US 1624640 A
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April 12 ,'-1 9 27.
'M. TI'E' FZ RA R'BLADE Homin- Original Filed Auzrs, 1925 I IN.VENTOR. wcxy m, SLAM a b mw A TTORNEY Patented Apr "12. 1925?! invention 7 relates more partieularly to a-fclasszofsharpenmg devices.
. r Myinvei1tionhas for. itsobject-primarily to provide, afdevice designed to beemployedj for removably holding?especiallyg safety razor blades in a manner fOrQbemg-sharpened wherebythe. .person'5when* accomphshmgthe sharpening-process will notf'risk the. danger ilia-bilityi' o f damaging a'; strep, and which is.
' (if-being fcut: aswll: as permitting the "blades to "beefiectually..whetted alidzhoned w thout 7 of agformrthat'zservestoenable the blades in -the"'-provisioni ofaa tubular-handle having I extending from one "of its ends on approximately a similar relative plane: a fixed jaw in-ember or} strip for .shpporting ra razor blade; Tandslidable; on the fixedj aw imember is a seeondlgjawmemberor strip 1 for clamp; ring. the razinihblaide'; lOnathe slidable aw member Fare clips or hooks-1 whieh engage on thevfixed'jaw niemberfa'nd the slidable jaw member may. have .a stem which is movable in the tubular member .i'or permitting the slid'ablefmember to be manually moved upon and'fronrthe fixed member.
' i A further object of the invention is .topro vid'ea' razor bladeholder. of a simple; 'efli':
:cient land" I durable construction which may beymade inappropriate sizes and shapes;--
E invention willibe hereinafter more fully exp'lained' with reference lto the accompanying drawing forminga part 'ofthis specification in which similar chanact'ers ot reference *indicate corresponding parts in all the views,
' and will then .be pointed out' in the claim at the end of the description. 1
In the drawing, Figure 1 a plan of one form of razor blade holder embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 is asectional View taken longitudinally through the device. 7
Fig. 3 is ra fragmentary View, showing partly in elevation and partly in section the" jaw' members externdevice'with one of its sibly adjusted. V Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional View taken on the line 1 -4 of Fig. 2 with a razor blade v g I I outwardly of the handle 1ts' flat face will arranged between the jaw members.
,ithegfixed jafwl member for loosely holdingf the slidablejaw memberin movable pos t ony-iwtnmmgmwz; or, me amine1mm, J
g harpe'ned by theuselof the. device; and- L l T ;which is preferablyitubularinwforni of a. suitable Idiameter and length to permit'llof fieonve'nientlyi held in the; hand of a handle it'ora suitable. distancdwith one of open end 1-1 of the handle. -Ihei"part of'the handle between itsr'open end and the/adj acent end of the-sl0t12 provid-e'sastop,;as 1 3. Extendingdrtnn thepart :ot the open end i 11 ofthe handle oppositeto theslot 121s; fixed ja'zw 1nember)14,i"and'this jaw-member V is=injthe form of a rigid strip of metal preferablyyot an elongated substantially rec ta'ngularshape'ofa length suitab'le-to-accomj- 'modate and-support thereon anyof the com-V monly used-forms of. safety razor'gjblades. In the central part ofthe faee'of the memberor-strip 14' in opposed" I'GIafiOILLtO the slot'12"may' be a groove '15 extending throughout the length of the m-ember for receiving therein the rib'or flange, asA, of i y a well known Withthe se and otherobj'ects in :view, thefor-mof'razor'blade; as B.
' On'the "grooveface of the jaw-member 14 5 I is a slidab'le jaw member 16 'wh-i 'ch "is; also preferablymadeof a rigid'strip ofspring' 7 metaljof a size and shape similar to the'size f and shape :of the j a'wmember 114'- for' clampout its length, and tliefgroove 17 communi-' 141E01 also receiving therib A of the razor blade "B. -Protruding; from the end of the Fig; saan't ltraatam amt...
1 1f Fig. IG'isaplan-Of one form of razor 1 "adaptedto he s Y I (isfa'plan ofanother form-'of-safety l-azd l' blade. .e The i'id-evice R101. holder has aflzhandle 1( itsends-terminating in proximity to" the g 111g a razor blade betweenthehnembers.. In the central. part-of thefaceofthe jaw mem; v
'iberlorstrip 16 opposed to'the jaw member 14: may be a'groove 17 extending through- A i cates withthe groove 15 of the jaw member posite parts ofthe'side edges of the jaw move close upon the grooved face of the aw member 14. Pro ecting outwardly ot the slot 12 of the handle from the end of the stem 18 opposite to the jaw member 16 is a head or knob, as 20, for permitting the stem and the jaw member 16'to be slidably moved within the handle and upon the jaw member movement and to prevent the stem 18 fromv moving entirely out of the l1andle-.-On op.-
member 16 adjacent the stem 18 are two clips. or hooks 21, 22 which are bent over 111 movable engagement on the side edges of the rigid jaw member 14 for holding the jaw members in relative'closely spaced positions so that the razorbladesmay be accommodated therebetween.
On the. slidable jaw member 16 may also be one or two spaced corresponding yielding clamps or ejectors, as 23, 23 for servingto holdthe blades between .the jaw members,
and. each of these ejectors is in the form of a spring finger which may be struck out of the bottom of the groove 17 of this member so-that one of its ends is free. Both of the able jaw niembeigand on the free end of each finger may be a head or enlargement 24. The spring fingers 23, 23 are also of lengths that when a form of razor blade, as C, having spaced holes, as D, is positioned between the j aw members the heads 24 of the fingers will engage one or two of the holes of the blade,,or when the form of the razor blade B is between the jaw members the heads 24 of the spring fingers will clamp the blade by engaging the rib A of the blade.
The device is employed for sharpening razor blades by moving the knob 20 for moving the stem 18 outwardly of the handle to adjust the slidable jaw member 16 its maximum distance beyond the free end of the jaw member 14. The razor blade is then arranged on: the slidable jaw member 16 over its fingers or clamps'or ejectors. 23, 2S, and the slidable aw member with the stem 18 and knob 20 are reversely moved to cause 1 the blade tobe removably clamped between both jaw members. The holder is manipulated for sharpening the blade in usual manner, and afterward .by moving the knob 20, stem 18 and the jaw member 16 outwardly from the handle 10,. as above explained, the heads 24 Off the fingers 23,;23 lwill engage and carry the blade alongwiththe. jaw
member 16. The blade may then: .be removed such changes as fairly; fall withinthe scope I thereof. i H
Having thus described my'inventio-n, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent: Y
14 razor blade holder, comprising a-v tubular handle having extending onapproximately asimilarrelativeplane from one of its ends a fixed rigid strip member for supporting the razor blade, a second strip slid abl'e onthe fixed strip memberxfor clamping the razor blade, hooks on the side edges of the slidable strip member overlapping. the side edges of the fixed strip member for loosely holding the slidable strip member in movable contact with the fixed strip member, two spring fingers protruding outwardly of the groove of the slidable strip member, each finger having anunattached end with a head forengagingand. carrying the razor blade with. the slidable'strip memher when moved from contact with the fixed strip member, and a stem on the slidable strip movable inwardly and outwardlyof the tubular handle for moving the slidable strip and its finger.
This specification signed. this 1st day-of August, A. D. 1925.
WALTER. M. 'TI'ETZ.