Shaver, Mechanical, Apollo

This personal shaver was deisgned for use by the astronauts during the Apollo missions, though it was never used during flight. Personal hygiene was an important part of the astronaut's health and well being, and the shaver was designed to work without batteries or an electrical outlet. The collection bag attached to the shaver was designed to prevent small particles from dispersing throughout the spacecraft.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1973

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
Switzerland

Manufacturer
Thorens

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Personal Items

Materials
Body: Plastic, aluminum
Collector bag: Nylon
Dimensions
3-D: 12.7 x 8.9 x 6.4cm (5 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

This personal shaver was deisgned for use by the astronauts during the Apollo missions, though it was never used during flight. Personal hygiene was an important part of the astronaut's health and well being, and the shaver was designed to work without batteries or an electrical outlet. The collection bag attached to the shaver was designed to prevent small particles from dispersing throughout the spacecraft.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1973

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
Switzerland

Manufacturer
Thorens

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Personal Items

Materials
Body: Plastic, aluminum
Collector bag: Nylon
Dimensions
3-D: 12.7 x 8.9 x 6.4cm (5 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

ID: A19731073000