The “Real” Safety Razor
FiledTuesday, 10th June 1902
PublishedTuesday, 10th February 1903
InventorGeorge W. Korn
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, George W. Korn, a citizen of the United States, residing in Little Valley, Cattaraugus county, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to safety-razors, and particularly to that class of safety-razors in which the blade is of substantially the usual form and in which an attachment or guard is provided which lies adjacent to the cutting edge.
The object of my present invention is to provide a razor of the above-indicated class which the user may firmly hold in his hand and in which the guard will be so arranged as to avoid injury to the cutting edge and as to be capable of being readily applied to one side of the blade or the other.
In the accompanying drawings I have shown what I consider the best embodiment of my invention; but I desire it to be understood that various modifications may be made without departing from the nature of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
The razor proper comprises a handle
What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
1. The combination with the blade, of a guard mounted to turn about an axis substantially in the plane of the blade, and also mounted to turn about an axis at right angles to the first-named axis, to permit of applying the guard on one side of the blade or the other.
2. The combination with the blade, of a plate or support pivoted at the back of the blade about an axis substantially in the plane of the blade, and a guard pivoted to said support about an axis at right angles to the first-named axis.
3. A safety attachment for cutting-blades, comprising a carrier adapted for connection with the blade, and a guard connected with the carrier so as to swing about a pivot substantially in the plane of the blade, and also capable of swinging about an axis perpendicular to said pivot.
4. A safety attachment for cutting-blades, comprising a carrier adapted for attachment to the blade, a plate pivotally connected with the carrier, and a guard pivoted to the plate about an axis perpendicular to that of the first-named pivot.
5. The combination with the blade and a handle, of a carrier mounted to slide on the blade toward and from the handle, and a guard movably connected with the carrier so as to be reversible thereon from one side of the blade to the other.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
George W. Korn.
Henry M. Turk.