Warner-Jones Razor Blade Holder
FiledMonday, 12th August 1918
PublishedTuesday, 11th May 1920
InventorCharles W. Jones
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Charles W. Jones, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Paul, in the county of Ramsey and State of Minnesota, Angus Hotel, Selby and Western avenues, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Razor-Blade Holders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in holders designed for use in sharpening razors or cutting blades used in safety razors.
An object of the invention is to provide a device that may be conveniently manipulated with one hand throughout the process of honing or stropping and whereby the article to be sharpened may be quickly reversed on the hone and held at a constant angle thereto.
A further object of the invention is to provide a holding and guiding device wherein the parts are at all times separable so that they may be packed in a container to form a unitary package.
The invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts shown in the drawings, and hereinafter described and claimed.
Referring to the drawings,
The base member movably rests at all times with its bottom on a smooth supporting surface
The handle section comprises a preferably round bar bent to form a forwardly and downwardly extending shank
The blade holding section comprises a pair of spring jaws
The exterior surface of the socket is milled to afford a firm grip for the index finger and the thumb to turn it on its bearing (
The jaws which are preferably made of spring metal are bent inwardly at their inner ends to form the stem
In operation the blade is inserted between the jaws and the clamping pin adjusted to firmly grip it. The base of the device is then placed on a smooth supporting surface such as a table and the cutting edge of the blade allowed to rest on the hone.
The device is then grasped by the hand as indicated in broken lines in
When not in use the sections and base may be separated and packed in a small container to form a unitary package to constitute a component part of a shaving outfit.
1. A blade sharpener, comprising a slidable base, an arched handle portion supported at one end on said base, a blade holder, and a finger and thumb engageable portion rigidly secured to the blade holder and revolubly mounted on the end of the arched handle opposite to the base whereby to be engaged by the thumb and a finger and revolved during the honing operation, for the purpose set forth.
2. A blade sharpener comprising a handle section consisting of a bar coiled centrally to form a finger-receiving loop and downwardly diverging arms extending therefrom tangential to the upper arc thereof whereby the loop will be disposed within the angle formed by the arms, a slidable base member connected to one arm, and a blade holder formed with a socket freely and rotatably receiving the other arm.
3. A blade sharpener comprising a handle section consisting of a bar coiled to form a finger-receiving loop and oppositely extending downwardly divergent arms, a slidable base member removably receiving the free end of one arm, and a blade holder having a shank part formed with a socket freely and rotatably receiving the free end of the other arm, said arms maintaining their connection with the base member and blade holder by reason of their downwardly divergency.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.