Brace for stropping Razors
InventionBrace for Razors
FiledFriday, 26th July 1889
PublishedTuesday, 5th November 1889
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, Frederick Kampfe, Richard Kampfe, and Otto Kampfe, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, citizens of the United States, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Braces for Razors, of which the following is a specification.
Razor-blades are usually hinged quite loosely to the handle, and it is very difficult to hold the razor-blade while stropping the razor in such a position that at all times the axis of the blade will be at right angles to the axis of the strop, which position of the blade is necessary to produce a perfect, true, and keen edge.
The object of our invention is to provide a new and improved brace or spring which can be applied on all kinds or styles of ordinary razors, and serves for holding the blade rigidly when swung out to project from the end of the handle.
The invention consists in the construction and combination of parts and details, as will be fully described hereinafter, and finally be pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings,
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
Our improved razor-brace consists of a piece of spring-wire which is bent at
The device is used in the following manner: The blade is swung out to be in line with the handle, as shown in
The device can easily be removed by pressing upward on the lower end of the lug
Our improved brace can be used for wide or narrow razors, with thick or thin blades, and with handles of any shape and construction. It is entirely out of the way and does not interfere while stropping or honing the blade.
Our device also serves for holding the blade and handle in line when stropping the blade by means of our improved stropping device for which United States Letters Patent were issued to us on the 25th day of June, 1889, numbered 405,961.
Having thus described our invention, we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent—
1. The combination, with a razor-handle and a blade pivoted to the same, of a detachable spring held in the handle and bearing on the blade, substantially as set forth.
2. The combination, with a razor-handle and a blade pivoted to the same, of a detachable spring bearing on the front and rear edges of the handle and against the rear edges of the blade, substantially as set forth.
3. A detachable brace for razor-handles, consisting of a spring-metal piece having a lug at the bottom to bear against the bottom filling-piece of the razor-handle, and a projection to bear against the front or inner edge of the handle, and an extension to bear against the back of the razor-blade, substantially as set forth.
4. A detachable brace for razors, consisting of a piece of spring metal bent to form at its lower end a handle-lug, a lug below said handle-lug, an upwardly-projecting shank having a projection at its upper end, and an upward extension to bear against the back of the razor-blade, substantially as set forth.
5. A brace for razors, composed of a piece of spring metal bent to form the top part, a handle-lug
In testimony that we claim the foregoing as our invention we have signed our names in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
John Alonzo Straley.