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Patent US1652685

Invention Safety Razor

Filed Tuesday, 18th May 1926

Published Tuesday, 13th December 1927

Inventor Jacob Schick

Owner Magazine Repeating Razor Company

Language English

CPC Classification:   

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Patented Dec. 13, 1927 1,652,685
United States Patent Office.

Jacob Schick, of East Orange, New Jersey, Assignor to Magazine Repeating Razor Company, a corporation of New Jersey. Safety Razor. Application filed May 18, 1926. Serial No. 110,108.

This invention relates to an improved razor that is adapted to be folded to form a compact elongated form for easy packing and for convenient carrying if need be, in the pocket. The razor has a folding guard that when folded is substantially within the limits of the handle and when extended forms a support for a blade.

The invention is also directed to a razor in which the blades can be held in reserve in the form of a stack, the handle having means for successively ejecting the blades, as needed, from the end of the handle and each blade after being so ejected is transferred by hand to the guard.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is a front view of the razor with the guard folded. Figure 2 is a side view with the guard extended and the feeding slide pulled out part way. Figure 3 is a front view of the razor with th guard extended. Figure 4 is an enlarged side view of the razor with the bottom part in section and the feeding slide pulled out part way. Figure 5 is a section on line 5-5 of Figure 4. Figure 6 is a top view of the razor shown in Figure 1 and Figure 7 is a top view of the razor shown in Figure 3.

The razor comprises a handle 10 which can be of any desired form but is preferably substantially square in cross section and has on one end a guard. The guard is formed of two members in the form of wings 11 which are adapted to be folded as shown in Figures 1 and 6 and also to be extended as in Figures 3 and 7. The preferred way of mounting the wings is to pivot them as at 12 to the post 13 on the handle. The form illustrated shows the lugs 14 to which the wings are pivoted. The post 13 is narrow enough to allow the wings 11, when folded to be substantially within the confines or edges of the handle 10 so as to form a substantially smooth and symmetrical article.

The wings are provided with slits 15 which are arranged so as to form a continuous groove when the wings are extended and into this groove is slid the blade 16 and it is then ready for shaving as the wings are provided with the guiding surface 17 the fender 18. When the post extends far enough to the front it is grooved as at 19 as a continuation or connection of the slits in the wings 11 when the wings are extended.

To make it possible to carry a stack of blades in protected condition I provide a recess 20 in the handle, in which recess I place a stack of blades, the stack being shown at 21 and usually supplied in a holder 22. The spring 23 provides a means for forcing the stack into position to be fed and also to support the holder 22 as it has a lip 24 to hold the holder against outward movement and is itself held by the knob 25 fitting into a hole in the spring. The spring has its end curved as at 26 so that it is easy to manipulate.

The slide or feeder 27 is slidable in the handle and has its inner end formed as at 28 to catch and pull out the topmost blade of the stack when the slide is pulled outwardly. The handle 29 provides a means for sliding the slide and a cap 30 when removed allows a holder with the stack to be inserted or withdrawn without manipulating the slide as the cap closes the opening 31 which is provided for this purpose. A slot 32 and a pin 33 limit the outward movement of the slide so that it can not be entirely withdrawn.

When the razor is to be used it is preferably held horizontal and the slide 27 is pulled out. The blade shown at 34 is engaged by the end 28 of the slide and when it clears the edge of the holder 22 it falls out on the table or other surface over which the razor is held. The slide is then slid back into the handle.

The blade is then picked up and slid into the groove in the wings 11 which have in the meantime been extended to the position shown in Figures 3 and 7.

The preferred way of putting the blade in the guard is to slide it in edgewise and when the blade is to be ejected it can be slid by means of a pin or any other slender article out of the slot of the guard. The blades used in this razor can be extremely narrow and of such cost that if necessary a new blade can be used for each shave but a blade can be repeatedly used and the razor need be folded only when carried in the pocket or when its use is discontinued for sometime.

Various modifications of the size and form of the parts can be used without departing from the scope of the invention.

I claim: A razor comprising a handle, a guard comprising two wings adapted to be folded alongside the handle or extended laterally therefrom, the wings having slits which form a, continuous groove for receiving a blade, when the wings are extended.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.