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Publication numberUS1932603 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 31, 1933
Filing dateMay 25, 1933
Priority dateMay 25, 1933
Publication numberUS 1932603 A, US 1932603A, US-A-1932603, US1932603 A, US1932603A
InventorsRichardson Harry Hewat
Original AssigneeRichardson Harry Hewat
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shaving brush handle
US 1932603 A
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Get. 31, 1933. H H RlCHARDSON 1 ,932,603

SHAVING BRUSH HANDLE Filed May 25, 1933 I 9 am.

Patented Got. 31, 1933 PATENT OFFICE SHAVING BRUSH HANDLE Harry Hewat Richardson, St. John, New

Brunswick, Canada Application May 25, 1933. Serial No. 672,879

7 Claims. ((31. 13280) This invention relates to shaving brush handles and an objectof the invention is to provide a shaving brush handle construction, adapted for I receiving old razor blades, as well as for containing new blades, thus to provide a compact and convenient shaving accessory.

A further object of the invention is to provide a construction which is simple in character and which can be manufactured at a very reasonable cost.

With these and other objects in view, the invention preferably consists of a shaving brush handle, which is formed hollow andprovided with a telescoping section housing a compartmenathe section including the base of the handle, the compartment containing spring means to grip and hold 01d razor blades in place, while thearrangement is such as to provide a section of the compartment for receiving a package or packages of new razor blades.

According to the construction, the base of the compartment, which is also the base of the handle, is provided with a slot of a size to permit the passage of razor blades therethrough into the compartment, the slot being arranged to pass the blades into proximity of the spring means whereby they are retained and placed within the compartment, as more fully described in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawing which form part of the same.

Referring to the drawing:

Figure 1 is a'perspective View of a shaving brush provided with my improved type of handle;

Figure 2 is an elevation of the shaving brush with the handle shown in longitudinal section to illustrate the interior compartment and the manner in which the old and new blades are carried therewithin.

Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional elevation of thetelesccping section or compartment with- 9 section.

out blades inserted therein.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, A indicates the shaving brush as a whole, including the bristles 10 and handle 11. As illustrated in Figure 2, the bristles 10 are fitted into and cemented in the handle in the ordinary manner,

the handle being preferably of cylindrical form I may be screw threaded as at 15 to engage with corresponding screw threading onthe interior of the handle 11. Thus, when the section 12 is inserted within the handle section or handle proper 11, upon rotating the former the screw threads will engage so that section 12 is secured in position. It is not necessary that the section 12 and section 11 or handle proper be provided with screw threading since they might be left entirely plain and held together in a pressed sliding fit. v

In the base 13 is provided a slot 16 which is of a length to easily accommodate the width of a razor blade so that razor blades may be passed through the slot into the interior of the handle. Within the section 12 is mounted a leaf spring 17 secured to the base in any desired manner and projecting upwardly within the section. This spring is outwardly bowed as at 18 and, as illustrated in Figure 3, one surface of this spring is designed to extend adjacent to the interior wall of the section so that a blade or blades inserted within the section will be held between the spring and the wall. One side of the bowed portion 18 of spring 1'7, as indicated at 19, is designed to form a deflector or guide for the blade inasmuch as the slot is positioned just to one side of the mounting of the spring and as a blade is pushed upwardly through the slot it will contact with the surface 19 and be guided towards the side of the compartment defined by the section 12. Thus, once the blade is pushed through the slot, it is moved by the spring sidewise into vertical position and retained between the wall of the spring, as illustrated in Figure 2.

The slot 16 may be formed with a bevelled edge 20 on the inner side of the base 13 so as to assist in the positive, unimpeded movement of the blade to the position it normally assumes under pressure of the spring.

In mounting the spring approximately in the middle of the compartment within section 12, not only do I provide for a positive housing of used blades that are inserted through the slot but the other side of the casing provides a normal housing for new blades and a package or packages of these new blades may be carried on thisside of the casing spaced from the old blade by the spring 17, the new blades being readily accessible when section 12 is removed from its mounting within handle 11. In like manner, the old blades 105 may be removed from the compartment when it has been filled to capacity.

Around the periphery of the base 13 I provide a plurality of orifices 21 so that in a case where the brush happens to fall into water it will drain from the compartment very rapidly or in any case where moisture should get into the compartment it may drain off.

In the foregoing, therefore, it is apparent that I have provided a compact arrangement for immediately taking care of old razor blades such that they are immovably held within the brush handle while providing for the housing of new blades in a very simple manner. It is not entirely necessary that two sections need be provided although this is the preferred form. It will be realized, however, that the base 13 might be formed in hinged sections whereby all blades may be removed from the compartment formed in the handle as well as the new blades whereas a structure could be provided wherein the base 13 alone was merely screw threaded into the handle 11. It will be apparent also that the spring might be suspended from an independent disc member mounted within the top of the handle below the butt of the bristles, particularly in the case where a separate section such as 12 was not used.

Various modifications may be made in the invention without departing from the spirit thereof or the scope of the claims and, therefore, the exact forms shown are to be taken as illustrative only and not in a limiting sense, and I desire that only such limitations shall be placed thereon as are imposed by the prior art or are specifically set forth in the appended claims.

' What I claim is:

1. Shaving brush structure comprising a handle having a compartment therein adapted to receive old and new razor blades, and a spring member mounted Within said compartment designed to direct old blades to a set position, said spring member dividing the compartment to provide a section for housing the new blades.

2. Shaving brush structure comprising a handle having a compartment therein, a base for the handle, said base being slotted to provide an inlet opening to the compartment, and spring means Within the handle to direct blades passed through said opening into a set position. I

3. Shaving brush structure comprising a handle having a compartment therein, a base for the handle, said base being slotted to provide an inlet'opening to the compartment, and a deflector mounted Within the handle to direct blades passed through said opening to a position at one side of the slot.

4.- Shaving brush structure comprising a handle, a section housing a compartment slidably mounted in the handle, said section being provided with a base forming the base of the handle, said base being slotted to provide an inlet opening to the compartment, and spring means within said compartment to direct blades passed through said opening into a set position.

5. Shaving brush structure comprising a handle having a compartment therein adapted to receive old and new razor blades and a deflector mounted within said compartment designed to direct old blades to a set position, said deflector dividing the compartment to provide a section for housing the new blades.

6. A device as claimed in claim 5 in which the base of the handle is formed with a plurality of drainage orifices.

7. Shaving brush structure comprising a handle, a telescoping section housing a compartment slidably mounted in the handle, said section being provided with a base forming the base of the handle, said base being slotted to provide an inlet opening to the compartment, a spring member within said compartment to direct blades passed through said opening into a set position, said spring member dividing the compartment to provide a section therein for freely housing additional blades.

HARRY HEWAT RICHARDSON.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4144967 *Jan 24, 1978Mar 20, 1979Craven Lawrence CShaving kit
US4998545 *Jan 30, 1990Mar 12, 1991Paul HiromuraPortable shaving brush
US5738122 *May 3, 1995Apr 14, 1998Armbruster; Joseph M.Storage canister for shaving items
Classifications
U.S. Classification132/289, 15/184
International ClassificationA46B15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA46B15/00
European ClassificationA46B15/00