InventionGuard for Razors
FiledTuesday, 15th September 1903
PublishedTuesday, 19th April 1904
Razors of the open or knife type; Safety razors or other shaving implements of the planing type; Hair-trimming devices involving a razor-blade; Equipment therefor involving unchangeable blades
Performing Operations; Transporting
Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For
Razors of the open or knife type; Safety razors or other shaving implements of the planing type; Hair-trimming devices involving a razor-blade; Equipment therefor
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, John Guinan, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Guards for Razors, of which the following is a specification.
To prevent painful and ofttimes serious injury from the use of razors in the hands of inexperienced persons or by adepts when on moving trains, vessels, or other conveyances, it is the usual practice to provide an attachment to shield the edge, while at the same time not interfering with its successful use in the accustomed manner.
This invention aims to devise a guard embodying novel attaching means for securement of the same to the razor and which will admit of readily shifting the guard-bar from one side of the blade to the other or removing the device from the blade when it is required to hone, strop, or clean the razor or for any other purpose.
The improvement consists, essentially, of the peculiar formation of the guard-bar-attaching means and the novel combinations of parts, which hereinafter will be more fully described, illustrated, and claimed.
In the drawings hereto attached and forming a part of the specification,
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in all the views of the drawings by the same reference characters.
The guard comprises the guard-bar
The front or outer clip
The inner or rear clip
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is—
1. In combination, a razor, a guard adapted to lie along either side of the blade and spaced therefrom a determinate distance, a clip fitted to the shank, a post journaled to the clip, means pivotally connecting the rear end of the guard to the post to admit of swinging the guard at its front end toward and from the blade to clear the cutting edge thereof preliminary to swinging the guard from one side of the blade to the other by turning of the post in the clip, and means for securing the cuter end of the guard to the front end of the razor when the said guard is moved to occupy a position at one side or the other of the blade.
2. In a guard for razors, the combination of a clip provided with a bearing-sleeve, a post journaled in said sleeve and having an outer extension at one end, a guard-bar, a pin pivotally connecting the guard-bar to the opposite end of said post, an end of said pin projecting to engage with the bearing-sleeve and in conjunction with the said outer extension of the post to prevent longitudinal play thereof, and means for securing the outer end of the guard-bar to the razor, substantially as specified.
3. In a guard for razors, the combination of a clip to be secured to the shank of the razor and having a forward projection to engage with the heel of the razor-blade, a post journaled to said clip, a guard-bar pivotally connected to said post, and means for securing the outer end of the guard-bar to the toe portion of the razor-blade, substantially as set forth.
4. In a guard for razors, the combination of the clip to be fitted to the shank of the razor and having inner points or extensions to extend over the back of said shank, a post journaled to the clip, a guard-bar pivoted to said post, and means for securing the guard-bar to the outer end of the razor-blade, substantially as described.
5. In a guard for razors, the combination of a clip to be fitted to the shank thereof, a guard-bar pivotally connected with said clip, and a fastener of staple form to supplement the action of the clip in securing the latter to the razor, substantially as set forth.
6. In a guard for razors, the combination of a clip to be fitted to the shank thereof, a guard-bar pivotally connected with said clip a fastener of staple form having its legs of unequal length and adapted to embrace opposite sides of the clip, the longer leg being round, and keepers at the sides of the clip to receive the legs of the staple-fastener, substantially as set forth.
7. In combination, a razor, a guard, means for connecting the inner end of the guard to the rear portion of the razor, a clip pivoted to the outer end of the guard and adapted to secure said end to the front end of the blade, and lugs projected from opposite sides of the guard across the path of the legs of the clip to prevent outward displacement thereof.
8. In a razor-guard, the combination of the guard-bar having lugs at opposite sides, and a clip embracing opposite sides of the guard-bar and pivoted thereto and having notched portions to receive the said lugs, substantially as set forth.
9. In combination, a razor, a guard, means pivotally connected with the inner end of the guard for securance thereof to the rear portion of the blade, a clip pivoted to the outer end of the guard, and tongues extended rearward from the clip to embrace the back and opposite sides of the blade adjacent to the back, substantially as specified.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Emily H. England.