Straight Razor Handle
Filed Friday, 8th March 1895
Published Tuesday, 24th December 1895
Inventor David Henry Wagner
Owners Benjamin F. Smith, David Henry Wagner
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, David Henry Wagner, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bay City, in the county of Bay and State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Razor-Handle, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to improvements in razor-handles.
The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of razor-handles, and to enable the ordinary curved razor-handle, which is usually open at the back, to be constructed with the back closed adjacent to the cutting-edge of the razor-blade.
A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the ordinary razor-blade may be stopped in closing, to prevent the cutting-edge from coming in contact with the closed back of the handle, and to enable the stop to be adjusted to suit different sizes of blades.
The invention consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts, hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claim hereto appended.
In the drawings,
Like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings.
In the use of the ordinary construction of razor-handles with open front and back the sides, which are made of separate pieces of material, are liable to warp and to come in contact with the edge of the blade and dull the same. The handle
In order to prevent the razor-blade from coming in contact with the back of the handle, it is stopped in closing by a set-screw
It will be seen that the handle may be conveniently provided with a closed back and that the edge of a razor cannot come in contact with the handle and become dull, and that the means for stopping the inward movement or closing of the blade are adjustable to suit the width of the same.
Changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention.
What I claim is—
A razor provided with a handle, composed of two sides and having a longitudinal opening between the sides to receive the blade, and provided with a closed back extending the entire length of the cutting edge of the blade, said handle being open at the back beyond the cutting edge of the blade along the shank thereof, combined with a stop mounted between the sides of the handle beyond the closed portion of the back and engaging the shank of the blade, whereby the cutting edge is prevented from coming in contact with the closed portion of the back, substantially as described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
David Henry Wagner.