Single Edge Razor
Filed Saturday, 28th March 1908
Published Tuesday, 20th October 1908
Inventor Alfred Koscherak
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it, known that I, Alfred Koscherak, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, county and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Razors, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates particularly to safety razors, and comprises a holder for retaining the razor blade formed in two parts, secure together by a thumb-screw, the two parts being slidably mounted one upon the other to facilitate an easy securing of the razor blade within the holder, and at the same time to give the blade the desired angle with the handle to best adapt the razor for shaving.
My holder is preferably made of sheet metal properly stamped and formed, and is adapted for use with a uniformly thin flexible blade, although a rigid blade, or one having a back formed thereon may be used if desired. The holder is constructed to grip the blade at the front corners and along the back edge, with no other supports beneath the frame except along the sharpened edge which rests securely upon the bent-over ends of a row of teeth.
Referring to the drawings which form a part of this specification—
The holder comprises what may be conveniently termed a slidable comb
The base of the comb is reduced in width forming a slidable connection
The handle is bent over at a suitable angle near its top forming the support
To operate my razor, the thumb-screw is loosened, which permits the blade to be easily withdrawn. To insert a blade the sharpened edge is carefully laid upon the teeth
I have shown my razor as provided with comparatively large teeth and correspondingly large spaces. I have obtained satisfactory results from such a razor. The teeth afford ample protection against accidental cutting of the flesh. The spaces between the teeth are not only cut wide but are cut deep into the comb. This affords large openings for the soap to pass through. The razor is easily kept clean and sanitary. By removing the thumb-screw the handle and comb may be disconnected and are thus easily accessible for cleaning.
Having thus described my invention I claim—
1. In a safety razor a holder for the blade comprising a handle bent back near the top forming a support for the back of the blade, the said support having on its top edge a groove for retaining the back of the razor blade, and an inverted comb slidably mounted on the handle and having teeth extending upwards from the top edge, the ends being bent to afford supports for the edge of the blade, the corner teeth being bent over forming lips for retaining the front corners of the blade.
2. In a safety razor a holder for the blade comprising a handle bent back near the top forming a support for the back of the blade, the said support having a groove on its top edge for retaining the back of the razor blade, an inverted comb slidably mounted on the handle and having teeth extending upwards from the top edge, the ends being bent to afford supports for the edge of the blade, the corner teeth being bent over forming lips for retaining the front corners of the blade and a thumb-screw extending through an elongated bore in the comb and screwed through the handle, to secure said parts together when properly adjusted to effect a retaining of the blade within the holder in spring pressed engagement between the back groove and front lips.
James T. Taylor,
Mamie A. Murphy.