Moody's Twin-Blade Razor
Filed Thursday, 15th April 1880
Published Tuesday, 15th June 1880
Inventor Charles D. Moody
Owner Charles B. Wilson
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle of the drawing cut type, i.e. with the cutting edge of the blade arranged obliquely or curved to the handle
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, Charles D. Moody, of St. Louis, Missouri, have made a new and useful Improvement in Razors, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making part of this specification, in which—
The same letters denote the same parts.
The present invention is an improvement in that class of razors wherein the blade is attached to a handle or plate that extends transversely from the blade. The construction referred to, however, is objectionable in this: the blade is arranged so that its longitudinal axis is exactly at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the handle, and in making the cut the blade has to be drawn directly side-wise.
To overcome this difficulty, and to enable a drawing-cut to be made, are the aim of the present improvement, which consists mainly in arranging the blade so that its longitudinal axis is inclined to that of the handle.
An additional feature of the improvement is inclining the blade both ways from the longitudinal axis of the handle—that is, in place of making the blade a continuous straight piece, it is made
The improvement is carried out as follows:
To hold the blades in the handle, the preferable mode is to upturn the end
In place of the arrangement shown in
In use the handle is held at the end
I am aware of the patents granted to J. Monks in England in 1874, and in the United States, July 30, 1878, and do not claim the invention described therein; but
What I do claim is—
The razor described, having the handle
C. D. MOODY.
Saml. S. Boyd,