To Leichenenthaarung there 1912in New York a pioneering development: The post-mortem Rasierpulver. I am doing always so with my corpses, gehts powder on it and from, without Acid and without „offensive Odor“. Indeed, there is still a bit Background Info to Leichenenthaarungsanzeige, apparently there was at that time a lot of companies for corpses depilation without razor:
The magazine is Casket & Sunnyside for January 1912, and there are ample references to it in Charles Addams [Addams Family] and Jessica Mitford. The worry for the consideration of the cost of a shave (15 cents) for a dead person seems quite an inescapable weirdness and luxury. The weirdness of the name of the company nearly obscures it common nature–it isn’t exactly the Acme Corpse Company, but it is close to it, and it addresses just one small bit of minuatiae of deadness in the vast sea of Dead, Inc.
The sellers of the razorless post-mortem shave equipment didn’t receive a patent for their process–nor did anyone else, for that matter, at least so far as I can determine.