Single Edge Razor
FiledSaturday, 4th January 1908
PublishedTuesday, 9th June 1908
InventorWilliam R. Fowler
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle involving blades with only one cutting edge
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
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, William R. Fowler, a citizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a safety razor of improved construction.
The object of the invention is to provide a razor whose handle and blade-seat shall be directly connected together by a safety-guard, and these parts so positioned, relatively, that the razor-blade on the seat will be inclined and have its cutting-edge nearest to the handle and its opposite or back edge most remote from the handle.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which,
The body part of the razor comprises the seat,
The seat is provided at some or all of its corners, as may be preferred, with lugs,
The blade is preferably rectangular in shape and may be made of “ribbon steel”, that is, a strip of thin sheet steel that is tempered to serve as a razor and from which the blades are cut.
A blade-fastener comprises a clamp or hook,
When the lever,
The comb-guard has a special construction consisting of a series of parallel bars,
The cutting edge,
It is obvious the blades may be ground on both long edges, and thereby either edge may be used.
Having thus described my invention what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is,—
1. A safety razor having a body part comprising a blade-seat provided at one end with a stationary hook, a handle, and a safety guard consisting of a series of parallel endless bars all having a bend and sail bars connecting between the blade-seat and handle; a lever pivoted at the back of the seat and carrying a clamp-hook which curves to the front of the seat-end opposite said stationary hook, and a blade held to its position on the seat by the stationary hook and the clamp-hook on the lever.
2. A safety razor consisting of three pieces, the first piece comprising a straight flat handle, a blade-seat which has an inclined position at an angle of about forty-five degrees with respect to said handle, and said blade-seat and handle directly connected by a parallel-bar safety-guard having a curved bend,
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
William R. Fowler.
Felix R. Sullivan,
G. Ferdinand Vogt.