Combined Razor and Brush
InventionCombined Razor and Brush
FiledThursday, 6th October 1921
PublishedTuesday, 24th April 1923
OwnerVictory Sparkler & Specialty Co.
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Koby Kohn, a citizen of the United States, and residing at New York, county of New York, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combined Razors and Brushes, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a shaving device, and includes in combination a safety razor and a lather applying means. The advantages of combining these essential elements in one structure secure economy of construction; they cooperate each with the other to materially expedite the operation of shaving, and enable the user to secure an easier and more perfect shave than if the brush and razor are separate, thus greatly facilitating the operation of shaving.
In shaving, it has always been customary to lather the beard with a brush, then to use the razor, which removes all the lather, but only a portion of the growth of the beard. This failure of the razor to remove the entire growth is caused mainly by insufficient softening of the beard by the first application of lather, and requires a second application. It also frequently happens that additional intermittent applications are required during this second shaving operation, compelling the shaver to take up the brush for each application and, as lather has a distinct tendency to become dry unless used at once,
But all this difficulty is overcome with my invention, for the lathering and shaving elements are supported and manipulated by one common handle. As soon as an area of lathered beard is removed, a half-turn of this handle brings the fresh, moist lather in position for the second application to the shaved area. In almost every instance these second applications overlap the already lathered surface, which materially hastens the softening of the beard. The shaved area now being lathered, a reversal of the former half-turn of the handle brings the razor edge to the unshaved portion, and the shaving operation is resumed. This same method is carried on until the first lather application is removed and the second applied and during which time this second application is thoroughly softening the beard. This second application is now removed, completing the shave, the two operations of lathering and shaving being accomplished without once laying the razor aside, as one is compelled to do when using a separate brush. If during the removal of the foregoing second application additional intermittent lather is required, it can be applied at any time without laying the razor aside.
It is the nature of lather that its effectiveness on the beard is greatly increased the more constantly it is agitated. The softening of the beard is hastened the oftener this agitation occurs. With my invention this agitation is constantly alternated with but in complete cooperation with the shaving, which enables any one unskilled in the art to greatly reduce the time now required to attain the same results with the separate elements.
Razors and brushes as now made, require a handle for each element, but with my invention one handle is eliminated, thereby securing economy of construction, and convenience in use.
Another advantage for the combination is that there is only one article to be handled in shaving and it is not necessary to put it down on a support at intervals during shaving and again pick it up when needed, as is the case where a separate brush or lathering device is used, and this avoids all possibility that a necessary part of the shaving equipment may be mislaid or accidentally knocked or shaken from the support on which it is placed, as in shaving on a railway train.
It embodies a simple and novel structural arrangement by which this novel and useful combination of the essential elements used in shaving is brought about and also includes a novel form of lathering brush composed of sponge rubber. The novel features will be more fully understood from the following description and claims taken with the accompanying drawings.
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Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:
1. In a device of the class described the combination with a metal frame having a body portion, a handle and a razor blade holding portion at the end of and at an angle to the body portion and a brush for applying lather secured to said body portion.
2. In a device of the class described the combination of a sheet metal frame including a body portion having a flat back, a handle projecting from said back midway at one end and a razor supporting portion projecting from the other end of said body portion at an angle towards the handle end, means on said supporting portion for detachably engaging a razor blade, and a lathering brush secured to the flat back of said body portion between its margins.
3. In a device of the class described the combination of a sheet metal frame including a body portion having a flat back, a handle projecting from said back midway at one end and a razor supporting portion projecting from the other end of said body portion at an angle towards the handle end, means on said supporting portion for detachably engaging a razor blade, and a lathering brush composed of sponge rubber secured to said flat back portion by marginal flanges extending outwardly and inwardly, the central portion of said handle being curved transversely forming a rib and the razor blade holding means being formed integrally from the metal of the body and razor supporting portion.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature.