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Publication numberUS1796262 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1931
Filing dateJan 12, 1929
Priority dateJan 12, 1929
Publication numberUS 1796262 A, US 1796262A, US-A-1796262, US1796262 A, US1796262A
InventorsGaisman Henry J
Original AssigneeGillette Safety Razor Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Blade package
US 1796262 A
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BLADE PACKAGE Filed Jan, 12. 1929 ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 10, 1931 -UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HENRY J'. GAISMAN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR, BY MESNE ASSIGNMENTS, TO

GILLETTE SAFETY RAZOR COMPANY, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORA- TION OF DELAWARE BLADE PACKAGE Application filed January 12, 1929. Serial No. 332,040.

My invention has reference to retaining a stack or pile of blades, such as razor blades, in a package or container, in such a way that the blades may be delivered successively, and 5 may be applied directly to a portion of a safety razor, without requiring the blades to be handled when being delivered from the container or upon the razor portion, such as a backing member of the razor.

One of the features of my invention includes a container having movable members or retainers to retain blades and spacers for the blades, the spacers being adapted to be extracted from the stack of blades and spacers, successively as required, to expose the outermost blade to the retainers for retaining the stack, whereby when the retalners are operated the outermost blade will be released for delivery, and may be delivered directly to a razor backing without handling and without interference from a spacer.

My invention also comprises novel details of improvement that will be more fully hereinafter set forth and then pointed out in the claims.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein,

Fig. 1 is a plan view illustrating my improved blade package;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a bladespacer;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a blade;

Fig. tie a longitudinal section showing the blades and spacers retained in the package or container;

' Fig. 5 is a similar view illustrating the removal of the outermost spacer; 1

Fig. 6 is a similar view illustrating the delivery of a blade from the package or container;

Fig. 7 is a partly broken perspective view illustrating a blade upon a blade backing as delivered from the package or container;

Fig. 8 is a perspective view, partly broken, illustrating the container, in position inverted from Figs. 4, 5 and 6;

Fig. 9 is a perspective view of one of the retainers, and

Fig. 10 is a perspective view of spring means for retaining the stack of blades and spacers pressed toward the retainers.

Similar numerals indicate corresponding parts in the several views.

The numeral 1 indicates a container for the blades 2 and spacers 3, the blades and spacers being shown arranged in a pile or stack, the stack preferably having inner and outer spacers 3 for protecting the blades, as illustrated in Fig. 4. The container comprises a back member 1a and spaced sides 1?), said sides having inwardly extending end members 10, shown arranged in pairs spaced apart providing end openings 4, (Fig. 8), the container having a side open at 5 opposite the back member lot, for the reception and delivery of the blades and the spacers. At 6 are retainers for the blades and spacers, shown located at the ends of the container. Said retainers are shown provided with inwardly extending projections 6a adapted to oppose the adjacent ends of the spacers and the blades, in the normal position of the parts, Fig. 4, to retain the stack of blades and spacers within the container. For convenience of manufacture the retainers are shown made separatelv from the container and car-- ried thereby. For such purpose the retainers have inwardly extending portions adapted to extend along the back member 1a of the container. behind the end members 10, which are spaced from the back to receive the portions 7. The retainer portions 7 are adapted to be opposed by a spring member 8 that presses the retainer portions 7 against the back member 1a.

The spring member 8 is shown provided with spring-fingers 8a that bear against the stack of blades and spacers, and under the tension of said spring fingers the retainers are kept in place and the stack of blades and spacers is kept pressed against the projections 6a of the retainers. To keep the retainers 6 from sliding out of the container said retainers are shown provided with outwardly extending lugs 9 that enter openings 10 in the container back 111 and oppose the metal at the edges of said opening, also thereby resisting sliding of the retainers, when they are tilted, Fig. 6, The retainers may be made of a piece of sheet metal cut and bent to shape, the metal being shown folded as at 66 providing a fin er-piece 11, (Fig. 9), the lugs 9 being presse out of the metal. The container 1 has outwardly projecting stops 12 that are normally spaced-from the finger pieces 11, (Fig. 4),'and are in positionto be engaged by said finger pieces when the retainersare operated, to limit the movement of the latter for releasingablade, (Fig. 6). 1

The spacers 4 are shown provided with reduced end portions 3a to fit between the end members 10 of the container, (Fig. 2). Said spacers are also shown provided with substantially centrally disposed tongues or projections 13 that may be grasped by the fingers in order conveniently to pull the outermostv spacer from the stack, Fig. 5, to leave the adjacent blade unopposed outwardly by a spacer. The spacers are also shown provided with holes or openings 14 adapted to'receive studs or projections 15a, 15?) that extend from a blade backing or member 15 of a well known type of safety razor, and the blades '2 are shown provided with openings 2a, 2?), that are adapted to register with the openings 1450f the spacers whenthe blades and spacers are in a stack or pile, (Fig. 4) so that the studs or projections 15a and 15?) may pass through said openings in the blades'and spacers when I the backing member is applied to the package,

as illustrated in Fig. 6.

