Deputy's Safety Razor
FiledTuesday, 11th May 1897
PublishedTuesday, 7th June 1898
InventorElijah E. Deputy
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Elijah E. Deputy, a citizen of the United States, residing at Milford, in the county of Kent and State of Delaware, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in safety-razors.
The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of safety-razors and to provide a simple and comparatively inexpensive one designed for barbers and also personal use and adapted to enable a person to be rapidly shaved without liability of cutting the face.
A further object of the invention is to provide a guard which will compel the operator to hold the blade in proper position while shaving, and thereby increase the durability of the razor, and which will prevent a towel from coming in contact with the blade while wiping the razor.
A further object of the invention is to provide a safety-razor in which the blade may be strapped, honed, and wiped without removing it from its frame or support and which will enable all of the parts exposed to lather to be conveniently and thoroughly dried to prevent the razor from rusting.
The invention consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts, as hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims hereto appended.
In the drawings,
Like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in the several figures of the drawings.
1 designates a blade-supporting frame provided with a shank
The cutting edge of the blade extends beyond the arms
The casing is inserted endwise on the frame and is provided at its back with longitudinal ribs
The rectangular guard is retained on the frame by its own resiliency, and it may be readily swung out of the recesses when it is desired to strap or hone the razor.
It will be seen that the safety-razor is simple and comparatively inexpensive in construction, that it prevents the face from being cut and is adapted for personal use or for barbers, and that the guard while shielding the face from the cutting edge also prevents a towel from coming in contact with the same when wiping the razor. It will also be apparent that the guard compels the razor to be held in proper position for cutting, and thereby prevents the blade from being unnecessarily worn and increases its durability.
What I claim is—
1. In a device of the class described, the combination of a blade-receiving frame provided with arms, an adjustable blade arranged within the frame and provided with a threaded socket, and a centrally-arranged adjusting-screw mounted on the frame and engaging the threaded socket, and forming a pivot for the blade, whereby the latter is adapted to be turned transversely of the frame, substantially as described.
2. In a device of the class described, the combination of a frame, an adjustable blade arranged therein and provided with a threaded socket, a spring interposed between the blade and the frame, and a screw mounted on the frame and engaging the threaded socket to adjust the blade, said screw retaining the spring in place and serving as a pivot for the blade, whereby the latter is adapted to be partially rotated, substantially as described.
3. In a device of the class described, the combination of a frame, a blade pivotally mounted in the frame and arranged to swing outward therefrom to expose the inner edges of the blade and the frame, whereby the parts may be thoroughly wiped and dried after use, and a removable casing covering the blade and the frame and locking the former in its operative position, substantially as described..
4. In a device of the class described, the combination of a frame having arms provided with tapering recesses, a blade mounted in the frame, and a guard extending in advance of the blade and pivoted in the said recesses, whereby it is permitted to swing laterally of the blade, substantially as and for the purpose described.
5. In a device of the class described, the combination of a frame provided at its ends with recesses, a blade arranged in the frame, and a substantially rectangular guard having its ends arranged in the said recesses and provided at their terminals with pivots to permit the guard to swing in the recesses, said guard being adapted to be sprung into and out of engagement with the recesses, substantially as described.
6. In a device of the class described, the combination of a substantially rectangular frame provided with a shank, an adjustable blade mounted in the frame, and a removable casing conforming to the configuration of the frame and provided at opposite sides with longitudinal ribs, substantially as described.
7. In a device of the class described, the combination of a frame having a shank, an adjustable blade mounted in the frame, a casing removably mounted on the frame and conforming to the configuration thereof, a detachable guard interlocked with the frame, and a handle pivoted to the shank and provided at the inner faces of its sides with recesses, substantially as and for the purpose described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
Elijah E. Deputy.
John H. Siggers,
Robert E. Crump.