Foldable Handleless Disposable Razor
Invention Foldable Safety Razor with nonreplaceable Blade
Filed Tuesday, 21st May 1946
Published Tuesday, 19th December 1950
Inventor Anestis Foltis
Owners Anestis Foltis, Allan Panzer
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This application is a substitute application for my application, Serial No. 215,755, filed June 25, 1938 now abandoned.
This invention relates to improvements in safety razors.
The main object of the invention resides in an inexpensive safety razor having a non-removable razor blade whereby the entire razor must be disposed of after the blade becomes too dull for shaving purposes.
Another feature of the invention is to provide a safety razor wherein the blade and its holder constitute a single unit which is simple and inexpensive of construction to enable its user to economically dispose of the entire unit after a limited number of shaves, thus eliminating the usual practice and annoyance of removing a used blade from its holder and replacing the same with a new one.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a safety razor unit in which the razor blade holder is constructed from a single blank of bendable metal.
A still further feature of the invention is the provision of a razor blade holder in which the handle thereof is constructed of a pair of winglike elements flexibly connected to the underside of the razor head to enable compact folding of the elements against the head for packing purposes, and which elements may be flexed outwardly and brought into confronting relation to handle forming position when the razor is to be used for shaving.
Other novel features of construction will be apparent as the following specification is read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:
Referring to the drawings by reference characters, the numeral
Having described the blank
From the foregoing description, it will be seen that I have provided a safety razor unit which is inexpensive of construction and relatively light in weight, and which may be used in the manner of an ordinary safety razor with the exception that the handle formed by the finger elements
While I have shown and described what I consider to be the preferred embodiment of my invention, I wish it to be understood that such modifications thereof may be resorted to as come within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. A safety razor blank comprising a single elongated blank of bendable sheet metal which is cut to a shape and foldable on transverse lines to provide a central clamping plate, a pair of guard plate sections connected to the ends of the clamping plate section and foldable inwardly thereunder into end to end relation, said guard plate sections having guard teeth on the side edges thereof which extend beyond the plane of the side edges of the clamping plate, said clamping plate and guard plate sections being adapted to have a double edge razor blade interposed therebetween, bendable tongue and slot connections between said guard plate sections and said clamping plate for securing the same in clamping relation, and a pair of finger grip elements connected to the adjacent inner ends of the guard plate sections along lines of fold, whereby said finger grip elements may be folded flat against the respective guard plate sections for compact packaging purposes, and subsequently unfolded by bending them to a position at right angles to said guard plate sections into contacting engagement with each other when the razor is intended for use and by which the razor may be grasped and held by the thumb and forefinger of the user.
2. A safety razor as set forth in claim 1, in which the finger grip elements are provided with concavities which open outwardly when the finger grip elements are in finger grasping position.
3. A safety razor of the non-replaceable blade type comprising a clamping plate, a pair of guard plates underlying said clamping plate and having their respective outer ends integral with the ends of the clamping plate, a double edge razor blade interposed between said clamping plate and the guard plate sections, bendable tongue and slot fastening connections between said clamping plate and the guard plate sections, the tongues of the tongue and slot fastening connections passing through slots in the razor blade and bent against the clamping plate, and a pair of finger grip elements integral with and flexibly connected to the inner ends of said guard plate sections for compact folding thereagainst for packaging purposes, and for unfolding to a position at right angle to the guard plate sections when the razor is to be used for shaving purposes.
The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
United States Patents
Number Name Date
1,370,935 Gorder Mar. 8, 1921
Number Country Date
106,965 Austria Aug. 10, 1927