US 2037588 A
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F. A. PICA SAFETY RAZOR April 14, 1936.
Filed July 19, 1955 Patented Apr. 14, 1936 OFFICE SAFETY RAZOR Francesco A. Pica, Belleville; N. Application July 19, lass-serial No. 32385- 1 Claim. (01. 6-41 This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in safety razors.
The primary object of this invention is to provide a safety razor of a compact nature having the usual elements forming a safety razor andin addition having means for spraying adepth of water or other liquid upon the shaving area 7 of a razor blade'.'
A -fu rther" object of'the invention is to provide.
a razor of the above mentioned character provided with a hollow/"handle in which is mounted a piston for the purpose of forcing the liquid contained in the handle through diverging jets which are presented to the edge portion of the safety razor blade, thereby assisting in cleaning the blade after usage. I
A further object of this invention is to provide a comb member for a safety razor having elon-.
gated slots for'the passage of the liquid whereby such liquid may'contact the edge areas of the.
safety razor blade in order to remove therefrom particles of hair and lather.
A further object-of this invention is to provide a safety razor having removably secured to the handle thereof a mirror which may be easily fold- Ied about the handle when not in use and which may be readily unfolded to provide an adequate reflecting surface when in use.
A still further object of this invention is to pro- 9 vide a brush which may be also folded around the handle of the safety razor when not in use.
A further object of the invention is to provide an annular flared guard portion adjacent the di- I verging jets in the handle portion to prevent the clothes or hands Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent during the course of the following description forming part of the specification and in which,
Figure 1 is a plan view of the safety razor embodying this invention;
Figure 2 is an enlarged vertical cross-sectional rection of the arrows illustrating the cross sec liquid from splashing rearwardly upon the users View of the same, taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1, v
,tion'al-curv ature' of the razor blade comb and its general configuration; I
I Figure 5 .is a transverse cross-sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Figure 2 vlooking in the direction .of the arrows illustrating the diametrlcal- 5 1y opposite jets diverging from the hollow handle; Figure 6 is a modified form of the invention illustrating the safety razor blade head removed "and a sharpening device applied inlieu thereof;
Figure 7 is a side plan view' of the razor blade 10 sharpeningv attachment; I
Figure 8 is a plan view of the foldable mirror illustrating the same in its extended position;
Figure 9-is a side plan view of the mirror illustrating the same folded around the handle por- 15 tion of the safety razor;
Figure 10 is a top plan view of the shaving brush illustrating the manner in which the same is 'being applied tothe mirror before'being folded around the handle of the safety razor; and 20 Figure 11 is a side elevational view illustrating the shaving-brush in its folded condition, ready for-use. o I
In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of i1- ilustrating the inventionand wherein like refer- 25 enee characters will be employed to designate like parts throughout the same, the reference character 5 will generally be employed to designate ahollow safety razor handle having both ends open and'the'lower end is provided with a 9 plug 6 having a partial bore 1 terminating in diametrically opposite outwardly directed bores 8 which are surrounded by an outwardly flared guard 9. A boss II) is formed integral with the plug 6 and is provided with internal screw 35 threads II for receiving the threaded stem I2 of a safety razor cap plate.
Mounted between the cap I3 and boss I0 is a safety razor guard or comb I4 which is provided with a central opening I5 for the passage of the stem I2 and is also provided with opposite openings I6 for the passage of the usual stud carried byzthecap plate I3. Formed between the openings I5 and I6 and the guard piece H are elongated slots I8 which are directly aligned with the diverging bores 8 formed in the plug 6 so that liquid projected through the bores 8 may also pass through the elongated slots I8 and im- 'pinge upon the razor blade portion I9 which is sandwiched between the blade cap I3 and the 5 guardplate I I in the usual manner,
The hollow handle 5 is provided with a reciprocating plunger 20 having an internally screw threaded portion for receiving the screw threaded end portion 2| of an operating rod 22. The 66 opposite end of the operating rod 22 is also screw threaded as at 23 for receiving a handle or operaating member 24 so that the plunger 20 may be reciprocated to force liquid toward the lower portion-of the tubular handle 5 and through the diverging jets 8. When the cap member 24 is in its position shown in Figures 1 and 2, the same forms a closure for the open end of the tubular handle 5 to prevent the discharge of any liquid contained therein when the handle is tilted upwardly.
In Figures 6 and 7, there is shown a modified form of the invention wherein the handle 5 is also provided with a boss l and an annular guard member 9 for the diverging jets very similar to the form shown in Figure 2. By removing the safety razor blade structure including the parts I3, I 4 and I9, a sharpening device may be secured to the handle including a frame 25 connected at the bottom by a cross bar 26 having a boss 21 provided with a screw threaded stud 28 for being threaded into the bore formed in the boss l0.
Mounted between the frame member 25 is journalled a blade holder 29 having clamping screws 30 at each end thereof for the purpose of gripping a razor blade 3| therein. One end of the pin (not shown) is provided with a gear wheel 32 which meshes with a gear wheel 33 intended to drive a roller 34 also mounted between the frame member 25 whereby the upper roller 35 and the lower roller 34 may contact with a flexible stropping member 36 to cause the swinging of the blade holder 29 thereby bringing the blade edge 3| into contact with the stropping member upon reciprocation of the handle in the usual manner.
In the modification shown in Figures 8 to 11 inclusive, a shaving mirror is provided including a series of mirror strips 39 hinged together along the line 40. The mirror strips 39 may be formed from glass having a silver backing and in addition there may be provided a flexible cloth or the like in order to hold the sections securely hinged together. The mirror may be folded around the handle 5 of the safety razor and held in position by an elastic bard or other fastening means.
The shaving brush shown in Figures and 11 may include a flexible strip of material 4| to which may be secured bristles 42 so that the deform a shaving brush having sufficient qualities to perform the lathering operation prior to the shaving operation. In use, the device is wrapped as shown in Figure 11 and when not in use the device may be extended as shown in Figure 10 and wrapped around the handle 5 of the safety razor as shown in Figure 9 inside of the mirror 39.
When operating the liquid dispensing device shown in Figures 1 to 5 inclusive, the handle 24 may be raised to withdraw the plunger so that the hollow handle 5 may be filled with a liquid. The plunger 20 is then replaced and pressure exerted upon the handle 24 to cause the liquid to pass out of the diverging openings 8 and when the safety razor blade cap I3 is partially unscrewed to release the tension on the blade IS, the liquid may pass through the openings l8 in the razor blade guard l4 and impinge upon the edge portion of the razor blade portion I9 to remove foreign matter therefrom.
It is to be understood that the form of the invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as the preferred embodiment of the same and that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to with-' out departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the sub-joined claim,
A safety razor comprising a hollow handle, a piston reciprocably mounted in the handle, a plug fitted in one end of the handle having a central bore terminating in a plurality of outwardly directed ports, an annular flared guard surrounding the outwardly directed ports, a boss carried by the plug, a cap plate having a stud adapted to be threaded into the boss, a guard plate having parallel elongated slots adjacent each edge thereof mounted on the stud between the boss and cap plate and a razor blade mounted between the cap plate and guard plate the guard plate being spaced from the annular guard and discharge ends of the ports whereby water projected through the ports by action of said piston passes through the guard plate slots for forceful contact with the adjacent portions of the razor blade for cleaning the same.
FRANCESCO A. PICA.