Straight Safety Razor
FiledTuesday, 2nd April 1895
PublishedTuesday, 8th June 1897
InventorJosiah L. Young
OwnersThomas Cooper Byrnes, Josiah L Young
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged longitudinally to the handle
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
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Josiah L. Young, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Razors, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in razors in which the ordinary handle of an ordinary or common razor is used, by adjustment, to form a guard or shield for the edge of the razor, so that the common razor may be used as a safety-razor at will or may be used in the ordinary or usual way. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which—
Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
My razor-blade always shuts or closes into the case or handle from the lower side. The upper surface or edges of the handle (marked
I am aware that prior to my invention safety-razors have been used and that attachments have been placed on them and on common or ordinary razors; but my invention retains the forms and freedom of the common razor without changing its form, utilizing the handle to accomplish the result of a safety-razor.
It will be understood that the edges of the handle
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is the following, viz:
1. A safety-razor consisting of the combination with a razor-blade of the usual conventional type of a handle provided with a longitudinal slot or opening having one or more beveled edges to guard the edge of the blade, a bearing-surface on said blade and set-screws operating thereon to adjust and hold said edge relative to said slot, substantially as and for the purposes described.
2. The combination of the razor-blade
3. The combination of the razor-blade
4. A razor and handle, the latter provided on its back side with a longitudinal aperture having an edge or edges conforming in contour to the shape of the blade and means for adjusting said blade and retaining it permanently in relation to said edge or edges, substantially as and for the purposes described.
Josiah L. Young.
Thos. Cooper Byrnes,