Duplex Style Razor
FiledThursday, 9th May 1907
PublishedTuesday, 28th April 1908
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged longitudinally 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, Henrie Clauss, 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 more fully set forth and claimed.
The objects of the invention are to produce a razor of the character described, of simple and inexpensive construction, wherein the handle and blade holder are formed integral of a single piece of metal; to provide a razor wherein the handle and blade holder are so shaped and so connected as to enable them to be cast or forged out of a single piece; to provide a razor wherein a multiplicity of parts is obviated, and wherein there are no joints or movable members to interfere with the perfect cleaning of the instrument; to produce a razor wherein there are no springs to hold the parts together or hold the blade in place, and wherein a stiff blade or a wafer blade may be used with equal facility; to provide a razor where a single or a double edged blade may be used, and wherein the blade is so held as to maintain it securely in place and yet enable it to be readily removed, and easily inserted, when desired.
The above objects are attained by the structure illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:—
Referring to the characters of reference,
Formed integral with the plate
For the purpose of securing the blade in position upon the plate
While I have described and shown the blade having two cutting edges, it is evident that a blade with but one cutting edge may be employed, with equal facility.
By means of this arrangement a comparatively thin blade may be employed, or one of considerable thickness, as may be desired.
It will now be apparent that by means of this arrangement, a safety razor is produced of the utmost simplicity, cheapness, durability and strength, wherein the arrangement is such that all open joints and angles are obviated, enabling the razor to be easily cleaned, thereby rendering it highly sanitary. It will also be apparent that by reason of the means shown of securing the blade to the holder or plate, which is adapted to carry it, a blade may be quickly placed in position and securely held by a simple manipulation of the screw
Having thus fully set forth my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:—
1. A razor comprising a handle having at one end an integral flat portion forming a blade-holding plate, said plate having a guard at one edge, a fixed blade-engaging member at one end and a movable blade-engaging member at the opposite end, a flat sheet metal blade lying upon said plate, said fixed and movable members engaging the opposite ends of the blade only to removably retain it in-place upon said plate.
2. A razor consisting of a handle having a flattened portion at one end thereof and an offset therein at the termination of said flattened portion, a guard upon said flattened portion, a blade lying upon the flattened portion and guard, means for centering the blade on said flattened portion, and an inclined screw passing through said handle at said off-set therein for engaging the blade to detachably retain it in place.
3. A razor comprising a handle having a flattened portion at one end, a lug at the outer end of the flattened portion, a blade lying upon the flattened portion and having in one end a notch to receive said lug, the opposite end of the blade also having a notch and a tapered screw engaging therein.
4. A safety razor, consisting of a handle having at one end a flattened portion to support a blade, a blade lying upon said flattened portion, an undercut lug at one end of the flattened portion engaging one end of said blade, and a tapered screw passing at an angle through the handle and engaging the opposite end of the blade for forcing it against said lug and clamping it against the face of said flattened portion.
5. A safety razor, consisting of a handle having a flattened portion at one end, a blade adapted to lie upon said flattened portion, a stop to engage one end of the blade, and an inclined screw passing through the handle and engaging the blade at the other end at an angle to its longitudinal axis.
6. A safety razor, comprising a blade-holder having a flat blade-supporting surface with fixed blade-engaging means at one end and movable blade-engaging means at its opposite end, a flat sheet metal blade removably secured in position upon said holder by the means engaging its opposite ends, and a handle extending longitudinally from the end of the blade-holder, substantially as described.
7. A safety razor, comprising the blade-holder having guard teeth at its opposite edges and a handle extending longitudinally from one of its ends, the detachable blade provided with notches in its opposite ends, and fixed engaging means coöperating with the notch in one end of the blade and movable engaging means coöperating with the notch in its opposite end for detachably securing said blade to the blade holder, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof, I sign this specification in the presence of two witnesses.
H. E. Smith,
J. P. Bell.