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Pen Razor

PatentGB190819836

InventionImprovements in Safety Razors

FiledTuesday, 22nd September 1908

PublishedThursday, 27th May 1909

InventorsWallace Edwin Marley, William Wallis Twigg

LanguageEnglish

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N° 19,836 A.D. 1908
Date of Application, 22nd Sept., 1908 Complete Specification Left, 10th Mar., 1909—Accepted, 27th May, 1909 PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION. Improvements in Safety Razors

We, Wallace Edwin Marley, of No. 15, Wellington Road, Handsworth, in the County of Stafford, Art Metal Manufacturer, and William Wallis Twigg, of The Farlands, Great Barr, in the County of Stafford, Manufacturer, do hereby declare the nature of this invention to be as follows :—

Our invention consists of the improvements hereinafter described in safety razors, the said improvements having for their principal object to render the same, when not in use, more compact than safety razors as heretofore made, and thereby to facilitate the carrying of the said safety razors in the waistcoat or other pocket of the person.

The shaving instrument or safety razor of our invention consists essentially of a flat tubular case constituting the holder of the instrument, the said case having preferably at each end a receptacle which is closed by a cap, the receptacle at one end constituting the container for the safety razor proper when not in use and the other receptacle when two are provided, constituting a container for additional or supplementary razor blades with which the instrument may be provided.

The cap closing the safety razor container has at its inner end a screwed pin or projection which in the fitting together of the parts of the instrument for use is screwed into a hole in the guard which is detachably fitted to the blade holder, the said guard having tongues or ear pieces which pass into and fit somewhat tightly staple-like loops on the said blade holder.

When the screwed projection or pin on the end closing cap has been screwed into the screwed hole in the guard the outer end of the said closing cap is pressed into the tubular holder when the safety razor is ready for use.

After use the parts of the safety razor may be readily detached for cleaning.

To permit of the stropping of the blade when desired the blade holder, which holder is in the form of a doubled strip of sheet metal so as to form a clip for the blade, has at one end an internally screwed bush or socket which, on the detachment of the safety razor proper from the handle and the removal of the guard from the blade holder, is screwed on to the pin or projection of the closing cap of the razor container, the blade being then in the same or approximately the same plane as the tubular case and in line therewith, in which position of the blade the stropping of the same can be readily effected.

The safety razor proper when in its flat tubular case-like handle may be carried in the waistcoat or other pocket as conveniently or, nearly so as the metallic case of a flat cedar pencil which case it somewhat resembles except in size.


Dated this 21st day of September, 1908.


GEORGE SHAW & Co.,

35, Temple Row, Birmingham,

Agent for the Applicants.

COMPLETE SPECIFICATION. Improvements in Safety Razors

We, Wallace Edwin Marley, of No. 15, Wellington Road, Handsworth, in the County of Stafford, Art Metal Manufacturer, and William Wallis Twigg, of The Farlands, Great Barr, in the County of Stafford, Manufacturer, do hereby declare the nature of our invention and in what manner the same is to be performed to be particularly described and ascertained in and by the following statement:—

Our invention consists of the improvements hereinafter described in safety razors, the said improvements having for their principal object to render the same, when not in use, more compact than safety razors as heretofore made, and thereby to facilitate the carrying of the said safety razors in the waistcoat or other pocket of the person.

The shaving instrument or safety razor of our invention consists essentially of a tubular case constituting the holder of the instrument, the said case having preferably at each end a receptacle which is closed by a cap, the receptacle at one end constituting the container for the safety razor proper when not in use, and the other receptacle, when two are provided, constituting a container for additional or supplementary razor blades with which the instrument may be provided.

We will further describe our invention in connection with the accompanying drawing Figures 1 and 2 of which represent respectively in side and end elevation a shaving instrument or safety razor constructed according to our invention in position for use the handle, case or body of the instrument being provided with a receptacle at each end for the purpose hereinbefore referred to.

