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Patent US402463

Invention Safety-Razor

Filed Thursday, 6th September 1888

Published Tuesday, 30th April 1889

Inventor Henry B. Leach

Language English

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No. 402,463.Patented Apr. 30, 1889.
United States Patent Office.

Hnery B. Leach, of Boston, Massachusetts. Safety-Razor.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 402,463, dated April 30, 1889. Application filed September 6, 1888. Serial No. 284,735. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Henry B. Leach, of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Safety-Razors, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification.

The object of my invention is to so construct a safety-razor that it will admit of receiving and firmly holding in the proper position blades of different lengths, widths, thickness, and shapes, the construction being such that it is simple and cheap, easily made, and has no protruding points or rough surfaces on the face side or front to interfere with its use by catching in the long part of the beard. This object I attain by the mechanism shown in the accompanying drawings, in which—

Figure 1 is a side elevation of one of my safety-razors. Fig.2 is a plan of the same. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of the same. Fig. 4 is a front elevation, the razor-blade being removed. Fig. 5 is an enlarged section taken on line x x of Fig. 2. Fig. 6 is an enlarged horizontal section taken on line y y of Fig. 5.

In the drawings, H represents the handle, which has an arm or bracket, H′, through the upper end of which a clamping-screw, K, passes. Said clamping-screw K has a limiting-screw, k, the lower end of which, coming in contact with the flange h on the arm H′, stops the farther descent of the clamping-screw K.

The frame of my safety-razor device consists of a back piece, F, which has its ends turned forward so as to join the end parts, F3, of the guard or front piece. I form clips C, as shown in Figs. 1, 2, 4, and 6, and to the end parts, F′, of the back F, I fasten, by means of rivets or otherwise, as may be deemed desirable, the guard or front piece, F2, formed with its ends bent backward, as shown in Fig. 6. This guard-piece F2 is also shown in the other figures, which serve to illustrate its position in relation to the other parts. The face of the guard or front piece, F2, is placed a short distance from the front edge of the end pieces, as shown at L, Fig. 6, so that the blade D cannot slide out of position before being fastened by the clamping-screw K.

S S are screws, which pass through the back piece, F, and the guard or front piece, F2, and press against the blade D, as shown in Figs. 5 and 6, and serve as adjusting-screws to hold the blade D from passing too near the lower edge of the guard. The points of the screws S S are rounded or beveled, that the edge of the blade may not be injured by coming in contact with them. The screws are located about as shown in Figs. 5 and 6—that is, at a point somewhat above the clips C C—so that their tendency in pressing against the blade is to keep the edge close to the guard-piece F2. They may enter the guard-piece at different angles and produce the same result.

The frame is made with its top, bottom, and front sides open, that it may be easily cleaned.

The front part of the screws S S may be left blank or smooth, the thread being cut near the head or rear part of the screw.

I claim—

1. In a safety-razor, the combination, with the frame or holder having fixed clips C C and the razor-blade, of a clamping device operating upon the top edge of said blade, and the rearward adjusting-screws S S, operating upon the rear face of the blade, substantially as described.

2. In a safety-razor, the combination of the frame or holder having clips C C, the razor-blade, the clamping-screw K and gage-screw k, and the rearward adjusting-screws S S, substantially as described.

Henry B. Leach.


Geo. L. Winter,

Walter Clapp.