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Electric Cutlery Razor



FiledMonday, 21st April 1890

PublishedTuesday, 9th September 1890

InventorJames F. Fuller

OwnerElectric Cutlery Company


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No. 436,056.Patented Sept. 9, 1890.
United States Patent Office.

James F. Fuller, of East Orange, assignor to The Electric Cutlery Company, of Newark, New Jersey. Razor.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 436,056, dated September 9, 1890. Application filed April 21, 1890. Serial No. 348,795. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, James E. Fuller, of East Orange, Essex county, New Jersey, have invented an Improved Razor, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a razor having a guard of peculiar construction.

The invention consists in the various features of improvement more fully pointed out in the claim.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a face view of my improved razor; Fig. 2, an end view, and Fig. 3 a rear view, thereof. Fig. 4 is a section on line x x, Fig. 1; and Fig. 5, a detail top view of the guard detached.

The letter a represents a split spring-handle connected at the bottom and separated at the top, where it is provided with the laterally-projecting arms a′, between which the blade b is held. Around the handle a there is slipped a slide c, to which the guard is secured. I prefer to make the handle and slide angular in cross-section, so that the latter cannot turn. The upward motion of the slide may be limited by a pin a2, projecting laterally from the handle and engaging a notch c′ in the slide. It is evident that when the slide is lowered the arms a′ will spread to release the blade, while when the slide is raised the arms will be drawn toward each other to lock the blade in place.

The guard, which is attached to the slide c, I make adjustable toward and away from the handle. The construction which I employ is as follows: A cross-arm d is secured to the slide, and through threaded openings in said arm pass two set-screws d′. The ends of these screws pass loosely through the guard-plate d2 and are upset in front of such plate. Washers d3 should be placed upon screws d′ in front and in the rear of the guard-plate. It will be seen that by turning the screws d′ in either direction the guard-plate is pushed either farther outward or farther inward. Thus it may be placed accurately beneath the cutting-edge of the blade. The advantage resulting from my construction is that the guard may be readily adjusted and without disturbing the blade.

What I claim is—

The combination of a handle having laterally-projecting arms with a blade adapted to be engaged by the arms, a slide surrounding the handle, a cross-arm d, secured to the slide, screws d′, passing through the cross-arm, and a guard-plate d2, engaged by said screws, substantially as specified.

James E. Fuller.


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