FiledTuesday, 20th May 1890
PublishedTuesday, 10th March 1891
OwnerPeter D. Murphy
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 unchangeable blades
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
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, Peter D. Murphy and Charles O. Chaplin, citizens of the United States of America, residing at Lockport, in the county of Niagara and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Razor-Guards, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
Our razor-guard is designed to protect the face from being cut during the operation of shaving, and to be used with equal facility by left-handed and right-handed persons; and it consists in the novel construction, combination, and arrangement of the parts, substantially as hereinafter described, and pointed out in the claim, in which—
In the embodiment of our invention we construct our razor holder
Having fully described our invention, we claim—
The razor-guard consisting of the holder formed of a single piece of elastic metal and having a backward-curved slotted edge, the thumb-screws arranged in its back-edge portion near the ends to engage the corresponding surface of the razor-blade, and the thumb-screws arranged in one side of said holder near its ends to engage the opposite surface of the razor-blade about in a plane, transversely passing through the razor-blade and the aforesaid screws, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof we affix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.
Peter D. Murphy.
Charles O. Chaplin.
John C. McDonough,
John H. Leggett.