Straight Razor for SE Wedge Blades
InventionAttachable and Detachable Back for Razor-Blades
FiledWednesday, 6th April 1887
PublishedTuesday, 14th February 1888
Safety razors with fixed blade, e.g. with moulded-in blade
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 unchangeable blades
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, Alfred Victor Brokhahne, of New York city, county and State of New York, and Charles Langbein, of Brooklyn, Kings county, New York, have jointly invented certain new and useful Improvements in Attachable and Detachable Backs for Razor-Blades, of which the following is a specification.
Our invention relates to detachable spring-backs primarily intended for holding the blades of safety-razors—as, for example, such as that for which Letters Patent were granted to F. and O. F. Kampfe, June 15, 1880, No. 228,904; but it is also applicable to the holding of a detachable blade for razors for actual use in shaving.
It consists, partly, in the combination of a detachable and attachable spring-back for holding the blade of a razor for stropping the same or for shaving with the same, and a tang attached to said spring-back and pivoted to a handle for conveniently holding the same while stropping or shaving.
It further consists in the combination of a detachable or attachable spring-back for holding the blade of a razor while stropping the same or while shaving therewith, and a tang attached to said spring-back, the tang being provided with a slot, and a handle to which said tang is pivoted in said slot, whereby in closing said detachable back down upon or into the handle the length of the handle may be made shorter without lessening its efficiency.
The invention also consists in certain details of construction, which will appear from the following description with reference to the drawings, in which—
When the detachable back is closed down upon the handle
In order to be able to use a much shorter handle than is shown in
This improvement supplies a small portable and handy instrument for holding the blades of safety-razors in stropping the same and keeping them in order, which has hitherto been a desideratum in the use of such razors; and, as above stated, it may also be used for holding the blade of a razor for shaving when so desired.
Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is as follows:
1. An attachable and detachable spring-back having a socket,
2. The combination, with the short handle
Alfred Victor Brokhahne.
Jno. E. Gavin,
Chas. M. Higgins.