Illuminating Razor Attachments
InventionImprovements in or relating to Razors
FiledWednesday, 7th May 1913
PublishedThursday, 23rd October 1913
InventorFrederick Nathaniel Davidson
Details or accessories for illuminating the skin
Performing Operations; Transporting
Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For
Razors of the open or knife type; Safety razors or other shaving implements of the planing type; Hair-trimming devices involving a razor-blade; Equipment therefor
Details or accessories
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I, Frederick Nathaniel Davidson, Manufacturing Optician, of 29, Great Portland Street, in the County of London, do hereby declare the nature of this invention and in what manner the same is to be performed, to be particularly described and ascertained in and by the following statement:—
This invention is for improvements in or relating to razors and has for its object to enable the user to see clearly that portion of the surface to be shaved which lies immediately in front of the razor edge.
As is well-known various illuminating means have been provided for shaving purposes, one of which comprises a mirror having in it an orifice fitted with a lens behind which is an electric light so that a pencil of light is projected from the front of the mirror through the lens. This, however, necessitates that the surface to be shaved must be continually moved to keep that part which at the moment is under the razor in the pencil of light.
The present invention comprises a device constituting a source of light and adapted to be borne on a razor in such position as always to illuminate that portion of the surface to be shaved which lies immediately in front of the razor edge. More particularly an electric lamp bulb connected by a flexible wire to a source of electric supply is provided with means for securing it on the razor and it will be seen that as the lamp bulb is connected to the razor, it will always follow the same, so that no movement of the person being shaved is necessary to get the proper illumination.
It has heretofore been proposed to mount an electric lamp on a pen or pencil so as to illuminate a small region about the point. No claim is made broadly to the use of an electric lamp mounted on some article to illuminate the place of operation of the article, nor is any claim made broadly to the particular means hereinafter described whereby the lamp is mounted on the razor so as to be adjustable with respect to it.
The socket for the lamp-bulb may be permanently attached to the razor or it may be carried by a clip which can be secured to any existing razor, an adjusting arm being provided if desired between the clip and the socket of the lamp-bulb to permit of the bulb being brought to such position as to most advantageously illuminate the surface to be shaved.
In the accompanying drawings—
The lamp-socket has extending from it flexible wires
It will be seen that the two plates
Although the invention has been described as provided with an electric lamp, it will be appreciated that any source of light of sufficiently illuminating power can be used instead of electric light.
It will be appreciated that the socket for the lamp-bulb
Having now particularly described and ascertained the nature of my said invention and in what manner the same is to be performed, I declare that what I claim is:—
1. For a razor a device constituting a source of light and adapted to be borne on the razor for the purpose described.
2. The combination with an electric lamp-bulb connected (for example by a flexible wire) to a source of electric supply, of means for securing it to a razor in such position as to always illuminate that portion of the surface to be shaved which lies immediately in front of the razor edge.
3. The combination of parts set forth in Claiming-clause No. 2 when the means for securing the electric lamp-bulb to the razor comprises a clip (for example
4. The parts for attaching an electric lamp-bulb to a razor with or without their combination with a razor substantially as described and illustrated in
Dated this 6th day of May, 1913.
BOULT, WADE & TENNANT,
111 & 112, Hatton Garden, London, E.C.,
Chartered Patent Agents.