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Razor Blade Carrier

PatentUS540319

InventionRazor-Blade Carrier

FiledThursday, 6th September 1894

PublishedTuesday, 4th June 1895

InventorsFrederick, Otto and Richard Kampfe

LanguageEnglish

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United States Patent Office.

Frederick Kampfe, Richard Kampfe, and Otto Kampfe, of Brooklyn, New York. Razor-Blade Carrier
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent 540,319, dated June 4, 1895. Application filed September 6, 1884. Serial No.522,253 (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, Frederick Kampfe, Richard Kampfe, and Otto Kampfe, citizens of the United States, and residents of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Razor-Blade Carriers, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a new and improved carrier or holder for razor blades, into which the blades are placed when they are to be shipped by mail or otherwise.

The object of our invention is to provide a new and improved carrier for safety razor blades which is so constructed that the blades are held firmly and securely and cannot become displaced during shipment or by handling the package containing them and cannot become damaged or defaced while being inserted into or removed from the carrier.

The invention consists in a blade carrier composed of a piece of sheet metal provided with a longitudinal flange and a longitudinal rib and spring tongues extending from the flange over the face of said sheet metal piece.

The invention also consists in details of construction as will be fully described hereinafter and finally pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which similar letters of reference indicate like parts in all the views, Figure 1 is a perspective view of our improved razor-blade carrier. Fig. 2 is an end view of the same. Fig. 3 is an end view of the same with the two blades held thereon. Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view of the carrier and blades thereon and the casing into which the carrier is placed for shipment.

The carrier is composed of a piece A of sheet metal such as brass or any other metal that is of sufficient softness so as not to ruin the cutting edge of the blade in case the same is accidentally brought in contact with such sheet metal.

The piece A of sheet metal is provided at each longitudinal edge with a longitudinal flange B, which flanges extend in opposite directions and each flange is provided with curved spring tongues C extending over the two faces of the piece A as shown.

The piece A is provided with two longitudinal ribs D which are pressed up from said piece, are hollow and are preferably triangular or shaped in cross section. One rib D projects from each face of the piece, adjacent to that edge of the piece A opposite the one from which the flange projects in the same direction as the said rib.

The blades E are pushed in from the ends of the carrier or piece A in such a manner that their backs rest against the flanges B and the tops of the blade, adjacent to the backs are below the spring tongues C which press thereon and thus hold the blades in place. The blades rest, adjacent to their cutting edges on the ribs D whereby said cutting edges are held short distances from the faces of the piece A, thereby preventing the cutting edges from accidentally cutting into said faces of the piece A while the blades are being shoved into position on the carrier or from the same and also to prevent the blade when in the carrier from cutting into any objects.

After the blades have been placed upon the carrier in the manner shown the said carrier with the blades is placed into a metal or other box F provided with fabric or other soft linings G and the package thus formed can be shipped by mail or otherwise with absolute safety for the blades as they are held firmly and securely and cannot come in contact with any objects that could injure their cutting edges or otherwise mar the appearance of the blades.

One or two blades can be placed in a carrier as may be desired.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—

1. A razor blade carrier, composed of a piece of sheet metal, provided on each longitudinal edge with a flange which flanges extend in opposite directions, spring tongues on said flanges extending over the faces of the said piece and a rib projecting from each face of the said piece, substantially as herein shown and described.

2. A razor blade carrier composed of a piece of sheet metal having a flange on each longitudinal edge, said flange extending in opposite directions, spring tongues extending from said flanges over the faces of the sheet metal piece and a longitudinal rib projecting from each face of the piece, adjacent to that edge of the piece opposite the one from which the flange projects in the same direction as said rib, substantially as herein shown and described.

In testimony that we claim the foregoing as our invention we have signed our names, in presence of two witnesses, this 4th day of September, 1894.

Frederick Kampfe.

Richard Kampfe.

Otto Kampfe.

Witnesses:

Wilbur Rankin,

Eugene J. Fuchs.