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Swivel Head Razor

PatentGB191512218

InventionAn Improved Safety Razor

FiledWednesday, 25th August 1915

PublishedThursday, 13th January 1916

InventorsJohn Alfred Lloyd, Harry Reynolds

LanguageEnglish

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N° 12,218 A.D. 1912
Date of Application, 25th Aug., 1915 Complete Specification Left, 13th Nov., 1915—Accepted, 13th Jan., 1916 PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION An Improved Safety Razor.

We, Harry Reynolds, 10, Montgomery Road, Sheffield, Cutlery Manufacturer, and John Alfred Lloyd, 6, Montgomery Road, Sheffield, Silversmith, do hereby declare the nature of this invention to be as follows:—

A safety razor consists of four parts the blade, the grid, the cramp for holding blade on grid and the handle.

The cramp has two short projections which fit into corresponding holes in the blade to prevent it moving, it has also a centre pin passing through the grid.

The centre pin screws into the handle thus holding the blade in position.

In our improved safety razor, we place a ball & socket joint between the grid & the handle, by which the top part of the holder can be tilted over, thus enabling the user to place the blade at any angle for shaving.

Dated the 24th day of August, 1915.

HARRY REYNOLDS.

JOHN A. LLOYD.

COMPLETE SPECIFICATION An Improved Safety Razor.

We, Harry Reynolds, 10, Montgomery Road, Sheffield, Cutlery Manufacturer, and John Alfred Lloyd, 6, Montgomery Road, Sheffield, Silversmith, do hereby declare the nature of this invention and in what matter the same is to be performed, to be particularly described and ascertained in and by the following statement:—

This invention relates to the holder part of a safety razor and not to the blade

The object of this invention is to incline the blade to any required angle. In the accompanying drawings Fig. 1 is a front view—Fig. 2 an end view, both views showing the parts separated—Fig. 3 is a plan view and Fig. 4 and end view with the parts screwed up together.

A safety razor consists of four parts viz. the blade A the guard .B. the cramp .C. and the handle D.

Attached to the cramp C. is a centre screw " a " and two side projections .b. which fit into three corresponding holes in the blade .A. and also in the guard .B. the blade lying between the guard and the cramp.

The centre pin screws into the handle .D. thus securing the blade in position.

In an ordinary safety razor the cramp.— guard and handle are screwed together, the handle being at right angles to the guard, and rigid thus the blade is always at right angles to the handle.

In our improved safety razor we place a ball and socket joint between the guardB. and the top of the handle .D. which enables the user to incline the blade to any convenient angle for shaving.

In makig our improved razor we make a ball part .d. which we attach to the underside of the guard .B. and a socket part .e. which we attach to the top of the handle .D. we then make the screw part .a. in two parts and hinged together by making a slot in the top part and a flat end on the bottom part to fit each other, and held together by the pin .f. when the holder is assembled this pin .f. comes to about the centre of the ball.d. We then cut a vertical slot in the ball.d. to a point a little higher than the centre to enable the bottom part of the screw.a. to move towards the right or left when the razor is inclined either way.

The screw.a. is made sufficiently long to come about half an inch through the balld and is passed through the socket.e. and screwed into the handle.D. as in an ordinary safety razor.

In order to alter the inclination of the blade we slacken the screw a little, move the top part as required and then screw tightly up again.

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:—

An improved holder for safety razor blades, which can be inclined over so as to bring the edges of the blade to any convenient angle with the face, by means of a ball and socket joint placed between the handle and the guard, substantially as described with reference to the accompanying drawings.

Dated this 12th day of November, 1915.

HARRY REYNOLDS.

JOHN A. LLOYD.

Reference has been directed, in pursuance of Section 7, Sub-section 4, of the Patents and Designs Act, 1907, to Specification No. 21,368 of 1895, No. 18,007 of 1906, No. 10,445 of 1911, and No.25,041 of 1991.