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Eyebrow Razor


InventionEyebrow Razor

FiledMonday, 22nd March 1937

PublishedTuesday, 16th August 1938

InventorClara F. Sampson


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Patented Aug. 16, 1938 2,127,010
United States Patent Office
2,127,010 Eyebrow Razor Clara F. Sampson, Chicago, Ill. Application March 22, 1937. Serial No. 132,208. 2 Claims. (Cl. 30—33)

The present invention relates to razor construction particularly designed to be used in shaving the eyebrows. Heretofore razors have been designed for special purposes as, for example, for shaving the armpits, nostrils, etc. Also, a multiplicity of different razor constructions have been proposed for shaving the face and neck. I have found, however, that in shaving the eyebrows, razors now on the market are not suitable for the reason that their construction is such that a person can not shave their own eyebrows with the aid of a mirror with any degree of uniformity of contour.

I have found that an effective eyebrow razor must be relatively small when compared with the conventional razor and without a safety guard so as to avoid obstructing the vision of the user. Also, that the blade should preferably be disposed in a plane with an unguarded cutting edge extending entirely around its periphery with rounded cutting end portions and straight cutting edge portions between the rounded ends. With such a razor the user is able to shave the eyebrows upon opposite sides of the unshaven portion of the eyebrows and to provide the unshaven portion, which is usually arcuate as dictated by present styling, with the desired contour.

Accordingly the object of the present invention is to provide a novel eyebrow razor of the aforesaid construction and possessing the aforesaid advantages.

In the drawing wherein the preferred form of the invention is illustrated

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of the assembled razor,

Fig. 2 is an exploded view of the parts in side elevation and in their relative positions when assembled,

Fig. 3 is a view with the razor being used for the purpose designed, and

Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3, illustrating the manner in which the rounded end of the razor is employed to shave beneath the eyebrow.

Referring to Figs. 1 and 2 the eyebrow razor, which is of miniature size and capable of being lightly held between the thumb and forefinger, comprises a handle 10, a lower clamping plate 12, an upper clamping plate 14, a blade 16, having rounded ends 18, and a screw 20 for holding the clamping plates and blade in assembled state upon the handle 10. Preferably the screw 20 is permanently affixed to the plate 14 to reduce the number of loose parts and is provided with a squared shoulder portion 22 which interlocks with the squared apertures 24, 26 and 28 of the clamping plates and blade parts to assure proper alignment in relative positioning of such parts. The upper end of the handle 10 is drilled and tapped to receive the threaded end of the screw 20. By rotating the handle 10, the clamping plates 12 and 14 firmly hold the blade 16.

It is to be noted that the blade 16 is slightly larger than the clamping plates 12 and 14 to provide an equal amount of clearance between the edges of the clamping plates and the cutting edge of the blade 16 throughout the entire periphery of the latter. The clamping plates 12 and 14 are preferably of identical flat construction and when clamped upon the blade 16 hold the same in a flat condition. The clearance or spacing between the cutting edge of the blade 16 and the edges of the plates 12 and 14 should be sufficient to avoid having the plates obstruct the view of the cutting edge of the blade 16 when being used to shave the eyebrows either through the use of a mirror or by an operator. The blade 16 has a keen cutting edge along both its straight sides and its rounded ends 18, the cutting edges of the rounded ends being particularly adapted for shaving along the under or convex contour of the unshaven portions of the eyebrows. It is to be understood that my razor blade is preferably in the neighborhood of one-quarter inch to three-eighths inch in width so as to enable its use beneath the eyebrow as it appears in Fig. 4 without obstructing the vision. As shown in Fig. 4, the lower edge of the eyebrow is shaven to the desired contour by a cross stroke using the rounded edge of the razor blade. As this is the narrow width of the razor it will be readily understood that the user, through the use of a mirror, can closely observe and clearly guide the cutting edge of the razor in its action.

It should be readily appreciated that razors for general shaving purposes are only designed for removing hair from a relatively large area without particular regard as to contouring an unshaven area. My razor is not to be confused with safety razors of standard dimension and capable of general use. The razor herein disclosed is not suitable for general use as it has no safety guard. It has been especially designed for use in connection with the shaving of eyebrows and I wish to limit the appended claims accordingly.

Having thus described my invention what I desire to protect by Letters Patent and claim is:

1. A miniature eyebrow razor dimensioned to be lightly held between the thumb and finger and used without obstructing the vision of the user, comprising relatively flat upper and lower clamping plates of similar size and contour, a relatively flat cutting blade similar in contour to said plates and disposed therebetween, said blade being of slightly larger size than said plates so as to project beyond the edges of said plates, a handle, means for holding said plates and blade to said handle, said handle being disposed substantially at right angles to the plane of said blade, said blade in one dimension being sufficiently narrow to enable shaving between the eyebrow and the eye without obstructing the user's vision, said blade being unguarded and projecting sufficiently beyond said plates as to avoid obstructing from the vision the cutting edge portion of the blade when the razor is being used.

2. A miniature eyebrow razor dimensioned to be lightly held and without obstructing the vision of the user, comprising a handle, a cutting blade having keen straight and rounded edge portions, clamping plates disposed upon opposite sides of said blade, means assembling said plates and blade to said handle so as to dispose said handle substantially perpendicular to the plane of said blade, the keen straight and rounded portions of said blade projecting beyond said plates and being entirely unguarded, said plates being relatively rigid yet relatively thin at their edges so as to avoid obstructing from the vision the cutting edge portions of said blade when the razor is being used for the purpose described.

Clara F. Sampson.