The Superman Adjustable Razor
FiledFriday, 20th March 1908
PublishedTuesday, 21st January 1913
InventorWilliam C. Finney
OwnerPercy W. Finney
An adjustable single edge razor. It was sold under the “Superman” brand.
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, William C. Finney, a citizen of the United States, residing in Washington, District of Columbia, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
This invention covers a novel construction of safety razor, the object being to provide an exceedingly simple and inexpensive construction of safety razor, in which the guard is adjustable so that a close shave can be obtained when desired, and also the reverse.
The object of the invention is to provide a safety razor embodying these characteristics and in which the guard is adjustable with reference to the blade through the medium of the handle adjustment.
Another object of the invention is to provide a safety razor in which a thin flat blade can be employed and which can be quickly and easily inserted and when once in place will remain fixed and will not require any further adjustment, all adjustments being had upon the guard.
With these various objects in view, my invention consists in providing a novel construction of blade holder and also in arranging in connection with said blade holder a guard which is adjustable toward and away from the blade by means of a handle.
The invention consists also in the novel construction and arrangement of said guard and still further in the various details of construction and novelties of combination, hereinafter fully described and pointed out in the claims.
In the drawings forming a part of this specification:—
In carrying out my invention, I preferably construct the guard
In practice I prefer to have the blade constructed with the laterally projecting extensions
In making the guard and blade holder, I of course take away as much metal as possible and if desired a portion of the metal which would otherwise be removed may be turned back as shown at
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:—
1. A safety razor comprising a blade holder, and an adjustable resilient guard connected with the blade holder, a post carried by the blade holder and a handle adjustable upon said post and adapted to act upon the guard for the purpose specified.
2. A safety razor comprising a spring plate bent upon itself, a blade holder carried by one member of said plate, a guard formed on the other member, a post secured to the first mentioned member, and passing through the second, and means movable along said post for adjusting the second mentioned member with respect to the first.
3. A safety razor comprising a plate bent upon itself and providing a blade carrying member and a guard member, said guard member having an opening, a post connected to the blade member and projecting through the guard and a handle adjustable upon the post and adapted to bear upon the guard member, as set forth.
4. In a safety razor, in combination, a blade holder comprising a plate having a spring clip to clamp a blade on and about parallel with the outer face of the plate with its edge projecting below the plate edge, a guard plate below said holder, and having a guard for the blade edge, a shank projecting laterally from said holder, a handle projecting laterally from said guard plate and receiving said shank in longitudinal adjustment, and means for relatively and longitudinally adjusting the shank and handle to cause movement of the holder and guard plate in opposite directions to vary the lateral distance between the blade and guard.
5. A safety razor comprising an approximately -shaped spring body comprising two members, one of said members constituting a blade carrying and positioning holder and the other a guard for the blade carried by said holder, said members tending to spring apart to separate the guard laterally from the blade edge, and a handle connected with and arranged approximately at right angles to said members and comprising means for varying the lateral position of the guard with respect to the blade.
6. A safety razor comprising, in combination, a pair of connected members arranged side by side and having adjacent free edges, said members being relatively movable to vary the lateral distance between said free edges, one member provided with means for securing and positioning a blade thereon with its edge projecting beyond the free edge of said member, the other member having a guard at its free edge adjacent the side face of said blade edge, and adjusting means for said members.
7. A safety razor comprising, in combination, a member having a blade edge guard, a blade positioning and carrying holder arranged beside and adapted to carry a blade with the edge of the blade projecting beyond the holder and having its under side face arranged adjacent said guard, said guard being resilient whereby said holder and member constantly tend to laterally separate said guard from the under side face of the blade, and means for moving said member and holder toward each other to decrease the lateral distance between said edge and the guard, substantially as described.
8. A safety razor, in combination, a plate having a guard for a blade edge, means for carrying and positioning a blade and adapted to hold a blade approximately parallel with said plate with the inner side face of the blade edge adjacent said guard, and means for varying the relative lateral position of the holder and plate to determine the lateral distance between said guard and the inner side of the blade edge comprising a handle extending approximately at right angles from said plate and a spring member tending to separate the plate laterally from the holder.
9. A safety razor comprising a blade holder, a spring guard joined to said holder, and means carried by said holder for positively forcing said spring guard toward said holder and maintaining the guard in its adjusted position relative to the holder.
Wm. C. Finney.
R. G. Finney,
L. H. Finney.