FiledFriday, 25th September 1885
PublishedTuesday, 17th November 1885
Blades or blade units with discontinuous cutting edges, e.g. wire-wrapped, notches
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
Details or accessories
Parts not referenced in the text: None
Parts not referenced in the images: None
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, Andrew Partridge and Dennis F. Sweeney, citizens of the United States, residing at Springfield, county of Hampden, and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Shaving Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.
Our invention relates to improvements upon the device for which patent was granted September 22, 1885, and numbered 326,885; and it consists in the combination and construction, as hereinafter described, and more particularly pointed out in the claim.
This invention is clearly illustrated in the drawings, in which
The shaving apparatus illustrated in
In the drawings,
Heretofore guards have been made in the form of plates having an extended surface back of the blade, and provided with interstices to permit the lather and hair to clear the cutting-edge, while serving to retain said lather and hair; but said interstices have been in the form of elongated openings separated by bars having their length at right angles to the edge of the blade; and we have found in practice that while hair removed by the blade will follow upon and adhere to the unbroken surface of the bars, so as to often require the blade to be removed to permit them to be cleared, the lather will, on the other hand, too easily fall from the rear of the guard-plate upon the person, and so require the rear of the guard-plate to be cleaned before one-half of the face can be shaved.
We have found that by providing a plate,
Now, having described our invention, what we claim is—
The within-described improved guard for shaving apparatus, consisting of a plate,
Dennis F. Sweeney.
R. F. Hyde,
F. R. Richmond.