Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
Like Tree25Likes

Thread: 1897 Sears Roebuck & co Catalogue, razors and shaving gear.

  1. #1
    Historically Inquisitive Martin103's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    5,781
    Thanked: 4249
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default 1897 Sears Roebuck & co Catalogue, razors and shaving gear.

    In 1897 at Sears Roebuck you had quite the selection of razors available from Wostenholm, Wade & Butcher, John Engstrom, Boker.
    And razor grinding, strops, brushes, coticule etc
    Name:  1897 sears.jpg
Views: 1488
Size:  65.1 KB
    Name:  1897 sears1.JPG
Views: 1133
Size:  69.6 KB
    Name:  1897 sears2.jpg
Views: 1853
Size:  45.8 KBName:  1897 sears3.JPG
Views: 2885
Size:  47.4 KB
    Name:  1897 sears4.JPG
Views: 2669
Size:  48.7 KB

  2. #2
    Historically Inquisitive Martin103's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    5,781
    Thanked: 4249
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    And the rest of the offering from Sears Roebuck & co cont.
    Name:  1897 sears5.JPG
Views: 1063
Size:  49.3 KB
    Name:  1897 sears6.JPG
Views: 960
Size:  37.5 KB
    Name:  1897 sears7.JPG
Views: 1301
Size:  47.3 KB
    Name:  1897 sears8.JPG
Views: 1482
Size:  48.8 KB

  3. #3
    Historically Inquisitive Martin103's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    5,781
    Thanked: 4249
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Oh and one more for a different kind of shaving!
    Name:  1897 sears9.JPG
Views: 1001
Size:  60.1 KB

  4. #4
    Senior Member Mike12345's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Deep South
    Posts
    227
    Thanked: 29

    Default

    Thanks for posting! This from the inflation calculator:

    What cost $1 in 1897 would cost $26.60 in 2011.

    So for $40 or so you could get Sears and Roebuck's finest!
    Martin103 likes this.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Tarkus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    I'm Gonna Spend Another Fall In Philadelphia
    Posts
    1,949
    Thanked: 496

    Default

    Nothing is cooler then seeing those old catalogs & especially the prices.
    Thanks Martin once again
    Martin103 likes this.

  6. #6
    Learning something all the time... unit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Central Missouri
    Posts
    1,690
    Thanked: 247

    Default 1897 Sears Roebuck & co Catalogue, razors and shaving gear.

    Relative prices are interesting. Soap was 10 cents, brushes, strops, and mugs were 20 cents. Razors roughly a buck.

    Things relate a little differently today it seems
    Tarkus likes this.

  7. #7
    The Hurdy Gurdy Man thebigspendur's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    32,855
    Thanked: 5017
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike12345 View Post
    Thanks for posting! This from the inflation calculator:

    What cost $1 in 1897 would cost $26.60 in 2011.

    So for $40 or so you could get Sears and Roebuck's finest!
    Not really because not everything has gone up like that. There are some comparable things that cost relatively less now than in those days and some things that cost relatively more. There are many variables there.

    Back in those days you could buy anything your heart desired from a Sears catalog.
    No matter how many men you kill you can't kill your successor-Emperor Nero

  8. #8
    Senior Member Storsven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Washington DC Metro
    Posts
    165
    Thanked: 18

    Default More catalogs!

    This is really cool! Thank you for sharing. The post reminded me that I had too had an old catalog, a facsimile reprint of a 1902 Sears catalog. I scanned the shaving pages and posted them in the Shaving Equipment/Miscellaneous

    http://straightrazorpalace.com/misce...o-catalog.html

    A quick check shows that the Boker Tree Razor with a black rubber handle still costs $1.75 five years later.
    Last edited by Storsven; 02-10-2013 at 05:29 AM.
    Martin103 likes this.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Weaselsrippedmyflesh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    The frozen wastes of Wisco.
    Posts
    111
    Thanked: 13

    Default

    Thanks for the research and for sharing this Martin. I'm in for the .085 Wade and Butcher - heck I'll even pay the inflation adjusted price!
    Martin103 likes this.
    Greg

  10. #10
    Just a guy with free time.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Mid state Illinois
    Posts
    1,448
    Thanked: 247

    Default

    Here's a little better pic of what you might get when buying a Sears and Roebuck coticule.

    I don't know if it was an 1890 something, or a 1900 something version. But thought you guys might like to see it.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to regularjoe For This Useful Post:

    Martin103 (02-10-2013)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

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