Electric Razor with a twist
Filed Thursday, 8th June 1916
Published Tuesday, 14th January 1919
Inventor Frank White
This razor applies electricity to the skinCPC Classification:
Details or accessories
Performing Operations; Transporting
Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For
Razors of the open or knife type; Safety razors or other shaving implements of the planing type; Hair-trimming devices involving a razor-blade; Equipment therefor
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Frank White, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Louis, State of Missouri, have invented a new and useful Razor, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to razors, the principal object of my invention being to combine a razor either of the ordinary or safety type with an electric current generating means and controlling means for the current whereby a mild electric current of the faradic type may be delivered to the user of the razor.
I attain these objects by the means illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which
Referring by numerals to the accompanying drawings,
Leading from a suitable storage battery or source of electrical energy
One end of a conductor
In the modified construction illustrated in
When my improved apparatus is in use the electrode
The faradic current is widely employed as a means of curing or preventing certain diseases, and is altogether different from the galvanic current in action. It shows less variation between the effect of poles because it is an alternating current and the poles change too quickly for chemical results to be manifested. The feature which gives this current its true value is its ability to cause muscular contractions with each make or break of the current. The result of these contractions is the exercise of the muscular tissues and consequent improvement in all the various bodily processes.
There is an increased oxidation of the tissues and an increased elimination of the poisons of waste products, therefore the faradic current may be termed a massage current by reason of the fact that it increases cellular activity and is indicated in all conditions where increased nutrition, either locally or generally is desired. Thus by the use of a device of my improved construction the alinement of the metal fibers in the edge of the razor is maintained and at the same time a mild and helpful electric current is delivered to the user of the razor. Furthermore, the operation of shaving is made comparatively easy by reason of the fact that the current delivered to the skin along the edge of the razor has the effect of raising the ends of the hairs so that they may be readily engaged by the edge of the blade.
In a device of the class described, the combination with a razor, of a source of electrical energy, an induction coil, a connection from the primary coil of said induction coil to said battery, a vibrator in said connection, a connection from the secondary coil of the induction coil to the razor, an electrode and an electrical connection from said electrode to the secondary coil of said induction coil.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature this 3d day of June, 1916.