Disposable Razor by Col. Schick
Invention Shaving Unit
Filed Wednesday, 19th May 1926
Published Tuesday, 24th June 1930
Inventor Jacob Schick
Owner Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
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This invention relates to an improved article of manufacture that provides a shaving unit consisting of a package of razor blades and a shaving head mounted on the package, the whole forming a unit that is of convenient size and shape and which can be made so cheaply that when the blades are used up the whole device can be thrown away.
It will be apparent that the use of an original sales package of razor blades equipped with means for holding a blade in shaving position is novel and more convenient than the old method of buying packages of blades which are in time transferred to a razor.
With this device the purchaser has only to transfer a blade once, that is, it is passed from its original sales package to a shaving device and the unwrapping and loading, incidental to all other previous devices, are avoided. The keenness of the edges of the blade is maintained until used as the package or magazine is not adapted for refilling. Furthermore, the user is assured a clean blade and is not apt to cut his hands in handling the blade as there are no paper wrappings to be undone and the blade is presented to the user without covering and is simply transferred by hand to the shaving head.
The invention is designed to provide a razor which is handy for use as it is substantially rectangular in shape and of a size to fit the vest pocket and when held between the thumb and two fingers of the hand is easily held against turning in the hand while shaving.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which
The stack of blades can include any convenient number but I expect to arrange them in stacks of fifty without making the razor too heavy since the main or body portion
The blades are placed in the package at the factory and the article is constructed so that they can be successively removed. In the form shown, the removal of the blades from the stack is accomplished through the slit
The blades are kept aligned by their fitting fairly snug in the receptacle but the cutting edges
The shaving head which is mounted on the razor can be of any desired construction but in the drawing it consists of a base plate
The article is usually provided with a cover
The cover is of further utility when provided with the lip
The package can not be replenished because a blade inserted into the slit at the bottom will eject a blade and while one blade might be inserted to replace another it is impossible to gain on the number of blades in the stack. The stack can not be added to and is designed to be used until the package is exhausted and then a new package is purchased.
1. A box-like receptacle slitted at the bottom and adapted to hold a stack of blades on said bottom whereby only one blade at a time can be extracted through the slit, and a cover to fit over the end of the receptacle and having a lip of a size to enter the slit whereby a blade can be partially projected from the receptacle.
2. A holder to contain a stack of wafer blades and having slits in the opposed end walls at the bottom to allow the endwise passage of only a single blade and a slot in the bottom of the receptacle and extending to one end thereof to allow the engagement of the bottom blade so that it can be projected through the slit at the opposite end for a material distance.
3. A holder to contain a stack of wafer blades and having slits on the opposed ends to allow the endwise passage of only a single blade and a slot in the bottom of the receptacle to allow the engagement of the bottom blade so that it can be projected through a slit for a material distance and a cover for the receptacle, said cover having a lip to fit the slot whereby it is adaptable as a tool for partially projecting a blade.
4. A holder for a stack of blades comprising a box-like receptacle with a closed top and a fixed bottom on which bottom the blades are supported, one of the end walls of the holder having a slit at said bottom to allow the passage of a single blade from the bottom of the stack the receptacle having an opening to allow access to a blade to be propelled from the stack.
5. A package for stacked blades having a restricted opening to permit the passage of one blade at a time from the stack, and a shaving head on said package whereby the receptacle acts as a handle for the shaving head, the shaving head being adapted to receive a blade from the stack, the receptacle being non-refillable.
6. A package for stacked blades having a restricted opening for the passage of a blade and having a restricted opening through which the blade is accessible for engagement and thus only a blade at a time can be removed, and a shaving head adapted to receive a blade from the stack and mounted on the package whereby the package acts as a handle for the shaving head.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.