Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20
Like Tree17Likes

Thread: The Shaving Machine, D. Merry and son, Birmingham, 1770

  1. #1
    Historically Inquisitive Martin103's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    4,142
    Thanks
    382
    Thanked 2,212 Times in 1,505 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default The Shaving Machine, D. Merry and son, Birmingham, 1770

    New Shaving Machine, whereby a number of Persons may be done at the same time with expedition ease and safety. Manufactured and Sold by D.Merry and Son, Birmingham.
    A satirical depiction of a machine inside a barber's shop which shaves six people in a line using a brush and razor on a trolley on tracks, worked by a cog-wheel turned by a man far right.
    Name:  the shaving machine.JPG
Views: 288
Size:  60.8 KB
    Hirlau and Storsven like this.

  2. #2
    Senior Member maddafinga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
    Posts
    983
    Thanks
    189
    Thanked 158 Times in 143 Posts

    Default Re: The Shaving Machine, D. Merry and son, Birmingham, 1770

    The most frightening satire I've ever seen!
    Martin103 likes this.
    When the Dude is recognized in the world, unDudeness will be seen everywhere--- the Dude de Ching

  3. #3
    Senior Member Geezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Menomonie,WI
    Posts
    2,160
    Thanks
    1,708
    Thanked 685 Times in 488 Posts

    Default

    Just like Boot Camp!
    Thanks for the photo!
    ~Richard

  4. #4
    ace
    ace is online now
    Senior Member ace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    3,127
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked 540 Times in 483 Posts

    Default

    Is there a machine to do the prep?

  5. #5
    Senior Member Hirlau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    5,313
    Thanks
    2,379
    Thanked 1,095 Times in 889 Posts

    Default

    Da*n ,,,Birmingham, 1770 looked like wild place.
    The guy in the upper left of the photo appears to have a little "Herb" action going on.

  6. #6
    ace
    ace is online now
    Senior Member ace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    3,127
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked 540 Times in 483 Posts

    Default

    If he does, he's smoking the wrong end of the pipe!

  7. #7
    Senior Member Hirlau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    5,313
    Thanks
    2,379
    Thanked 1,095 Times in 889 Posts

    Default

    I don't know,,,,,could be a shotgun effect for his boys on the bleacher.

  8. #8
    ace
    ace is online now
    Senior Member ace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    3,127
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked 540 Times in 483 Posts

    Default

    Nothing like getting bonged while you're getting a nice straight shave.
    Martin103 likes this.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Hirlau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    5,313
    Thanks
    2,379
    Thanked 1,095 Times in 889 Posts

    Default

    Wild Man, you are.

  10. #10
    Senior Master Tinker WhiteLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Deland, Florida
    Posts
    233
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 81 Times in 57 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    I don't know,,,,,could be a shotgun effect for his boys on the bleacher.
    Heck, it was to turn the participants into zombies so they didn't know what was going on. See the lady in the lower left side tending to one of the unfortunates who didn't turn the right way at the right time! Man, I would really have to be loaded before I'd stick my neck out for something as weird as that. On the other hand, I have done some really dumb stuff in my days so who knows what I would have done in 1770.

    Think I am going to go and have some pi.

    Randy
    “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Ben Franklin


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •