FiledWednesday, 1st June 1898
PublishedTuesday, 4th April 1899
InventorEgon Lothar Schmitz
Safety razors with fixed blade, e.g. with moulded-in blade
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 unchangeable blades
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Egon Lothar Schmitz, a subject of the Emperor of Germany, and a resident of the borough of Manhattan, New York city, in the county and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Razors, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in razors, and has for its object to provide a razor with a detachable blade by means of a novel tang and a shank in the rear top portion of the blade.
The advantage of my improved razor is that handles of expensive material, inlaid, engraved, or costly otherwise, may be used, because a new blade is easily inserted into the tang when the old one is worn out, and, further, the blade may be taken out for cleaning, so that the handle never will get wet.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which—
Similar letters of reference denote like parts in all the drawings.
The handle and tang are connected in the usual manner by a rivet.
The blade is preferably made of usual size of razor-blades. The shank in the rear top portion of the blade,
The tang is of peculiar shape, as is shown in
The side plates are put on the tang branches and the surface is finished up so that the rivets are level with the blades.
It is plainly seen from the drawings that the shank merely needs to be forced in the opening between the two branches
If it is desired to detach the blade, it is only necessary to take the blade at the back and move it a little downward, when branch
Having thus described my invention, I claim—
1. A razor with detachable blade consisting essentially of three parts, the blade with tapering shank integral therewith in the top rear portion of the same, and having there an indentation, a tang composed of the tang-body proper branching out into two forks of which the upper one is provided with a shoulder and two rivet-holes and the lower one with one rivet-hole near the tang-body, and two side plates riveted to these branches, and the handle, as specified.
2. In a razor with detachable blade a tang composed of the tang-body proper the front portion of which forms two branches, the upper being provided with a shoulder and two rivet-holes one through the shoulder and one near the tang, the lower branch having but one near the tang-body, two side plates having corresponding rivet-holes and being riveted to the branches, and an opening in the tang-body for the purpose of attaching the handle, as specified.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
Egon Lothar Schmitz.
C. S. Gompper,
Adam J. Fox.