FiledMonday, 2nd March 1908
PublishedTuesday, 22nd February 1910
OwnerShrp-Shavr Razor Company
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Guy Osborn, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, borough of Manhattan, State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Safety-Razors, and declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains, to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification.
My invention has for its object to provide a safety razor which shall be simple in construction, inexpensive in manufacture, and at the same time be strong and durable.
The various features of novelty which characterize my invention will be hereinafter pointed out with particularity in the claims, but for a full understanding of my invention and of its objects and advantages reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Generally speaking, my improved razor comprises three pieces: A blade; a holder for the blade; and a handle. The blade is adapted to be removed and replaced when it becomes dull. The holder and the handle virtually form a single piece, they being, for convenience of manufacture made in two pieces permanently secured together. When a person desires to use the razor it is only necessary for him to insert a blade, there being no other parts which must be assembled in order to place the device in condition for use.
Referring to the drawing,
The base member of the holder has a lug
The intermediate portion of the base is preferably concaved as at
It will be seen that the blade is reversible so that the user, when inserting a blade, need only hold the blade with the cutting edge in front without paying any attention to which is the top and which the underside. It will also be seen that when the blade is removed ready access may be had to every part of the holding device so that the whole may be quickly and satisfactorily cleaned without difficulty. It will also be seen that by perforating the handle in the manner shown a firm grip is provided since the fingers of the user will sink into the perforations.
Having now fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In a safety razor, a holder composed of a single piece of sheet metal bent so as to form a flat base for engaging with one side of a blade and a spring member for engaging with the other side of the blade, said base having a depression extending longitudinally through the center thereof, and a handle arranged beneath the base and having a portion projecting through and bent laterally across the base at a point within said depression.
2. In a safety razor, a holder composed of a single piece of sheet metal bent so as to form a flat base for engaging with one side of a blade and a spring member for engaging with the other side of the blade, said base having a depression extending longitudinally through the center thereof, and a handle united to said base at the depressed portion, said base having a shoulder to limit endwise movement of the blade when it is inserted in the holder and said spring having a longitudinal guide for positioning the blade upon the holder in the direction transverse to the cutting edge.
3. In a safety razor, a holder composed of a single piece of sheet metal bent so as to form a base for engaging with one side of a blade and a spring member for engaging with the other side of the blade to force the blade against the base, and a tubular handle having ears projecting through the base from the underside thereof and bent laterally across the top of the base.
4. In a safety razor, a holder for a detachable blade composed of a single piece of sheet metal bent so as to form a base having guard fingers at the front edge thereof and an overlapping spring member at the opposite edge, said base having at one side edge a shoulder projecting upwardly in the direction of the spring and said spring having a plurality of distributed lugs near its free end projecting toward the base.
In testimony whereof, I, sign this specification in the presence of two witnesses.
H. H. Nieman,
A. A. Kelley.