Swivel Head Razor
Filed Thursday, 24th January 1907
Published Tuesday, 21st May 1907
Inventor Walter H. G. King
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
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, Walter H. G. King, a citizen of the United States of America, residing in the city and county of Denver and State of Colorado, have invented a new and useful Safety-Razor, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in safety razors, and the objects of my inventoin
Similar letters of reference refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
Referring to the drawings, the numeral
Through the housing portion
To the inside of the upper portion of the housing above the slot and adjacent to, the upper end of the cutter holding portion of the razor, I pivotally secure by a pin or screw or rivet
The under side of the handle is provided with a slightly depending lug portion
The handle is free to swing on its pivotal center from one end of the slot in the housing to its opposite end, but is held under constant resilient tension against the lower edge of the slot, and with its depending lug in engagement with some one notch of the lower edge of the slot, and the spring tongue is arranged and adapted to exert just enough frictional resilient tension on the handle to hold it whenever it is set against accidental movement under such pulling or drawing strains as the razor is subject to in shaving.
The operation is as follows: The safety razor is held by its handle in the hand of a man shaving, the same as if the handle were rigidly secured to the body of the razor, and the user cants or swings the body of the razor on the pivotal pin of the handle to stand at any desired angle to the handle, or changes it to stand at various angles to the handle, best adapted to cause the cutting blade of the razor to fit most naturally against the profile of the face and chin and neck of the user, thereby very greatly facilitating the comfort and ease of shaving.
My invention is simple, thoroughly practical, and permits any angular adjustment required to be very quickly made.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. In a safety razor, the combination of a razor blade supporting body, a slot in said body, a handle extending through said slot and pivotally secured at its end to said body, a notched surface on said body, means connected with said handle for engaging said notched surface, and a spring connected to said razor body for holding said handle in frictional engagement with said notched surface.
2. In a safety razor, the combination of the razor blade, the supporting body provided with a housing portion, a slot in said housing, with a handle projecting through said slot and pivotally connected at its inner end to said housing, a row of notches along the lower edge of said slot in which said handle is adapted to fit, and a tongue portion formed on the upper lip-of said slot, and arranged to bear resiliently against said handle, and hold it by a resilient frictional pressure in said notches.
3. In a safety razor, the combination of the razor body provided with a slot, the handle pivotally secured in said razor body and projecting through said slot, a notched surface on said razor body adapted to receive said handle, and means for releasably and adjustably securing said handle at different angular or tilted positions to said razor body.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Walter H. G. King.
G. Sargent Elliott,
Adella M. Fowle.