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Swivel Head Razor



FiledTuesday, 8th October 1907

PublishedTuesday, 24th March 1908

InventorEdgar M. Quint


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United States Patent Office.

Edgar M. Quint, of Concord, New Hampshire. Safety-Razor.
No. 882,963. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Mar. 24, 1908.
Application filed October 8, 1907. Serial No. 396,489

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Edgar M. Quint, a citizen of United States, residing at Concord, in the county of Merrimack, State of New Hampshire, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors; and I do hereby 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.

This invention has relation to the kind or type of “safety-razors” that are provided with a double edge blade fixed upon a bed that may be adjusted at any desirable angle.

The drawings hereto annexed form a part of this specification and are to be referred to as such.

Figure 1 is a front view of the razor showing the blade and bed horizontally arranged and adjusted at a right angle to the handle. Fig. 2 is an end view indicating by dotted lines different adjustments that may be made of the handle. Fig. 3 is a back or bottom view of the bed-plate and its associated parts. Fig. 4 is a side view of the bed-cap. Fig. 5 is a plan of the guard and bed-plate. Fig. 6 is a vertical sectional view in the plane 6 6 of Fig. 1. Fig. 7 is a longitudinal view, transversely of Fig. 6.

Similar characters of reference designate similar parts or features, as the case may be, wherever they occur.

It is the purpose of my invention to provide improvements that will facilitate the inclination of the blade-holder to any inclination with respect to the handle that may be desired; also to render the blade more readily removable and replaceable than heretofore, together with other advantages incidental to those mentioned.

In the drawings 1 designates the guard and bed-plate provided with teeth at its opposite edges upon which the double-edge razor 2 rests and upon which it is held by the cap-plate 3, which at its ends is provided with clamp hooks 4 (see Fig. 4) the shanks of which extend through the notches 5 in the ends of the guard-plate allowing the clamp-hooks proper to take over the ends of the table 7 upon which the guard-plate 1 immediately rests. One of the corners at each end of the table 7 is rounded and thinned down, so that in swinging it on the pivot 8, when the hooks 4 4 of the cap plate 3 are in the position shown in Fig. 3, the said ends of the table will take under the said hooks and draw plate 3 down on the razor resting on the guard-plate. The table and guard-plate are connected at a central point by a rivet 8, to allow the table to be swung around to release the guard, clamp-plate and razor.

At a central point at the bottom of the table on each side of the rivet 8 are ears 9 that project downward, the lower edges of which are semicircular in form, and between said ears there is pivoted the upper end of a bolt, 10, as indicated at 11. The lower end of the bolt is threaded and fitted in a screw-threaded socket 12 in the upper end of the handle 13, which latter is provided with a bead, 14, adapted to bear on the periphery of the flanges 9. It will now be seen that by the turning of the handle to slightly loosen the bearing of the bead 14 against the periphery of the ears 9 the razor can be set at any desired angle to the handle, and there fixed by tightening the handle on the bolt. By loosening the handle on the bolt to a greater extent, the blade and cap can be removed, releasing the several parts allowing of a thorough cleaning of the parts or quick exchange of blades.

What is claimed is—

1. A safety-razor comprising a guard-plate, a table below the guard plate, a blade supported on the guard-plate, a blade cap on the blade provided at its ends with clamping means to extend below the guard plate and inward, taking over the ends of the table.

2. A safety-razor comprising a double-edge guard-plate having notches in its ends, a table below the guard-plate, a double-edge blade supported on the guard-plate, a blade-cap on the razor provided at its ends with clamping hooks, the shanks of which extend through the said notches in the guard-plate, the ends taking over the ends of the table.

3. In a safety-razor, the combination with the bed and a double-edge razor supported thereon, a table supporting the guard-plate, a cap-plate on the razor connected at its ends with the table, and a vertical handle having a pivoted and screw-thread clamping connection with the table.

4. A safety-razor comprising a bed, a table below the bed a blade on the bed, a cap-plate on the blade engaged over the ends of the guard-plate with the table, the bed and table being also connected pivotally, and a vertical handle having a pivotal and screw-thread clamping connection with the table.

In testimony whereof, I affix my signature, in presence of two witnesses.

Edgar M. Quint.


Henry H. Ring,

W. Blanche Quint.