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Patent USTM41201

Invention Trade-Mark for Safety-Razors and Razor-Blades

Filed Friday, 22nd May 1903

Published Tuesday, 29th September 1903

Inventor Jeremiah Reichard

Language English

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No. 41,201Registered September 29, 1903
United States Patent Office.

Jeremiah Reichard, of New York, N. Y. Trade-Mark for Safety-Razors and Razor-Blades
STATEMENT and DECLARATION of Trade-Mark No. 41,201, registered September 29, 1903. Application filed May 22, 1903.


To all whom it may concern:

Be it known, that I, Jeremiah Reichard, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city, county and State of New York, and doing business at No. 34 Reade street, in said city, have adopted for my use a Trade-Mark for Safety-Razors and Razor-Blades, of which the following is a description.

The trade-mark consists of a shield of conventional form upon which appears the full face of a man lathered and in the act of shaving with a safety-razor and beneath which is a scroll or ribbon, together with the word “YANKEE,” substantially as shown in the accompanying facsimile.

This trade-mark has been continuously used by me in my business since May 1, 1903.

The class of merchandise to which this trade-mark is appropriated is cutlery, and the particular description of goods comprised in said class upon which the said trade-mark is used is safety-razors and razor-blades.

The trade-mark is usually displayed on the said articles and on packages, cartons, and boxes by directly printing, stamping, or engraving the said name thereon or by placing thereon a printed label illustrating the said trade-mark. The trade-mark is also used on circulars and advertising matter of various descriptions.

Jeremiah Reichard.


Clifford E. Dunn,

Adolph F. Dinse.


State of New York, county of New York, s.s.:

Jeremiah Reichard, being duly sworn deposes and says that he is the applicant named in the foregoing statement; that he verily believes that the foregoing statement is true; that he has at this time a right to the use of the trade-mark therein described; that no other person, firm or corporation has the right to such use, either in the identical form or in any such near resemblance thereto as might be calculated to deceive; that it is used by him in commerce between the United States and foreign nations or Indian tribes, and in particularly with Great Britain and that the description and facsimiles presented for record truly represent the trade-mark sought to be registered.

Jeremiah Reichard.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of May, 1903


Notary Public, Kings County.

Certificate filed New York Co.

41,201. SAFETY RAZORS AND RAZOR BLADES. Registered September 29, 1903. Jeremiah Reichard, New York, N. Y. Renewed September 29, 1933, to American Safety Razor Corporation, Brooklyn, N. Y., assignee by mesne assignments.

41,201. "YANKEE" AND DESIGN. Registered Sept. 29, 1903. Jeremiah Reichard, New York, N. Y. Renewed Sept. 29, 1953, to American Safety Razor Corporation, Brooklyn, N. Y., a corporation of Virginia. Safety-Razors and Razor-Blades. Class 23.