First Reichard Razor Patent
FiledFriday, 4th March 1898
PublishedTuesday, 27th December 1898
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Jeremiah Reichard, of the city, county, and State of New York, borough of Manhattan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
This invention consists in a safety-razor comprising a case and a swinging blade-support provided with a guard or teeth, so that on opening the support the blade and teeth are carried clear of or swung away from the case. The device can thus be readily cleansed without the necessity of removing or dismounting the blade.
The invention is set forth in the following specification and claims and illustrated in the annexed drawings, in which—
The casing or body
When the blade-support is closed or swung down onto the case, it is held or locked by a suitable fastening. This fastening, as shown in the drawings, embraces a spring-plate
The guard-teeth customary in safety-razors are carried by or formed in one piece with the support
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is—
1. In a safety-razor, the combination with a casing, of a blade-support pivoted to the casing, a catch or lock opposite the pivot for releasably holding the support to the case, and a blade mounted on the support clear of or out of contact with the case so that said support and blade can be swung or opened without the blade having to be dismounted, substantially as described.
2. In a safety-razor, the combination with a casing, of a blade-support pivoted to the front of the casing, a catch at the rear of the casing opposite the pivot and adapted to releasably hold the support to the case, and a blade mounted on the support clear of or out of contact with the case, substantially as described.
3. In a safety-razor, the combination with a casing, of a swinging blade-support, a spring-plate secured upon the inside of the casing, and a press-button on the spring-plate, said casing having a slot or opening for the passage of the button, and said swinging support having a depending portion made to engage the plate, substantially as described.
4. In a safety-razor, the combination with a casing, of a blade-support jointed to the front of the casing, a spring-plate secured to the back of the casing, and a press-button secured to the plate, said spring-plate being made to releasably lock the blade-support, and said support being provided with a blade mounted clear of the casing, substantially as described.
5. In a safety-razor, the combination with a casing, of a blade-support made to hold the blade clear of the case, and guard-teeth carried by or made to swing with the support, substantially as described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.