FiledMonday, 13th August 1900
PublishedTuesday, 18th December 1900
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Francis Francis, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Razor-Stropping Device, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to devices for stropping or honing razors; and it has for one object to provide a device of this nature which is particularly adapted for use in sharpening the blade of a so-called “safety-razor” and in the operation of which the blade will be presented first one side and then the other side to the strop or hone.
A further object of the invention is to provide a construction wherein the blade will be held at a proper angle to the direction of movement of the blade, as is usual in hand manipulation, to secure a most efficient sharpening.
Further objects and advantages of the invention will be evident from the following description.
In the drawings forming a portion of this specification, and in which like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views,
Referring now to the drawings, the stropping device, which is designed for use in connection with any common form of strop or hone, consists of a body portion
In the wall of the casing
Passed through each of the openings is a finger
Midway of the ends of the link, in the thickened portion
It will of course be understood that in practice various modifications of the specific construction shown may be made and that any suitable materials and proportions may be used for the various parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is—
1. A device of the class described comprising a pivoted blade-holder, separately-pivoted fingers adapted for swinging movement, and connections between the blade-holder and the fingers for swinging of one by another when reciprocated in contact with a stropping-surface.
2. A device of the class described comprising a body portion having a blade-holder pivoted thereto and mounted for oscillation, fingers pivoted to the body portion and having connection with the holder to move it when the fingers are pivotally moved, and connections between the holder and body for oscillating the holder when it is pivotally moved.
3. A device of the class described comprising a body portion, an oscillatory and pivoted blade-holder carried by the body, pivoted fingers connected with the holder to move it pivotally when the fingers are correspondingly moved, and means operable by the fingers for oscillating the holder.
4. A device of the class described comprising a body portion having a fixed handle, a rotatable blade-holder pivotally mounted upon the body portion, a pinion upon the holder, a rack upon the body and with which the pinion is engaged, and fingers pivoted to the body portion and having movable connections with the holder to move it pivotally and operate the rack and pinion to oscillate the holder.
5. A device of the class described comprising a body portion having a handle, a rotatable blade-holder pivoted to the body portion and carrying a pinion, a rack upon the body and with which the pinion is engaged, a finger pivoted at each side of the holder, a link connecting the holder and the fingers, and springs connected with the fingers and body to hold the fingers and holder normally in a predetermined position.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.