Razor for two half DE blades
FiledWednesday, 28th July 1943
PublishedTuesday, 7th November 1944
InventorRobert L. Albert
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This invention relates to safety razors, one of the objects being to provide a light, durable and efficient article which does not require the use of a handle such as commonly employed but can be gripped easily between the thumb and finger by the user and moved back and forth over the surface to be shaved without change in position of the razor relative to said surface.
Another object is to provide a safety razor which can be molded of plastic if so desired.
A still further object is to provide a safety razor having cutting edges in close proximity to each other, said edges being provided by half sections of ordinary double-edge blades.
Another object is to provide a safety razor which does not require the use of a guard adjacent to the cutting edges although a guard can be employed if desired.
A still further object is to provide a safety razor so constructed that the blade members can readily be placed in and removed from position without danger of cutting the user and can be quickly gripped and released without necessitating the separation of any of the parts from each other.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
In the accompanying drawing the preferred form of the invention has been shown.
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Each of the ends
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The blades to be used in connection with said razor can be formed from several well known designs of double-edged safety razor blades. These latter blades, in order to adapt them to various types of safety razors, are all provided with longitudinal slots separating each blade into two halves joined solely by narrow portions at the ends thereof. By breaking a razor blade longitudinally through these end portions, two one-edge blades are provided and these constitute the blades which can be used in connection with the present razor. The general outline of one of the blades thus prepared has been indicated at
Blades to be used with this razor can be manufactured especially for it or, as stated, the owner of the razor can purchase suitable double-edged blades and break them into two parts so that each such blade will thus form two single-edge blades each of which has a stop shoulder
In practice it is designed generally to make the ends
Under some conditions it might be found desirable to employ a guard bar as shown, for example, at
Any means can be used for connecting the studs
It has been found in practice that a razor such as herein described operates very efficiently. It is further advantageous because it can be compactly packed or stored and has no parts to become separated and lost. It is easily held and operated and in view of the fact that it can be quickly molded of a plastic material, it can be made and sold at low cost. As the clamping bars are extended outwardly beyond the cutting edges of the blades therebetween, these outermost portions of the bars, which are positioned in a plane located outside of the blades, serve two important functions. If the razor should be inverted and placed on the flat top of a table or the like, the portions
Obviously various changes in the design and size of the razor can be made within the scope of the invention. It is merely essential that the body portion made up of the ends
What is claimed is:
1. A safety razor including a body structure having spaced oppositely disposed bearing portions positioned to support razor blades in converging planes, each blade with its cutting edge close to but spaced from the corresponding edge of the other blade, and means for fastening the blades onto the respective bearing portions, said means including plates overlying the respective blades and fastening means for the plates, said plates having rounded portions for simultaneous sliding engagement with the surface being shaved, said rounded portions extending outwardly beyond and being located at opposite sides of the area occupied by the cutting edges, said rounded surface-engaging portions being located in a plane parallel with the cutting edges but outside of the blades.
2. A safety razor, opposed razor blades each having a single cutting edge, and means for holding the blades fixed relative to each other in planes diverging from the area occupied by the cutting edges, said edges being spaced apart and parallel, the clamping means including plates converging along planes parallel with the blades and providing portions at opposite sides of said area extended outwardly beyond the cutting edges, thereby constituting means for bearing simultaneously upon a flat surface to support the blades with their cutting edges out of contact with said surface.
3. A safety razor, opposed razor blades each having a single cutting edge, and means for holding the blades fixed relative to each other in planes diverging from the area occupied by the cutting edges, said edges being spaced apart and parallel, the clamping means including plates converging along planes parallel with the blades and providing portions at opposite sides of said area extended outwardly beyond the plane occupied by the cutting edges, thereby to bear simultaneously upon the surface being shaved and hold said surface normally out of contact with the cutting edges, and means for adjusting the plates into and out of blade-clamping positions.
4. A safety razor including connected members spaced apart and having bearing surfaces in planes converging toward the space between the members, blade-clamping plates on the members having rounded portions adjacent to opposite sides of said space for bearing simultaneously on a surface being shaved, and cooperating means on said plates and members for positioning single-edged blades with their cutting edges close together and parallel in said space and inwardly from the plane occupied by the outermost portions of the plates.
5. A razor blade including a structure proportioned to be gripped between the fingers of the user and including spaced fixedly connected rigid members, rigid means cooperating therewith for detachably clamping razor blades to the respective members, and cooperating elements on said members and the clamping means for holding the blades in converging planes with their cutting edges parallel and close together at the space between the members, said clamping means having portions in a plane outside of the blades and parallel with the cutting edges for simultaneous wiping engagement with the surface to be shaved by the cutting edges therebetween.
6. A safety razor including spaced pairs of blade holding elements proportioned for holding non-alining blades with their edges close together between the elements and parallel, two of said elements being positioned at opposite sides of the blade edges for simultaneous wiping contact with a substantially flat surface being shaved by the blade edges.
7. A safety razor including a body structure proportioned to be gripped by and held between fingers of the user, said structure including opposed pairs of movably connected blade-gripping elements positioned for holding opposed non-alining blades in converging planes with their cutting edges supported between said pairs, two of said elements cooperating to provide guards at opposite sides of the edges for simultaneous wiping contact with a flat surface in a plane outside of the blades and extending across the cutting edges and parallel therewith.
Robert L. Albert.