FiledMonday, 18th July 1921
PublishedTuesday, 19th September 1922
InventorLester E. Norquist
Details or accessories for illuminating the skin
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
Details or accessories
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Lester E. Norquist, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at the city and county of Denver and State of Colorado, have invented a new and useful Face-Illuminating Razor, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to a face illuminating razor for use when shaving.
And the objects of my invention are:
First. To provide a light in the form of a lamp that is adjustably and removably attached to the razor-blade holder in a position to illuminate the face when shaving.
Second. To provide, an electric lamp that is adapted to be attached to a razor-blade holder and that is attachable and detachable by an electric current circuit cord, the ends of which are provided with circuit connecting plugs to the electric lamp sockets in the rooms of residences, hotels, and in all places where an electric connection can be made to a suitable supply of electric current.
Third. To provide a small, compact and easily handled lamp for razors, that is arranged to illuminate the face of a man when shaving and that throws its light directly on the face at the point where the razor is cutting the beard.
Fourth. To provide beard shaving razors with a light directing lamp of any suitable kind, such as an electrical current lamp connected to a supply of electric current of the electric current generating plants and their circuit wire sockets of cities, hotels, residences, and other buildings, and of Pullman passenger trains, and any other places, that can be attached directly to the razors and arranged to reflect their light directly against that part of the face of the user where the razor is cutting the beard.
I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Similar letters of reference refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
Referring to the drawings:
My invention contemplates broadly the use of a light producing lamp of any kind or character, but I preferably use an electric lamp, and consequently this specification will be confined to the description of an electric lamp connected to and arranged to illuminate the face of men when shaving.
The handle of my face illuminating razor consists of the lamp supporting socket
The handle is preferably round in shape, and the inside surface of the reflecting hood, which is of concave form, is provided with a light-reflecting surface, by either polishing it or applying a light reflecting material or paint to it.
This light reflecting hood is of such a size and shape that it partially surrounds the lamp in such a manner that the light of the lamp is reflected directly against the face of the user of the razor when shaving, and particularly against the cutting edge portion of the razor blade and immediately in front of it, while the light of the lamp does not shine to the rear of the lamp and of the razor, as the light cannot pass through it.
If desired, however, the several parts of the handle may be made in separate pieces, each by itself and arranged to be assembled and connected together into a handle.
The socket end
By the manner of connecting the sleeve to the handle, the sleeve is easily and quickly attached and detached, and when attached, it need not be removed except when it is necessary to replace a burnt-out lamp with a new one. The socket
The top of the reflecting hood is formed to project only partially over the glass tube
The operation of my face illuminating razor is as follows:
A completely operative face illuminating razor is provided for each user, which means that the handle and its reflecting hood are attached to a safety razor holder with a razor blade in it, and the sleeve and the glass cylinder and the socket with the electric lamp are in operative position within the handle. Then all the user has to do is to connect the chandelier plug to the supply of current on, and then insert the handle plug in the sleeve and connect it to the socket of the lamp, which is instantly lighted. The user then proceeds to shave in the usual way and
My face illuminating razor is of a small convenient size to hold in the hand, and it is light enough in weight to be easily and quickly handled with as much dexterity as any ordinary safety razor, and while I have illustrated and described its preferred construction, I do not wish to be limited to it, as changes may be made in it without departing from the spirit of my invention.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. An illuminated razor for shaving, a razor blade and its holder and a handle secured to said razor, containing a lamp arranged to throw its light onto the face of the user and around the razor; it being provided with a light reflector arranged to direct the light from shining back of the handle; said lamp being an electric lamp having means for connecting the lamp to a source of current supply; and a glass cylinder in said handle surrounding said lamp, and means for detachably connecting said glass cylinder to said handle; said electric lamp being provided with a socket and a plug and socket circuit wire, and cord arranged to be removably connected to said electric lamp socket.
2. An illuminated razor comprising a tubular handle, a part of whose wall is cut away, the interior of the remaining wall portion acting as a reflector, a glass cylinder in said tubular handle which is closed at its upper end, a cap which is detachably connected to the lower end of said handle having a socket portion which projects into the lower end of said glass cylinder, an incandescent lamp secured in said socket portion, a plug adapted to connect with a current source, and which is inserted in said socket to connect with the lamp terminals; in combination with a razor and its holder, and means for securing the holder to the upper end of the handle.
3. In an illuminated razor, the combination with a razor and a holder therefor, of a tubular handle and means for detachably securing said holder to the upper end of said handle, a part of the wall of said handle being cut away, the interior face of the remaining portion of the handle forming a reflecting surface, a tubular glass housing in said handle which is closed, at its upper end, and annular beads in said handle, which space said glass housing from said handle, a cap having a bayonet joint connection with the lower end of said handle, said cap having a socket member which projects into the lower end of said glass housing, an incandescent lamp in said housing which is secured in said socket and a terminal plug which is inserted in said socket to connect with the lamp terminals, said plug being adapted to connect with a current source.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Lester E. Norquist.
G. Sargent Elliott,