Razor Blade Holder
InventionHolder for use in Sharpening Blades of Safety-Razors
FiledSaturday, 1st December 1906
PublishedTuesday, 5th November 1907
InventorNelson A. Welles
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Nelson A. Welles, a citizen of the United States, residing at Wyalusing, in the county of Bradford, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Holders for Use in Sharpening Blades of Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to holders for use in sharpening blades of safety razors and is designed to provide a simple and convenient device for this purpose, in which the razor blade may be readily inserted and as readily removed, and by means of which both edges of said blade will be exposed so that one edge may be brought into engagement with the strop or hone when the holder is moved in one direction and the other edge when the holder is moved in the reverse direction.
Another object of the invention is to so shape that portion of the holder, in which the blade is retained that it shall serve as a guide for giving to the edge of the blade the desired bevel.
To this end, the invention consists in the structure substantially as hereinafter described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification,
The holder consists of the handle
To insert or remove the blade of a safety razor blade the clamp member is swung into position indicated in
The invention claimed is:—
1. A holder for use in sharpening double edged blades of safety razors, consisting of a handle member and a clamping member provided with means for holding at its middle the blade of a safety razor so as to expose both edges thereof and beveled towards either edge to serve as a guide in sharpening both edges of the blade.
2. A holder for use in sharpening blades or safety razors consisting of a handle portion having a recurved end notched on its inner surface, a curved clamping portion pivoted to, the opposite end thereof and having a ridge at its free end for engagement with the notch in said recurved end and means for holding the blade between said members.
3. A razor blade holder having a handle, and two clamping members adapted to hold between them a double-edged razor blade, each of said clamping members having its outer side beveled in two planes meeting at the axis of the clamping member, and respectively lying in the same planes as the planes of the edges of the said razor blade.
4. A device for holding safety razor blades, consisting of a pair of interpivoted members having opposed clamping portions of less width than the width of the razor blade to be clamped and shaped to expose both edges of the blade to the strop simultaneously, one of said members having holding projections on its inner face adapted to enter holes in the blades and both clamping portions having their outer surfaces double-beveled, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
Nelson A. Welles.
J. Miles Brown.