Securely Folding Razor
InventionImprovement in Razors and Knives
FiledMonday, 16th June 1879
PublishedTuesday, 7th October 1879
InventorNelson B. Slayton
Safety razors with fixed blade, e.g. with moulded-in blade
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 unchangeable blades
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Nelson B. Slayton, of Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Razors and Knives, of which the following is a specification.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
The object of this invention is to furnish razors which shall be so constructed that they may be shut up and carried in the pocket without its being necessary to put them in cases, and fruit-knives and other knives which shall be so constructed that they may be readily shut and opened, and, when open, may have their blades held firmly in place without the use of a spring.
The invention consists in a razor or knife having a bar provided with a rear slot, in combination with a handle having a pivot on which the back of blade slides and an open-ended tube into which it fits; also, in a razor-blade whose back has a tubular opening in front, and a slot,
At the outer end of the handle
With this construction the razor is opened by sliding the blade
I have described the invention as applied to razors; but it may also be applied to fruit knives and other pocket-knives with equal advantage.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent—
1. A razor or knife having the back provided with rear slot,
2. A razor-blade whose back has a tubular opening in front and a slot,
Nelson B. Slayton.
James T. Graham,