Invention Illuminated Razor
Filed Saturday, 7th June 1913
Published Tuesday, 25th April 1916
Inventor Katherine Ellwood Allport
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
Personal or domestic articles
Mechanical Engineering; Lighting; Heating; Weapons; Blasting
Functional Features Or Details Of Lighting Devices Or Systems Thereof; Structural Combinations Of Lighting Devices With Other Articles, Not Otherwise Provided For
Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for
Performing Operations; Transporting
Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For
Clippers or shavers operating with a plurality of cutting edges, e.g. hair clippers, dry shavers
Details of, or accessories for, hair clippers, or dry shavers, e.g. housings, casings, grips, guards
Details of, or accessories for, hair clippers, or dry shavers, e.g. housings, casings, grips, guards providing for illuminating the area to be shaved or clipped
General Tagging Of New Technological Developments; General Tagging Of Cross-Sectional Technologies Spanning Over Several Sections Of The Ipc; Technical Subjects Covered By Former Uspc Cross-Reference Art Collections [Xracs] And Digests
Technologies Or Applications For Mitigation Or Adaptation Against Climate Change
Reduction Of Greenhouse Gas [Ghg] Emissions, Related To Energy Generation, Transmission Or Distribution
Enabling technologies; Technologies with a potential or indirect contribution to Ghg emissions mitigation
Energy storage using batteries
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Katherine E. Allport, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Illuminated Razors, of which the following is a specification.
The invention has for its principal object the provision, in connection with a razor, of means whereby that part of the face being shaved is illuminated locally and the operation of shaving thereby greatly facilitated and entirely relieved of its sanguinary possibilities.
Much of the inconvenience and discomfort of shaving is due to the fact that the light when properly positioned as to certain portions of the face does not sufficiently illuminate other portions and it is to overcome this difficulty in a manner most efficient and convenient that the present invention is designed.
In order that the invention in its general aspect may be readily understood and its application made clear I set forth in the accompanying drawings and in the following detailed description based thereon preferred and modified embodiments of the same. As, however, the invention is susceptible of embodiment in other and varied constructional forms the drawings and description are to be constructed in an illustrative and not in an unnecessarily limiting sense.
In the drawings:
Having reference to the drawings and more particularly to
The manner of employing the device illustrated will be readily understood. Upon adjusting the screw
1. The combination with a safety razor, of an electric lamp associated therewith, the handle of the razor serving as a mounting for the lamp, the lamp and razor relatively adjustable to provide for directing the light rays more strongly to either side of the razor at will.
2. The combination with a razor having a double cutting edge, of an electric lamp associated therewith, means for energizing said lamp comprising a battery, the handle of the razor serving also as a mounting for the lamp, the razor adjustable relative to its handle and the lamp to provide for directing the rays of light more strongly to either of the cutting edges at will, substantially as described.
3. The combination with a razor having a double cutting edge, of an electric lamp associated therewith in symmetrical relation to the two edges of the razor, means for energizing said lamp comprising a battery, a housing for the battery, said housing serving also as a mounting for the razor, the lamp and razor relatively adjustable to provide for directing the rays of light more strongly to either side of the blade, and means to maintain such relative adjustment, substantially as described.
4. The combination with a safety razor having a double cutting edge, a tubular handle forming a mounting for said razor, a battery within said handle, a lamp disposed in line with the axis of the handle between parallel planes including the cutting edges of the razor and arranged to be energized by the battery at will, a razor pivoted to the handle to swing from one side to the other of the lamp, and releasable means for maintaining the razor in adjusted position relative to the lamp.
5. A razor including a blade, blade holder and handle, an electric lamp mounted thereon in position to illuminate the blade, the lamp and razor relatively adjustable, a source of electrical energy, and a switch controlling the supply to the lamp.
In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two witnesses.
Katherine E. Allport.
Lewis T. Greist,
Mary C. Brower.