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Claimed for Schick Type B2

Patent GB276735

Invention Improvements in Magazine Razor

Filed Tuesday, 1st June 1926

Published Thursday, 1st September 1927

Inventor Jacob Schick

Owner Magazine Repeating Razor Company

Language English

CPC Classification:   

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Remark: The “inventor” in this patent - Edward Marks - is merely the patent attorney, not the inventor. I presume that the inventor is Jacob Schick.
Application Date : June 1, 1926. No, 13,890/26. Complete Accepted : Sept. 1, 1927.
COMPLETE SPECIFICATION. Improvement in Magazine Razor.

I, Edward Charles Robert Marks, a British subject, of 57 & 58, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, W.C. 2, do hereby declare the nature of this invention (a communication to me from abroad by Magazine Repeating Razor Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of New Jersey, located at 2, Rector Street, City, County and State of New York, United States of America) and in what manner the same is to be performed, to be particularly described and ascertained in and by the following statement:—

The present invention is designed to provide a magazine safety razor which is economical to make and which provides a ready accessible means for inserting a stack of blades in the razor, these stacks being placed in the razor either by inserting the blades one at a time or by the preferred method of placing them in a clip, the clip being a cheap expandable device in which the blades can be sold and which can be thrown away when empty, such as described in Specification No. 264,203.

The razor is also designed to provide one which is substantially waterproof so that when the guard is washed or the razor is dipped in water, the magazine for the razor blades and its contents are kept dry.

The invention also resides in certain details of construction which will be hereinafter more fully described and finally embodied in the claims.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 is a section with the guard shown in elevation, this view illustrating a razor which embodies my invention. Figure 2 is a section on line 2—2 in Figure 1. Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 1 but illustrating only the lower portion and showing the slide in position to start a blade forward toward the guard. Figure 4 is a section on line 4—4 in Figure 1. Figure 5 is a perspective view of the slide shown in the construction of razor illustrated. Figure 6 is a perspective view of a form of clip in which the stack of blades is placed and Figure 7 is a perspective view of the spring used in the razor.

The handle 10 is made of a convenient size and weight and carries on the end of it a post which serves as a support for the guard 11 The post is shown at 12 and is provided with a pivot 13 on which the guard can be swung so as to make it more adaptable for easy shaving, the dotted outline in Figure 1 showing at 14 the position of the guard 11 when in shaving position. A cap 13a may be provided adapted to cover the blade carrying parts when not in use.

The guard is illustrated in full lines as it is disposed, when in position, to receive a new blade and eject the old one. The blade is shown at 15 in position in the guard having been slid longitudinally or endwise into the slit 16 in the guard. The blades to be used are carried in the handle 10 and while they might be put in singly, or stacked and then dropped into position, it is better, from both the commercial and the user's standpoint, to sell the blades in stacks and in a clip.

A stack of blades is shown at 17 and in the form illustrated they are placed in the clip 18, the clip having an open top and having a small flange 19 at the bottom to support the blades but leaving most of the space in the bottom open so that a spring can exercise its influence on the blades to keep the topmost one in position to be acted upon by the ejecting means.

The clip 18 is slid into the passage 19a in the handle and is held in position by a spring 20 which has its inner end doubled back to form the leaf 21 which presses against the bottom of the stack of blades and which has a raised portion 22 which fits against one end of the clip to hold it in position, the spring then being extended so that its end 23 can be grasped for sliding the spring out of the handle when it is desired to remove it.

When the stack of blades has been depleted the leaf 21 is adapted to engage the clip 18 when the spring 20 is withdrawn in order to remove said clip from the handle.

The spring is normally held against sliding, when an end cap to be hereinafter described is removed, by suitable means such as a small projection 24 over which the hole 25 of the spring snaps when it is in position.

To eject the blade from the stack, I provide a slide 26 which is assured of being properly and accurately guided by side plates 27 which are set into the side walls of the passage 19a and practically form a part thereof, fitting over the two sides of the clip 18.

The slide can reciprocate in the handle and its forward end 28 engages the top blade shown at 29 of the stack of blades when the top blade is to be slid through the slit 30 in the end of the handle, which slit 30 is disposed in line with the slit 16 of the guard when the guard is in position to be supplied with a blade, the forward end 28 also serving to close the slit 30 when in the position shown in Fig. 1.

To prevent the slide from being pulled out too far I limit its movement by a suitable means such as the pin 31 which fits into a slot 32 in one of the side plates 27 of the slide. When in its rearmost position, I guard the end 28 of the slide from being hindered by contact with the edge of the box by placing a small lip 33 on the box so that there is no obstruction to the forward movement of the slide even from its rearmost position.

To hold the slide in its normal position, I arrange the sleeve 34 on the end of it which sleeve 34 has a tight fitting flange 35 which, when pushed tightly against the end 36 of the handle, binds tightly enough to hold the parts assembled. Both the passage 19a for the insertion, removal and storage of the clip of blades and also the narrower additional passage 37 into which the spring 20 slides, are extended through the sleeve 34 so as to provide an opening therein for the insertion of the clip and its removal, this end of the slide having a closure member 38 adapted to provide a moisture proof blade containing chamber when in a closed position.

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. A razor of the kind described having means acting to eject the blades from the handle formed as a slide longitudinally displaceable within said handle and carrying a forward extension serving to close a slit through which the blades are ejected from the handle.

2. A razor as claimed in Claim 1 in which the slide is adapted to be drawn out from the handle of the razor, the slide being formed to permit a stack of blades to be inserted in position.

3. A razor as claimed in Claims 1 and 2 in which the slide is arranged to be drawn out longitudinally of the handle by means of a part on the outside of the handle and adapted to retain the slide in normal position.

4. A razor as claimed in Claim 3 in which the part on the outside of the razor handle by which the slide is manipulated is formed as a cap fitting upon the end of the handle and provided with an aperture to enable a stock of blades to be inserted therethrough into the razor handle.

5. A razor as claimed in any of the preceding claims in which said cap member is provided with a closure member adapted to provide a moisture proof blade containing chamber when in closed position.

6. A razor as claimed in any of the preceding claims in which a spring acting to press the blades into position to be engaged by said slide is arranged within the handle, the spring being formed to hold the stack of blades in position in said handle so as to prevent longitudinal displacement thereof.

7. A razor as claimed in Claim 6 in which said spring is formed with a part acting both to feed the blades into position to be engaged by the slide, and also to engage a clip member to withdraw said clip member when the stack of blades therein has been depleted.

8. A razor as claimed in Claims 6 and 7 in which said spring is provided with 3 projecting portion enabling said spring to be withdrawn from the handle of the razor.

9. A razor as claimed in any of the preceding claims in which the blades are inserted as a stack within a clip member formed to closely fit a passage in said handle and open along one side to enable a spring member to bear against the blades stacked therein.

10. A razor as claimed in Claim 9 in which said clip member is provided with a projecting tongue adapted to overlie said slide member even when in its rearmost position.

11. A razor as claimed in any of the preceding claims substantially as described or as illustrated with reference to the accompanying drawings.

Dated this 1st day of June, 1926.