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Patent US416113

Invention Safety-Razor

Filed Thursday, 18th July 1889

Published Tuesday, 26th November 1889

Inventor Henry B. Leach

Owner Leonard H. Cook

Language English

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No. 416,113.Patented Nov. 26, 1889.
United States Patent Office.

Henry B. Leach, of Boston, Massachusetts, assignor to Leonard H. Cook, of same place. Safety-Razor.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 416,113, dated November 26, 1889. Application filed July 18, 1889. Serial No. 317,904. (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 certain 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 provide a safety-razor frame with a detachable handle, said handle being adapted to hold the razor-frame firmly during the operation of shaving, but arranged in such form that it can be easily detached when necessary. I attain this object by the mechanism shown in the accompanying drawings, in which—

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the razor complete. Fig. 2 is a plan of the under side. Fig. 3 is a plan of the under side with the handle removed. Fig.4 is a vertical section. Fig. 5 is a view showing a modification of the handle.

Referring to the drawings, A B, Figs. 1, 2, and 3, show the blade and razor-frame.

A′ shows the clips; A2, the guard.

C, Fig. 1, shows the detachable handle.

C′, Figs. 1, 2, 3, and 4, is a projection on the back of the frame.

H, Fig. 1, shows the clamping device.

E E, Fig. 5, shows a modification.

The back B′ of the frame B has a space of sufficient width to hold the projection C′. The handle C is provided with an indentation D. The shank or projection C′ has a shoulder b and an indentation D′. The handle C can be attached to the frame by simply forcing it onto the shank or projection C′ and up to the shoulder b. The indentation D is forced into the indentation D′, as shown in the vertical section, Fig. 4, and holds it very firmly, although it can be removed by applying a little pressure. The handle cannot revolve when in position on the frame. The blade is held to the frame by clips A′ and a suitable clamping device bearing upon the back of the blade.

In the construction shown in Fig. 5 the indentations E E are made in the form of a bayonet-point.

I claim—

In a safety-razor, the combination of a frame, with its blade A, guard, clips, and clamping device, a projection C′, with its indentation D′, and handle C, with the indentation D, substantially as described, and for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, on this 16th day, of July, A. D. 1889.

Henry B. Leach.


Frank G. Parker,

William H. Parry.