Brookes & Crookes Razor
Filed Monday, 8th April 1889
Published Tuesday, 10th June 1890
Inventor Thomas Crookes
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged longitudinally to the handle
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 changeable blades
For a full resolution version of the images click here
A PDF version of the original patent can be found here.
Parts not referenced in the text: None
Parts not referenced in the images: None
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Thomas Crookes, of Sheffield, in the county of York, England, have invented new and useful Improvements in Guard-Razors, (for which an application has been made in Great Britain, bearing date January 15, 1889, and numbered 712,) of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to razors provided with a guard for the blade; and it consists in the construction and combination of parts hereinafter set forth and claimed.
When it is desired to strop the razor-blade or use it without the guard-plate or to clean the guard-plate, the blade is turned outward on its pivot, as in
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
1. In combination with the handle of a razor, a guard-plate pivoted thereto at its middle, and a razor pivoted to said guard-plate at one end thereof, for the purpose set forth.
2. A pivoted razor-blade, guard-plate, and handle, in combination with a spring which holds the handle at will in any one of different positions with respect to said guard-plate and blade, substantially as set forth.
3. A razor-blade in combination with a handle and a guard-plate, the said plate being pivoted at its middle to said handle, and the said blade being pivoted at one end to said guard-plate and folding backward beside the same in order that its edge may not be injured, substantially as set forth.
4. The handle C, bifurcated at its forward end, in combination with the blade
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.