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Straight Razor

PatentUS815355

InventionRazor

FiledFriday, 19th May 1905

PublishedTuesday, 20th March 1906

InventorGeorge William Korn

LanguageEnglish

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United States Patent Office.

George W. Korn, of Little Valley, New York. Razor.
No. 815,355. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Mar. 20, 1906.
Application filed May 19, 1905. Serial No. 261,176

To all whom it may concern:

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

My invention relates to razors, and has for its object to improve the construction thereof, as will appear from the following detailed description.

The features of novelty will be pointed out in the appended claims.

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

Figure 1 is a plan view of a razor constructed according to my invention. Fig. 2 is a side view thereof, and Fig. 3 is a diagrammatic side view of the razor as it appears in use.

A represents the blade of the razor, which as shown in Fig. 1, is provided with a reduced portion or shank B. The said shank B fits into a recess C′ of the butt C, which may be made of any suitable material, as bone, ivory, or hard rubber. The butt C is secured to the shank B in any well-known manner—as, for instance, with rivets. If desired, the blade A and the butt C may be made of metal in one piece. The butt C is curved in the usual manner to afford a resting-place or grip for the finger. The blade A, with the butt C, is pivoted, as at D, between two handle members E and E′, which at their other ends are secured to a distance-piece F. Washers D′ are provided on each side of the blade between the butt and each handle member. The washers D′ serve to spread the handle members so that said handle members E and E′ converge toward the distance-piece F instead of being substantially parallel, as is usually the case. The purpose of this construction will be more clearly brought out hereinafter. Each handle member E and E′ has its upper and lower edges cut out or notched, as at E2 and E3, to form a resting-place or grip for the fingers.

It will be noticed that in my improved razor the upper portion or back of the blade at the butt is quite broad and that there is quite a distance between the two cut-out portions E2, as also between the cut-out portions E3 of each handle member. With this construction I thus obtain a broad base for engagement with the fingers and, as shown in Fig. 3, a lock for the little finger, which is held between the opposite curves of the cut-out portion E2 and of the butt C. The razor is thus more comfortable to hold than ordinary razors, which are comparatively narrow when viewed in plan, and with my construction I also have the razor under better control, and the danger of the blade slipping is done away with.

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

I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent—

1. A razor comprising converging handle members provided with oppositely-curved finger-rests and a blade pivoted between said handle members at the point where they are widest apart.

2. A razor comprising converging handle members provided with oppositely-curved finger-rests, and a blade pivoted between said handle members, the back of said blade being of the same width throughout its entire length.

3. A razor comprising a blade the back of which is of the same width throughout its length, converging handle members between which said blade is pivoted, washers for maintaining said handle members out of contact with the butt of said blade, said handle members being provided with oppositely-curved finger-rests.

4. A razor comprising a blade and converging handle members to which said blade is pivoted, said handle members being provided, in the neighborhood of the pivot, with notches adapted to form finger-rests.

5. A razor comprising a blade and converging handle members to which said blade is pivoted, said handle members being provided in their upper and lower faces, adjacent to the pivot, with oppositely-curved notches adapted to form finger-rests.

6. A razor comprising a blade having a butt or tang with a concave finger-rest, and converging handle members to which said blade is pivoted, said handle members being provided on their lower faces, adjacent to the pivot, with concave notches arranged to face the finger-rest of the blade when the blade is open.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

George W. Korn.

Witnesses:

P. L. Rice,

R. H. Pratt.