Pivot Blade Straight Style Razor
FiledThursday, 9th February 1899
PublishedTuesday, 9th May 1899
InventorJohn Thomas Finley
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, John Thomas Finley, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mountain Home, in the county of Baxter and State of Arkansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Razors; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to razors.
The object of the invention is to provide a razor for shaving purposes the blade of which may be adjusted in line with its shank for stropping or honing and so as to be used in the manner of a safety-razor, which may be moved over the face with gr eat facility and convenience.
The invention consists, essentially, in the combination of a handle or shank, a blade pivotally coupled with the shank so as to be adjustable to different positions or angles with relation to the shank, and means for holding the blade in either of its adjusted positions.
It also consists in certain details of construction of the parts and in their combination, hereinafter particularly described and claimed.
In the drawings forming a part of this specification,
The parts of the razor being assembled and adjusted in the position shown i in
When adjusted as a safety-razor, as shown in
Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
1. A razor involving the combination of a shank having a stud projecting from its side near its outer extremity, and a lip or flange, a blade adjustable to different angles with relation to the shank, perforated to fit over the stud and having a lip or flange to engage with the lip on the shank, and means for holding the blade in its adjusted positions, substantially as described.
2. A razor involving the combination of a shank having a stud and lip as described, a blade adjustably mounted on the stud having a slot, and a spring stop or catch having a tongue to enter said slot for locking the blade in line with the shank, substantially as described.
3. A razor involving the combination of a shank having a lateral stud as described, a blade adjustably mounted on the stud having a slot and a notch, and a spring-plate carrying a tongue and a flange arranged alongside the shank for engaging the slot and notch in the plate and holding the same in either closed or open position, substantially as described.
4. A razor involving the combination of a shank or handle having a stud as described, a blade adjustably mounted on the stud, and a spring bar or plate having a flange for engaging the back of the blade and thereby holding the same in adjusted position, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
John Thomas Finley.
S. J. McMahon,
B. E. Massey.