"Safeguard" sounds familiar ( was it used on suede shoes as well ? ),I am sure I remember hanging my sheepskin on the washing line and spraying it....Also seem to remember adverts in the dry cleaners for specialist sheepskin cleaning and protection..getting the coats cleaned was expensive..
We were talking about it last night,sheepskins weren't unusual then,even though they were expensive but you rarely see them now,i don't think that leather coats or jackets seem as popular these days either ( only talking about what we see here,and comparing it too what we saw in the 70s ).
Just had a look online there was a site called Garment Spa...£60 to clean a sheepskin coat !.
Yes it was a Spray for Leather and Suede-originally for Shoes.
I stood on the bus back then browniecj.Nothing was going to get in the way of the knife edge crease in my whistle.
I recall a mate (who was very capable of handling any abuse) walking around with sellotape stuck to the side of his face ,so as to stop his hair curling up as it dried !
Any means neccessary would be used to stop your hair getting wet and messed up.Hat's were not as prevalent as they are today.
That's a funny thing about the Sellotape.`65 and the Fashion was for Mod Fellas to have a kind of "Kiss Curl" on the sides of the Head.I used to sellotape the sides-this would have my two Sisters and Mum in stitches...I also used to ask my eldest Sister to dry the Hair with a dryer,whilst back-combing it with a brush.She would then put a lot of Lacquer on to keep it place.It would feel like wire-but it stayed there.If it rained,grab an Evening Paper and put it over the head(if it rained unexpected).A Tanner well spent...