Who Invented the Electric Razor?


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The inventor of the electric razor is Colonel Jacob Schick. He received a patent for his invention on May 13, 1930. The idea behind the invention was realized while the inventor was healing from an injury sustained while exploring for gold in Alaska, which made it difficult to shave.

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Moving forward with the invention was delayed due to Schick reactivating his military status in World War I. The original electric razor had a shaving head that was controlled by a flexible cable. The shaving head received power from an external motor, the size of a grapefruit. This original plan was rejected due to its bulkiness.

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