Arnold Fountain Single Edge Razor
FiledSaturday, 15th September 1906
PublishedTuesday, 1st January 1907
InventorFrederick Herbert Arnold
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged longitudinally to the handle
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 changeable blades
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Frederick H. Arnold, a citizen of the United States, residing at Reading, in the county of Berks and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in safety-razors of the class in which the cutting-blade is arranged to lie on the same plane and in line with the handle.
The object of the present device is to provide a razor of simple and cheap construction, one that may be used with either hand, being capable of cutting from either side even though a single-edge blade is used.
The invention consists of a single-piece holder, comprising a handle and guard and a journaled blade capable of being turned, so that its cutting edge will lie along either edge of the guard.
The invention is more fully described in the following specification and clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which—
The guard is formed with a journal-bearing
It is evident that the blade may be swung around on its bearings to bring the cutting edge to either side of the guard by merely pressing back the sleeve
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
In a safety-razor a holder having a guard portion, a journal-bearing formed on said guard, a hollow locking-sleeve having three slots formed in its inner face, loosely mounted on said holder in combination with a single-edge blade having journals formed on its extremities adapted to enter the bearings on the guard and in the locking-sleeve.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
Frederick H. Arnold.
M. C. Kreider,
Ed. A. Kelly.