When the parts are assembled, as illustrated in Fig. 4, the projections 6a,. 6b of the retainers 6 will oppose the end portions of the spacers and will retain the stack of blades and spacers that are pressed outwardly by the spring member 8. When a blade is to be delivered from the package or container the finger pieces 13 of the outermost spacer will be grasped and said spacer will be pulled away, (Fig. 5) leaving the retainer projections 6a opposing the outermost blade for retaining the stack. The outermost blade may be delivered by pressing the finger pieces 11 of the retainers inwardly, (in the direction of the arrows in Fig. 6), until said finger pieces abut against the stops 12. Said operation of the finger pieces causes the retainers to bend in such a way that their projcctio'ns 6a move away from and out of the path of the outermost blade, releasing the latter for delivery from the package or con tainer, the portions 7 of the retainers bending as required, as illustrated in Fig. 6. The

outward or lateral movements of the projections 6a of the retainers are sufficient to release the outermost blade but not the next adjacent spacer 3, nor the blade behind said spacer, since the latter is longer than the blade and of sufficient length to always remain in opposition to the projections 6a, so that although the outermost blade is released, with the parts in the position shown in Fig. 6, the remainder of the stack of blades and I spacers are still retained within the container,

as illustrated in Fig. 6.

In order to apply a blade directly to the backing member 15, a s acer 3 is first removed from the stack, (Fig. 5 to expose the outermost blade and then the backing is applied to the package with the studs 15a and 15b passing through the openings in the blades and spacers, whereupon the retainers are operated to release the outermost blade, which willdrop upon the backing, in the manner illustrated in Fig. 6, the projections 6a of the retainers obstructing the adjacent spacer 3, to keep the remainder of the stack in position within the container. Each time a blade is to be delivered from the package the outermost spacer will be pulled out and the retainers operated to release the then outermost blade, and so on successively for the several blades. I

By means of my improvements a stack of blades may be retained ready for delivery,

and each blade may be delivered without requiring a blade to be handled, thereby avoiding danger of cutting the fingers in delivering blades or applying them to blade backings of razors. The package may be made cheaply so that after the last blade has been delivered the container may be discarded.

Changes may be made in the details of construction and arrangement of parts set forth without departing from the scope of the appended claims.

Having now described my invention what I claim is:

1. A blade package comprising a container for a stack of blades and spacers in which the spacers extend beyond the blades, said package having retainers for the blades and s acers, said retainers being movable out o the path of the blades but not movable out of the path of the spacers to retain the-latter in all positions of the retainers.

2. A blade package as set forthin claim 1 provided with means to keep the blades and the spacers pressed toward the retainers.

3. A blade package comprising a container a stack of blades and spacers therein, an movable retainers carried by the container, the spacers extending beyond the blades to be retained by the retainers, and means to limit movement of the retainers to permit the passage of a blade from the container and not permit the passa e of a spacer.

1. A blade pac (age as set forth in claim 3 in which the blades and spacers have registering openings to admit studs from a razor backing to receive a blade when the retainers are moved out of the path of the blade.

5. A blade package comprising a container for a stack of blades and spacers in which the spacers extend beyond the blades, said container having movable retainers provided with projections normally opposing the blades and the spacers, and means to control the movement of the retainers to release a blade without releasing a spacer behind said blade.

6. A blade package as set forth in claim in which the means to control the movement of the retainers includes finger pieces on the retainers and stops on the container to limit the'movement of the retainers to release a blade without releasing the spacer behind the container has stops to limit movement of the retainers for, releasing the blades without releasing the spacers.

9. A blade package as set forth in claim 7 in which the means to keep the retainers in operative position on the container includes lugs on the retainers, the container back having openings receiving said lugs to keep the retainers in position.

10. A blade package as set forth in claim 7 in which the means to keep the retainers in operative position on the container includes lugs on the retainers, the container back havin g openings receiving said lugs to keep the retainers in position, and spring means operative' with the retainers and with the stack of blades and spacers.

11. A blade package comprising a containor having a back and spaced sides provided with ends spaced from said back, retainers having means to retain a stack of blades and spacers and having projecting portions located against said back and behind said ends, said retainers means being movable to release a blade and retain a spacer, and spring means operative with said projecting portions and with said stack.

12. A blade package as set forth in claim 11 in which the container back is provided with openings and the retainers have lugs located in said openings to keep the retainers from sliding from the container.

13. A blade package comprising a container having a back provided with spaced sides, said sides having spaced ends, a stack of blades and spacers within said container, said spacers having portions located between said ends and extending beyond the blades, and retainers carried by the container and having means normally opposing the ends of the spacers and the blades and movable out of the path of the blades without releasing the spacers.

14. A blade package as set forth in claim 13 in which the ends of the spacers are reduced to fit between the ends of the container.

HENRY J. GAISMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/279, 221/289, 30/40.2, 221/25, 221/58, 221/302
International ClassificationB65D83/08, B65D83/10
Cooperative ClassificationB65D83/10
European ClassificationB65D83/10