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Matchbook Style Razor

Patent US1991290

Invention Safety Razor

Filed Monday, 16th October 1933

Published Tuesday, 12th February 1935

Inventors Theodore M. Husch, Theodore G. McGirr

Language English

CPC Classification:   
B26B21/00
  • 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
  • B
    Performing Operations; Transporting
  • B26
    Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
  • B26B
    Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For

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Patented Feb. 12, 1935 1,991,290
United States Patent Office
1,991,290 Safety Razor Theodore M. Husch, Theodore G. McGirr, Brooklyn, New York. Application October 16, 1933. Serial No. 693,850. 5 Claims. (Cl. 30—12)

This invention relates to that class of safety razors formed into a package similar to a pocket package of cardboard matches, and the invention has for its object to provide a razor, of the class referred to, which will avoid certain manufacturing difficulties incident to razors, heretofore known, of said class. To this end our improved razor consists, aside from certain fastening devices, of only four parts, to wit: a paper or card-board cover, a guard plate, a blade and a comb guard for the blade, all constructed and arranged as hereinafter set forth.

In the accompanying drawing Fig. 1 is a perspective back view of the improved razor in folded or pocket shape. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the same with the parts in position for use. Fig. 3 is a front view with the parts disposed as in Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is an edge view looking from the right of Figs. 2 and 3. Fig. 5 is a section on line 5—5, Fig. 3. Fig. 6 is a back view with the parts disposed as in Fig. 1.

Referring to the drawing, 12 denotes a flexible foldable cover preferably of thin cardboard, said cover comprising an infolded flap 12a and a tab 12b adapted to be tucked beneath said flap when the parts of the razor are in folded or pocket position. The flap 12b is suitably secured to the body of the cover, at its outer side parts, as by clinched staples 13. This fastened down flap affords a pocket in which said tab fits to hold the doubled parts of the cover together flatwise to afford a handle.

Attached to the cover 12 and to each other, preferably by eyelet rivets 14, are a guard comb 15, a blade 16 and a guard plate 17 superposed on said blade, said guard plate having an inturned lip 17a back of the blade 16.

From the foregoing it will be understood that our improved razor consists of few simple parts which may be readily manufactured and which may be easily adjusted from folded or pocket position to operative or usable position. The guard comb 15 consists of a single piece which may be readily stamped out of sheet metal, and then be bent into operative shape as shown in the drawing. The cover may have any suitable advertising material printed thereon, as is common with packages of card-board matches. The cover 12 is suitably creased transversely so that it will naturally fold at predetermined places, either to closed or operative positions. When what appears as the upper flap of the cover in Fig. 1 is folded backward flatwise toward the other flap to the position shown in Figs. 4 and 5, to adjust the parts for shaving, these two flaps, supplementing and stiffening each other, serve as a handle to be grasped by the thumb and fingers of the user, as will be understood.

It may be noted that the one-piece doubled comb guard, with its inner and outer parts separated, affords a considerable space, back of the comb or toothed part of said guard, for the reception of lather which may accumulate in shaving.

The lather will be received in the pocket afforded by the upturned parts of the doubled comb guard, as will be understood by reference to Figs. 4 and 5.

Having thus described our invention we claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. A safety razor comprising a foldable flexible cover of thin cardboard, suitably creased transversely so that it will fold at predetermined places, and having an infolded flap attached at its outer side parts to the body of said cover, thus affording a pocket, said cover having also a tab adapted to be inserted in said pocket, a one-piece doubled comb-guard, a blade, a metal guard plate overlying said blade and said comb guard, and means for securing said parts together, said blade being interposed between said comb guard and said guard plate.

2. A safety razor comprising a foldable flexible cover of thin cardboard suitably creased transversely so that it will fold at predetermined places, a doubled one-piece comb guard member having separated inner and outer parts affording a lather-receiving pocket back of its front, a blade, a metal guard plate overlying said blade and said comb guard, and means for securing said parts together, said blade being interposed between said comb guard and said guard plate.

3. A safety razor comprising a flexible cover of thin cardboard suitably creased transversely so that it will fold at predetermined places, a doubled one-piece comb guard affording a pocket for the reception of lather, a blade, a metal guard plate overlying said blade and comb guard and having an inturned lip back of said blade, and means for securing said parts together, said blade being interposed between said comb guard and said guard plate.

4. A safety razor according to claim 3 in which the flexible cover is adapted to be doubled on itself flatwise to form a handle, said cover having a tab and also a pocket in which said tab fits to hold the doubled parts together in serving as a handle.

5. A safety razor comprising a foldable cover of thin cardboard suitably creased transversely so that it will fold at predetermined places, a one-piece doubled comb guard, a blade, a metal guard plate located outside of said blade, and means for securing said parts together, said blade being interposed between said comb guard and said guard plate.

Theodore G. McGirr.
Theodore M. Husch.