One Piece Razor
FiledSaturday, 13th October 1906
PublishedTuesday, 5th February 1907
InventorAmos H. Jackson
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Amos H. Jackson, a citizen of the United States, residing at Fremont, in the county of Sandusky and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
The invention relates more particularly to that type of razors commonly known as “safety-razors;” and it consists, essentially, of a specially-prepared blade, preferably of the hollow-ground variety, and a novelly-constructed guard having a handle integral therewith.
The prime object of the invention is to simplify and cheapen the cost of production of this class of razors, and this object is accomplished by reducing the number of parts to the lowest possible number without affecting the shaving qualities of the implement. In the present instance the blade forms one part, and the guard, handle, and clamping means form the other part, these latter parts being constructed from a single piece of metal.
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To adapt the handle for a firm and convenient grasp, it is provided with integral side flanges
The clamping-lips are bent over upon the face of the body portion of the guard, sufficient space being left between them and the said body portion for the insertion of the blade.
The guard is formed at the lower edge of the body portion and consists of a plurality of curved teeth. Commencing from the body the teeth curve outwardly, then inwardly, and again slightly outwardly, so that a perfect guard against the accidental cutting of the face in shaving is prevented.
The guard and clamping-lips are so formed that the blade is provided with three separate and distinct bearing-points
The handle is so curved from the body portion of the guard that when the flanges
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim is—
1. As a new article of manufacture, a blank for razor-guards, consisting of a sheet of spring metal, approximately rectangular in, shape, having two parallel, longitudinal slits, and oppositely-disposed cuts intersecting the slits, whereby clamping-lips are formed and side flanges provided to form a portion of the handle.
2. As a new article of manufacture, a safety-razor guard and handle, constructed of a single piece of spring metal, the guard having clamping-lips formed by oppositely-disposed cuts extending from the outer edge inwardly and intersected by longitudinal slits, said clamping-lips being bent over upon the outer surface of the guard, and the handle having side flanges formed by the said inwardly-extending cuts, which flanges are bent inwardly toward each other to form an oval-shape under grasping-surface.
3. In a safety-razor, the combination with a hollow-ground razor-blade, of a single-piece guard and handle, the guard having clamping-lips bent over upon the outer face thereof, said clamping-lips being formed by inwardly-extending transverse cuts intersected by longitudinal slits, and the handle provided with side flanges which are bent inwardly toward each other to form an oval-shape grasping-surface, said flanges being formed by the inwardly-extending transverse cuts.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
Amos H. Jackson.
J. J. Anderson,
F. J. Fisher.