Single Edge Razor
FiledSaturday, 3rd March 1906
PublishedTuesday, 20th August 1907
InventorFrank E. Wilcox
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Frank E. Wilcox, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mechanicsburg, in the county of Cumberland and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is the production of a safety razor which shall be simple in construction, comparatively cheap in first cost, provide means for securely holding a detachable blade in operative position, and also having means for positively adjusting the blade relative to the guard teeth.
With these ends in view my invention consists in certain novelties of construction and combinations of parts as hereinafter set forth and pointed out in the claims.
The accompanying drawings illustrate one main example and one modification of the physical embodiment of the invention constructed according to the best modes I have so far devised for the practical application of the principle.
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The relative locations of the several parts are clearly shown in the drawings. The blade is securely held in position by the lower edge of the holding-plate pressing the same against the front surface of the base plate when the threaded end of the handle is advanced by revolving the same with its extreme end in frictional contact with the bearing flange
The headed pins
What I claim is:
1. A safety razor comprising a rigid fulcrum or base plate having guard teeth at one edge; a holding plate; means for pivoting the holding plate to the base plate, said pivoting means being located between the top and bottom edges of the two plates; a blade located between the lower adjacent surfaces of the two plates and below the pivots; and a threaded handle engaging threads at the upper edge of one of the plates and frictionally bearing against the other plate.
2. The combination, in a safety razor, of a base-plate having guard teeth at one edge thereof and a threaded opening adjacent the opposite edge; a holding-plate; means for pivoting the holding-plate between its top and bottom edges to the base-plate; a blade located between the lower portions of the base-plate and holding-plate; a threaded handle; and set screws in connection with one of the plates for adjusting the blade relative to the teeth.
3. The combination, in a safety razor, of a base plate provided with guard teeth at one edge, a threaded perforation at the other edge, and with holes through the body thereof; a holding-plate with headed pins; a blade; and a handle with a threaded end; said holes in the base-plate being narrowed to form retaining slots for the shanks of the headed pins upon the holding-plate.
4. The combination in a safety razor, of a base plate having guard teeth at one edge, a perforation at the opposite edge and slotted holes through the body thereof; a holding-plate having headed pins, the heads being adapted to pass through the holes in the base plate and the shanks of the pins to engage the slotted portions thereof and lock the holding-plate; a blade; and a handle adapted to rotate the holding-plate relative to the base plate and grip the blade between the lower portions of the holding-plate and base plate.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Frank E. Wilcox.
F. R. Peckman,
J. F. Bricker.