Figure 3 represents in side elevation the instrument in position for stropping a blade the safety guard of the blade being for this purpose detached from the blade holder.

Figure 4 represents the instrument mainly in longitudinal section closed for carrying in the waistcoat or other pocket, the safety razor proper and additional or reserve blades being shown in elevation in their respective compartments in the handle or case.

Figures 5 to 12 both inclusive represent detail views hereinafter particularly described.

Figures 4 to 12 both inclusive are drawn to a larger scale than Figures 1, 2 and 3.

The same letters of reference indicate the same parts in the several figures of the drawing.

a is the tubular handle, case or body of the instrument which handle is preferably divided by a diaphragm a1 into two compartments marked respectively a2, a3. The receptacle or compartment a2 is provided with a closing plug a4. The receptacle or compartment a3 constitutes with the closing cap a5 a storage box for a reserve supply of razor blades the closing cap a5 having a longitudinal partition a6 (see Figures 4 5 and 6; Figures 5 and 6 representing the cap a5 detached in side elevation and cross section respectively) to admit of the separation of the unused or stropped blades from the used or dull blades. In the said Figures 4, 5 and 6 the reserve blades are marked b.

The plug a4 which closes the razor compartment a2 has on its inner end a screwed stem or projection a7 best seen in Figures 4 and 7, Figure 7 representing the plug a4 detached, which stem a7 in the fitting together of the parts of the Instrument for use is screwed into the hole c1 in the guard c best seen in Figures 8, 9 and 10 which represent in front elevation (partly in section) cross section and plan respectively the guard c and blade holder or clip d detached. The guard c is detachably-fitted to the blade holder d by means of the tongues or ear pieces c2, c2 which are passed into and fit somewhat tightly the staple-like loops d2, d2 on the blade holder d. Figure 11 represents in front elevation the blade holder detached and Figure 12 represents the guard c separately in front elevation.

When the screwed stem or projection a7 has been screwed into the screwed hole c1 in the guard c the outer end of the closing plug a4 is pressed into the tubular holder or handle a when the safety razor is ready for use.

After use the parts of the safety razor may be readily detached for cleaning. To permit of the stropping of the blade when desired the blade holder d which holder is in the form of a doubled strip of sheet metal, as is best seen in Figure 9 so as to form a clip for the blade, has at one end an internally screwed bush or socket d1 which, on the detachment of the safety razor proper from the handle and the removal of the guard c from the blade holder d, is screwed on to the screwed stem or projection a7 the blade being then in the same or approximately the same plane as the tubular handle a and in line therewith as is represented in Figure 3 in which position of the blade the stropping of the same can be readily effected.

The safety razor, when the parts are in the positions represented in Figure 4, can be as conveniently carried in the waistcoat or other pocket as the metallic case of a flat cedar pencil which case it somewhat resembles except in size.


Having now particularly described and ascertained the nature of our invention and in what manner the same is to be performed we declare that what we claim is:—

First;—A safety razor consisting of a tubular handle having at one end a closing plug with screwed projection or stem on to which the safety razor proper is screwed the tubular handle or case constituting a holder or container for the detached safety razor proper when the instrument is not in use.

Secondly;—The improvements in safety razors hereinbefore described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing the said improvements consisting essentially in making the handle of the safety razor in the form of a tubular case open at both ends for the reception of the safety razor proper and also of a reserve supply of razor blades the ends of the case being closed by a plug and cap respectively.

Thirdly;—The improvements in safety razors hereinbefore described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing the said improvements consisting essentially in forming on one end of the blade holder or clip an internally screwed bush or socket so as to permit the same to be screwed on to the screwed stem of the plug in one end of the tubular handle the blade holder and blade carried thereby being in line with the handle so as to permit the stropping of the blade.


Dated this 9th day of March, 1909.


GEORGE SHAW & Co.,

35, Temple Row, Birmingham,

Agent for the Applicants.