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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday






My how time flies! It is already time for another visit with Coloradolady and her Vintage Thingies Thursday. There will be a big variety of Thingies for you to enjoy.











My showing today is a package of vintage Big Town double edge razor blades. I have no idea why I have kept them. They were made in the 1940s time period by the Sheffield Mgr. Corp. out of Newark, N.J.

The outside box is not in very good condition. However,it contains 20 packages of these blades, that have never been opened. Each package contains five blades. They are just as they were when packaged. I assume you paid 10 cents for one package.


This is the first of a series of thirteen Christmas calendars I will share with you on different blogs. As you can see, this is for 1994. Each one was made by an elderly gentlemen. Regretfully, he is no longer with us.

33 comments:

Postcardy said...

I like the Big-Town packaging. The Christmas calendar is pretty cool too.

Sandi (Meme) said...

I'm sure you have a lot of vintage things to share, and they all seem like it was just yesterday, doesn't it? Love your blog!

Manang Kim said...

Wow blades from the 1040's that is definitely vintage. It is time to showcase those blades thanks for sharing!


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Maureen said...

Wow - I couldn't really tell from looking at the small picture but when I enlarged it I saw how much work went into that calendar. Very pretty.

George said...

Those old double-edged blades bring back all kinds of memories, although I'm not familiar with this particular company. They definitely qualify as vintage things!

Sarah said...

The packaging on the blades is great, I love red. And the Christmas calendar is beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Shirley said...

Isn't it funny the things we keep. These blades are pretty neat. I'm anxious to see all the Christmas Calendars too.

Keri said...

Wow! I was surprised when I scrolled down to the second picture and saw how many boxes were inside the bigger box! Very cool...thanks for sharing! :)

CC said...

Oooo, the calendar is so pretty. I've not seen one like that before..and the razor blades packaging is wonderful. You have the coolest blog going....I love seeing all your things. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend. I'm participating this week, although for some reason I can't sign in.

Diann said...

Hi LV!

When i looked at those razors i remembered back to the medicine cabinet we used to have when I was a kid. It had slots in it where you disposed of the old razor blades!

marian said...

the graphics on the vintage packaging is just lovely..i love old calendars too :))

Roslyn said...

Ten cents per.package, oh those were the days! I remember when a loaf of bread was ten cents...........

viridian said...

We all save the strangest things - me included! Happy VTT.

Jane said...

The work on that calendar is amazing. I opened up a bigger picture of it and loved all the detail work!
Jane

Miri said...

My Dad always shaved with double edged blades just like you've shown...I can picture him during the knob to open the razor and put in a new blade! Thanks for the memory.

Danica said...

Wow love the razor blades. How cool. Over the years we use to have a similar calendar hanging around our house.

SmilingSally said...

That brings back memories. I don't think you can buy double-edged razor blades any longer.

GWENDOLYN said...

The calender is lovely , looking forward to seeing the rest. Blessings!
Gwen

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I love old packaging... Theres something more artistic than now. Now it seems packaging is all about capturing attention on a shelf where it used to be more about art. Or expression.... or so thats how it seems to me.

Allison of Dominant Hands said...

I remember my Dad's double edged blades. My Mom used them to rip out stitches in sewing! I recently threw some out from her old sewing machine. Too sharp for me!

Coloradolady said...

These blades are really neat....funny that you kept them. Happy VTT!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love old boxes! They have the best graphics on them, sometimes nicer that what's in the box! And what a work of art that calendar is. Just beautiful!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Lemondrop Marie said...

Lovely VTT post, can't wait to see the calendars, those are always pretty.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow those blades are great! What a great vintage item. The calendar looks very good too.

Jocelyn
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Susan said...

Wonderful that you have these blades. I remember my father using double-edge razor. He would screw the handle and the top would open up to place in the blade.
Happy VTT!

Virginia said...

Love the sparkles on the calendar!

Virginia
http://livinglocalnh.blogspot.com/2009/12/vintage-thingies-thursday-my-kitchen.html

My Grama's Soul said...

I love it that you have kept an old box of razor blades.
Isn't it amazing what we save and what we don't.
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,

Jo

Sandy said...

I love the box of the razor blades! What a find! It is so neat that they have never been opened....just like off the production line....the calender is very sweet....those were a lot of work!

racheld said...

AWWWW the razor blade memory!!

Daddy used exactly those blades, and since I was a neaten-up-things child, I once stuffed a whole package into that little slit in the back of the medicine cabinet plainly labeled "Razor Blades."

I'd crammed in five, all in the little red wrappers, in a neat little bundle, tightly balanced in the slot. I thought that's where you kept them---it SAID SO on the inside of the cabinet.

I think he even rolled his eyes when he told my six-year-old-self that it was for disposing of the OLD ones, not a special cubby for the new. No telling how many dimes' worths were down that wall.

You've given me a wonderful laugh this cloudy day!

Thanks for dropping in at Lawn Tea---I hope you'll come back sometime.

Angela said...

Those brought back some memories of my dad's razor. He used that type of blades but I'm sure his weren't from the 40's though. I do remember getting cut pretty bad with one of those blades. Mom was using it as a knife type tool to cut a craft with. When she left the room I tried to do it and cut my knee! Blood flew every where! Luckily I didn't need stitches but I do have a scar!

Great Memories!
Angela

Debbie said...

I would save the razor blade package too. It is so fun to find old things in original containers.
(By the way, your sunset sky photo is beautiful)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi LV, I love seeing the calendars. Isn't that amazing that you kept those all through the years????? WOW!!!!

Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruby said...

I am glad you saved and shared the razor blades. I am often drawn to packaging no matter what's inside. Very Vintage.

The calendar is cool. Lot of work put in there. I bet you miss your friend. Glad you're on blogland!