Odell Pivoting Razor
Filed Wednesday, 1st June 1910
Published Tuesday, 31st October 1911
Inventor Levi J. Odell
Owner Odell Manufacturing Company
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
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, Levi J. Odell, a citizen of the United States, residing at Glendora, county of Los Angeles, State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to safety razors and the object of the invention is to produce a device of this class having an improved construction facilitating the insertion and removal of the blade.
In the drawing which forms a part of this specification,
Referring more particularly to the parts, and especially
In the form of the invention shown in
What I claim is:
1. In combination, a safety razor comprising a handle having a fixed bracket, a blade holder pivotally mounted on said bracket and adapted to swing thereabout, said bracket having a resilient extension adapted to be deflected in the plane in which said blade holder swings when the blade-holder is swung, said extension coöperating with said blade holder to lock the same against rotation and hold a blade therein.
2. A safety razor comprising a handle having a fixed bracket provided with a resilient extension, a blade holder pivotally mounted on the said bracket and provided with means coöperating with the said resilient extension for gripping the blade in said holder.
3. In combination, a safety razor comprising a handle having a bracket fixed thereto, said bracket having a tongue with a laterally bent extension, a blade holder pivotally attached to said bracket and having a plate which may be swung into close proximity to said extension, and provided with coöperating means for gripping a blade in said holder, the extension of the bracket affording means for clamping the parts of the blade holder upon the said blade.
4. In combination, a safety razor comprising a handle having a fixed bracket, said bracket having a tongue extending therefrom with a bent extension forming a seat, a blade holder comprising a pair of plates for holding a razor blade between them, said blade holder being pivotally attached to said bracket, whereby movement of the handle and the bracket forces the seat into contact with one of the plates of the blade holder, thereby securing a blade in position between said plates.
5. In combination, a safety razor comprising a handle having a bracket fixed thereto, said bracket having a resilient tongue with a laterally bent extension forming a seat, a blade holder consisting of a cover plate and a bottom plate having a resilient bow connecting the same and tending to separate said plates, a blade inserted between said plates, said tongue lying in the path of said blade holder whereby the rotation of said blade-holder affords means for bringing said plates into position on said seat so that said seat clamps said plates together to secure said blade.
6. In combination, a safety razor having a handle, and a fixed bracket having a resilient tongue extending therefrom, a blade holder rotatably attached to said bracket, a blade seated against the inner side of said blade-holder, a guard seated against the under side of said blade, said tongue being deflected by said blade holder in the direction in which said blade swings, and affording means for clamping said guard against said blade, and against said blade-holder when said blade-holder is rotated.
7. A safety razor mechanism comprising a handle with a bracket fixed thereto, said bracket having a tongue extending therefrom, a blade holding means comprising a plate pivotally attached to said bracket and a guard portion coöperating therewith, a blade seated against the inner face of said plate, and adapted to be gripped by said guard, means for positioning said blade in proper alinement between the plate of the blade holder and the said guard, the tongue of the said bracket affording means for clamping the guard and plate of the blade holder when the said blade holder is swung on its pivotal connection.
In witness that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto subscribed my name this 27th day of May, 1910.
Levi J. Odell.
G. E. Odell,
Geo. D. Wolfrey.