01-09-2013, 01:33 AM
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Stumbled over an interesting web page the other day; Origins of the safety razors.
Lots of interesting razors, even if I like the so called Pig Scraper the most:
[Image: 1878-MonksPatCut.jpg]
I can actually see making something like this on a modern 3D printer, suitable modified to use a modern SE or DE blade... shouldn't be too hard.

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 01-09-2013, 02:32 AM
  • ben74
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Interesting, thanks for sharing the link and schematic.

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 01-09-2013, 09:56 AM
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Thanks for the link,Hans!

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 01-09-2013, 01:06 PM
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Very interesting! Thanks.

EverReady also made a version of the pig scraper, and I always wondered about it. Classic simplicity. Then they moved into lather catchers.

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 01-09-2013, 07:40 PM
  • geezer
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Thanks for the link, I enjoy such things!

According to the writer of the linked article these patents were influential on the success of the safety razor
Razor DE blade sharpener at US Patent office #793604

Hardening thin steel device: US Patent # 812442


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