Many of us can remember taking a trip as a child and looking for the Burma Shave Signs along the highway. What fun we had watching for those entertaining signs—which always had a message.
Like many great success stories, Burma Shave started by happenstance. The product was created by the Odell family (one of grandpa Odell’s concoctions) and began as a liniment sold to folks who were ill. It wasn’t doing well, so a chemist was hired and, after 300 mixtures were tried, Burma Shave, a brushless shaving cream, was born.