FiledTuesday, 23rd January 1906
PublishedTuesday, 5th February 1907
InventorAlonzo Abner Warner
OwnerLanders, Frary & Clark
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Alonzo Abner Warner, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Britain, Hartford county, Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to improvements in “safety-razors,” so called, and has for its object simplicity of form, economy of construction and manufacture, effectiveness, and durability of operation.
The construction is such that the various parts are in number reduced to the minimum and may be readily assembled or separated and thoroughly cleaned at any time.
Another feature of substantial advantage resides in the particular construction by which the razor may be applied, the handle being so arranged relatively to the blade that the desirable “draw-stroke” may be practiced. This makes it possible for users of the ordinary razor to instantly adapt themselves to the use of my improved safety-razor.
A further important feature is the construction of the guard for securing adjustment of the cutting edge.
In the accompanying drawings,
In the preferred form of the apparatus,
In this construction their are no cavities or crevices in which the water or the soap may accumulate that may not be readily gotten at and cleansed and dried. The separate distinct backing member, such as commonly employed in razors, is eliminated, the handle itself performing that function. The construction of the combined guard and spring plate eliminates the necessity of a second part and is of the simplest possible character, and yet in use is productive of the most substantial and beneficial results. The handle is preferably made from some bone or non-metallic compound or material, whereby the tendency to oxidize or tarnish is eliminated and the weight of the instrument substantially reduced. Beyond this, by using a non-metallic back the cost of production is substantially decreased and the appearance materially enhanced.
What I claim is—
In a safety-razor, a base, a screw-threaded binding-post carried thereby, a blade supported thereon, said binding-post passing through said blade, a combined spring and guard member resting upon said blade, said binding-post passing through said guard member, a handle, one end of said handle resting upon said guard member, said binding-post passing through said handle portion, and means independent of the handle to vary the tension of the spring member upon said blade, and modify and adjust the relative position of the guards and blade edges consisting in a nut engaging the screw-threaded portion of the binding-post.
Alonzo A. Warner.
G. M. Landers,
Joseph F. Lamb.