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Arnold Fountain Safety Razor

Patent US841916

Invention Safety-Razor

Filed Saturday, 15th September 1906

Published Tuesday, 22nd 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. 841,916. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Jan. 22, 1907.
Application filed September 15, 1906. Serial No. 334,787

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 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 perforated double-edge blade capable of being quickly and accurately placed in position, the principal object being the ease and rapidity with which the blade may be placed or removed.

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 longitudinai sectional view, and Fig. 3 a plan view of the under side, of my razor. Fig. 4 is a detail view of the 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 rectangular slot 4 near either end, and to the upper face thereof, at approximately the center, is secured a plate-spring 5, having its extremities curved away from the surface of the guard. To the under side of the ends of this spring I form depending legs 6, which legs pass through and fit loosely in the slots 4. These legs are each formed with a foot 7 on its lower extremity, which feet extend toward each other.

The numeral 8 indicates the blade, which is preferably made of thin sheet metal with two cutting edges. It is also formed with a rectangular perforation 9 near either end, very slightly larger than the feet 7 and adapted to register therewith.

When it is desired to place the blade in position, the ends of the-spring 5 are pressed down, which action tends to slightly increase the distance between the feet 7, and the blade is then placed against the guard, the feet 7 entering the perforations 9. When the spring is released, the return to normal position will cause the feet 7 to engage and securely hold the blade against the guard.

The blade may of course, be reversed, as the perforations are central and located the same distance from either end.

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 and having a rectangular slot near either end, a spring secured to the upper face of said guard, depending legs formed on the extremities of said spring, said legs passing through said slots, feet formed on the lower ends of said legs in combination with a blade of thin sheet metal having rectangular openings adapted to register with 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. W. Kelly.