posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 12:23 PM
reply to post by SeenMyShare
Very swish, this modern technology. So, you turn a crank handle to run a dynamo/charger mechanism that supplies electrical power to a battery that
then can supply power to an electric motor, that then turns the cutting heads.
Neat. A little inefficient in the sense of energy losses but still neat.
I only have an old Russian clockwork one. You turn the key and that transfers energy to a spring where it's stored and can be used to drive the
clockwork mechanism that powers the cutting heads. Less swish, but at least you never have to worry about the battery eventually dying as it doesn't
have one. (Okay, the spring will doubtless fail one day but nothing's perfect.
Here's a couple of pics I just took. Yes OP that's your post in the background.
The shaver comes in a leather case (pictured on right in first pic) and I still have the handbook (in Russian) which was signed and stamped when the
shaver was purchased in 1968.
Just thought you'd like to see it. And yes, it still works perfectly.
EDIT: I thought that pics uploaded here as embeds from our ATS account were supposed to have a horizontal scroll bar included. If anyone can tell me
the how and why to fix this then please do. Meanwhile just right-click the images then click view image to see the whole pic/s.
By the way, it's great to post stuff like you did, OP. There are plenty of things that can be hand-cranked or run on clockwork mechanisms and if
there's no mains power and a person doesn't have solar and an inverter handy, they're very useful.
edit on 19/12/10 by JustMike because: of the reason I give in my edit.