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Curley Ideal Safety Razor

PatentUS398948

InventionSafety-Guard for Razors

FiledFriday, 6th July 1888

PublishedTuesday, 5th March 1889

InventorsTerence F. Curley, Albert S. Granger

OwnerTerence F. Curley

LanguageEnglish

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No. 398,948.Patented Mar. 5, 1889.
United States Patent Office.

Terence F. Curley and Albert S. Granger, of Brooklyn, New York; said Granger assignor to said Curley. Safety-Guard for Razors.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 398,948, dated March 5, 1889. Application filed July 6, 1888. Serial No. 279,184. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, Terence F. Curley and Albert S. Granger, both of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Safety-Guard Razor, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the annexed drawings, forming a part thereof, in which—

Figure 1 is a side elevation, partly in section, of our improved safety-razor. Fig. 2 is a transverse section taken on line x x in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a detail view of the end of the guard. Fig. 4 is a side elevation, partly in section, of a modified form; and Fig. 5 is a transverse section taken on line y y in Fig. 4.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

The object of our invention is to provide a razor having a guard for preventing the razor from cutting the flesh; also to provide means for reversing the razor-blade.

Our invention consists in the combination, with a slotted tubular back provided with a hollow shank and a razor-blade held by the back, of a guard which may be swung back away from the edge of the razor-blade to permit of shifting the blade and of sharpening the razor.

The back A, which is of tubular form, is provided with a slot, a, for receiving the razor-blade B. The shank C , which is formed integrally with the back A, is made hollow to receive the shank D of the guard E. The blade B fits loosely in the back A to permit of its being swung laterally a short distance to place it upon one side or the other of the guard E. The shank D of the guard E is pivoted in the handle F on the rivet b, which also serves as the pivot for the shank C. The edge of the shank D is provided with a curved serrated surface, c, to afford a firm hold to the thumb while the razor is in use.

The guard E consists of a flat bar of metal extending from the edge of the shank D at right angles and bent twice at right angles in the same direction, an arm, d, being formed upon the free extremity of the guard for engagement with the end of the tubular back A, the said arm d being provided with a notch, e, which catches upon the end of the tubular back A.

In the modification shown in Fig. 4 the pivoted shank D is omitted, and the guard E′ is provided with a short arm, f, having a lug, g, which enters a hole, h, in the inner side of the hollow shank C′. The arm d′ at the opposite end of the guard is provided with a boss, i, adapted to enter the end of the tubular back A′. When it is desired to shift the blade B, in the form shown in Fig. 1, the arm d of the guard E is detached from the end of the tubular back and turned on the rivet b away from the edge of the blade B. The blade B is then swung laterally in one direction or the other, as required, and the guard E is shut down along the cutting-edge of the blade, and the notched arm d is brought into engagement with the end of the tubular back A.

In the modification shown in Fig. 4 the blade B is shifted after swinging out the arm d′ sufficiently to release the boss i in the end of the tubular back A′, when the guard E′ maybe swung outward and removed from the tubular shank C. The razor may then be swung over and the guard replaced.

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

1. In a safety-razor, the combination, with the slotted tubular back, and the blade loosely fitted to the said back, of a guard having one of its ends inserted in the tubular shank of the back and having the opposite end removably secured to the end of the tubular razor-back, substantially as specified.

2. The combination, with the slotted tubular back A, provided with the tubular shank C, of the blade B, and the guard E, provided with the shank D, pivoted in the tubular shank C, substantially as specified.

Terence F. Curley.
Albert S. Granger.

Witnesses:

Geo. M. Hopkins,

C. Sedgwick.