Clark's Silver King
FiledWednesday, 7th December 1910
PublishedTuesday, 10th October 1911
InventorJoseph Molkenthin, Jr.
OwnerClark Blade and Razor Company
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle involving blades with only one cutting edge
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
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 involving changeable blades
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Joseph Molkenthin, Jr., a citizen of the United States, residing at, Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to a safety razor which has a guard on which a blade rests, the guard having fingers to engage the top of the blade at the side edges, and the guard thus supports the blade. A clamping plate is pivoted so that it swings against the blade and locks the blade against the fingers, the preferred way being to swing the clamping plate upward against the under side of the blade and thus lock it in position. The clamping plate is forced and locked against the blade by suitable means, these means preferably consisting of a handle which is in screw-threaded engagement with the guard.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which—
The razor consists of a guard
A clamping plate
The blades as usually made for this type of razor are made of the thin flat part
This construction of razor is cheaply made, and forms a solid, rigid structure when the parts are assembled and the handle is screwed tight, and the blade, by reason of its being engaged for a large part of its surface when it is clamped in position, is not subjected, at any particular point, to a strain sufficient to cause fracture which would easily occur if this were not the case, in view of the thin blades that are used in the razor.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:—
1. A safety razor comprising a fixed guard, ears on the sides of the guard, fingers extending inwardly from the sides of the guard in front of the ears, the front of the guard being a support and a fender for a blade, the front of the guard being elevated, a clamping plate pivoted to the ears and normally extending toward the front of the guard, a thin flat blade with a reinforced back having its thin portion resting on the front of the guard and under the fingers, the clamping plate having part of its top surface depressed to receive the reinforced back of the blade, and a handle in screw-threaded engagement with the handle and forcing the clamping plate against the thin and the reinforced part of the blade to lock the thin part of the blade against the fingers.
2. A safety razor comprising a guard having fingers extending inwardly from its side edges, the guard having its front part elevated, a blade having a thin fiat body portion with a reinforced back, the thin portion of the blade resting on the front part of the guard and under the fingers, a clamping plate swinging on the guard and having its end engaging the thin part of the blade to lock the blade against the fingers, the clamping plate having a depressed portion to receive the reinforced back of the blade, and a handle forcing and locking the clamping plate against the blade.
In testimony, that I claim the foregoing, I have hereunto set my hand this 5th day of December, 1910.
Joseph Molkenthin, Jr.
E. A. Pell,
M. A. Johnson.