Filed Wednesday, 8th February 1905
Published Tuesday, 18th July 1905
Inventor Charles L. Girard
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
Safety razors with fixed blade, e.g. with moulded-in blade
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
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
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Charles L. Girard, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Little Valley, in the county of Cattaraugus and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Razors, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to that class of razors known as “safety-razors,” and the purpose of the invention is to provide a razor of the usual form or type in which instead of the blade being an integral portion of the shank a shell is directly connected with the shank, having the customary cross-sectional and longitudinal shape of an ordinary razor-blade, while the blade is made very thin, with straight side faces, and is mounted for movement in said shell to and from its back and open front edge.
Another purpose of the invention is to provide means for conveniently and expeditiously moving the blade in the directions mentioned, to bring more or less of its cutting edge beyond the open longitudinal edge portion of the shell, so as to accommodate the instrument to light or to strong beards, and so that as the blade becomes worn it may be moved outward to present the requisite cutting edge for operation and stropping, it not being required to grind the blade after it is finished for introduction into the shell.
The invention consists in the novel construction and combination of the several parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claims.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
A longitudinal slot
In connection with the slots
This razor is a safety-razor, and at the same time the appearance of the razor is that of an ordinary razor, and the blade is as lengthy, practically speaking, as that of the usual type of razor.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent—
1. A razor, comprising a shell, a handle for the shell, the said shell having an opening at its front edge, a blade loosely mounted in the shell, and slidable means for moving the blade to and from the said front opening of the shell.
2. A razor, comprising a shell, a handle for the same, a blade having transverse movement in the said shell to and from the front opening in the shell, a slide exteriorly mounted on the shell, and an operative connection between the said slide and the blade, whereby to impart the said transverse movement to the blade.
3. In a razor, a shell having a longitudinal opening at its forward edge and a slot in its back, the inner faces of the shell at the said forward opening being straight and forming a stiffening wall or ridge on each side of the cutting edge of a very thin blade, a blade having flat sides located within the shell, being capable of movement to and from the back and the front openings in the shell, a slide located at the back of the shell, and members carried by the slide, which extend through the opening in the back to operative connection with the blade.
4. In razors, a shell, a handle for the same, the shell being provided with a longitudinal front opening and a longitudinal slot in its back, a blade loosely placed in the shell, extending the length thereof, the said blade being provided with diagonal parallel slots, a slide consisting of a back-piece located above the back of the shell, and arms which extend from the back-piece through the slot in the shell, each arm being provided with a member which enters and slides-in one of the slots in the blade.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
Charles L. Girard.
John H. McCoy.