Arnold Fountain Safety Razor
FiledSaturday, 15th September 1906
PublishedTuesday, 12th February 1907
InventorFrederick Herbert Arnold
Handles, e.g. tiltable, flexible
Performing Operations; Transporting
Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For
Razors of the open or knife type; Safety razors or other shaving implements of the planing type; Hair-trimming devices involving a razor-blade; Equipment therefor
Details or accessories
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Frederick H. Arnold, citizen of the United States, residing at Reading, in the county of Berks and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvement in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to safety-razors of the class in which the blade lies on the same plane with the handle.
The object of the present invention is to provide a razor the blade of which may be set at any angle to the line of the handle and in which the entire blade and guard may be drawn into a tubular handle when not in use.
The invention consists of a tubular handle in which a sliding rod is mounted and an adjustable guard secured to the outer end thereof. The whole is operated by a spring and is capable of being securely held in either open or closed position.
The invention is more fully described in the following specifications and clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which—
The guard is formed with the usual teeth, and it has a central screw-threaded projection
The blade is of thin sheet metal, has two cutting edges, and is formed with a hinge member at one end adapted to register with the hinge member on the guard, to which it may be secured by the usual pin. The outer end of the blade has a snap-hook
The entire guard and blade are housed in the handle, and when it is desired to use the razor the button
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
1. In a safety-razor a guard, a blade hinged thereto at one end and provided with a snap-hook at its opposite end, a carrying-rod, means for adjustably securing said guard to said rod in combination with a hollow handle, a spring, located therein adapted to engage said rod in open or closed position and a coiled spring adapted to operate said rod.
2. In a safety razor, a hollow handle, a spring-backed rod located therein, means for engaging said rod in open or closed position, a guard secured to the end of said rod, means for setting said guard at any angle to said rod, and a blade hinged to said guard at one end and provided with means for securing i+ to said guard at the other end, the entire device capable of being housed in the handle.
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.