Two Minute Safety Razor
FiledMonday, 25th April 1904
PublishedTuesday, 1st November 1904
InventorEdward B. Gibford
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Edward B. Gibford, a citizen of the United States, residing at Adrian, in the county of Lenawee, State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors; 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.
This invention relates to a safety-razor; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully set forth ,and pointed out particularly in the claims.-
The objects of the invention are to provide a safety-razor of simple and inexpensive construction in which the arrangement is such as to enable it to be readily cleaned and dried; to enable the blade to be securely retained in place in a manner to enable it to be readily removed; to provide for an adjustment of the guard with respect to the blade, enabling the razor to be quickly and perfectly set for any character of work.
The above objects are attained by the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which—
Referring to the characters of reference,
At the outer ends of the supporting-arms are the downwardly and inwardly bent fingers
To enable the razor to be manipulated, a suitable handle
It will be observed that the casing is formed integral without hinged parts and that its interior is free from projections, enabling it to be readily cleaned and dried. It will also be observed that by means of the locking-plate the razor-blade may be locked securely in place and the guard adjusted thereto and that because of the opening at the front of the casing, which extends entirely across the front thereof, the guard may be readily entered or withdrawn through said opening, thereby facilitating the removal or replacement thereof.
Having thus fully set forth my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
1. A safety-razor comprising a casing, having an opening extending entirely across the front, supporting-arms for the blade extending forward from the casing at the top, hooked members projecting upwardly from said arms to engage the blade, inwardly-bent integral fingers projecting downwardly from the edges of said arms, to form, between their upper faces and the under faces of the supporting-arms ways for the guard, a blade lying upon said supporting-arms and engaged by said hooked members, a guard-plate slidably mounted in the ways formed by said bent fingers and supporting-arms, said plate having teeth at its forward edge upon which the edge of the blade is supported, and means for adjusting said guard.
2. A safety-razor comprising a casing, open at the front and having forwardly-projecting supporting-arms extending from the back, said supporting-arms having the integral upwardly-extending members adapted to engage the blade and downwardly-extending bent fingers adapted to support the guard, a tri-lateral guard-plate adapted to be introduced through said front opening and supported by said bent fingers to slide thereon, having teeth at its forward edge adapted to support the edge of the blade and having at the inner terminal of its ends angular portions provided with tapped apertures and the adjusting-screws passing through the back of the casing and engaging in said apertures in said angular end portions.
3. A safety-razor comprising a casing, having short supporting-arms extending forwardly from the back thereof, adapted to support the blade, said arms having integral hooked members adapted to engage the top of the blade and the integral downwardly-extending bent fingers forming ways for the support of the guard-plate, a guard-plate adapted to slide in said ways, said plate having the downwardly-turned end portions, and the opposed notches adjacent to said end portions adapted to receive the bent supporting-fingers when placing the guard-plate in said ways, there being tapped apertures in the downwardly-bent end portions of said plate and adjusting-screws engaging in said apertures.
4. A safety-razor comprising a casing open at the front and provided with forwardly-extending supporting-arms projecting from the back at the top thereof, and having a forwardly-projecting flange at the back, a vertically-movable spring-bolt mounted on the back of the casing and passing through an opening in said rear flange to engage the back of the blade, hooked members upon the sup-porting-arms to engage the top of the blade, inwardly-bent fingers upon the supporting-arms to engage the guard-plate, a guard-plate adjustably supported upon said fingers and projecting beyond the supporting-arms to sustain the edge of the blade and means for adjusting said plate.
In testimony whereof I sign this specification in the presence of two witnesses.
Edward B. Gibford.
Clarke E. Baldwin,