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Nasal Razor

PatentUS1522298

InventionRound-Nose Safety Razor

FiledTuesday, 11th December 1923

PublishedTuesday, 6th January 1925

InventorFrank S. Goodrich

LanguageEnglish

CPC Classification:   
B26B21/10
  • B26B21/10
    Safety razors with one or more blades arranged longitudinally to the handle
  • B
    Performing Operations; Transporting
  • B26
    Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
  • B26B
    Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For
  • B26B21/00
    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
  • B26B21/08
    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 changeable blades

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Patented Jan. 6, 1925. 1,522,298
United States Patent Office.

Frank S. Goodrich, of Rochester, New York. Round-Nose Safety Razor Application filed December 11, 1923.Serial No. 680,003.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Frank S. Goodrich, a citizen of the United States, residing at Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Round-Nose Safety Razors, of which the following is a specification.

The object of this invention is to provide a new and improved type of safety razor that is especially adapted for shaving the inside of the nose.

In the accompanying drawing—

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved safety razor in its actual size.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of enlarged size of the improved safety razor.

Figure 3 is an end elevation of enlarged size of the safety razor.

Figures 4 and 5 are side and end elevations respectively of the safety razor showing the clamping and locking means for the razor blade in its unlocked position for the purpose of taking out and replacing the razor blade.

Figure 6 is a vertical sectional view of the safety razor the section being taken on the line 6x—6x of Figure 2.

Figure 7 is a horizontal sectional view of the safety razor the section being taken on the line 7x—7x of Figure 3.

In the several figures of the drawing like reference numerals indicate like parts.

Heretofore, the only way the superfluous hair within the nose in the lower end of the nostril could be removed was by means of a pair of shears with which the hair could be cut off, or by means of a pair of tweezers or other instrument with which the hair could be pulled out. Both of these methods are unsatisfactory because the shears can only cut the hair shorter while the pulling out of the hair always will be a painful operation.

The safety razor forming the subject matter of my present invention is so constructed that it can be easily inserted into the nostrils and rotated therein for the purpose of shaving off the hair therein. This can be done without danger of cutting the skin and without leaving a part of the hair as is the case when the hair is clipped with a pair of shears.

As illustrated in the drawing the safety razor comprises a tubular handle 1 having a blade holder 2 provided on the outer end thereof. This razor blade holder comprises extension of the handle 1 of reduced thickness having the flat and shallow pocket 3 formed in the side thereof. The extension of the handle 1 forming the razor blade holder is slightly bent to one side for a purpose that will presently appear.

The razor blade 4 which comprises a narrow strip of steel having one-or both of its sides sharpened is adapted to be placed into the pocket 3 as illustrated in the figures. It is held in place in this pocket by means of the sliding or locking member 5. This locking member is mounted to slide within the handle 1 and its outer end is adapted to slide over the razor blade 4 holding the blade rigidly in place in the pocket 3. As above pointed out the extension or razor blade holder in which the pocket 3 is formed, is slightly bent to one side toward the side along which the locking member 5 is adapted to slide so that the outer end of the locking member operates to more firmly force the razor blade into its pocket in the holder because of the angular relation between the holder and the locking member.

Both the razor blade holder 2 and the outer end of the locking member 5 are cut out at the front to form an elongated depression in these members in which the edge of the razor blade 4 is exposed. The greater portion of the front edge of the razor blade is thus exposed leaving but a short edge concealed at the top and bottom of the holder by the lugs 6 and 7 forming part thereof. The cut away portion of the razor blade holder and its locking member provide a shoulder at each side of the cutting edge of the razor blade on a line well behind the cutting edge except at the top and bottom or ends of the blade where these shoulders curve forward and completely enclose the blade. These shoulders form a guard for the razor blade that protects the cutting edge thereof so that while this edge can be brought against the skin for the purpose of shaving off the hair from the skin the blade cannot dig into the skin either intentionally or by accident because of the shoulder surrounding the rear, top and bottom of the razor blade.

The locking member 5 has a small handle 8 provided in the side thereof. This handle is formed by a shouldered machine screw that is threaded into the side of the sliding member through a slot 9 provided in the tubular handle 1. The length of the slot 9 determines the amount the siding member can be moved in and out of the handle 1 and is sufficient to uncover the shallow pocket 3 of the razor blade holder when the sliding member is moved to its innermost position for the purpose of taking out or inserting razor blade as illustrated in Figures 4 and 5.

The fact that the edge of the razor blade is in line with the handle of the razor and the handle is made of comparatively small diameter males it possible to readily insert the upper end of the safety razor with its blade into the nostrils, move it around the inside thereof with the edge of the razor blade against the skin so that the hair growing on the skin will be shaved off by the cutting edge of the razor blade.

I claim:

1. In a safety razor, the combination of a tubular handle, a flat razor blade holder projecting from said tubular handle, a locking member mounted to slide in said tubular handle and along side of said razor blade holder, said locking member being adapted to clamp a razor blade in place in said razor blade holder and diametrically in said tubular handle.

2. In a safety razor, the combination of a handle, a blade holder extending from said handle, a flat razor blade mounted within said blade holder and diametrically in said handle and with its cutting edge in line with said handle, a locking member mounted to slide on one side of said blade holder and clamp said razor blade against said blade holder.

3. In a safety razor, the combination of a handle, a blade holder extending from said handle, a flat shallow pocket formed in the side of said blade holder, a flat razor blade adapted to rest in said shallow pocket, a locking member mounted to slide on one side of said blade holder and hold said razor blade in place in said shallow pocket in a position diametrically in said handle.

4. In a safety razor, the combination of a handle, a blade holder extending from said handle in line with said handle, a flat shallow pocket formed in the side of said holder, a flat razor blade adapted to rest in said pocket, a locking member mounted to slide in said handle and extend out therefrom along side of said blade holder to force said razor blade into said pocket and lock it in place therein in a position diametrically in said handle.

5. In a safety razor, the combination of a handle, a blade holder extending from said handle in line with said handle, a flat shallow pocket formed in the side of said holder, a flat razor blade adapted to rest in said pocket, a locking member mounted to slide in said handle and extend out therefrom along side of said blade holder to force said razor blade into said pocket and lock it in place therein, said blade holder and said locking member embracing the sides and ends of said razor blade and being cut away, at the front to form shoulders on either side of said razor blade at a point behind the cutting edge thereof.

6. In a safety razor, the combination of a handle, a blade holder extending from said handle in line with said handle, a flat shallow pocket formed in the side of said holder, a flat razor blade adapted to rest in said pocket, a locking member mounted to slide in said handle and extend out therefrom along side of said blade holder to force said razor blade into said shallow pocket and lock it in place therein diametrically and centrally to said handle, said blade holder and said locking member being cut away and form shoulders on either side of said razor blade at a point behind the cutting edge thereof, said shoulders curving forwardly to the cutting edge of said razor blade near the upper and lower end thereof.

7. In a safety razor, the combination of a handle, a blade holder extending from the outer end of said handle, a razor blade adapted to be placed against the side of said blade holder, a locking member adapted to slide along side of said blade holder to clamp said razor blade in place on said blade holder, said blade holder projecting angularly from said handle toward said locking member to provide a yielding pressure between said blade holder and said locking member for holding said razor blade between said blade holder and said locking member.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.

Frank S. Goodrich.