Kinloch's Razor Guard
InventionImporovement in Razors
FiledTuesday, 8th March 1864
PublishedTuesday, 8th March 1864
OwnersAdam and Archibald Catanach, John Kinloch
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>To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, John Kinloch, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and now of the United States Army, have invented a Safety-Guard for Razors; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon.
My invention consists of a toothed guard arranged in respect to the blade of a razor, and rendered reversible on and detachable from the same, substantially as described hereinafter, so that the razor may be used without danger of cutting the face by those who are maimed or wounded, and by those who have to shave themselves in situations and under circumstances which render the operation by an ordinary naked razor both tedious and dangerous.
In order to enable others to make and use my invention, I will now proceed to describe its construction and operation.
On reference to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification,
As the edge of the blade is moved in contact with the surface of the face, the hairs are separated by the teeth and between the latter are presented to the action of the advancing cutting-edge.
It will be evident that the teeth must prevent any accidental cutting of the face, that the guard can be readily reversed and adapted to either side of the blade, or entirely detached when the razor has to be sharpened, and when a thorough cleansing of both blade and guard are necessary, and consequently that my invention is especially adapted to the use of those who have but one arm, or are otherwise so maimed as to render the operation of shaving with an ordinary razor both tedious and dangerous.
The improvement also renders a razor especially well adapted to sailors and others who have to shave at sea, and to those who are compelled to perform the same operation in localities and under circumstances when the usual appliances and comforts are not accessible.
I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent—
The toothed guard arranged in respect to the blade of a razor and rendered reversible on and detachable from the same, substantially as and for the purpose herein set forth.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.