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Alexandre Horowitz (1904-1982) was a Belgian-born Dutch technical engineer and inventor.

Alexandre "Sacha" Horowitz was born in 1904 in Antwerp, (Belgium) to parents of East-European Jewish heritage, and lived from 1914 in The Netherlands until his death in 1982. He has 136 patents awarded to his name over a period of 50 years covering a wide variety of products including prefab housing , farm machinery (e.g. Vicon , see below) and oil industry equipment. His most well-known invention however is the Philishave rotary electric razor.

In 1980 Horowitz was elected Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


  • Hans Schippers , Vader van de Philishave , Dutch periodical "De Ingenieur" nr. 3 - 16 februari 2000 , p. 49

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