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Razor Guard

PatentUS714524

InventionRazor-Guard

FiledMonday, 17th February 1902

PublishedTuesday, 25th November 1902

InventorsJoseph G. Klier, Edward A. Schreiber

LanguageEnglish

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No. 714,524.Patented Nov. 25, 1902.
United States Patent Office.

Edward Schreiber and Joseph G. Klier, of Rochester, New York. Razor-Guard.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 714,524, dated November 25, 1902. Application filed February 17, 1902. Serial No. 94,360. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, Edward Schreiber and Joseph G. Klier, citizens of the United States, and residents of Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Razor-Guards, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to razor-guards, and has for its object to provide a razor-guard that is cheaply and easily constructed.

Other advantages and novel features will be pointed out in the specification and claims.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a side view of a razor-blade, showing the guard in position. Fig. 2 is a view of the back of the razor-blade with the guard in position, and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the guard.

A represents the main portion of the guard, which conforms to the size and shape of the razor with which it is to be used. The lower edge of the guard has a series of teeth a, whose ends project slightly below the edge of the razor, as shown in Fig. 1, and which are preferably rounded, so that they will not scratch or chafe the face. As means for attaching the guard to the razor-blade, a combination of catches to engage the end of the razor-blade and means for engaging the tang of the blade are employed. The functions of the catch are performed by the hook B, which is attached to the end of the guard A and projects inwardly over said guard. C is an ear which projects out at right angles from the top of the guard. At the opposite end of the guard from the hook B is a fork consisting of the two spring-arms D D, which project out at right angles to the said guard. The guard is attached to the razor-blade by slipping the end of the blade under the hook B and then forcing the tang of the razor-blade down between the arms D D of the spring-fork. The spring-fork clasps the razor, and thus prevents the guard from sliding back upon the blade, so as to disengage the hook B from the edge of the blade, and it also holds the guard against lateral movement. The ear C reinforces the fork with respect to the latter function. By these means the guard may be easily and quickly attached to the razor and removed from it.

On the opposite side of the razor-guard is a hook B′, that is similar to B and fulfils the same function, also an ear C′, corresponding to the ear C, and a spring-fork comprised of arms D′ D′, whose functions correspond to those of the arms D D, just described. Thus the razor-guard may be attached to either side of the razor and without changing the relation of the respective ends of the guard to the razor-blade. This is important for a razor-blade, and particularly after it has been used and ground again to an edge, rarely has the same width throughout its edge. If one end of a guard has, therefore, the right width for one end of the blade, it has not the right width for its other end. It is essential that the guard should have the proper width, for if the guard is too wide for the blade the razor will not cut, and, on the other hand, if it is too narrow it affords no protection.

A detachable razor-guard has decided advantages over those that are permanently attached to the razor in that both razor and guard can be more readily cleaned and repaired than in the latter and in that the guard can be used with more than one razor; but other forms of detachable guards must be reversed end for end when attached to the opposite sides of the razor. It accordingly follows that the guard herein described possesses advantages that are not found in other guards.

All of the hooks and ears and the arms of the spring-forks upon the guard are easily adjusted, so that the guard may be fitted accurately to a razor or may be changed from one razor to another, and the ends of the teeth a may be ground down to secure accurate adjustment with reference to the relative width of the razor and guard.

The guard can be quickly and cheaply made, for it may be stamped from a single piece of sheet metal and the hooks, ears, and forks bent up into the shape and position desired.

What we claim is—

1. A razor-guard and corresponding clamping means upon both sides, those on each side being adapted to engage both the razor-blade and the tang, whereby said guard is detachably secured to either side of a razor-blade and held immovable thereon.

2. A razor-guard; a catch on one end of said guard, adapted to engage the razor-blade; and means upon the opposite end adapted to engage the tang of the razor-blade, and to hold said guard upon one side of said blade and immovable with reference thereto, whereby said guard is detachably secured upon one side of a razor-blade.

3. A razor-guard; corresponding catches upon both sides of said guard at one of its ends; and corresponding means upon both sides of said guard at its other end, adapted to engage the tang of the razor-blade, whereby said guard may be secured to either side of a razor-blade same end to end, and held immovable thereon.

4. A razor-guard; a catch upon one end of said guard; and a spring-fork upon the opposite end, adapted to clasp the tang of the razor-blade and to hold said guard upon one side of said blade and immovable with reference thereto, whereby said guard is detachably secured upon one side of a razor-blade; substantially as shown and described.

5. A razor-guard; corresponding catches upon both sides of a razor-guard at one of its ends, adapted to engage the razor-blade; and corresponding spring-forks upon both sides of said guard at its other end, adapted to engage the tang of the razor-blade and to hold said guard against both lateral and longitudinal movement, whereby said guard may be secured to either side of said razor-blade.

6. A razor-guard having the hook B, a spring-fork D D, and the ear C′, all adapted to engage a razor-blade, whereby said guard is held upon one side of said blade and immovable with reference thereto.

7. A razor-guard having the corresponding hooks B, B′, the corresponding spring-forks D, D, and D′, D′, and the corresponding ears C, C′, substantially as shown and described.

8. A razor-guard stamped from a single piece of sheet metal and having the hook B, the spring-fork D, D, and the ear C, bent into the form shown and described whereby said guard is immovably secured upon one side of a razor-blade.

9. A razor-guard stamped from a single piece of sheet metal and having the corresponding hooks B, B′, the corresponding spring-forks D, D, and D′, D′, and the corresponding ears C, C′, bent into the form shown and described.

Edward Schreiber.
Joseph G. Klier.

Witnesses:

M. M. Kenna,

C. M. Perkins.