09-18-2014, 02:09 AM
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Quote:NEW SAFETY RAZOR HAS OSCILLATING BLADE
Especially designed for those with tender skins and tough beards, a new safety razor employs an oscillating blade to cut the hairs. While the razor is drawn across the face, a pair of friction rollers revolve and cause the whole blade to move sideward with a reciprocating motion, as indicated by arrows in the photograph at left. As a result, this miniature mowing machine is declared to give an unusually close shave with a minimum of chafing and discomfort. The one piece razor may be operated and cleaned with one hand.

Friction rollers? In other words, they put something in the razor that requires you to increase the pressure you put on the skin... which is kinda stupid, seeing as how one of the key to a great shave is to use minimal pressure. I can see why this brilliant idea didn't take off quite as much as the inventors surely hoped for...

Source: Modern Mechanix, March 1933.

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 09-18-2014, 03:23 AM
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I would not want a blade edge going sideways on my face!

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 09-18-2014, 04:35 AM
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  • refles
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That's really scary but ingenious to make something that different...

after reading this, it sort of reminds me of this.. right?
[Image: electric-knife-ks-22801-187.jpg]

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 09-18-2014, 07:29 AM
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  • Lradke
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Good for tender skin because its easier to slice through...

I've seen a few of these before but never wanted to try it! (Obvious reasons)

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 09-18-2014, 08:19 AM
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  • geezer
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Actually, they do work as the angle is about right. But the angle over a jaw line is not so sweet. Don't ask! I had to modify a blade for it to work.
~Richard

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 09-18-2014, 10:10 AM
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 09-18-2014, 10:16 AM
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But "miniature mowing machine" has a nice ring to it.

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 09-18-2014, 10:19 AM
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hahaa, John

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 09-18-2014, 04:26 PM
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(09-18-2014, 04:35 AM)refles Wrote: That's really scary but ingenious to make something that different...

after reading this, it sort of reminds me of this.. right?
[Image: electric-knife-ks-22801-187.jpg]

...or this:

[Image: 699px-Gillette_%28Fusion_ProGlide_Power%29.jpg]

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 09-18-2014, 04:41 PM
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  • joedy
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I wonder if it was more of a gimmick than an actual improvement in the shave experience?

-joedy

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 09-18-2014, 05:14 PM
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(09-18-2014, 04:41 PM)joedy Wrote: I wonder if it was more of a gimmick than an actual improvement in the shave experience?

-joedy

Maybe the rollers also helped you get the right angle.

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 09-18-2014, 07:51 PM
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  • chamm
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I've been tempted to pick one up, as they aren't that expensive. They take proprietary blades, though, which is one of my deal killers. :-(

I'm still kinda new here. This is a BIN, so I hope I'm not breaking any rules. If I am, please let me know!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181524734436

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