Handleless Safety Razor
FiledFriday, 1st March 1889
PublishedTuesday, 1st April 1890
InventorBenno vom Eigen
OwnersFrederick, Otto and Richard Kampfe
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Benno vom Eigen, of Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in that class of razors known as “safety-razors,” in which the blade is supported on a suitable frame and provided in front of its cutting-edge with a guard device, by which the cutting of the skin while shaving is prevented; and the invention consists of a safety-razor the blade of which is supported on a frame by bent side lugs and by a locking-lever at the rear part of the blade, which locking-lever is retained on the frame by a suitable catch device.
The invention consists, secondly, of the novel construction of the blade-supporting frame and the thumb and finger rests of the same, as will be fully described hereinafter, and finally pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings,
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Referring to the drawings,
The curved front part of the frame
My improved safety-razor is used like the razors of the same class heretofore in use, but has the advantage of a very simple and convenient construction and facility in handling the same, as shaving in upward or downward direction may be readily accomplished by changing the position of the thumb and fingers, respectively, from the handles
The razor can be furnished at comparatively small expense, as the supporting-frame is stamped and bent up of one piece and the whole razor composed of only four pieces—namely, the supporting-frame with the finger-rest, the blade, the locking-lever, and the thumb-rest.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent—
1. In a safety-razor, the combination, with a blade-supporting frame having inclined side bars and upwardly and inwardly bent lugs, of a blade resting on said side bars, and a retaining-lever pivoted to the rear end of the frame and provided with an upwardly-bent lug at the middle part and a locking device at the outer end, substantially as set forth.
2. In a safety-razor, a blade-supporting frame provided at its under side with a concave thumb-rest and with a curved backwardly-extending finger-rest at the rear of said thumb-rest, said thumb-rest and finger-rest abutting back to back, substantially as set forth.
3. In a safety-razor, a blade-supporting frame formed with inclined side bars having upwardly and inwardly bent lugs, said side bars being supported by stays bent up from the body of the razor, the side bars, stays, and lugs being made integral with the frame, substantially as set forth.
4. In a safety-razor, a blade-supporting frame provided with a curved and slotted front part, a backwardly-bent and corrugated front guard, inclined side bars, and a curved backwardly-extending finger-rest, all made integral with the frame, substantially as set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
Benno vom Eigen.