Removable Straight Razor Back
InventionRemovable Back for Razors
FiledSaturday, 4th April 1896
PublishedTuesday, 19th January 1897
Means integral with, or attached to, the razor for stropping the blade
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
Details or accessories
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, Samuel Henry Barrett, Wallace Groves, and Jent C. Brown, of Woodhull, in the county of Steuben and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Removable Back for Razors, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of this invention is to provide a superior removable back for razors, it being of that class in which the removable back is made to project beyond the lateral extremities of the razor, so as to give the razor a greater inclination with relation to the honing-surface than could be effected without the removable back, the invention being especially useful when the permanent back of the razor has worn down from long service. In attaining this end we employ a straight bar capable of lying along the main or permanent back of the razor and having at each end securing devices which extend downward from the bar and effect removable connection with the razor. The side edges of the bar are extended beyond the lateral extremities of the razor, so that these side edges will engage the honing-surface and more decidedly tilt the razor.
The invention will be fully described hereinafter, and defined in the claim.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
The inner end of the bar
The forward end of the bar
In using the invention, when it is desired to hone the razor the removable back is placed in the position shown in
Having thus described our invention, we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent—
A removable back for razors, the removable back having a bar capable of lying along the upper side of the permanent back of the razor and having its side edges projecting beyond the lateral extremities of the said permanent back, the rear end of the bar having two spring-fingers extending downwardly from the bar and the forward end of the bar being bent downward to form a stud from the sides of which two spring-hooks project, each hook extending downward and rearward and the hooks being respectively capable of bearing on the sides of the razor and against the lower shoulders of the permanent back and the flange being capable of engaging the front edge of the razor, substantially as described.
Samuel H. Barrett.
Jent C. Brown.
A. T. Smith,
J. A. Walker.