Daily Almanac for Saturday, November 6, 2021; Day 310 of the Year

On this date in 1928, Colonel Jacob Schick received an Electric Shaver patent. Here is a Schick Electric Shaver early advertisement. Photo By Schick Incorporated, Stamford, Conn. – Saturday Evening Post, October 3, 1953, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

Colonel Jacob Schick (September 16, 1877 – July 3, 1937) was an American inventor and entrepreneur who patented the first electric razor and started the Schick Dry Shaver, Inc. razor company. He is the father of electric razors. Schick became a Canadian citizen in 1935 to avoid an investigation by the Joint Congressional Committee on Tax Evasion & Avoidance after he moved most of his wealth to a series of holding companies in the Bahamas.

Business

Jacob Schick’s first business venture, the Magazine Repeating Razor Co. (founded 1926) sold a razor with injection cartridge blades designed much like a repeating rifle, where the blades were sold in clips that could be loaded into the razor without touching the blade. This business provided the necessary capital to develop his electric razor concept when he sold it to the American Chain & Cable Company in 1928.

Inventions

Successfully patented first electric razor in May 1930.[3] Also patented the General Jacobs Boat for use in shallow water, and an improved pencil sharpener.

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