Help Solve a 50 Year Old Family Mystery!
July 28, 2010 11:17 PM Subscribe
Help me find a vintage shaving brush set issued by the US Navy circa 1948-1950!
posted by TurquoiseZebra to Grab Bag (5 answers total)
When my Grandpa got out of the US Navy in 1948 - 1950, he had a shaving brush set (shaving brush/razor/cup?) that he'd been issued by the Navy. He was very proud of this and used it frequently. However, one day he found that the brush had been shaved bald, either by one of his 5 kids (my dad/aunts/uncle) or by one of the kids friends. To this day, the person who did this has never confessed and it's something that all the kids accuse each other of (in good fun!) and everyone speculates about. Well! This October we're celebrating my grandparents 60th anniversary & their 80th birthdays with a HUGE party and we'd like to FINALLY solve this mystery. Also, we'd like to replace that brush set.
I need help finding this set. Ideally, we'd like to get 5 sets, but I figure one will do. I don't know what the set looks like nor do I even know where to look for one. For obvious reasons, I can't ask my grandparents what the set looked like and nobody else really remembers. So my question is what does this set look like and where can I find one?
tl;dr: I need help finding a shaving brush set that my Grandpa, getting out of the US Navy in 1948-1950, would have been issued by the Navy.