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Box for Safety Razors

Patent US638126

Invention Box for Safety-Razors

Filed Saturday, 6th August 1898

Published Tuesday, 28th November 1899

Inventors Frederick, Otto and Richard Kampfe

Language English

CPC Classification:   
  • B65D1/04
    Multi-cavity bottles
  • B
    Performing Operations; Transporting
  • B65
    Conveying; Packing; Storing; Handling Thin Or Filamentary Material
  • B65D
    Containers For Storage Or Transport Of Articles Or Materials, e.g. Bags, Barrels, Bottles, Boxes, Cans, Cartons, Crates, Drums, Jars, Tanks, Hoppers, Forwarding Containers; Accessories, Closures, Or Fittings Therefor; Packaging Elements; Packages
  • B65D1/00
    Containers having bodies formed in one piece, e.g. by casting metallic material, by moulding plastics, by blowing vitreous material, by throwing ceramic material, by moulding pulped fibrous material, by deep-drawing operations performed on sheet material
  • B65D1/02
    Bottles or similar containers with necks or like restricted apertures, designed for pouring contents
  • Y
    General Tagging Of New Technological Developments; General Tagging Of Cross-Sectional Technologies Spanning Over Several Sections Of The Ipc; Technical Subjects Covered By Former Uspc Cross-Reference Art Collections [Xracs] And Digests
  • Y10
    Technical Subjects Covered By Former Uspc
  • Y10S
    Technical Subjects Covered By Former Uspc Cross-Reference Art Collections [Xracs] And Digests
  • Y10S220/00
  • Y10S220/916
    Container including axially opposed removable closures

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United States Patent Office.

Frederick Kampfe, Richard Kampfe, and Otto Kampfe, of New York, N. Y. Box for Safety-Razors.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 638,126, dated November 28, 1899. Application filed August 6, 1898. Serial No. 687,949. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we Frederick Kampfe, Richard Kampfe, and Otto Kampfe, citi zens of the United States, and residents of the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, county of Kings, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Boxes for Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in boxes for safety-razors.

It is very essential that safety-razors should be packed in such a manner as not to occupy much space, but at the same time in such a manner that the several parts are easily accessible, so as to admit combining them for use rapidly and conveniently, and at the same time the blade must be held in such a manner that it is not apt to cut the user while removing it and in such a manner that the fine cutting edge is not in danger of being dulled or nicked and also in such a manner that the blade is not subjected to moisture, so as to protect it from rust.

The object of our invention is to provide a new and improved box for safety-razors, which fills all the above requirements, is simple in construction, strong and durable, and cheap.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which like letters of reference indicate like parts in all the views, Figure 1 is a perspective view of our improved box for a safety-razor, both covers being open. Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse sectional view of the box closed and of the blade and parts of the safety-razor therein, this figure showing one method of hinging the blade-retainer to the box. Fig. 3 is a similar view showing a double blade-retainer hinged to the box. Fig. 4 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view of the box, showing one cover raised and the other closed, the raised cover showing another method of hinging the blade-retainer. Fig. 5 is a vertical transverse sectional view showing a modified form of a blade-retainer.

The box A, made of sheet metal, is provided with a hinged cover B at the top and a like hinged cover C at the bottom, both covers having suitable catches a for locking them in place. A horizontal partition D is secured in the box A a short distance from the upper edge and divides the box into two compartments E and G, of which the former is shallow and the latter deep, the shallow compartment serving for receiving and holding the safety-razor blade F and the deeper compartment serving to receive the safety-razor-blade holder H, into which the handle J and stropping-handle K are placed. The partition D is provided with flanges L, parts of which are pressed as hollow beads into hollow beads M, formed in the sides and ends of the box A for the purpose of holding said partitions in place. In the shallow compartment E a blade-retainer N is hinged, which is provided with a spring-lip O for holding the blade F securely on the retainer. As shown in Fig. 2, the blade-retainer N is hinged to the inner side of the rear wall of the box within the compartment E, so that when the cover has been raised the retainer can be raised and the blade F removed from or placed upon the same.

In the construction shown in Fig. 3 the blade-retainer N is hinged in the same manner, but is provided with two spring-clips O, so as to adapt it to hold two blades.

As shown in Fig. 4, the blade-retainer N is hinged at its end to the inner surface of one end of the box A within the compartment E and can be raised in the manner shown.

As shown in Fig. 5, the retainer may consist of a spring-clip P, hinged to the under side of the cover B.

In all constructions shown the blade F is held in a separate compartment from the blade-holder, and thus is protected from the moisture of the blade-holder.

After the use of a safety-razor the blade is wiped dry, as is also the blade-holder; but as it is almost impossible to wipe the holder entirely dry and the moisture still adhering is very apt to rust the blade, if both are within the same compartment, or still more so when the blade is held on the holder when not in use, experience has shown that the moisture has a very injurious effect on the blade.

It is very essential that the blade should be held in the box in such a manner that its cutting edge cannot be nicked or otherwise damaged accidentally, and for the purpose of avoiding such accidents to the blade, which are very liable to occur, a separate compartment has been provided for the blade, in which it is held in such a manner that it cannot be damaged by the jolting of the holder or any other part of the razor. As the cutting edge of the blade rests snugly on the retainer it is impossible to damage the blade.

Having described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—

A safety-razor box composed of a sheet-metal box, having two independent hinged covers at opposite open sides, and a flanged partition a short distance from one end of the box and subdividing the box into a shallow and a deep compartment, the edge of the box being cut out to form parts of the hinges adjacent to the partition, the flange of the partition closing that part of the edge of the box cut out for forming said hinges and a bead formed in the flange of the partition and in the box for the purpose of holding the partition in place, substantially as herein set forth.

In testimony that we claim the foregoing as our invention we have signed our names, in presence of two witnesses, this 7th day of May, 1898.

Frederick Kampfe.

Richard Kampfe.

Otto Kampfe.


N. M. Flannery,

Oscar F. Gunz.