Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 13:24:03 +0000

From: David Bergdahl bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU

Subject: Dopp kit

"Our cite files do not show generic use of _Dopp kit_ before the

1970's. I suppose that earlier occurrences might not have been

marked by editors here because they recognized it as a trademark,

though it surprises me that nothing turns up."

My brother joined the USAF in 1955 and when he returned from basic he

had a dopp kit, so it was familiar in military contexts at least in the

mid fifties.



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