Single Edge Razor
Filed Thursday, 5th March 1908
Published Tuesday, 19th January 1909
Inventor James H. Flagg
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, James H. Flagg, a citizen of the United States; and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Safety-Razor, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to certain improvements in safety razors, and more particularly to that type of safety razor disclosed in my previous application, Serial No. 397,288, filed October 14, 1907.
The special objects of the present invention are to provide an improved form of handle, whereby the safety razor may be more firmly held in any desired position; to provide an improved form of lather retainer disposed adjacent the blade but spaced therefrom, and to provide an improved means for supporting the blade and holding it in place.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures, and in which—
The main body of my razor is preferably formed of a single piece of sheet metal, as in the form shown in my prior application above referred to. The handle
A single or double-edged blade
The specific form illustrated in
By means of the special gripping section or portion of the handle, the latter may be easily held in any desired position, either with the thumb and finger in engagement with the back and front of the gripping portion, or in engagement with the sides thereof, or with the flat terminal portion. The razor is very easily cleaned, and there are no parts which can get out of order.
The entire device is formed of but three pieces, one of which forms the handle, the blade support, the guard, and the lather retainer; another of which constitutes the blade proper, and the third of which constitutes the means for holding the blade to the first-mentioned part.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A safety razor, comprising a handle, a blade-supporting plate, arms connecting said handle with the end of said plate, and a lather retainer carried by said handle and extending from a point intermediate said arms and terminating substantially parallel with the edge of said blade-supporting plate, all of said parts being formed from a single piece of sheet metal.
2. A safety razor, comprising a handle, a blade support extending transversely thereof, arms adjacent the ends of said blade support and integral with said handle, and a lather retainer integral with said arms and formed from a portion stamped from between said arms.
3. A safety razor having a blade supporting plate and a handle integral therewith, said handle having the portion adjacent the blade supporting plate provided with oppositely-disposed roughened lateral extensions forming a substantially tubular gripping portion and said handle having a flat terminal portion.
4. In a safety razor, a blade supporting plate having am aperture therein adjacent one end, a blade adapted to be secured thereto, and a securing bar having one end thereof bent to form a lug or hook adapted to extend through said aperture and engage with the under surface of said plate and having the opposite end thereof bent to form a lug or catch adapted to engage beneath said blade supporting plate as the bar is swung laterally upon said first-mentioned lug as a pivot.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
James H. Flagg.
C. W. Fairbank,
John P. Davis.