FiledFriday, 13th September 1907
PublishedTuesday, 25th February 1908
InventorOscar V. Ball
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, Oscar V. Ball, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to safety razors and one of the principal objects of the same is to provide a safety razor with two cutting edges and a guard for said edges so that either edge of the razor can be used at any time.
Another object of the invention is to provide a safety razor in which the blade is arranged longitudinally of the handle so that the blade may be used in a manner similar to the ordinary razor.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a double edged safety razor of few parts which can be readily stropped or honed and in which either edge of the blade may be used in the manner similar to the ordinary razor without danger of cutting the face.
These and other objects may be attained by means of the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which,
Referring to the drawing for a more specific description of my invention, the numeral
A milled head
To strop the razor blade, a stropping handle is provided, said stropping handle having a substantially tubular guard
From the foregoing it will be obvious that a razor made in accordance with my invention may be used like the ordinary razor, that either edge may be brought into requisition and that both edges can be readily stropped or honed and that the razor as a whole can be manufactured at a low cost, being composed of few parts which can not readily get out of order.
Having thus described the invention, what, is claimed as new, is:—
1. A safety razor comprising a double edged blade, and a shank extending from one end of said blade, a guard for each edge of the blade, said guard comprising a single piece of sheet metal having an integral tubular handle, and a milled head provided with a socketed plug for connecting the shank to the handle of the guard.
2. A safety razor comprising a double edged blade, a shank extending from one end of said blade, a double guard, and means for securing the blade to the guard.
3. A safety razor comprising a double edged blade, a shank extending from one end of the blade, a guard, an integral tubular handle, said handle provided with oppositely disposed notches to engage one end of the blade, a milled head provided with a socketed plug, the latter being connected to the shank of the blade to hold the same in place in the guard.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Oscar V. Ball.
S. H. McLaughlin.
S. R. Schatz.