Straight Razor Handle Support
FiledWednesday, 13th January 1892
PublishedTuesday, 16th August 1892
InventorFrederick A. Clauberg
Safety razors with fixed blade, e.g. with moulded-in blade
Performing Operations; Transporting
Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For
Razors of the open or knife type; Safety razors or other shaving implements of the planing type; Hair-trimming devices involving a razor-blade; Equipment therefor
Razors of the open or knife type; Safety razors or other shaving implements of the planing type; Hair-trimming devices involving a razor-blade; Equipment therefor involving unchangeable blades
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Frederick A. Clauberg, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Jersey City, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Razor-Handle Supports, of which the following is a specification.
A requisite in a razor is that the handle shall be so devoid of bulk and so light in weight as to be no impediment whatever to the user's free manipulation of the razor, and hence the lighter and less bulky the handle the more desirable and salable the razor. Bone, horn, ivory, celluloid, gutta-percha, and like brittle and frangible substances, because of their lack of bulk and weight in proportion to their strength, are frequently, almost universally, employed for razor-handles; but they do not afford a sufficient resistance for the strain put upon the rivets used to insert the blade and unite the partsof the handle to stand too constant handling, and particularly to withstand the effects of being handled roughly and being dropped. If it were possible in razor-handles to reinforce the bone or other like substance of the handle by linings or scales of metal, as is done in pocket-knife handles, and solder, braze, rivet, or otherwise fix to such scales the sides and bolsters common in pocket-knives, then my invention would be unnecessary; but it is not possible so to do, and for one main reason. that the handle would be so bulky, but especially so heavy, as to be refused by barbers.
Now the object of my invention is to so reinforce the ordinary light-weight razor-handle as to avoid the objections stated and secure the strength necessary to minimize liability of breakage; and to this end the invention consists of shields, supports, or bolsters made of thin, strong metallic shells of the contour of the handle, applied exteriorly to such handle at both ends, and receiving the ends of the rivets, all as I will proceed now more particularly to set forth and finally claim.
In the accompanying drawings, illustrating my invention, in the several figures of which like parts are similarly designated,
In practicing my invention I form the handle of two pieces
What I claim is—
1. In a razor, the blade and its handle, combined with metallic shields shaped to conform to the sides of the handle and rivets for uniting the blade and handle, passed transversely through and having their ends anchored in said shields, substantially as described.
2. A razor-handle having the shell-like shields
Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 10th day of October, A. D. 1891.
Frederick A. Clauberg.
J. S. Zerbe,