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Disposable Razor by Col. Schick

PatentUS1767707

InventionCombined Sale Package and Razor

FiledSaturday, 26th February 1927

PublishedTuesday, 24th June 1930

InventorJacob Schick

OwnerMagazine Repeating Razor Company

LanguageEnglish

CPC Classification:   
B26B21/24
  • B26B21/24
    Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle of the magazine type; of the injector type
  • 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
  • B26B21/14
    Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle

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Patented June 24, 1930. 1,767,707
United States Patent Office.

Jacob Schick, of Stamford, Connecticut, assignor to Magazine Repeating Razor Company, a corporation of New Jersey Combined Sale Package and Razor Application filed February 26, 1927.Serial No. 171,092.

This invention relates to an improved article which forms a shaving unit and consists of a combined blade package and razor, the blade package being in the form of a sales package so that the article can be supplied filled with blades and has an opening through which the blades can be fed, one at a time. It is preferably made so that it will be difficult to refill it all this in view of the fact that a large supply of blades can be furnished with the package and the whole device is so cheap that when the supply of blades is exhausted the article can be thrown away.

This invention is an improvement over my previous invention fully described and illustrated in an application filed by me on May 19, 1926, Serial No. 110,109. By this improvement the construction can be more cheaply manufactured, the removal of the blade from the package is easier and the insertion and removal of the blade in and from the guard is more rapid and convenient and the proportions of the parts provide an article of greater utility. Furthermore, there are no prominent projections as the parts of the guard that hold the blade in shaving position do not extend beyond the dimensions of the sales package or blade reservoir, so that when a cover is put on one end of the razor when it is not being used the article is substantially rectangular and is easily carried in the vest pocket.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is an end view of the article with the cover shown in section. Figure 2 is a central vertical section of the article shown in Figure 1. Figure 3 is a front view of the article with the cover shown in section. Figure 4 is a section on line 4—4 in Figure 2 and Figure 5 is a section on line 5—5 in Figure 2 and Figure 6 is a detailed side view showing how the plate that holds the guard can be released for easy rejection or flipping of the blade from the guard.

The casing is usually made of metal and I find that aluminum is well adapted for the purpose, the body portion or package consisting of a casing 10 with a recess 11 in which a supply of blades is placed. While I may provide the blades in a strip or in other forms I prefer to stack the blades as shown at 12, the stack being kept compact and also constantly pressed toward one end by such means as the springs 13 pressing on a plate 14. The end toward which the stack of blades is being pressed is constructed so that a blade at a time can be projected from the stack and for this purpose I provide an opening on three sides, that is, the slit 15 extends around three sides of the casing and is formed by spacing the end 16 of a plate 17 across the open end of the recess 11. The reason this is convenient is that when a blade is slid longitudinally from the stack by passing a thin object as shown in the lower right-hand corner of Figure 3 at a, the blade is moved out to the dotted position of b to the left hand side of Figure 4 and then it can be pressed on the back of this projecting part to the position shown at c in Figure 4 which presents a relatively large part of the blade so that it can be grasped and pulled from the package.

The top of the casing 11 is a guard consisting of a blade platform 18 and a fender 19 the fender being in the form of a bar spaced from the platform part of the guard by the recesses 20 on either side, the fender or guard bar 19 being connected at its center by the web or lug 21 which provides open-ended slots 20 which can be easily cleaned by simply placing it under running water and also allows the lather to move down through the slots 20 and into the recessed part 22 of the casing.

It will be noted that this construction keeps all the parts of the guard within the limits of the dimensions of the package. The plate 17 is usually fastened permanently in place by the pins 23 in the form of lugs on the back of the casing which fit into holes in the plate and then are headed as rivets to permanently secure the parts together. The top end of the plate 17 extends across the blade platform as at 24 and has enough spring pressure to hold the blade in place and also to form a back for the blade. The blade is mounted, however, so that by squeezing on the article the blade can be released and in the form shown this is done by recessing the casing as at 25 which forms a fulcrum 26 so that when the device is held in the hand and the thumb is pressed on the upper part of the plate as shown in Figure 6, this action causes the spring plate to be distorted enough to release the blade on the blade platform 18 and by jerking the razor forward the blade is flipped out as shown in dotted outline in Figure 6. The same pressure is used when dropping a blade into position on the guard.

It will be evident, therefore, that the body portion of the device is made of two pieces, the casing 10 and the plate 17 and readily prepared for assembly. They can be secured together rapidly and economically and at the same time inclosing the blades within the recess.

The cover 27 fits over both the top and the bottom of the article and when slid on the bottom it closes the slit 15 and when placed over the top protects the guard and the blade on it and at one end it has a projecting lip 28 and as the material of the cover is of thin metal it fits in the slit 15 so that the lip can be used to push the blade out as shown at b in Figure 4 and can then be used to push the blade forward so that it can be grasped in the hand.

I claim:—

1. An article of the kind described comprising a casing with a recess for blades and a guard for a blade, and a plate on the casing and extending across the bottom as a support for the blades in the recess and extending across the top as a spring means for holding a blade on the guard.

2. An article of the kind described comprising a casing with a recess for blades and a guard for a blade, and a plate on the casing and extending across the bottom as a support for the blades in the recess and extending across the top as a spring means for holding a blade on the guard, the plate being spaced from the casing in order that it can be flexed and will thereby release a blade held on the guard.

3. An article of the kind described comprising a package of blades having a guard on one end and a plate secured to the back of the package and extending across the bottom to inclose the blades and spaced to provide a passage through which a blade can be ejected, the plate extending at the other end to form a spring means for holding a blade in position on the guard, the body portion of the package being recessed near the top so that pressure on the back of the plate will spring the plate so as to release the blade.

4. An article of the kind described comprising a casing with a guard on one end thereof and a plate on the back of the casing and having one end formed to provide a spring plate for the guard, the plate at the other end being bent across the end of the casing and spaced therefrom to provide a narrow slit on three sides to permit a blade to be moved longitudinally and then swung forward.

5. In a device of the kind described a sales package containing a stack of blades, means for forcing said stack toward the end of the package, said end of the package being open on three sides to permit the dispensing of a blade at a time.

6. An article of the kind described comprising a substantially rectangular casing having a recess for a stack of blades and a guard including a platform for a blade and a fender on the front end thereof, the casing, the guard and the fender being made of one piece of material, means for closing the end of the recess to the extent of permitting the dispensing of a blade at a time an means for maintaining a blade in position on the guard.

7. In a device of the kind described comprising a box-like casing having a recess for a supply of blades and having a blade platform and a fender forming a guard and constituting the top end of the casing and lying within the limits of the dimensions of the casing.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.

Jacob Schick.