Detachable Straight Razor Back
InventionImprovement in Razors
FiledTuesday, 11th February 1873
PublishedTuesday, 11th February 1873
InventorElijah A. Freeman
Safety razors with fixed blade, e.g. with moulded-in blade
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 unchangeable blades
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Elijah A. Freeman, of Moscow, in the county of Luzerne and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Razors; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification, in which—
Similar letters of reference in the accompanying drawing denote the same parts.
The object of this invention is to improve the construction of razors in such a manner that the thin part of the blade can, at any time, be separated from its thick part or back in order to the reception and preservation of a thinner edge than is possible when the blade cannot be separated from the back; to this end the invention consists in the combination of a blade and back pivoted together, and to the handle, at points near one end of each, the back being grooved along its front edge to receive the blade, as I will now proceed to describe.
In the drawing,
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is—
The combination of a razor blade and back pivoted together and to the handle at points near one end of each, the back being grooved along its front edge to receive the blade, substantially as described.
Elijah A. Freeman.
A. S. Hottenstein.