Straight Razor Handle
FiledMonday, 20th October 1902
PublishedTuesday, 8th December 1903
InventorElmer A. Longdon
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Elmer A. Longdon, a citizen of the United States, residing at Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Razor-Handles; and I do 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, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
A familiar difficulty growing out of the characteristic form of razor-handles and the material of which they are usually made is that the rivet which connects the two halves of the handle and forms a pivot for the end of the interposed blade weakens the handle parts at the point where they are bored to receive the rivet. The result is that in honing and stropping razors the handles frequently break at this weakened point.
My invention relates to and its object is to provide means for overcoming the difficulty here indicated, and more particularly to provide the inner faces of the two halves of the razor-handle at the point where the blade is pivoted with inset metal plates to receive the strain upon the handle and to form bearing-surfaces to take the wear and friction of the shank of the blade. I attain these objects by means of the devices and arrangement of parts hereinafter described, and shown and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which—
Like numerals of reference indicate like parts throughout the drawings.
In the drawings,
The parts being assembled as above described, and as shown in the drawings, the plates
Having described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
1. In a razor-handle, two side pieces disposed in parallel relation, a metal plate on each of the opposing faces of said two pieces, a rivet passing through said side pieces and through said plates, which rivet forms a pivotal support for a blade interposed between said side pieces and said plates.
2. A razor-handle, a pair of side pieces, a pair of metal plates upon the opposing faces of said side pieces, hook-like portions on said plates which are embedded in said side pieces, a rivet passing through said side pieces and through said plates, which rivet holds the side pieces in separated parallel relation, and forms a pivotal support for a blade interposed between said side pieces.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Elmer A. Longdon.
R. F. Swigart,
S. A. DORLAND.