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

    The most frightening satire I've ever seen!
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    Just like Boot Camp!
    Thanks for the photo!
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    Is there a machine to do the prep?

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    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.

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

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

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    Nothing like getting bonged while you're getting a nice straight shave.
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    Wild Man, you are.

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    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.

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