Claimed for Schick Type D/G/H
InventionRazor And Loading Device Therefor
FiledThursday, 20th July 1933
PublishedTuesday, 14th August 1934
InventorOctavius Victor Rodrigues
OwnerMagazine Repeating Razor Company
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This invention relates to a combined razor and magazine which are separable to enable the razor to be used for shaving apart from the magazine.
The invention has for its object to provide a separate razor and a separate magazine or loading device which however have co-acting parts for not only positioning the parts for the loading operation but which parts have an additional function in enlarging the blade channel of the razor to enable a blade to be easily and smoothly fed into the razor from the magazine and at the same time insuring that the cutting edge of the blade will travel free. This avoids any chance of the blade contacting anything until it is in shaving position and the cutting edge is prevented from becoming dull by any contact with a hard surface.
The razor to carry out the objects of the invention co-operates with the positioning means in being spread for the reception of the blade and also functions when the magazine is withdrawn by moving the blade from the place where it was deposited by the magazine into a firm position for shaving.
The invention also resides in certain details of construction which will be hereinafter more fully described and finally embodied in the claims.
The accompanying drawing illustrates one form of the invention.
While various forms of razors and magazines can be used in carrying out my invention the drawing shows the present preferred form. The razor is shown as provided with a handle
This construction of razor is well adapted for manufacture from sheet metal and the resiliency of the shaving head is such as to enable a separation of the walls
The magazine is adapted to hold a supply of blades and is equipped with means for forcing the blades out of the magazine. The feeding of the blades is, of course, in succession whereby the blades can be projected, one at a time, from the magazine.
A magazine is shown at
The magazine is provided with an ejecting means in the form of a flat plunger
The magazine and the razor have co-acting means for positioning these two articles for feeding a blade from the magazine into the shaving head of the razor. The means shown comprises a projection or finger
The positioning means has an additional function in spreading the shaving head to enlarge the blade channel in it. This function is secured by an element in the form of a raised part or hump
Another feature is the disposition of the parts to so locate the magazine that the front edge
When the plunger
Another feature of the razor is the assurance that the blade fed into the razor endwise from the magazine will not slide freely past the stop furthest from the magazine. The finger
The various elements of this invention are combined to provide a cheap and simple mechanism for loading blades successively into the razor. This is accomplished without handling any blade individually, thus eliminating danger of cutting the fingers. The blades are fed into the razor without any injury to the cutting edge of the blade as the mechanism is designed to feed the blade with its cutting edge clear of any guiding means until it is in shaving position and then only the corners are in engagement with the stops.
Various changes can be made in the various parts without departing from the scope of my invention.
1. The combination of a razor having a blade channel with a blade magazine having a blade channel through which blades are projected and means on the magazine for attaching it to the razor with their blade channels in the same plane, said attaching means also acting to spread the blade channel in the razor.
2. The combination of a razor having a blade channel therein, the walls of the blade channel being separable to a limited extent with a magazine having a blade channel through which a blade can be projected, said razor and magazine having co-acting means for properly positioning them relative to each other, said means also spreading the blade channel of the razor.
3. The combination of a razor having a resilient portion to receive a blade, with a blade magazine having a projecting part to enter the razor to position the magazine and to spread the blade receiving portion.
4. The combination of a razor having two members to form a blade holder, said members having resiliency to grasp a blade, with a blade magazine having a blade channel and including a positioning element which co-operates with the razor to position the razor and the magazine and which also spreads the two members which receive the blade.
5. The combination of a razor with a blade channel having walls that have a limited separation, with a magazine including a projection for separating the said walls and also acting as a positioning means for the magazine.
6. The combination of a razor including a two-piece shaving head having a blade channel formed by a guard with front stops and a plate with a rear stop, said members being resiliently held in place, with a magazine having a positioning means, said positioning means including a means for separating the guard and plate whereby the shaving head is spread and a blade from the magazine travels out of contact with the front stops.
7. The combination of a razor with a blade holder including a blade platform having front stops and a clamping plate having a rear stop, with a magazine having a blade outlet, and means for positioning the magazine with its blade outlet out of register with the front stops of the blade channel of the razor, said positioning means separating said blade platform and clamping plate out of normal clamping position.
8. The combination of a razor with a blade channel for the endwise passing of a blade, with a magazine having a blade passage, said magazine and said razor having co-acting positioning means whereby a blade fed from the magazine is slightly to the rear of a blade in the razor.
9. The combination of a razor having two members with a spring action to normally clasp the front and rear edges of a blade between them, with a magazine for feeding blades successively to the razor and including a positioning means which spreads the members into releasing position.
10. The combination of a razor comprising two members with a spring action to clasp the front and rear edges of a razor blade, said members having spaced extensions with a magazine for blades including a projecting part for entering the space between the extensions which positions the magazine on the razor and spreads the members to increase the distance between the blade clasping parts of the razor.
11. The combination of a razor having a blade platform with front projections and a supporting extension and having a top plate with a supporting extension spaced from the extension of the blade platform, one of said extensions having a spring action, with a magazine having a blade outlet, said magazine having a projection to fit between the extensions to position the magazine with the front edge of its blade outlet in rear of the front projections of the blade platform, said projections spreading the extensions in order that a blade may pass into the razor in rear of its shaving position.
12. The combination of a razor having a blade platform with front projections and a supporting extension and having a top plate with a supporting extension spaced from the extension of the blade platform, one of said extensions having a spring action with a blade magazine having a blade outlet and including a projection fitting between the extensions to move the member having the spring action and in this way broaden the blade holding part of the razor and acting as a positioning means to support the magazine on the razor with the front edge of its blade outlet in rear of the front projections of the blade platform whereby a blade from the magazine clears said projection when fed into position from the magazine, the withdrawal of the positioning means allowing the members to seat a blade in shaving position.
13. The combination of a razor having a blade passage expandible from front to rear, with a magazine having a feeding means and including positioning means insertable in the razor which means expands the blade passage.
14. The combination of a razor having a shaving head of two members resiliently held in grasping position and spaced apart at their rear portions, with a magazine for blades having a finger to enter the space in the shaving head for supporting the magazine in the shaving head, the finger having a hump near the magazine whereby the members of the shaving head are spread farther apart on the end toward the magazine than on the other end.
15. The combination of a razor including a shaving head with two members having resiliency to grasp a blade and having spaced extensions, with a magazine having a finger to enter the space longitudinally of the shaving head to position the razor and the magazine and a hump on the finger to spread the extensions on the end adjacent the magazine.
Octavius Victor Rodrigues.