Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 13:24:03 +0000 From: David Bergdahl 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. -- _____________________________________________________________________ david.bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Ohio University / Athens Ellis Hall 114c tel: (740) 593-2783 Office hours: fax: (740) 593-2818 MTThF 10:10-11 a.m.