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First Reichard Razor Patent

PatentUS616806

InventionSafety-Razor

FiledFriday, 4th March 1898

PublishedTuesday, 27th December 1898

InventorJeremiah Reichard

LanguageEnglish

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Remark: The patent date appears on Gem razors, as well as Antiseptic Ready, Clover Leaf, Daisy, Wilbert, Winchester and Yankee razors. There are however two patents by Reichard granted on that date, the other one being US616807
United States Patent Office.

Jeremiah Reichard, of New York, N. Y. Safety-Razor.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 616,806, dated December 27, 1898. Application filed March 4, 1898. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Jeremiah Reichard, of the city, county, and State of New York, borough of Manhattan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.

This invention consists in a safety-razor comprising a case and a swinging blade-support provided with a guard or teeth, so that on opening the support the blade and teeth are carried clear of or swung away from the case. The device can thus be readily cleansed without the necessity of removing or dismounting the blade.

The invention is set forth in the following specification and claims and illustrated in the annexed drawings, in which—

Figure 1 is a front view of the safety-razor. Fig. 2 is a side elevation, partly in section, of Fig. 1, the blade-support being closed. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a view like Fig. 2, showing the blade-support open or swung away from the case. Fig. 5 is a section along line 5 5, Fig. 1.

The casing or body M can be of any suitable shape, and the blade-support or swinging top H is jointed or pivoted to the case M at a. The top H is provided with lugs, as shown, under which the blade B is slipped and held in place by a spring or fastening A.

When the blade-support is closed or swung down onto the case, it is held or locked by a suitable fastening. This fastening, as shown in the drawings, embraces a spring-plate C, one end of which is secured upon the inside of the body-frame or case M. Upon the other end of said spring-plate is located a press-button g, which passes through a slot or opening of the frame and is adapted when pressed inward by the user of the device to disengage the plate C from engagement with a depending portion of the upper or swinging portion H of the body-frame. This catch or lock C g, located at the rear of the case or opposite the pivot a, will releasably hold the support to the case. Said support when thus locked to the case is in position for shaving and when released or open will allow cleaning of the device. The blade B being mounted on the support clear of or out of contact with the case said support and blade will swing or open without the blade having to be dis mounted or removed.

The support H, pivoted to the front of the casing, will swing forward in opening, as seen in Fig. 4.

The guard-teeth customary in safety-razors are carried by or formed in one piece with the support H, so as to swing with the latter. The support when thus opened or swung will carry the blade and teeth away from the case, so as to open or give access to the parts, as required, for cleaning.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is—

1. In a safety-razor, the combination with a casing, of a blade-support pivoted to the casing, a catch or lock opposite the pivot for releasably holding the support to the case, and a blade mounted on the support clear of or out of contact with the case so that said support and blade can be swung or opened without the blade having to be dismounted, substantially as described.

2. In a safety-razor, the combination with a casing, of a blade-support pivoted to the front of the casing, a catch at the rear of the casing opposite the pivot and adapted to releasably hold the support to the case, and a blade mounted on the support clear of or out of contact with the case, substantially as described.

3. In a safety-razor, the combination with a casing, of a swinging blade-support, a spring-plate secured upon the inside of the casing, and a press-button on the spring-plate, said casing having a slot or opening for the passage of the button, and said swinging support having a depending portion made to engage the plate, substantially as described.

4. In a safety-razor, the combination with a casing, of a blade-support jointed to the front of the casing, a spring-plate secured to the back of the casing, and a press-button secured to the plate, said spring-plate being made to releasably lock the blade-support, and said support being provided with a blade mounted clear of the casing, substantially as described.

5. In a safety-razor, the combination with a casing, of a blade-support made to hold the blade clear of the case, and guard-teeth carried by or made to swing with the support, substantially as described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

Jeremiah Reichard.

Witnesses:

Jacob Bachrach,

Louis Jersawitz.