Invention Safety Razor
Filed Tuesday, 25th June 1940
Published Tuesday, 16th June 1942
Inventor Albert Dominic Krigbaum
Was the inventor a plasterer?CPC Classification:
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle of the type carrying pivotally-mounted caps in razors involving double-edged blades
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
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle of the type carrying pivotally-mounted caps
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My invention relates to a safety razor.
In the past, a large number of safety razors of different types have been provided. One of the great disadvantages of prior art safety razors, resides in the fact, that the handle is usually so arranged that it is awkward to hold and use the razor, The handle is usually so disposed that it is necessary to grip it at a point remote from the point where the razor engages the face. Consequently, it is impossible to apply pressure effectively to the razor directly above the point where it contacts the face. These prior art safety razors are also usually composed of a large number of parts and, consequently, are difficult to disassemble and clean and to reassemble.
One of the objects of my invention is to provide a safety razor having a handle so arranged that it may be gripped with either hand and pressure may be applied directly to the razor over the area where it contacts with the face.
Another object of my invention is to provide a safety razor of the type indicated which has all of its parts, with the exception of the blade, connected together to form a single unit, the parts being so arranged that they need not be disconnected for removal of the blade.
The preferred embodiment of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing wherein similar characters of reference designate corresponding parts and wherein:
With reference to the drawing, I have illustrated my invention as comprising a plate member
It will be apparent that with this arrangement all of the parts of my razor are connected together to form a single unit. To remove the blade it is merely necessary to spread the members
I provide a handle member
The handle may be used in the manner illustrated in
It will be apparent from the above description that my razor has a number of advantages. The handle is so arranged that pressure may be applied directly to the razor by means of the thumb directly over the area of the face being shaved thereby facilitating shaving and insuring a close shave. The razor is of such a nature that it may be readily opened for removal of the blade or for cleaning without danger of misplacing any of the parts.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:
A safety razor comprising a blade holding portion and a handle on the back of said blade holding portion which extends substantially parallel and longitudinally of the said blade holding portion in substantial alignment with the center line thereof and in spaced relation thereto so as to provide a hook-shaped handle for the reception of at least one finger of the hand, said hook-shaped handle being attached to the blade holding portion at one end and being free at its opposite end, so that the thumb of the hand may be applied to the blade holding portion and pressure may be exerted thereon adjacent said free end of the handle, as desired, during the shaving operation.
Albert D. Krigbaum.