Swivel Blade Straight Razor
Filed Saturday, 27th June 1896
Published Tuesday, 9th February 1897
Inventor Jesse P. Lebold
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Jesse P. Lebold, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain Improvements in Razors, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to razors; and the object of my improvements is to adapt the ordinary form for use to the best advantage under all conditions.
It is well known that it is a difficult matter for most persons to shave themselves at certain parts of the face or neck, owing to the fact that they cannot present the edge of the razor properly to such parts with the ease which is possible to the barber, who can shift his own position so as to operate to the best advantage. By means of my improvements in construction this difficulty is entirely overcome.
The invention is fully described in connection with the accompanying drawings, and the novel features are specifically pointed out in the claims.
In order to provide for retaining the hinged blade at any desired angle to the tang, I in the first place form the jaw
I do not desire to limit myself to the particular construction shown, as it may evidently be modified without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What I claim is—
1. A razor comprising a handle, a separately-formed tang pivoted in said handle to swing in a line parallel therewith, and a blade pivoted to one end of the tang to swing in either direction transversely of the tang and handle when the blade is open, substantially as specified.
2. A razor comprising a handle, a separately-formed tang pivoted in said handle to swing in a line parallel therewith, and having a jaw formed at one end thereof, a blade pivoted in said jaw to swing transversely of the tang and handle in either direction when the blade is open, and a spring-actuated stop to lock the blade at the desired angle to the tang, substantially as specified.
3. A razor comprising a handle, a separately formed tang pivoted in the handle to swing in a line parallel therewith, said tang having a spring-jaw at one end and a longitudinal recess extending rearwardly from the jaw, a blade pivoted in the jaw to swing transversely of the tang and the handle in either direction when the blade is open, said blade having a series of depressions in the extreme end of its shank, and a spring-actuated pin supported in the recess in the tang to normally engage one of the depressions in the shank of the blade, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Jesse P. Lebold.
Adam L. Otterbein,
W. G. Stewart.