We’ve talked about razors that stretches the skin before. But I can do you one better today… It is a razor that stretches the skin and has a lubricant dispenser built in. And as a bonus it still looks like you can shave with it with it – unlike some patented razors I could mention. So what did William Miller get a patent for almost fifty years ago?
Once you have a razor, it must be stored between shaves. And while I’ve looked at a number of cabinets and othersolutions before, I think this is the first one made to keep your razor dry and corrosion free. Filed in ’71 by Jack Cobb, the apparatus for storing cutting implements looks sensible – and pointless.
There is always someone who can’t manage to handle both a razor and a brush. This has lead to a largenumber of self-latheringrazors. So Saul Hackmyer was in good company when he filed a patent for a self-lathering razor in 1971.
Where he differed from most of the patents I’ve discussed before is that he designed his invention around canned goo. Or as the abstract puts it: