US 2008591 A
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w. 1. OHMER 2,008,591
SAFETY RAZOR Filed Aug. 3, 1'934 2 Sheets-Sheet l 1 37,3" 3. UUUU UUUUUUUU W. I. OHMER SAFETY RAZOR muy w, 1935.
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latented July 16, 1935 fUNigTED .STATES ,Parser lorries `2,008,591 SAFETY Razon AWilfred `I. Ohnieig Dayton, (hio Application August 3, 1934, Serial No. 738,315
This Y invention relates to improvements in .safety razors, and has `for its Vobject to Vpro-vide a reversible head, blade-and guard.
It gis an object of this invention 'to provide a safety razor having an arcuate head, `a resilient 4blade, a resilientiguard, a 4handlaand means for attaching, thehandle to the blade, the .guard and `the head so that `theendsoi the head, the guard and the blade will extendtoward or away from the handle.
4an elongated, arcuate 'head with teeth on its arcuate edges, a blade .to engage the concave side of V.the head-a handle-engaging the convex `side of. the head, and` means cooperating with @the .handle to ilex thel blade to hold it against the concave side of the head. v .it is also an object of this invention to provide a razor consisting of a head, a blade, a handle :and atpin passing through the blade and the head .into the handle for lholding the blade Aagainst the head.
't is particularly `the `object lof this invention .toprovide a'razor that may be 4used for shav- .ing `the arms, legs or any otherarcuateconvex part of the body, and may be also used for `sha ing under the arms. Y
Theser andother advantages will appear from the following description taken .in connection with the drawings.
l'teierring` to the drawings: Figure lshows arazor having an arcuate head `with the ends curved `away from the handle.
Figure 2 shows .the parts of the razor as shown .in Figure l. Vin positions for assemblage.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal section through the head, the blade and the guard, and the part of ythe handle adjacent the head.
on the line 4 4 of Fig- Figure Llis a section ure 3. Y Y
Figure 5 'is a plan viewof the head, the blade .and the guard of -the'razor as shown inFigure Figure 6 is a section on the line G-S-,of Figvure l. V v y Figure 7 showsa'razor composedof the `same rparts as the razorshown in -Figure l-but'withthe parts reversed so, as to `form a razory with the `ends 'of the head, `thefguard and -the blade curved toward the handle. l Y l Y Figure-8 `is a View showing the -various parts fof -therazor for assemblage vpurposes -toiorm a razor such as that shownin Figure 7.
`Figurell 'is aside Velevation olf-a double-edged razor.
It is an objectto provide a safety razorjhaving Figure -llshows a razorcomposediofa head,
(Cl. Eil-12) a blade, a reenforcing plate and a handle, the
head, the blade, the reenforcing plate and a part `of the `handle being in section. Figure .il is a section on the line i Figure l0. Figure l2 isa View, of the blade end of a razor showing. a double-edged blade with the ends of the blade curved away from the handle.
Figure .1,3 is a side elevation of the razor shown 1in section in Figure 1d. 1
Figure 14 is a section on' .the line ifii4 of Figure 13. l
Figure i5 is a section through the stemand an arcuate rigid head thereon.
The razor shown in Figures l, 2, 3, '7 and 8 composed or' 'live parts, an arcuate head, aflex- `ible blade, a flexible guard, a handle and a screw or pin for holding the blade and the guard on the head. By using these five elements a razor may be formed in which the blade is curved away from the handle, as shown in Figures l and 3. From these same parts a razor may be formed in which the ends of the blade are curved toward the handle, as shown in Figures '7 and 8. This Vchange is brought about `by reversing the blade andthe f `guard. with relation to the head andthe handle and the pin with relation to thehead. The guard and the blade in each form have the same relative positions.
As shown in Figures 1, 2,'3, 7 and 8, the head i is oblong and longitudinally arcuate, and is provided, intermediate its ends, with an oblong irregularly shaped hole 2. Along one edgeof the head and on the concave side thereof is a ilange 3, which terminates in cam members Il. The blade 5 is flexible and has therein a hole of the same size and shapeas the hole in the head.
The guard t isv oblong and has therein ra hole corresponding in size and shape to the holes in the blade and the head.V These holes are designated by the numeral 1, forthe guard and blade.
In assembling the parts shown in Figure 8 the ange 3 and inenibers or lugs lijare at what may fbe'called the back of the razor head. The guard 6 is assembled with the head with its rear edge .placed against the flange Sand the lugs d, with the teeth on the other criront edge of the guard. The unsharpened edge Vof the blade 5 is Salso placed against the ilange' 3, Vso that itssharp edge willbe adjacenty the teeth 8 when the Vparts are f assembled. The blade will be between the. head `arid theguard, as indicated in Figure 8. Such is theV arrangement inFigure 8 `when thegpartsare assembled.
oney edge` of Vthe guard is` provi-ded with teeth numeral I3.
8, such as usually found in guard members. For the purpose of holding the blade and the guard assembled and properly aligned on the head there is a pin or stem members adapted to extend through the holes 'I and engage a handle I2.
, In the present instance this stem or pin has oppositely disposed flat sides or faces Ii) to engage the sides of the members in the elongated holes. The pin or stem is provided with a head I I.
In the arrangement shown in Figure l the handle is on the convex side of the head. The guard and blade are arranged one upon the other Y and placed upon the concave side of the head fengages the convex side of the head.
