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Duplex Style Razor

Patent US908225

Invention Safety-Razor

Filed Monday, 4th May 1908

Published Tuesday, 29th December 1908

Inventor Elwell V. Edwards

Language English

CPC Classification:   

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United States Patent Office.

Elwell V. Edwards, of Camden, New Jersey. Safety-Razor.
No. 908,225. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Dec. 29, 1908.
Application filed May 4, 1908. Serial No. 430,709

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Edwell V. Edwards, a citizen of the United States, residing at Camden, in the county of Camden and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to razors and more particularly to safety razors, and has for an object to provide a device of this character whereby two edges of a blade may be available for cutting purposes.

A further object of this invention is to provide means whereby the blade may be readily attached to or detached from the handle of the razor.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description and it will be understood that changes in the specific structure shown and described may be made within the scope of the claims without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the drawings forming a portion of this specification, and in which like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, Figure 1 is a front view of the present razor, Fig. 2 is an edge view, Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view on the line 2—2 of Fig. 1, Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view on the line 4—4 of Fig. 1 with the clamping plate omitted, Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 1, parts being in a position to remove the blade, Fig. 6 is a detail perspective view of the blade, Fig. 7 is an end view of the clamping member.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, there is shown a safety razor 10 comprising an elongated body 11, of metal, and which is provided with a handle portion 12.

The elongated body is offset laterally as shown at 13, and above this offset portion and at each side, the body is scalloped as shown at 14 to provide guards to be hereinafter more fully referred to. The scalloped edges thus produce outwardly directed spaced tongues 15 flared outwardly, as shown.

At the upper end, the body is provided with an outwardly extending pin 16 headed at its outer end as shown at 17. The pin 16 thus receives a blade clamping member 18 arranged to lie at times with its side edges adjacent to the outer ends of the tongues 15 of the scalloped portions just described.

Disposed near the offset portion 13 of the body and between it and the pin 17 there is shown a dowel pin 19 arranged for insertion in a depression 20 formed in the blade clamping member 18 adjacent to the lower end thereof. At the lower end, and at each corner, the blade clamping member is provided with outwardly turned finger engaging catches 21. Beneath the offset portion 13, the handle portion is stamped outwardly oppositely to the offset 13 to form a spring tongue 22 spaced from and extending over the portion 14 and arranged for engagement with the blade clamping member 18 therebeneath with the catches 21 at opposite sides thereof when the member is in its closed position.

A flat blade 23 is provided, and at the upper end this blade is provided with a semicircular recess 24 arranged for engagement with the pin 16 inwardly of the clamping member 18 carried thereby. At the lower end, the blade is provided with a similar semicircular recess 25 which is thus arranged to receive the pin 19. The blade, at each of its side edges is beveled as shown at 26.

It will thus be seen that a simple and inexpensive safety razor is provided, and it is obvious that the construction, as shown, is such that both cutting edges of the blade may be used without changing the blade. When it is desired to remove a blade it will of course be understood that the member 18 is swung outwardly as shown in Fig. 5 of the drawings whereby the blade 23 may be conveniently disengaged from the pins 16 and 19 respectively.

What is claimed is:

1. A safety razor comprising an elongated body having a portion between its ends offset in a lateral direction, a headed pin carried by said body at the upper end thereof, a pin carried by said body and located above said offset portion, a removable blade having recessed portions at its upper and lower edges for engagement with said pins, guards carried by said body and disposed adjacent to the cutting edges of said blade, and a swinging, blade clamping member carried by said body.

2. A safety razor comprising an elongated body offset between its ends to bring portions into different planes, the portion at one side of the offset having guards at its edges, a pin carried by said portion adjacent to the offset, said body having a finger stamped therefrom oppositely to the offset, a retaining plate pivoted to the body, and lying normally with a portion beneath the finger, said plate being movable out of such a position, and a blade engaged between the plate and the body.

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

Elwell V. Edwards.


George S. Borton,

Walter H. Obeigh.