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K. E. ALLPORT.
ILLUMINATING ATTACHMENT FOR RAZORS.
APPL|CA T|0N FILED MAR. 16. I9l6- 1,223,305. I Patented Apr. 17,1917.
UNITED STATES. PATENT. o E oE.
KATHERINE E. ALLPORT, or onrcneo, rumors.
Specification of Lettersjl'atent.
ILL UMINATING ATTACHMENT FOB, BAZORS.-
Patented Apr. 17, 1917.
Continuation in part of application filed .Tune 7, 1918, Serial 1W0. 772,258.. Patent N o..1,160,686, dated April 25, 1916. This application filed March 16, 1916. SeriaJi No. 84,533.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, KATHERINE E. ALL-\ PORT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Illuminating Attachments for Razors, of which the following is a specification.
The invention which is a continuation in part of my-copending applicationSerial No.
772,258, which has matured into Patent No.
1,180,686, dated April 25, 1916, has for its principal object the provision, in connection with a razor, of means whereby that part of the face being shaved is illuminated locally and the operation of shaving thereby greatly faeilitatedand entirely relieved ofits sanguinary possibilities. Much of the inconvenience and discomfort of shaving is due to the fact that the .light when properly positioned as to certain portions of the face does not sufficiently illuminate other portions and it is to overcome this difliculty in a. manner most efiiclent and convenient that the present invention is designed.
In order that the invention in its general aspect may be generally understood and its application made clear, set forth in the accompanying drawings and in thefollowing detailed description based thereon preferred and modified embodiments/of the same. As, however, thefinvention issusceptible of embodiment in other and varied constructional forms, the drawings and description are to be construed in. an illustrative and not in an unnecessarily limiting sense.
In the drawings: 1 I
Figure 1 is a side elevation, partly in section, of a form of the invention adapted for 0 double edge razor; 2 1s a sectlon on the line 2-2 of association with the usual Fig. Fig. 1; Figs. 3 and 4 are views similar to Fig. 1 showing a slightly modified construction;
F1g. 5 is a cross section on theline 55 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 is the device as applied tov the usual form of smgle edge razor; I Fig. 7 is a section .on the 'line 77 of I Fig. 6;
Fig. 8 is a view in perspective of a battery case adapted for use in connection ...with
those forms of the invention shown in Figs.
1 to 7, inclusive.
. that shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
a view similar to Fig. 4 "showing powerful battery than would be the case with a battery capable of beinghoused within the comparatively limited space of a'case' suitable for a razor handle.
Having this object in view, I provide a case in the 'form of a box shown in-Fig. 8
' and indicated generally at 11. The upper portion of such a box may be advantageously used for the storage of the razors and lamp attachments, while the lower portion may confined therein by means of aslidable bottom 12. As the interior construction of the contain a battery insertedfrom below andv i box forms no part of the present invention "it is not deemed necessary to illustrate the same in detail. From the box conductorwires 13 and 14 lead to the lamp attachment 1 which-in this instance ihay advanta ously comprise a lamp holder 15 having a flaring reflector-16 within which is protectively disposed the lamp 17 while an arm18 extending laterally from the lamp holder terminates in a clip 19 which is adapted to encircle and frictionally engage the 'lower end of the razor handle 20 of a razor 21 of the Gillette type, as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2.
In Fig. 3 the arm 22-is shown. as struck from the same metal as that forming the lamp holder or case,l5, the construction being' otherwise substantially identical with In Figs. 4 and 5 the and projecting laterallyfrom the lamp holder is shown in the form of a split stem 23, the upper end of which is adapted to enter the opening 24 In Figs. 6 and 7 thelaterally-extending arm is in the form of a stem 26 the upper I having been attached to the handle of the of the tubular handle 25 and to be frictionally held therein.
razor, the terminaLwires 13 and 1d will be plugged into the box to make the electrical connection, and then the circuit will be completed through the lamp by means of any suitable form of switch, as for instance, referring to Fig. 3, by turning the knob to cause the conductor terminal stud 31 to travel up the slot 32 in contact witlf the metal lamp holder 15 which forms one terminal of the lamp, thus advancing the other conductor terminal 33 into contact with the other lamp terminal 34. The razor thus illuminated by the lamp 17 will be manipulated in the usual manner, the operator grasping thegordinary handle of the same.
1. The combination with a razor handle carrying a blade having a cutting edge dis? posed at one side of the handle axis, a battery, a lamp holder including an arm provided with means for removably attaching the holder to the razor handle at one side thereof in position to illuminate the cutting edge, a lamp within the holder, and conductor wires connecting the terminals of I. the lamp with those of the battery. L
2. The combinationwith a razor handle carrying a blade having a cutting edge disposed at one side of the handle axis, a battery, a lamp holder including a laterallyextending arm for removably attaching the holder to the razor handle at one side thereof in position to illuminate the cutting edge, a lamp within the holder, and conductor wires connecting the terminals of the lamp with those of the battery.
3. The combination with a razor handle carrying a blade having a cutting edge disposed at one side of the handle axis, a battery, a lamp holder including a laterallyextending arm provided with a clip for reas described.
movably' and adjustably attaching the holder about the razor handle at one side thereof'in position to illuminate the cutting edge a lamp within the holder, and conductor wires connecting the terminals of the lamp with those of the battery.
4. The combination of a razor frame having a blade holder and a handle approximately perpendicular to the blade holder, an electric lamp socket extending parallel to said handle, means for securing the lamp socket to the handle at the side of the handle which lies beneath the blade edge when in use, an electric lamp in the front end of the socket adapted to throw its light rays below the blade holder, and a flexible electrical conductor extending from the rear of the lamp socket, said lamp socket and handle forming a hand hold; substantially as described.
5. The combination of a razor frame having a blade holder and a handle approximately perpendicular to the blade holder, an electric lamp socket extending parallel to the handle, a clip for adjustably securing the lamp socket to the handle at the side of the handle which lies beneath the blade edge when in use, and arranged to permit the socket to be adjusted longitudinally along the handle toward and from the blade holder, an electric lamp in the front end of the socket and adapted to throw its light rays below the blade holder, and a flexible electrical conductor extending from the rear of the lamp socket said lamp socket and handle forming a hand hold; substantially KATHERINE E. ALLPORT. Witnesses:
LEWIS T. GREIs'r,
T. D. BUTLER.