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Straigt-Razor with Thumb-Rest

Patent US147725

Invention Improvements in Razors

Filed Saturday, 31st January 1874

Published Tuesday, 17th February 1874

Inventor George A. Whitmarsh

Owners F. E. Miner, George A. Whitmarsh

Language English

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No. 147,725.Patented Feb. 17, 1874.
United States Patent Office.

George A. Whitmarsh, of Colton, New York, assignor to himself and F. E. Miner, of New York City. Improvements in Razors.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 147,725, dated February 17, 1874; application filed January 31, 1874.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, George A. Whitmarsh, of Colton, in the county of St. Lawrence and State of New York, have invented a new and useful, Improvement in Razors, of which the following is a specification:

Figure 1 is a side view of my improved razor. Fig. 2 is a cross-section of the same, taken through the line x x, Fig. 1.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.

My invention has for its object to improve the construction of razors, so that they may be more conveniently and safely held in the proper position to be used.

The invention consists in a razor-blade made with a short cutting part and a long shank having a thumb-rest formed upon it, as hereinafter fully described.

A represents the handle of the razor, to which the blade B is pivoted in the ordinary way. The cutting part of the blade B is made short, having the shank long. Upon the shank of the blade B is formed a thumb-rest, b′, at a convenient distance from its pivoting-point. The rest b′ is made semicircular in form, and its sides are concaved to prevent the thumb from slipping. By this construction the cutting qualities of the blade B are not impaired, as only the forward part of the blade is used in ordinary shaving.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent—

A razor-blade made with a short cutting part and a long shank, having a thumb-rest, b′, formed upon it, substantially as herein shown and described.

George A. Whitmarsh


James T. Graham,

T. B. Mosher.