From the Sears catalog...

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Kitty
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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by Kitty » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:38 am

Yes! I'd imagine this was put outside for the most part and left, maybe with a curtain around it or something. If you'd bathe in the kitchen as it suggests, I'd think there would be lots of splashies all over the place when ready to drain! (or is a drain on the bottom a given?)
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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by donnie » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:43 pm

I assumed you'd probably be filling it and emptying with a bucket. That would be a pretty labor-intensive bath! But maybe they did have hoses and a means to drain it otherwise. I hope they did, if they moved it around.

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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by donnie » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:06 pm

Combs from the 1922 catalogue. If the currency inflation calculator I use is correct, the 89¢ comb would be $13.30 in today's money!
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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by Kitty » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:46 pm

They were probably something they kept forever as opposed to the ones that are sort of throw-away that we have now.
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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by donnie » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:43 pm

Yes, as is the case with a lot of other things, I'm sure. That's funny to think about, a pocket comb being a valuable possession, isn't it? I'm sure there were people on a budget who bought the 7.5 inch one when they would really have preferred the 10 inch comb. :)

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