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New Use For Electricity

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Parent Issue
Day
21
Month
October
Year
1898
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

Hair is now cut by electricity. The apparatus to perform this feat consista of a platinum wire stretched over a comb. By pressing a button, the current is applied to the wire, bringing it to a white heat. The comb is then. passed through the hair, and ae the wire comes in contact the hair is burned off. The end oí each hair being cauterized when cut prevents loss of the oily substance of the hair. The apparatus is attached to an ordinary lamp socket by a flexible cord, and can be used by any barber of ordinary skill.