Monks' Shaving Apparatus
Invention Improvement in Shaving Apparatus
Filed Monday, 3rd December 1877
Published Tuesday, 30th July 1878
Inventor John Monks
This razor was orininally patented in England in 1874. Affecitionately known as the “pig-scraper” because it is “intended for shaving the beard, but it may be employed for trimming the hair, or removing the same from the skin of any animal”.CPC Classification:
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle of the magazine type; of the injector type
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
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
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, John Monks, of the city and county of Gloucester, England, have invented an Improvement in Shaving Apparatus, of which the following is a specification:
This apparatus is intended for shaving the beard, but it may be employed for trimming the hair, or removing the same from the skin of any animal.
I make use of a blade that is clamped and held in a frame, in combination with a guard-plate that is provided with interstices, and is adjustable relatively to the blade, and provided with a plate at right angles, or nearly so, to the blade to form a handle.
In the drawings,
It is to be understood that the plate
The blade is to be removed to any suitable holder while being sharpened or strapped.
I claim as my invention—
In combination with a cutting-blade, clamped and held in a suitable frame, a guard-plate provided with interstices adjustable relatively to the blade, and having the plate
Chas. Fr. Gale,
Notary Public, Cheltenham.
W. W. Davis,
Solicitor's Clerk, Cheltenham.