Box for Safety Razors
InventionBox for Safety-Razors
FiledSaturday, 6th August 1898
PublishedTuesday, 28th November 1899
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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.
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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.
N. M. Flannery,
Oscar F. Gunz.