US 1892836 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan.. 3, 1933.
G. R. HARVEY j-l,89,8136
COMBINATION RAZOR AND SHAVING BRUSH l Filed April 29. 1932 Snventor Geozjge R. Harz/eg,
attorney Patented Jan. 3,1933
GEORGE R. HARVEY, F
LA FAYETTE, INDIANA COMBINATION RAZOR A N D SHAYIN G BRUSH Application led April 29,
o in advance of the razor.
which it may readily be f ed to the bristles of o with the bristles Another object of the invention consists in providing a multiple tool as above-mentioned in which the emollient for the face will have a free and unobstructed path along the brush.
A still urtherrobject of the invention resides in the general arrangement and assemblage of parts to facilitate both the manu facture and use of the combined device.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the combinatlon device.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view. y Figure 3 isa fragmentary plan view of that portion of the device including the brush, l removed for the sake of clearness, and, i
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4 4 partly broken away.
Referring to the drawing 1n more detail, numeral 1 indicates any preferred t pe of safety razor mounted on a threaded boss 2. The handle of the razor in the present form of the invention consists of a hollow tube 3 into which the boss 2 is threaded and in order that the razor may always assume the same sition with respect to the handle 3, a shouler 4 is provided against which vthe boss 2 engages.
Formed on that side of the holder 3 on 5 which the cutting edge of the blade is situated is a compartment or chamber 5, which extends transversely'of the handle and communicates with the interior thereof through the passageway 6. The longitudinal walls of the compartment 5 are bent adjacent their 1932. serial No. 6os,aos.
outer 'edges to provide guideways 7 for a brush-head 8, provided with bristles 9 secured in any conventional manner.
The brush-head 8 is held in the guideways 7 against accidental removal by snap fas- 55 teners, or the like, comprisin mdentations 10 adjacent the closed ends o the slots and protuberances 11, formed on the head and adapted to snap into thel indentations l0. The opposite end ofthe brush-head 8 is prov 60 vided with a finger grip 12 for withdrawing the head from its holder and alsoI for forcing the same into locking engagement with the snaps 10. v
The hollow handle 3 is adapted to receive 65 a shaving cream `or other emollient, and in order to feed the same to the brush 9, the
head 8 is provided with a plurality of feed slots 13. The emollient is forced from the handle 3 into the compartment 5 by means of 70 a plunger 14, provided with' a threaded end adapted to cooperate with threads 16 formed on the inner wall of the handle or emollient reservoir.
It will be noted thatthe inner end of the l boss 2 is provided with an arcuate baille 17 This baille serves as a guide to direct the material through the passage 6 into the compartment 5` and it will also be noted that the bottom of the compartment 5 is tapered 30 towards the ends of the brush-head, as indicated by the numeral 18, thereby avoiding any sharp angles which might tend to cause an accumulatlon of unused paste.
The plun er 14, which serves to discharge the material from the reservoir 3, is preferably hollow and is closed at its outer end by a plug stopper 19, in which may be mounted a styptic pencil or other desired instrument.
In the operation of the device the compartment 3 belng charged with a soap or other emollient, the brush 9 is first dampened and the plunger 14 is then rotated so as to-cause the desired amount of the material to be discharged through the slots 13 onto the tufts of the brush. The instrument is then drawn over the face ofthe user so as to cause the brush to travel in advance ofthe cutting edge of the blade, the brush applying the material to the face and the razor then performin its function in a manner which will be rea ily understood. In the event that a soap is employed in thedevice in lieu of a shaving cream the brush may be operated in a wellknown manner to create a lather prior to bringing the razor itself into use.
From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, it will be seen that I have devised a unitary construction involving all of the essentials of a shaving outfit; that the self-feeding brush is so located as .to adapt it to apply a shaving cream to the face at the proper distance in advance of the cutting edge of the razor blade; that the brush is also adapted as to be so operated as to create a lather in the event that soap is em loyed, and that the feeding system 1s so deslgned as to avoid any dead or stagnant spots and to permit a ree passage of the material to the tufts of the brush.
n accordance with the patent statutes I have described what l now believe to be the preferred embodiment of the invention, but since it is obvious that various minor modiications may be made in the details of construction without departing from the spirit of the invention, it is intended that all such modifications be included in the scope of the appended claims.
What claim is:
, 1. A. combination shaving outfit, including a safety razor provided with a hollow handle, a brush having a hollow portion in communication with the hollow handle and disposed in advance of the cutting edge of the blade, and means for forcing an emollient onto the bristles of the brush.
2. A combination shavin outfit, including a safet razor provided wit a hollow handle, a brus having a removable head provided with slots for communication with the interior-of the handle, said brush being disposed slightly in advance o the cutting edge of the blade, and means for forcing an emollient' onto the bristles of the brush.
3. A combination shavin outfit, including a safety razor provided wit a hollow handle, an elongated chamber secured to the hollow handle adjacent the cutting edge of the blade and in communlcation with the interior of the handle, a vslotted brush head slidably mounted on the top of the chamber, and means for forcing an emollient onto the bristles of the brush.
4:. A combination shaving outfit, including a. safety razor provided with a hollow handle, anelongated chamber secured to the hollow handle adjacent 'the cutting edge of the blade and in communication with the intlior ofthe handle, a slotted brush head slida y sna fastener for securing the brush head in posltion, and means for forcing an emollient connected to the top of the chamber, a.
Lacasse through the handle onto the bristles of the xa safety razor provided with a hollow handle,
an elongated chamber secured to the hollow handle adjacent the cutting ed e of the blade and in communication with t e interior of the handle, a curved baiie in the handle for directing a How of material from the handle into the chamber, a brush head connected to the top of the chamber, and means for orcin an emollient through the handle onto the brlstles of the brush.
GEORGE R. HARVEY.