Kampfe Lather Catcher
Filed Thursday, 13th August 1885
Published Tuesday, 22nd June 1886
Inventors Frederick and Otto Kampfe
Language EnglishCPC 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 we, Fredekick Kampfe and Otto Kampfe, citizens of the United States, and residents of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
The object of our invention is to furnish an improved safety-razor having its several parts so arranged and adjusted that they may be more readily cleansed and the operation of the blade more readily controlled. A further object is to afford an improved device in lieu of either comb or teeth, as heretofore used, to avoid the liability of cutting the skin in the operation of shaving.
Our invention is fully illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in the several figures of which like letters indicate like parts.
Our invention consists of a handle in two sections, front and back, which are hinged together at the extreme end and respectively terminate in an extension having arms whose office is to carry our improved substitute for teeth or comb, and in an extension to which the blade-holder is hinged. The movement of the respective sections of the handle upon their hinge is controlled by a set-screw, as hereinafter more fully described.
The respective sections,
The sections of the handle, the blade-holder, and the supports for the safety attachment are formed by providing blanks (shown in
The advantages of our safety attachments are that the wire may be finer than teeth can be made, practically, and consequently afford more bearing-points, while the interstices are correspondingly more numerous and proportionately greater, and thus a closer shave may be had with increased safety against cutting. Another advantage is that it is free of contact with the frame, except at the three joints indicated, so that the entire front may be open to receive the lather and cuttings.
The advantage of having the handle and its extensions in hinged sections secured by a set-screw is that they may be thrown open, and free access had to all inside parts for the purpose of cleansing after use. The advantage of our improved blade holder is that it may be swung up, as shown by the dotted lines in
The advantage of controlling the sectional handle by the set-screw
Having fully described our invention, what we claim is—
1. The within-described razor-handle and blade-holder and supports for the safety attachment, consisting of a plate having the portion
2. An improved support for a razor-blade holder and safety attachment, having a handle in hinged sections, which are held together by a set screw, which engages suitable openings in the respective sections of the handle, said respective sections being respectively integral with the portion which supports the blade-holder proper and the portion which supports the safety attachment.
3. The section
4. The combination, with a razor-blade, of a safety device consisting of a spiral coil of wire supported in advance of said blade, substantially as described.
5. The blade-holder
Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 31st day of July, A. D. 1885.
G. H. Wetjen,