Körzinger & Nettlich’s soap brush for shaving

Yes, it is another disposable lather device,1 and like Dr Samuel Schereschewskij’s invention this one also comes courtesy of the Kaiserlich und Königlich Patentamt2 in Austria. Patented in 1901, Herr Eugen Körzinger and Herr Otto Nettlich came up with a single use, hygienic, and cheap way to lather the beard.

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Samuel Schereschewskij’s device for lathering the beard

Not all interesting shaving related patents are written in English – the razor on a spring comes to mind – but I can still enjoy them thanks to a rudimentary grasp of other languages and automatic translation. Today I stumbled over a fun one written in German. It is Õsterreichische Patentschrift Nr 40136 by Dr Samuel Schereschewskij describing an “Vorrichtung zur Erzeugung von Seifenschaum und zum Einseifen des Bartes.”. Or, in English, a device for producing lather and for lathering the beard. You know; what most of us uses a shaving brush for today.

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Shave of the day 23rd November

A nice way to start the new week. Goldex shaving cream, courtesy of Camilo from Pereira Shavery, is a cream I have not have the pleasure of trying before, but after one shave I’m happy for the tub being large. The vintage Gem is a gift from fellow shaver.

Razor: GEM Heavy Flat Top
Blade: GEM Single Edge Stainless
Brush: Artesania Romera Manchurian Badger, imitation horn
Lather: Goldex Nova Fórmula
Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
Additional Care: Alum Block