Double Edged Straight Razor
Filed Wednesday, 2nd September 1908
Published Tuesday, 9th March 1909
Inventor Stephen Illis
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
For a full resolution version of the images click here
A PDF version of the original patent can be found here.
Parts not referenced in the text: None
Parts not referenced in the images: None
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Stephen Illis, a subject of the King of Austria-Hungary, residing at Youngstown, in the county of Mahoning and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Razors, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.
This invention relates to razors, and the object of my invention is to provide a razor blade with two cutting edges, together with means for protecting the edge of the blade not in use.
My invention aims to provide a razor blade with two cutting edges, either of which can be used by detachably mounting a hood upon the cutting blade not in use, this hood preventing a barber or person from being accidentally cut when manipulating the razor.
The detail construction of my razor will be presently described and then specifically claimed.
Reference will now be had to the drawings, wherein,
In the accompanying drawings
In connection with the razor blade, I use a channel shaped protecting hood
The razor blade is made of an indurate steel capable of holding a sharp cutting edge. Having now described my invention, what I claim as new, is;—
A razor comprising a handle, a longitudinally ribbed blade having oppositely disposed cutting edges and a centrally disposed longitudinally extending lug at one end, a shank formed integral with the other end of said blade centrally thereof, said shank pivotally connected to said handle at a point removed from one end thereof and having that end thereof arranged within said handle provided with oppositely disposed finger rests projecting from the sides of the handle, a hood having its ends seated upon the shank and lug and projecting one side of the blade and the cutting edge of said side, and a longitudinally extending set screw projecting om the rear end of said hood and abutting against the rear end of the blade at one side of the shank and adapted in connection with the front of the hood to hold the hood in position upon the blade.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.