Straight Safety Razor
FiledMonday, 19th October 1896
PublishedTuesday, 20th July 1897
InventorRichard Sherman Bradley
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, Richard Sherman Bradley, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Houston, county of Harris, and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
This invention relates to safety-razors, and it has for its object to provide an improved razor of this class which will be simple in construction, which will be similar to an ordinary razor, so that it can be used either in its safety form or in the ordinary manner, and which will furthermore possess advantages in point of convenience, inexpensiveness, ease and facility of operation, effectiveness, and general efficiency.
In the drawings,
Referring to the drawings,
To lock the blade in the position just set forth, I provide within the end of the case adjoining the free end of the blade a catch-plate
The catch-plate is adapted to be drawn over upon its pivot, as shown in
The under edge of the side of the casing below the pivot of the plate
I prefer to form a segmental recess
In practice when the blade is locked in the position shown in
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
1. An improved safety-razor, comprising the case embodying side pieces, the blade pivotally mounted at one end of said case and adapted to be inclosed therein with its edge projecting slightly below the case, one of said sides being cut away, substantially as set forth, and the catch-plate pivoted within the case at the opposite end and provided with a lip adapted to engage the free end of the blade, the pivot of said plate being elongated and the latter being provided with a lateral cam at its bottom adapted to engage a segmental way formed by recesses in the bottom of the case, and a stop for the catch-plate located in the said case, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
2. In an improved safety-razor, the combination, with the case, carrying the blade pivoted at one end and adapted to project slightly below the case, and the stop-pin therein to limit the downward movement of the blade; of a catch-plate pivotally mounted in the case at the opposite end and adapted to engage the free end of the blade, said catch-plate being provided with an elongated pivot and with a lateral cam engaging a segmental guideway formed at the bottom of the case, and a stop-pin in the case to limit its outward movement, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name, in presence of two witnesses, this 12th day of October, 1896.
Richard Sherman Bradley.
Robert Alvin Chadwick,
Paul Bremand Timpson.