Torrey's Razor Guard
Filed Monday, 3rd May 1886
Published Tuesday, 14th September 1886
Inventor Joseph R. Torrey
Owner J. R. Torrey Razor Company
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle of the magazine type; of the injector type
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, Joseph R. Torrey, a citizen of the United States, residing at Worcester, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Razor-Guards, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
My invention relates to what are known as “guard-razors,” or razors provided with guards to prevent the person using them from accidentally cutting himself; and the object of the invention is to form the guard and the handle for the razor-blade all in one piece, and to provide a spring-lip which overlaps the blade and serves to hold the same in place, said lip being struck out from the same piece of sheet metal from which the guard and handle are formed.
In the drawings,
To vary the position of the edge of the blade relative to the edge of the guard, adjusting-screws, as
In the form of my invention shown in
In the modified form of my invention shown in
It will thus be obvious that the details of my invention may be varied somewhat without departing from the essential features thereof.
Having thus described my invention, I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent—
1. The combination, with a razor-blade, of a guard having a handle adapted to be grasped by the user in shaving, and a spring-lip overlapping the top of the said blade and serving to hold the latter in place, said guard, handle, and spring-lip being all formed from one piece of sheet metal, substantially as set forth.
2. A razor-guard having an integral handle adapted to be grasped by the user in shaving, said handle extending from the top of said guard, substantially as set forth.
3. The combination, with the razor-blade, the spring holding-lip, the guard, and the integral handle adapted to be grasped by the user in shaving, of the guard-connections provided with bends for separating the said guard and blade, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Joseph R. Torrey.
Chas. S. Hale,
Frank L. Hale.