Fox Safety Razor
Filed Friday, 15th April 1892
Published Tuesday, 11th October 1892
Inventor Egon Lothar Schmitz
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle of the magazine type; of the injector type
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
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle
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, Egon Lothar Schmitz, a subject of the Emperor of Germany, and a resident of the city of New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to that class of razors that are known as “safety-razors;” and the object of my invention is to provide a razor of this kind which is simple in construction and in which the blade can be readily adjusted to project more or less over the guard.
The invention consists in a safety-razor constructed with a casing having a comb on its front and blade-holding lugs on the upper edges of the end pieces, a blade-holding plate pivoted in the casing, a screw in the bottom of the casing and acting on said blade-holding plate, and a screw on said blade-holding plate, which latter screw bears against the back of the blade and holds the same in place.
The invention also consists in the construction and combination of parts and details, which will be fully described hereinafter, and finally pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings,
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent—
1. In a safety-razor, the combination of blade-holding casing having a vertical front plate provided in its upper portion with outwardly-curved bulging teeth integral with said plate, the upper portion of said teeth forming a flat rest for the cutting-edge of the blade, blade-retaining lugs projecting from the upper edges of the end pieces, a hinged blade-supporting plate having a forwardly-projecting arm at its bottom edge, a blade-holding screw in said plate, a screw in the bottom neck of the casing and bearing against the arm of the blade - supporting plate, and a handle adapted to be applied on said bottom neck, substantially as described.
2. In a safety-razor, the combination, with a casing provided with a fixed comb and retaining-lugs at the upper edges of the end pieces, of a pivoted blade-supporting plate in said casing, which blade-supporting plate is capable of moving independently of the comb, a blade-retaining screw held in said pivoted supporting-plate, and a separate screw for adjusting said supporting-plate, which separate screw is screwed through the bottom of the casing, substantially as set forth.
3. In a safety-razor, the combination, with a casing provided with a comb or guard and with blade-retaining lugs projecting from the upper edges of the end pieces, of a hinged blade-supporting plate provided with a forwardly-projecting arm at its bottom edge, a blade-holding screw in said plate, a screw in a bottom neck of the casing and bearing against the arm of the blade-supporting plate, and a handle adapted to be applied on said bottom neck, 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.
E. Lothar Schmitz.
Oscar F. Gunz,