FiledThursday, 28th July 1932
PublishedTuesday, 14th March 1933
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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In illuminated razor structures it has been frequently proposed to dispose a small storage battery in the handle by which a lamp could be illuminated adjacent the blade. The difficulty with such proposed structures appears to be in the arrangement of parts in such relation as either inadequately to illuminate the parts or the parts illuminated would cast shadows thus spoiling the desired effect.
My invention involves the novel concept by which an uninterrupted beam free from shadow or umbra is made to illuminate a blade which is placed in a plane intercepting the beam at a point of desired high light intensity. I accomplish this specifically by a simple basis of offsetting the blade head or carrier. I furthermore accomplish this by extremely simple means by which either as a complete razor or as an attachment an inexpensive flashlight casing is made to serve as a handle and may be substituted for the usual handle of the razor.
As illustrative of such an embodiment I have shown in the accompanying drawing in
I have indicated generally by the reference numeral
The usual handle of the safety razor is removed and the threaded hole in the handle attaching portion
This may conveniently be accomplished by interposing between the safety razor and flashlight casing a relatively short attaching stem
The rear end of the attaching stem
No attempt has been made to illustrate details of flashlight structure, since this is conventional, including the usual bulb, lens, battery and circuit closing mechanism, all located within the flashlight casing.
Where the flashlight is of the type embodying an axially movable spring-resisted circuit closing member, as indicated at
When pressed inwardly against its resistance spring by means of its exposed operating head
When it is desired to lock the circuit in closed condition, the member
If desired, various other types of circuit closing mechanisms may obviously be employed.
What I therefore claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:—
In combination with an implement having an opening for the reception of a handle attaching lug and also having a working edge laterally spaced from said opening, a straight hollow handle, a band around the inner end of the handle rigid therewith, an attaching lug rigid with the band, and means contained within the handle to project a beam of light axially from the inner end thereof, the lug having a shoulder to engage the implement around the opening therein, said lug further projecting beyond the inner end of the handle and being disposed parallel to and laterally spaced from the axis of the handle an amount equal to the lateral spacing of the working edge of the implement from the lug receiving opening.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.