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Razor Guard

Patent US448159

Invention Razor-Guard

Filed Tuesday, 20th May 1890

Published Tuesday, 10th March 1891

Inventors Charles O. Chaplin, Peter D. Murphy

Owner Peter D. Murphy

Language English

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No. 448,159.Patented Mar. 10, 1891.
United States Patent Office.

Peter D. Murphy and Charles O. Chaplin, of Lockport, New York; said Chaplin assignor to said Murphy. Razor-Guard.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 448,159, dated March 10, 1891. Application filed May 20, 1890. Serial No. 352,558. (No model.)

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—

Figure 1 is a side elevation of our razor-guard. Fig. 2 is a front view of the same.

In the embodiment of our invention we construct our razor holder A from a single piece of metal, having slots b formed in one edge thereof, said holder being formed in an approximately U shape, or in shape similar to the contour of the razor to be inserted therein. The slotted edge of holder A is folded back, as shown at B, to form a guard, so that when the razor is in its holder the curved edge of the latter a may project beyond the razor-edge and thus prevent it from contact with the flesh and its abrasion. Thus the beard is safely removed at each movement of the razor without the slightest danger of cutting the flesh of the person being shaved. Holder A is provided in the rear side thereof with thumb-screws c c for adjusting the blade-edge a suitable distance from the edge of the guard. The holder A is also provided with thumb or adjusting screws D D, arranged one near each end and about midway its width for securing said holder upon the razor against lateral displacement, said screws engaging the sides of the razor. The holder, being of elastic metal, readily yields as pressure is transmitted thereto in manipulating or actuating the screws, thus removing the outer curved edges of the holder sufficiently from the razor to prevent the abrasion of the edge of the razor, which, it is obvious, would otherwise occur by contact of the holder with said edge. The holder, it is thus apparent, is adapted to small and large razors either as to width or thickness.

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.