Tiny DE Razor
Filed Monday, 29th April 1907
Published Tuesday, 8th December 1908
Inventor William H. Crichton-Clarke
Owner Gillette Safety Razor Company
A very interesting patent assigned to Gillette. This razor would have been even smaller than the Bigelow-Parkin.CPC Classification:
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle involving blades with two cutting edges
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
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged transversely to the handle
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, William H. Crichton-Clarke, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of New York, county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact specification.
This invention relates to safety razors of the type adapted to be used with flexible and detachable blades.
The object of the invention is to provide a strong, simple, durable, and inexpensive safety razor which is small and compact in construction, so that it can be carried conveniently in a vest pocket or the like.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of invention herein disclosed can be made within the scope of the following claims without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification,
Like reference numerals indicate corresponding parts in the different figures of the drawing.
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When the handles
The improved safety razor is simple, durable, and inexpensive in construction, as well as thoroughly efficient in operation.
What is claimed is:
1. A safety razor having a guard, a cap, and a pivotally-mounted locking device having a wedge-shape portion for adjustably locking the guard and cap together.
2. A safety razor having a guard, a cap, and a wedge-shape locking device pivotally mounted upon one of said parts and movable in a plane parallel with the guard for locking the guard and cap together.
3. A safety razor having a guard, a cap provided with a perforated ear adapted to project through the guard, and a pivotally-mounted locking device having a wedge-shape portion adapted to engage the perforated ear.
4. A safety razor having a guard, a foldable handle connected with the guard, a cap adapted to support the cutting edge of a thin blade, a perforated ear connected with the cap, and a locking device adapted to cooperate with the perforated ear for locking the guard and cap together.
5. A safety razor comprising a guard having a convex face, a cap having a concave face, a flexible blade arranged between the convex and concave faces of the guard and cap, a perforated ear connected with the cap and extending through the blade and guard, a pivotally-mounted locking device movable in a plane parallel with the guard and cap, and having a wedge-shape portion to engage the perforated ear of the cap, and a pair of foldable handles pivotally connected with the guard.
6. A safety razor comprising a double-edged blade, a guard, and a separable cap, the said guard and cap so disposed as simultaneously to expose both edges of the blade, means for locking said parts together, and folding handles attached to one of said plates.
7. A safety razor comprising a guard and a removable cap, a latch pivotally mounted upon one of said parts and a keeper on the other part for securing them together, and folding handles attached to one of said plates.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
William H. Crichton-Clarke.
Mary A. Dolan.