FiledSaturday, 6th January 1906
PublishedTuesday, 24th September 1907
InventorCarl Gustav Schimkat
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Carl Gustav Schimkat, a citizen of the United States, residing at Fremont, in the county of Sandusky, State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to safety razors, and consists in the construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully set forth and pointed out particularly in the claims.
The object of the invention is to produce a simple and inexpensive safety razor, wherein the arrangement is such as to enable a thin blade to be readily and firmly held in the supporting frame, and quickly and easily removed without any other operation or movement than that required to insert or remove said blade, the coöperation of the parts causing the blade to become automatically locked upon inserting it in the holder.
The above object is attained by the structure illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:—
Referring to the characters of reference,
The blade is held in a retainer
The tension of the spring
By the engagement of the shoulders
Having thus fully set forth my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:—
1. In a safety razor, the combination of a blade support having a guard, a thin, flat blade, a rigid blade holder having extending sides which embrace the opposite sides of the blade to stiffen it and between which the blade is retractably seated, the blade support having confining members which extend onto and forcibly engage the blade retainer, and means engaging the back of the retainer to hold it in place under said confining members.
2. In a safety razor, the combination with the blade holding frame having a fixed guard and integral side confining members, a thin, flexible blade, a blade retainer having extending sides which embrace the opposite sides of the blade to stiffen it and between which the blade is retractably seated, said blade retainer removably mounted on the frame and engaged by said confining members, and means for holding the blade retainer yieldingly in place.
3. In a safety razor, the combination with the blade supporting frame having confining members, a blade, a separable blade retainer having extending sides which embrace the sides of the blade and between which the blade is retractably seated, said retainer lying on the frame, said confining members engaging said blade to hold it in place, and means on the frame for automatically locking the blade retainer in place.
4. In a safety razor, the combination of the supporting plate having marginal retaining members and provided with a spring tongue struck centrally therefrom, a relatively thin, flexible blade, a relatively rigid blade retainer in which the blade is removably seated and which extends over the major portion of said blade, said retainer having lateral shoulders which engage the confining members, the spring tongue of the supporting plate engaging the back of the blade retainer to maintain it yieldingly in position.
In testimony whereof, I sign this specification in the presence of two witnesses.
Carl Gustav Schimkat.
E. M. Mehen.