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Folding Razor

Patent US866756

Invention Razor

Filed Thursday, 18th July 1907

Published Tuesday, 24th September 1907

Inventor Adolph Werner

Language English

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United States Patent Office.

Adolph Werner, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Razor.
No. 866,756. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Sept. 24, 1907.
Application filed July 18, 1907. Serial No. 384,482

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Adolph Werner, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Razors; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof.

The improvements consist in what is herein shown, described and claimed; the object of the invention being to provide efficient safety type razors of such simple construction as will permit of the same being furnished the trade more economically than those of common knowledge.

Figure 1 of the accompanying drawings represents a front elevation of a safety razor in accordance with my invention partly in section, the section being indicated by lines 1=1 in the second figure of the series; Fig. 2, a horizontal section of the razor, this view being indicated by lines 2=2 in Fig. 1; Fig. 3, a side elevation of a fragment of the razor; Fig. 4, vertical section of the razor on the central plane indicated by line 4—4 in Fig. 1, and Fig. 5, a plan view of a fragment of the razor.

Referring by letter to the drawings, A indicates the backing, B the blade, C the guard and D the handle of my improved safety razor.

The backing A is provided at its ends with central inwardly projecting hook-ears b at right-angles thereto, and these ears are longitudinally slotted adjacent to said backing, the slot in one ear being preferably longer than the one in the opposite ear.

The blade B and guard C are provided with central end lugs c, d, respectively, and these lugs have snug engagement with the slots in the ears b of the backing A to accurately center said blade and guard, although other provision may be had for the same purpose. Because of the variance in the length of the slots in the ears of the backing aforesaid, the blade and guard may be readily disengaged from the backing-ears by tilting the same until their ears c, d, which engage the longer slot of the backing, have passed clear of said slot.

The handle D is a continuous piece of suitable wire suitably bent, said handle being preferably of the form herein shown. Horizontal portions e of the handle are caught in the hook-ears b of the backing A and these ears constitute fulcrums for said handle that has the function of a lever to clamp the guard and blade in working position. When in normal clamping position the preferably rounded vertically disposed ends of the handle snap into outer indentations g of the guard to thereby lock said handle on a plane at a right-angle to the guard.

It is preferable, as herein shown, to utilize a two-edge blade, the guard being correspondingly toothed, and the construction and arrangement of parts is such that stiff, high tempered interchangeable blades may be employed, such blades being preferred for the reason that they are hard enough to hold their edges longer than softer thin flexible blades.

I claim:—

1. A razor comprising a backing having inwardly extending longitudinally slotted ears at its ends, the slot of one ear being longer than that of the other ear, a blade and guard having end lugs engageable with said slots, and a lever handle fulcrumed in connection with said ears to clamp against the guard in working position.

2. A razor comprising a backing having inwardly extending hook-ears at its ends, a blade and guard centeres in connection with the backing, and a continuous suitably bent wire handle having fulcrum engagement with the backing ears to clamp at its ends against said guard when in working position.

3. A razor comprising a backing having inwardly extending hook-ears at its ends, a blade and guard centered in connection with the backing, the guard-being provided with outer indentations, and a continuous suitably bent wire handle having fulcrum engagement with the backing ears and engageable at its ends with the indentations of said guard against which it clamps when in working position.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand at Milwaukee in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin in the presence of two witnesses.

Adolph Werner.


N. E. Oliphant,

George Felber.