Before the thin Gillette blade, and the thin-ish GEMs and EverReady blade, there were many attempts to create safety razors. Most used what we today call wedge blades. These were – when you come down to it – short segments of straight razor blade. The Seabrook was one of these razors.
The advertisement above is from 1900. And while 12 shilling and 3 pence don’t sounds much today, it would be equivalent of almost 80 £ – or 109 USD / 94€. Not a cheap razor by any stretch, but you also got the strop and the everlasting blades.