Single Edge Razor
FiledMonday, 14th October 1907
PublishedTuesday, 11th August 1908
InventorJames H. Flagg
Shaving aid stored in the razor 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
Details or accessories
Means integral with, or attached to, the razor for storing shaving-cream, styptic, or the like
Parts not referenced in the text: None
Parts not referenced in the images: None
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, James H. Flagg, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Safety-Razor, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to certain improvements in safety razors of that type in which there is provided a blade detachable from the holding means and having a guard supported adjacent the cutting edge.
In my improved construction all of the parts save the blade are attached together, so that there is no liability of any of the parts becoming lost. The edge of the blade which is not being used is concealed and protected, so that it cannot contact with any object to injure the latter or dull the former. The guard is adjusted in a simple manner, and is itself provided with a cup, preferably integral therewith, to receive the lather from the blade.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures, and in which
The main body portion of my razor is preferably formed from a single piece of sheet metal cut and stamped to the desired form, the only parts formed of separate pieces being the guard, the blade, the means for securing the blade in position, and the means for adjusting the position of the guard.
As shown, the handle
For securing the razor blade in position, there is provided a retaining cover or bar
Adjacent the exposed edge of the blade, there is provided a guard
For supporting the guard and adjusting its position, the handle
It is evident that the specific construction above described constitutes only one embodiment of my invention, and that various changes may be made within the scope of the claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A safety razor, comprising a handle, a blade-supporting plate integral therewith and connected thereto by two arms or bars, said plate having a projection thereon, a blade adapted to engage with said projection, and means carried by said plate and movable in respect thereto for engaging with said blade to retain the same in engagement with the supporting plate.
2. A safety razor, comprising a handle, a blade-supporting plate, arms connecting said handle and said plate, and integral with both, a blade, means for retaining the blade in engagement with the plate, a guard, and means for adjustably supporting said guard adjacent the edge of the blade.
3. A safety razor, comprising a blade-supporting plate, having an outwardly-extending flange integral therewith and disposed longitudinally in respect to the blade, a blade adapted to engage with said flange to limit said blade against lateral movement, and means carried by said plate and adapted to engage with the outer surface of said blade for retaining the same in position.
4. A safety razor, comprising a handle, a plurality of arms integral therewith, a blade, means for supporting said blade from certain of said arms, a guard adjacent the edge of said blade, and means for adjustably supporting said guard from another of said arms.
5. A safety razor, including a blade, means for holding the blade, a guard adjacent the cutting edge of said blade, and a lather retaining cup integral with said guard and formed by an outwardly-extending flange at the base thereof.
6. A safety razor, comprising a handle, a blade-supporting plate integral therewith and connected thereto by two arms or bars, said plate having a projection thereon, a two-edged cutting blade having an opening therein for the reception of said projection, a hinged cover carried by said plate at one end thereof and adapted to retain said blade in engagement with its supporting plate, and a guard adjacent one edge of said blade.
7. A safety razor, comprising a handle, a blade-supporting plate, arms connecting said handle and said plate and integral with both, a razor blade, means for retaining the blade in engagement with said plate, a guard adjacent the edge of said blade, an arm integral with said handle, and means connecting said arm and said guard for adjusting the position of the latter.
8. In a safety razor, a handle, a blade support extending transversely thereof, arms adjacent the ends of said blade support and integral with said blade support and said handle, and a lather retainer supported by said handle from a point intermediate said arms.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
James H. Flagg
Clair W. Fairbank,
Everard B. Marshall.