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Arnold Fountain Safety Razor

Patent US841304

Invention Safety-Razor

Filed Saturday, 15th September 1906

Published Tuesday, 15th January 1907

Inventor Frederick Herbert Arnold

Language English

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United States Patent Office.

Frederick H. Arnold, of Reading, Pennsylvania. Safety-Razor.
No. 841,304. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Jan. 15, 1907.
Application filed September 15, 1906. Serial No. 334,786

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Frederick H. Arnold, a citizen of the United States, residing at Reading, in the county of Berks and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in safety-razors of the class in which the blade is arranged to lie on the same plane and in line with the handle.

The object of the invention is to provide a razor of simple and cheap construction having but few parts and capable of being used with either hand, provision being made for cutting from both sides of the guard-plate.

The invention consists of a single-piece holder comprising a handle and guard and a slotted double-edge blade capable of being quickly and accurately placed in position thereon.

The invention is more fully described in the following specification and clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which—

Figure 1 is a plan view; Fig. 2, a longitudinal sectional view, and Fig. 3 a plan view of the under side of my razor. Fig. 4 shows a modified form of blade.

The entire holder comprises a handle 1 and a guard 2, formed integral therewith and having the usual teeth 3.

The guard is formed with a stationary leg 4 near its inner end, which leg projects beyond both the upper and lower faces of the guard. The lower end of said leg is formed with a foot 5, extending toward the handle, and the upper end of the leg is perforated to receive the end of a sliding rod 6, which rod passes loosely through said perforation.

The outer end of the guard is formed with a slot 7, and a leg 8 is located therein, capable of longitudinal movement. This leg is also formed with a foot 5a on its lower end, extending in the opposite direction from the foot 5. The upper end of this leg is secured to the rod 6. About midway of the rod 6 I form a collar 9, and between this collar and the leg 4 is interposed a coiled spring 10.

The numeral 11 indicates the blade, which is made of sheet metal, has two cutting edges, and is formed with two rectangular perforations 12, adapted to register with the feet 5 and 5a on the ends of the legs 4 and 8.

When it is desired to place the blade in position, the legs are closed by pressing the movable leg 8 toward the leg 4, compressing the spring 10. The blade is then laid against the guard, and the feet 5 and 5a enter the slots 12. When the leg 8 is released, the feet will spread apart and engage the blade and hold it in position.

In Fig. 4 I have shown a blade with a single elongated slot, which may obviously be used instead of one with two slots.

The blade may be reversed, if desired, as the legs and slots are centrally disposed.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—

In a safety-razor a holder having a guard formed integral therewith, a stationary leg on said guard projecting from both faces thereof, a foot formed on the lower end of said leg, a movable leg in the opposite end of said guard, a foot on the lower end of said leg, a rod formed integral with said movable leg and a coiled spring located on said rod between said legs in combination with a blade of thin metal having two cutting edges and elongated slots adapted to engage said feet.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

Frederick H. Arnold.


M. C. Kreider,

Ed. A. Kelly.