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Bigelow-Parkin

efsk

Sky high and six thousand miles away
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SU-Patron Gold
A razor I traded away is this remarkable folding razor Bigelow-Parkin. Barely larger than a blade, with two small extrusions to hold it, this thing shaved remarkably well.
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sɐǝɹpu∀

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A brilliant little shaver. Unfortunately, mine isn't gold.
Some images on how it works are here:
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The trick is to lock your wrist and use your lower arm as a giant handle.
For shaving under the nose tilt razor slightly between thumb and index finger, then lock wrist again.

There is another patent for a single edge, adjustable version. Unfortunately, it was never made:
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sɐǝɹpu∀

Well-Known Member
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Here is how it works:

View from the top with the little grip handles folded in. Note the star-shaped holes - they give more grip than round ones or handles without holes would.

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The handles fold out:

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View from the bottom. You open the razor by lifting the base plate where it says Open here:

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Then you put a blade in ...

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close the base plate and fold out the handles fully. Pick up the razor with thumb and index finger and you're ready to go.

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gvw755

SU-Patron Gold
Very ingenious design, however I can see why they sold more short handle Techs and four piece Merkurs in the old days. ;)
 
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