FiledTuesday, 15th September 1896
PublishedTuesday, 31st August 1897
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, William Greenfield, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of San Francisco and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of said invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it most nearly appertains to make, use, and practice the same.
My invention relates to certain improvements in that class of shaving devices known as “safety-razors” whereby such implements are rendered more convenient and cleanly and whereby better protection against cutting the face with the razor or shaving-blade is provided.
The general form of my improved safety-razor is similar to that of the ordinary safety-razor now in use. In other words, it is comprised of a handle having a blade or razor holder at one end and provided with guards to prevent the blade or razor from cutting the face when shaving; but the construction and arrangements of the parts are materially different and greatly improved, as will appear from the following description of my improved implement, in which the parts are described with reference to the drawings, in which—
The razor or blade is mounted in a holder
The wiper is adjustable to or from the blade in a frame
By the arrangement of my safety-bars and connecting mechanisms the upper portion of the razor-blade is left open and clear, so that it may be quickly and easily cleaned and dried, thereby obviating the annoyance and delay complained of in safety-razors of former design and manufacture.
To enable novices to adjust the razor to the guards so that it may be used with safety, I make two notches on the upper guard, the outside notch
The adjustment-points may consist of either notches, marks, points, or other mechanism to plainly direct novices in property setting the cutting-blade of the razor so that accident will be impossible. These guards are adjustable up and down by means of a slot (shown in
By this construction I provide a superior and greatly-improved safety-razor that can be used by inexperienced persons without the slightest danger of cutting the face. It is easily adjusted and kept in order, and it permits of the blade being wiped and kept clean while shaving, which is essential to good work.
The particular shape and size of the parts can be varied and various modifications and changes can be made in the construction and adaptation of the parts, but these are within the ordinary skill of a mechanic and would not alter the invention.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
1. In a safety-razor a handle made in two or more sliding parts and having a razor-carriage connected with the extremity of one of said sliding parts, a spring applied between said parts to give a yielding pressure against the razor-pressure, substantially as described.
2. In a safety-razor handle composed of sliding sleeves operated by spring-pressure, and carrying a razor-carriage at the extremity of one of said sleeves, finger-lugs connected with said sliding sleeves whereby the razor is applied with a yielding pressure against the face, substantially as described.
3. In a safety-razor having a razor-carriage arranged transversely to the handle, a hollow handle; slots in the sides of said hollow handle opposite each other; sleeves adapted to slide on the hollow handle, and a spring arranged in the hollow handle to resist the movement of the slides, substantially as described.
4. In a safety-razor, guards adjustable longitudinally with the handle relatively to the razor-blade, and a razor-wiper arranged to be moved across the edge of the razor and remove the lather by mechanism operated by the finger of the hand, substantially as described.
5. In a safety-razor, a movable guard having a wiping device at one end and means for causing the guard and wiper to be moved transversely of the handle and lengthwise of the blade so as to wipe off and free the blade and implement from lather, substantially as described.
6. In a safety-razor a pivoted guard, a wiper attached to one end of the guard, a lever attached to the guard-arm below the pivot, a bent extension of the guard-arm below the pivot, and a spring connecting the bent arm with the handle of the implement, substantially as described.
7. In a safety-razor, an adjustable wiper attached to one end of a movable guard and means for causing the guard to move lengthwise of the shaving-blade and carry the wiper along its edge to free it from lather, substantially as described.
8. In a safety-razor having an upper and lower adjustable guard, notches formed on the upper guard adapted to gage the position of the cutting edge of the razor with reference to the angle between said upper and lower guards, substantially as described.
9. In a safety-razor, a wiping device arranged to be moved lengthwise of the shaving-blade, and a locking mechanism adapted to lock it in position when not in use, substantially as described.
10. In a safety-razor, a shaving-blade secured transversely across the end of the handle between two adjustable guards; a handle having yielding sleeves with finger-supporting lugs for giving an elastic pressure against the face; a razor-wiping device adapted to move across the edge of the razor and a locking mechanism adapted to lock the wiping device in position when not in use, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 31st day of August, 1896.
Harry J. Lask,
Chas. J. Armbruster.