03-10-2017, 02:03 AM
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Cranks and quacks tells us that after pyramids, magnets is just the thing to keep razor blades sharp... or as John S Forbes states in his 1930 patent on a magnetic razor-conditioning device:

Quote:...a simple and effective means of producing or maintaining a good edge on a razor blade by magnetic influence.

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While the patent description is somewhat tortured and hard to follow, it seems like the basic idea was that storing your razor on a magnet should keep the blade sharp. Needless to say, reality don't work like that.

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 03-10-2017, 06:24 AM
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Amazing!


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 03-10-2017, 10:55 AM
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I KNEW I was doing it wrong!

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 03-10-2017, 12:24 PM
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In college a few years ago I worked at a private country club and one of the members had me try out his "new" invention that did the exact same thing. Obviously sticking a razor on a magnet didn't keep it sharp and I never did figure out why they thought it would.

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 03-10-2017, 01:19 PM
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I KNEW I was doing it wrong!

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