The ALL-WAYS Razor
FiledFriday, 13th September 1907
PublishedTuesday, 3rd March 1908
OwnerAutomatic Utilities Company
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle
Performing Operations; Transporting
Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For
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
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
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, John Heissenberger, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the borough of the Bronx of the city of New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof.
A great many of the safety razors now in use are provided with handles which are rigidly secured to the base or plate upon which the blade is fastened so as to be substantially perpendicular to this base or plate and to the razor blade. The blade, in such devices, is thus always held in a particular position with respect to the handle. It is convenient, however, to shave different parts of the face with the blade in different positions with respect to the handle; where for instance either side of the face is to be shaved, it is convenient to have the handle extended in the plane of the blade, and in a safety razor, where there is a guard on one side of the blade, it is desirable to be able to extend the handle in the plane of the blade with the guard upon either side. In accordance with the invention, therefore, the base plate to which the blade is secured is attached to the handle by means of a joint which will permit the blade to be turned in various positions with respect to the handle, means being provided to hold the base plate in an articular position to which it is moved. It is also desirable to vary the distance between the shaving edge of the razor and the guard in order to regulate the closeness of the shave, and for this purpose means have been devised to move the blade and guard relatively to each other when the blade is in position upon the base plate.
The improvements will be more fully described hereinafter in connection with the accompanying drawings in which,
Referring first to
In order to move the guard
I claim as my invention:
1. The combination in a safety razor of a blade, a base plate for the blade having a portion thereof cut away and bent backwardly substantially normal to the plane of the base plate, a handle having a projecting portion, means to pivot the backwardly extending portion upon the base plate to the projecting portion upon the handle, and a spring to hold the said two portions in frictional engagement.
2. The combination in a safety razor, of a blade, a base plate for the blade, a handle, a projecting portion upon the base plate extending backwardly substantially centrally therefrom, a spring, and a rivet extending through the two projecting portions and the spring whereby the projecting portions are pivotally secured to each other and are held in frictional engagement.
3. The combination in a safety razor of a blade, a base plate for the blade, a handle, the base plate and handle each having a projecting portion, means to pivot the projecting portions together, a spring to hold the projecting portions in frictional engagement, and a pivot extending in a direction transverse of the handle to pivot one of the projecting portions to the handle.
The specification signed and witnessed this 11th day of September, A. D. 1907.
Signed in the presence of—
Lucius E. Varney,
Ambrose L. O'Shea.