WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, MARCH 15: ELECTRIC RAZORS
Profile America -- Tuesday, March 15th. One choice men of today have in common with those of times past is whether to shave or grow a beard. Until this week in 1931, if the decision was to shave, the only choice was a wet shave with a safety razor. That's when the Schick Company began marketing the first electric razor to American men. The safety razor had been around for about 30 years and was a great improvement over the dangerous straight razor. As more homes became electrified, the market was ripe for an efficient electric razor to provide a quick, dry shave -- and the device proved to be an immediate hit. Today, electric razors are among the nearly $5 billion worth of small, specialized home appliances made each year in the U.S. Profile America is in its 14th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 177
2002 Economic Census, NAICS 335211
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau