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Straight Razor Handle

PatentUS805561

InventionRazor-Handle

FiledSaturday, 15th April 1905

PublishedTuesday, 28th November 1905

InventorGeorge William Korn

LanguageEnglish

CPC Classification:   
B26B21/52
  • B26B21/52
    Handles, e.g. tiltable, flexible
  • B
    Performing Operations; Transporting
  • B26
    Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
  • B26B
    Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For
  • B26B21/00
    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
  • B26B21/40
    Details or accessories

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United States Patent Office.

George William Korn, of Little Valley, New York. Razor-Handle.
No. 805,561. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Nov. 28, 1905.
Application filed April 15, 1905. Serial No. 255,673

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, George William Korn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Little Valley, Cattaraugus county, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Razor-Handles, of which the following is a specification.

My invention has for its object to provide a razor-handle readily detachable from the blade, so that the same handle may be used for a number of interchangeable blades without requiring the use of tools to separate the handle from the blade.

The invention will be fully described hereinafter and the features of novelty pointed out in the appended claims.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, in which—

Figure 1 is a plan of a complete razor comprising my improved handle. Fig. 2 is a face view thereof, and Fig. 3 is an inside view of one of the handle-sections.

My improved handle comprises two sections A B, which are detachably connected with each other and with the blade C in the following fashion: One of the sections A is provided at one end with a pin A′, adapted to pass through the customary hole in the tang of the blade C to form a pivot therefor. The other section B is provided with a corresponding hole or socket B′ to receive the end of the pin A′. The two sections A B are made of sheet metal or other suitable elastic material and are bent toward each other at the end opposite to that at which the blade C is pivoted. These bent end portions A2 B2 are arranged to be in contact with each other when the handle-sections are assembled. The end portion A2 is provided with a pin A3, having an enlarged head A4, and the end portion B2 has an inwardly-directed keyhole-slot B3. The wide end of this slot is of sufficient size to allow the head A4 to pass; but the narrow part of the slot is only large enough to receive the body portion of the pin A3, Each of the handle-sections has an outwardly bent or stamped portion A5 and B4, respectively, the purpose of which is to give stiffness to that portion of the section, while having the ends elastic, and particularly the ends A2 B2.

In applying the handle to a blade the pin A′ is passed through the pivot-hole of the blade, and then the section B is applied. The ends A2 B2 are thereupon bent or sprung toward each other, so as to bring the head A4 of the pin A3 into the keyhole-slot B3. As soon as the handle-sections are released the elasticity will cause the pin A3 to assume its normal position at the narrow end of the slot B3. The parts will be held firmly against accidental separation; yet whenever it is desired to put in a new blade a simple inward pressure on the end B2 will bring the head A4 to the wide portion of the keyhole-slot B3, thus allowing the razor to be taken apart.

It will be understood that I rely on the elasticity of the handle-sections, together with the pin A3 A4 and keyhole-slot B2, to keep the razor normally in its assembled condition.

Various modifications may be made without departing from the nature of my invention.

I claim—

1. The combination, with the blade, of a handle consisting of two separable sections adapted to receive the blade between them, a pivot-pin connecting the said handle-sections and the blade at one end, a pin secured to one of the sections at the other end and provided with an enlarged head, the corresponding end of the other section being provided with an inwardly-extending keyhole-slot, and each section having its central or body portion bent outwardly to stiffen such portion, while the elastic end portions on which said keyhole-slot and its pin are located, are bent toward each other.

2. The combination, with the blade, of a handle consisting of two separable sections adapted to receive the blade between them, a pivot-pin connecting the blade and handle-section at one end and a pin-and-keyhole-slot connection at the other end of the handle sections, at least one of the said sections being elastic so as to normally keep the pin-and-keyhole-slot connection against accidental separation.

3. The combination, with the blade, of a handle consisting of two separable sections adapted to receive the blade between them, a pivot-pin connecting the blade and handle-sections at one end, and a detachable locking connection at the other end of the handle-sections, at least one of the said sections being elastic so as to normally keep said locking connection against accidental separation.

4. The combination, with the blade, of a handle consisting of two separable sections adapted to receive the blade between them, a pivot-pin connecting the said handle-sections and the blade at one end, a pin secured to one of the sections at the other end and provided with an enlarged head, the corresponding end of the other section being provided with an inwardly-extending keyhole-slot, said section having its central or body portion bent outwardly to stiffen such portion, while the elastic end portions on which said keyhole-slot and its pin are located, are bent toward each other.

George William Korn.

Witnesses:

John Lotka,

John A. Kehlenbeck.