Eight shoot “revolver razor”

There are good ideas. There are bad ideas. And there are weird ideas. And this patent – which I can only think of as a revolver razor – is definitely a weird idea. Although I’m sure the intentions were good. Imaginably titled “disposable multi-bladed safety razor”, the patent was filed by Mr William M Choate in September 1966, and granted two and a half years later.

The basic idea is sound; Why should a disposable razor be good for only one – or at best, a few – shave?

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Disposable razor suitable for injector blades

Not all razors are meant to become heirlooms. Some are meant simply to be a disposable razor. Or, as Roy E Mullen said it in his 1966 patent application:

There are many occasions when an individual would find the use of a good razor to be a comfort and convenience, under circumstances where the services of a barber are not readily available and where it is either undesirable or uneconomical to purchase an ordinary razor.

From US patent 3,413,720
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A Seabrook safety razor patent

No, not the razor I mentioned last week. Patented five years after that advertisement, this Seabrook safety razor used blades reminiscent of the Christy razor.

The patent was filed in 1905 by Henry and Percy Seabrook, and published the year after. There is not much claims made in the patent. In fact, the only claim made is how the blade is secured.

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