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Compact SE Razor

Patent US861422

Part names in drawings not yet available

Invention Safety-Razor

Filed Thursday, 11th October 1906

Published Tuesday, 30th July 1907

Inventor Louis Jean Charles Astorgis

Language English

CPC Classification:   
B26B21/16
  • B26B21/16
    Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle involving blades with only one cutting edge
  • B
    Performing Operations; Transporting
  • B26
    Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
  • B26B
    Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For
  • B26B21/00
    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
  • B26B21/08
    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 involving changeable blades
  • B26B21/14
    Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle

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United States Patent Office.

Louis Jean Charles Astorgis, of Le Parc St.Maur, France. Safety-Razor.
No. 861,422. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented July 30, 1907.
Application filed October 11, 1906. Serial No. 338,440

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Louis Jean Charles Astorgis, a citizen of the Republic of France, residing at Le Parc St.-Maur, France, have invented new and useful Improvements in or Relating to Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improved safety razor designed to occupy a very small amount of space when mounted ready for use, so that for the purpose of placing it in its case it is not necessary to disconnect any of its parts.

One of the principal advantages of the invention lies in the fact that it allows of using an unperforated razor blade, which is held securely in position quite independently of its thickness and width, so that if desired a piece of ribbon-steel may be used, which may be as highly tempered as practicable. The inclination of the blade with regard to that portion of the razor which comes into contact with the face is fixed, so that the blade is always at the proper angle. The blade may be sharpened an indefinite number of times without causing any inconvenience whatever on account of the reduction of thickness produced thereby. Moreover, the blade may be sharpened at both sides, that is to say may have two cutting edges. That portion of the instrument which serves as the handle is so shaped that it can be very conveniently held in various positions according to requirements, more particularly by pressing the fingers against its front and rear faces or against its edges.

The invention is illustrated in the annexed drawing by means of an example, Figure 1 being a cross-section on the line AB of Fig. 2, Fig. 2 an elevation illustrating the manner in which the instrument is held when the edges of the handle are gripped by the operator, Fig. 3 an elevation showing the front and rear faces of the handle gripped by the operator, and Fig. 4 a plan view of the body or frame.

The body of the instrument consists of a suitably bent plate, portions of which form the teeth or “comb” 10, the handle 11, and the seat 12 for the blade 13.

The blade 13 is held in position by means of a plate 14 by which it is clamped to its seat with the aid of a milled nut 15 and a screw 16 engaging the said plate 14. The screw 16 passes through a slot 17 provided in the seat 12 at the side opposite the teeth 10.

A portion of the handle 11 adjacent the part 12 is cut away to allow of fastening and unfastening the nut 15. Another portion or portions of the handle may be cut away to reduce the weight of the instrument.

The seat 12 to which the blade 13 and plate 14 are applied is provided with lateral flanges 19 which guide the parts 13 and 14 and determine the position thereof on the seat. The edges of these flanges adjacent the teeth 10 are bent to limit the movement of the blade towards the teeth.

The angle of the teeth 10 with regard to the seat 12 is such that when the teeth are placed flat against the part to be shaved the blade is sat an angle suitable for shaving.

It will be seen that the instrument is of small bulk and that the only disconnection which the user may find it necessary to make consists in unfastening the plate 14 for the purpose of cleansing, sharpening or changing the blade.

The possibility of holding the razor in different ways greatly facilitates the employment thereof. The handle 11 may be grasped by placing the fingers in the lateral recesses thereof (Fig. 2) or by holding the curved part opposite the seat 12 and blade 13.

The flanges 19 prevent the risk of cutting owing to excessive forward movement of the blade towards the teeth 10.

The lateral flanges 19 are parts of small adjustable attachments of angular section 20, in order to secure the advantage that the said flanges may be moved forwards or backwards for the purpose of regulating the extent to which the razor edge projects beyond the edge of the seat. The said attachments are fixed by means of small screws and nuts 21, the said screws passing through the seat 12 into elongated holes formed in those portions of the attachments which are applied to the said seat, the other portions of the attachments being the flanges.

Having now particularly described and ascertained the nature of my said invention and in what manner the same is to be performed, I declare that what I claim is:—

1. A safety razor comprising in combination, a plate of metal bent to form a blade, seat, a face guard angularly disposed with respect to said seat, and a handle, said seat having a slot, a blade holder, means extending through said slot and engaging said holder, and holding portions engaging the ends of said blade and guard to hold the same in alined relation upon the seat, said holding portions projecting inwardly at their forward ends to limit forward adjustment of the blade.

2. A safety razor comprising in combination, a plate of metal bent to form a blade seat, a face guard, and a handle, a blade, a blade holder, centrally disposed means engaging said holder to anchor the blade upon said seat, and holding portions engaging the ends of said blade and holder to maintain the same in alined relation upon and with respect to the seat, said holding portions projecting inwardly at their forward ends to limit forward adjustment of the blade.

3. A safety razor comprising in combination, a plate of metal bent to form a blade sent, a face guard, and a handle, a blade, a blade holder, centrally disposed means engaging said holder to anchor the blade upon said seat, and adjustable holding portions engaging the ends of said blade and holder to maintain the same in alined relation upon and with respect to the seat, said holding portions projecting inwardly at their forward ends to limit forward adjustment of the blade.

4. A safety razor comprising in combination, a plate of metal bent to form a blade seat and a face guard, a blade, a blade holder, means engaging said holder to anchor the blade upon the seat, and adjustable holding portions bent inwardly at their forward ends for limiting forward adjustment of the blade.

5. A safety razor consisting of a blade seat, a handle, a blade, and adjustable means engaging said blade on its ends to hold the same in alinement with the blade seat and engaging said blade on its cutting edge to limit forward adjustment of the blade.

6. A safety razor comprising in combination, a blade seat, a blade, centrally disposed means for holding said blade upon its seat, and adjustable means engaging said blade on two distinct marginal portions thereof to hold said blade in alinement upon its seat and limit forward adjustment of the blade.

7. A safety razor comprising in combination, a blade seat, a blade, means for holding said blade upon its seat, and means engaging said blade on its ends and on its cutting margin to maintain the blade in alinement with its seat and to limit forward adjustment of the blade.

In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature, in presence of two subscribing witnesses.

Louis Jean Charles Astorgis.

Witnesses:

Julien Tavern,

Hanson C. Coxe.