Fontaine's Razor Guard
Filed Monday, 4th October 1880
Published Tuesday, 25th January 1881
Inventor Pierre Lucien Fontaine
First patented in France in 1879CPC Classification:
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle involving blades with only one cutting edge
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, Pierre Lucien Fontaine, a citizen of the Republic of France, and residing in Chartres, (Eure and Loir,) France, have invented Improvements in Shaving Apparatus and Razor-Guards, (for which I have obtained a French patent, 30th June, 1879, No. 131,377,) of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to certain improvements in that class of razor-holders which are composed of a piece of sheet metal cut and bent so as to hold the razor with its cutting-edge close to a notched edge of the holder, so that the latter bearing on the skin in shaving will permit the blade to cut like a plane.
The object of my invention is to improve and strengthen the construction of a holder of this class and facilitate the adjustment of the blade in the holder. This object I attain in the manner which I will now proceed to describe, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which—
In forming the holder
When the blade is put in place and held by the fingers
When the blade is to be sharpened it is removed from the sheet-metal holder and inserted in the ferrule
I claim as my invention—
1. The within-described blank for razor-holders, consisting of a plate of sheet metal having an opening,
2. The within-described razor-holder
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
Pierre Lucien Fontaine.
Robt. M. Hooper.