In Figure 9 there is shown a double-edged 'blade with a guard having teeth Yon oppositely disposed edges. In this form the head, the blade and the guard may be assembled to produce a razor in which the ends of the head, the blade andthe guard bend away from the handle, or these members may be assembled so their ends will bend toward the handle'.
Instead of having a vseparate guard the head may serve as a guard, Vand for that purpose be provided with teeth on opposite edges; Such a head is shown in Figure l1 and designated by the This head has on its opposite edges teeth I4 and a central hole i5. For use in connection with the head` I3 there Vis adouble-edged blade I6 and a stem orscrew ITI, which has thereon a head I8 threaded into a handleZ. Co-
. operating with the head I3 for supporting and which has on opposite edges teethv 3l.
strengthening the blade there is provided a support spring I9. vThis spring may bewelded to the head or it may be formed as part of thestem head. The stem head may be in the form of an elongated, flexible plate substantially as wide and as long as the blade, or it may be rigid and arcuate, as shown in Figure 15. 'f
In the form shown in Figures 13 and llthere is shown a` head 2! ,which has on one edge teeth 22 `and on its other edge a nange 23. In this form of razor the head serves as a head and as a guard, and is preferably arcuate and receives on its concave side a blade 24 held to the head by means of a spring plate 25, suitably attached to or formed as a head 2S for the screw or stern for holding the blade and head assembled ona handle 21.
In the form shown in Figure 9 the head is designated by 'the numeral Y 28. This head Vis arcuate. Cooperating with this head is a doubleedged blade 29 and a double-toothed guard 3b, In this form the parts are'heldV together by means f of a vpin which has a head 32 and extends into the Yhandle 33. The pin is similar in all respects to the `pins used in the other forms of razor.
It will be understood that I desire to comprehend within my invention such modifications as come Within the scope of my claims and my invention.
Having thus fully'described my invention, what vI claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
flexible blade and a flexible guard and means comprising a handle and a pin threaded into the handle to support and hold assembled the head, the blade and the guard the blade and guard being uniformly flexed against the head, said means being separate from the head, and guard and the blade but engaging each.
2. In a razor, an arcuate head, a blade and a guard assembled in definite relationship with each other, and means including a handle and a pin threaded into the handle for attaching the blade and the guard to the head so that the razor may have a cutting edge that is either concave or convex with relation to the handle.
3. In a razor, an arcuate` head, a iiexible blade, a flexible guard, a handle, and a removable pin tosupport thehead on the handle and hold the blade and the guard assembled against the concave side `of the head so .that the ends of the head, the blade and the guard will curve toward or away from the handle, said pin having means thereon Vengaging the blade when the handle'is clamped on the convex side of the-head. 4. In therazor, a head having integral' guard means along its edges, a double-edged Yblade formed to fit the concave side of the head, a handle on the convex side of the head and removable means engaging the head andthe handle to hold the blade on the head. Y f
5. In a razor, an arcuate head havingra hole therein, a exible blade and a iexible guard assembled in a definite relation to each other, the blade and the guard having holes therein, and means passing through the holes to flex the blade and the guard and hold them on the concave side of the head with either the blade or the guard against the head.
6. In a razor, a handle, a flexible blade, and
means to flex the blade and hold-it on the handle so that the convex side of the blade is nearest the handle, said means consisting of an oblong longitudinally arcuate rigid razor.V head and aV stem adapted to be attached to the handle and having an elongated arcuate rigid head thereon cooperating with the razor head to iiexand hold the blade.
7.-In a razor, an arcuate head having guard means along one edge, a` blade formedV to tthe concave side of the head, a handle on the convex side of the head, said head and blade having holes therein, and a member engaging the head and the blade and extending through the holes into the handle to hold the blade on the handle, said member comprising a pin having a flexible head.
8. In a razor, a handle, a flexible blade, an arcuate rigid razor head, and means comprising a flexible element for flexing the blade against the concave sideY of the razor head and attaching the handle to the convex side of the razor head.
9. In a razor, an arcuate head, a blade, a guard, a handle, and means tosupport the head on the handle Vand hold the blade and the guard assembled against the concave side of the head so that the ends of the head, the blade, andthe guard will curve toward or away from the handle, Vsaid Vmeans comprising a Vpin 4passing' through the ,nite relation 'to each other, the yblade'and the guard having holes therein, and means passing through the holes to clamp the blade on the guard and hold them on the concave side of the head with either the blade or the guard against the head, said means consisting of a handle and a pin engaging the handle and having a head to engage the arcuate head or the assembled blade and guard, so that, when the handle is clamped on the convex side of the arcuate head and the pin is engaging the blade, the guard is disposed between the arcuate head and the blade.
11. In a razor, an arcuate head having a hole therein, a blade and a guard assembled in a denite relation to each other, the blade and the guard having holes therein, and means passing through the holes to clamp the blade and the guard and hold them on the concave side of the head with either the blade or guard against the head, said means consisting of a handle and a pin threaded into the handle and having a head to engage the arcuate head or the assembled blade or guard so that, when the handle is clamped on the convex side of the arcuate headand the pin is engaging the blade, the guard is disposed between the arcuate head and the blade.
l2. In a razor, a handle, a flexible blade, an arcuate rigid razor head having guard means thereon, and means comprising a flexible element Vfor flexing the blade against the concave side of the razor head and attaching the handle to the convex side of the razor head. WILFRED I. OHMER.