Curley Ideal Safety Razor
Invention Safety-Guard Razor
Filed Tuesday, 15th June 1886
Published Tuesday, 21st September 1886
Inventor Terence F. Curley
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
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 unchangeable blades
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
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Terence F. Curley, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Guard Razors, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part thereof.
This invention has reference to improvements in the construction of a guard to be applied to a razor, in virtue of which it can be more easily shifted from one side of the razor to the other, and which will also permit the razor to be stropped without detaching the guard.
In the drawings,
The guard is easily detached, its ends being merely sprung into place in the ends of the razor-blade. When the guard is thrown back, the razor may be stropped without taking the said guard off, and when it is turned to either side it easily adjusts itself to the proper angle. When so turned, it can be simply held in place by means of the catches above referred to. The guard has also the advantage of lightness, and gives ample space for the lather to pass between it and the edge of the blade of the razor, thereby preventing the possibility of clogging in shaving, and at same time permitting the removal of the lather, which may gather at the edge of the razor, without taking it off from the blade.
The construction of the handle enables the user of the razor to shave with greater confidence, particularly if
1. In safety-guard razors, a swing reversible guard,
2. In safety-guard razors, a swing reversible guard,
3. In safety-guard razors, a swing-guard, in combination with a stud at the point of the razor containing three grooves, substantially as described.
4. In safety-guard razors, a swing-guard, in combination with catches at the heel and a grooved stud at its point, substantially as described.
5. In safety-guard razors, the combination of the swing-guard
Terence F. Curley.
Robt. H. Marshall,
Andrew M. Todd.