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The '1912' SE razor

PatentUS1018783

InventionSafety Razor

FiledWednesday, 15th September 1909

PublishedTuesday, 27th February 1912

InventorAugust William Scheuber

OwnerSimon Zinn

LanguageEnglish

The patent that got me started on patents. Read it with a 1912 in your hand and admire its elegance. August W. Scheuber, I admire you.

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United States Patent Office.

August W. Scheuber of Jersey City Height, New Jersey, assignor to Simon Zinn, of Brooklyn, New York, a firm Safety Razor
1,018,783. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Feb.27, 1912.
Application filed September 15, 1909. Serial No. 517,782

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, August W. Scheuber, a citizen of the United States of America, residing in Jersey City Heights, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to certain improvements in safety-razors, whereby the blade is automatically set into proper position and held securely on the blade support for shaving at one operation by a spring-actuated lever; and the invention consists of a safety-razor comprising a supporting frame for the blade provided with a guard-comb and blade-stops, a cover plate pivoted to said frame, a spring adapted to hold the cover-plate in open or closed position, and a lever adapted to move the blade into proper position against the blade-stops of the frame for insuring a positive setting and securing of the blade for shaving.

The invention consists further in certain details of construction which will be fully described hereinafter and finally pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 represents a front-elevation of my improved safety-razor, Fig. 2 is a side-elevation of the same, Fig. 3 is a vertical transverse section on line 3, 3, Fig. 1, showing the blade and cover-plate respectively in closed position for use, Fig. 4 is a like section, showing the parts in open position, Fig. 5 is a detail front-elevation, partly in section, on line 5, 5, Fig. 2, drawn on a larger scale, and Fig. 6 is a detail front-elevation of the spring-plate for operating the cover-plate, shown detached.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several figures.

Referring to the drawing, a represents the supporting frame of my improved safety-razor. The frame a is cut from any suitable material properly shaped, and provided at its sides with pintles a1 to which the cover-plate c is pivoted. The lower portion of the frame a is screwed to a threaded post b1 of the handle b, while the upper portion a3 is bent over at a downward angle of inclination to the middle portion a2 of the frame a, as shown in Figs. 2 and 4. At the front-edge of the downwardly-inclined portion a3 is arranged the usual guard-comb g and at each end of the guard-comb blade-stops g1 for the blade e. The razor-blade e rests on short ribs e1 at the rear-part of the downwardly inclined portion a3, which ribs are slightly inclined so as to give a slight inclination to the blade e when placed on the inclined supporting portion a3. Between the ribs e1 is arranged in the inclined portion a3 a slot o. The cover plate c is made convexly-concave and pivoted by its bent-over side-portions c1 to the pintles a1 at the upper corners of the inclined frame-portion a3. The cover plate c is provided at its upper rear-portion with an extension c2 which serves as a finger-rest for lifting it into raised position for inserting the blade as shown in Fig. 4.

Adjacent to and in front of the extension c2 of the cover-plate c is arranged a slot o1 through which and the slot o of the inclined supporting portion a3 extends a lever d, said lever serving for the purpose of pressing against the rear-edge of the blade and moving it into proper position against the blade-stops when the cover-plate is moved forward into closed position. The cover plate c is actuated by a spring-plate s, the middle portion of which is riveted to the middle portion a3 of the supporting frame a while the laterally-extending side-portions s1 act on the side-walls c1 of the cover-plate c, so as to insure when closed, the firm locking and centering of the blade and free access to the parts for cleaning and drying. The lever d is seated at its lower end by laterally-extending lugs d1 on the side-portions s1 of the spring s and retained between the middle portion a2 of the frame a and the middle portion s2 of the spring-plate as shown in Fig. 4. The spring-plate s serves for the double purpose of actuating the cover-plate and holding it in closed position on the blade, and in open position for inserting and removing the blade, which is accomplished by its side-portions s1 and of holding the lower end of the lever in position for the proper functioning of the same. The cover-plate and lever are adapted to move in unison under the influence of the actuating spring, so as to set the blade in proper position, and holding the cover-plate in closed or open position, insuring when closed, the firm locking of the blade and when open, the free access to the blade, also to parts for cleaning.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. In a safety-razor, the combination of a supporting frame having an upper portion provided with a guard-comb and blade-stops, a blade seated on said frame, a cover-plate pivoted to the supported frame, a lever engaged by said cover-plate, when the latter is in open position and abutting against the blade, and spring-actuating means adapted to hold the cover-plate in closed or open position.

2. In a safety-razor, the combination of a supporting frame having an upper portion provided with a guard-comb and blade-stops adjacent to said comb, a blade seated on said upper portion, a cover plate provided with an actuating extension and pivoted to the frame, a lever engaged by said cover-plate, when the latter is in open position and holding the cover-plate in closed or open position.

3. In a safety-razor, the combination of a supporting frame having an upper portion, provided with a guard-comb at its front-edge and blade-stops, a cover-plate provided with an extension at its rear-end and bent-over side-walls pivoted to the supporting frame, a blade supported on the upper portion of the frame, a lever engaged by said cover-plate when the latter is in open position and abutting against the blade for holding the latter in proper position against the stops, and a spring-plate attached to the supporting frame and provided with portions for holding the cover-plate in closed or open position.

4. In a safety-razor, the combination of a supporting frame having an upper portion provided with a guard-comb at its front-edge and blade-stops, a cover-plate provided with an extension at is rear-edge and a slot adjacent thereto, a blade supported on the frame, a lever extending through the slot of the cover-plate and engaging the blade for setting the latter in proper position against the stops, and a spring-plate attached to the supporting frame and provided with portions for locking the cover-plate in closed or open position.

5.. In a safety-razor, the combination, with a supporting frame having a guard-comb at its upper portion, and pintles, of a cover-plate pivoted to said pintles, a lever engaged by said cover-plate, when the latter is in open position and a spring-plate having a projection for retaining said lever, and portions for engaging the cover-plate.

6. In a safety-razor, the combination, with a supporting frame having a guard at its upper portion, a cover-plate having a slot and bent-over side-walls pivoted to said frame, a lever extending through the slot of said cover-plate, and engaging the cover-plate when the latter is in open position, and a spring-plate attached to the supporting frame and provided with arms for controlling and retaining the lever and locking the cover-plate in closed or open position.

7. I a safety-razor, the combination of a supporting frame, having an inclined upper portion provided with a slot near its upper edge, a cover-plate having bent-over side-walls pivoted to the upper ends of the inclined portion and the slot of the cover-plate and engaging the cover-plate when the latter is in open position, and a spring-plate provided with arms engaging the cover-plate, and with a central portion engaging said lever.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.

August W. Scheuber

Witnesses:

Paul Goepel,

Fannie Fisk.

Correction in Letters Patent No. 1,018,783

It is hereby certified that the residence of the assignee in Letters Patent No. 1,018,783, granted February 27, 1912, upon the application of August W. Scheuber, of Jersey City Heights, New Jersey, for an improvement in “Safety Razors,” was erroneously written and printed “Brooklyn, New York,” whereas said residence should have been written and printed New York, N. Y.; and that said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of the case in the Patent Office.

Signed and sealed this 2nd day of April, A .D., 1912.

C. C. Billings

Acting Commissioner of Patents.