others (older?) that have oakmoss as a base note. I can't smell the difference with t...
by F.W. Fitch
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper Has Gone Too Far
Replies: 82
Views: 8728

Thanks Teiste! Much appreciated! Yeah, that's either Curzon or Wellington for certain! I changed it to Wellington as it's more of a brownish-red drum! I still have my eagle eye...yep!
by F.W. Fitch
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper Has Gone Too Far
Replies: 82
Views: 8728

What the production staff did was to get a bottle of Wellington after shave for that scene! I sure hope it was the after shave version! Note the badger hair quality in the window as he leaves the storefront! If only I could walk in there circa. 1991 and load-up on a few choice items I have in mind. ...
by F.W. Fitch
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Palmolive European Stick (secret?)
Replies: 43
Views: 5672

Here is a better picture of a neglected & scorned refill from 60+ years back. Then the high water mark in the 1960s pushing (with the help of Madison Ave.) the 'Rapid' shave cream(s) in a can they had invented. That's precisely why the shave soap became neglected & scorned with production moving to ...
by F.W. Fitch
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Palmolive European Stick (secret?)
Replies: 43
Views: 5672

Here is an ad from 1953 that shows Bristol-Myers is still the sole owner. You can see they had offices in London. So they must of introduced it into Gr. Britain in 1932 as the tube states. How long Lornamead has owned it is moot at this point. *To Everyone Else: Don't mind lanolite & myself...we're ...
by F.W. Fitch
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Made in the USA?
Replies: 40
Views: 5267

The link for Mike's is in my list above dosco. Dear Fido: Grab a tub of this---> http://www.nancyboy.com/Signature-Shave-Cream-3p1.htm Dear Fido: Grab a jar of this---> http://www.qedusa.com/qedman-qedman-shaving-soap-p-54.html I would grab (both) 'Wild Orange' & 'Fresh Lime.' This way...you don't h...
by F.W. Fitch
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Palmolive European Stick (secret?)
Replies: 43
Views: 5672

When I first took-up DE shaving (seven years back) both the brushless & lather versions were still on the shelves here at my local CVS. I first used a Gillette T.V. 1958 razor ,along with the brushless Palmolive, in the white, black & green tube. I might not of owned a brush yet. I liked the cream a...
by F.W. Fitch
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Palmolive European Stick (secret?)
Replies: 43
Views: 5672

Palmolive, as part of Colgate-Palmolive, is very much a U.S. company. Here's a historic shave brand tidbit: The "PO" shave soap; formulated in the same Midwest city, that Ingram's shave cream was also first formulated in! As to their creams: The 'Classic' version is made in Belgium. The 'Sensitive' ...
by F.W. Fitch
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Made in the USA?
Replies: 40
Views: 5267

A far flung assortment from hither & yon. The only ones that she can find locally are the first three links. http://www.kissmyface.com/face/grid/natural-moisture-shaves http://www.clinique.com/product/1624/4802/Mens/Shave/All_Mens_Shave/Cream-Shave/index.tmpl http://cremocompany.com/product/mens-sha...
by F.W. Fitch
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A Long Awaited Return
Replies: 48
Views: 5988

Well it is a dodgy area, that's why I misspelled nonetheless...was in a hurry to get out of that neighborhood! Now I can see how Gordon might of left those on top there! Just glad he was able to return ,find them still there, and take back possession (yep).
by F.W. Fitch
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A Long Awaited Return
Replies: 48
Views: 5988

I always did like those B&B Kent handles and their loft. Just wish they didn't have the B&B print on them. Were classy looking pieces non the less! Also, that brush ,along with, vintage Simpson Tulips, Plisson brushes in EW, and Rooney in finest, just can't be left on top of pay phone boxes outside ...
by F.W. Fitch
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: They want our business
Replies: 20
Views: 3089

http://www.gmsoap.com/?thisType=3&mainID=5

Here is yet another for offer. They spent 3 years working on a suitable shave soap base. 30 people across the country helped them 'dial-in' the end product. I've heard good things of their bath soaps. Ron, you with me?

Time to check 'em.
by F.W. Fitch
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: C&M Almond Cold Cream Soap
Replies: 6
Views: 1762

http://ranch-organics.com/goat-milk-soaps/

These are as good as it gets! Order some of their goat milk soaps in "Sweet Grass","Cedar Wood" or the others and enjoy! They live in the Rockies.... take herbs, flowers from the surrounding hillsides & valleys and produce gold!

Best, Soapy Sam
by F.W. Fitch
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: C&M Almond Cold Cream Soap
Replies: 6
Views: 1762

Hi Gordon and all. I'm afraid not tallow from animal fat. Says simply: "Highest grade white vegetable tallow, pure cocoa butter, almond oil." They make shampoo that seems nice etc. ,so worth checking into them further. I only use for hand/pre-shave ,but it is a pleasant soap. Right now in the shower...
by F.W. Fitch
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: C&M Almond Cold Cream Soap
Replies: 6
Views: 1762

I use, and have a bit stored-up, of the Almond Cold Cream soap. I like to use it as my hand soap in the Autumn/Winter seasons. It has a terrific scent ,to me, and no heavy-dyed color as their other soaps. The talc is nice too, and I always thought it would've made a great shave soap, had they offere...
by F.W. Fitch
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Politicians' Shaves
Replies: 41
Views: 6293

Oh, I've experienced it firsthand! I was working alongside my boss once and brought-up something about shaving. His response was a very perplexed look on his face and muttering to himself: "shaving?"
by F.W. Fitch
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Politicians' Shaves
Replies: 41
Views: 6293

I can't help but notice the Shulton milk bottle below the mirror in picture. Recall ,too, Gary Young mentioning a couple shave brushes being made for two President's! They wouldn't have ordered them to use with Barbasol, Rise, Molle or an electric! Shaving is ,in the end, still a very intimate act e...