Is carrying both razor and shaving cream just too much? Too much to recall where you put down two items in your bathroom? Worry not – there is a disturbing amount of patents taken out combining the two, and today’s patent was granted as recently as 1988:
A disposable razor includes a handle having a compartment for containing a limited amount of shaving cream/gel, with the amount of the shaving cream/gel predetermined to be quantitatively the appropriate amount usable during the relatively short life of the disposable razor. The handle includes provisions for inserting and removing a container for the cream or gel in one embodiment and other embodiments disclose different elements for dispensing the cream or gel from the container through the bottom of the handle.
As mentioned, it is not a terrible original idea, but apparently this way of doing it was novel enough to grant a patent for.