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Sept. 8; 1936-. L ME 2,053,258
SHAVING- IMPLEMENT Filed July 18, 1934 mvewrroR Leo fixien,
k by WQ- ATTORNEYS Patented Sept. 8, i936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,053,258 srmvmo IMPLEMENT Leo Axien, Altona-Elbe, Germany Application July 18,1934, Serial No. 135,896
In Germany November 6, 1933 1 Claim.- 01. 30-85) Shaving elements of conventional type have the its initial position, by virtue of its great, inner disadvantage to constitute a system of rigidity. damping action.
- In such shaving elements, it has already been In order to more fully disclose the nature and proposed to connect the blade holding member to characteristic features of my invention, I shall 5 the handle in a flexible manner, orto construct describe my improved shaving implement, illus- 5 the handle so as to constitute wholly or partially trated in the accompanying drawing, in which a flexible member, but experience has shown that, Fig. 1 is a side elevation, and owing to such a construction, shaving is unfavor- Fig. 2 a front elevation, said figures showing 1 ably influenced. Indeed, it is well known that not in dotted outlines the details of deformation of 0 all of the hands are equally fit for manipulating a the resilient-flexible handle. It should be unshaving implement: numerous persons are hard-, derstood, however, that my invention is not limhanded, and the-hands of other persons show toled to the particular structure illustrated, but is tal absence of suppleness, or are extremely unsusceptible of various modifications.
skillful. It is, therefore,, not astonishing that T e handle 5 0f the Present S i implement even in case of a sharpest and finest blade being is made of soft rubber and is in consequence ca- 15 used, it will be impossible to get a clean and velvet Dable of being bent and deformed in accordance shave. with the varying pressure of the fingers, as shown In accordance with the invention, the handle, in o outlines 5am t e drawing. n t e pluwhich may have a flexible structure, and be conrality of cases, merely a slight bending of the hannected to the blade holding member in any suitdle will come into consideration, just as much as 20 able manner, is made of rubber mass so that it -no s ron e i t nc s in felt: h m possesses flexibility over the whole of its length tions shown in dotted outlines in the drawing, and and that it is susceptible of deformation in all traced rather exaga atively. Should in Practice directions. Such a handle is adapted to immescarcely occur- Persons. who Suffer from fi diately conform to any pressure exerted by the cramp, writers cramp, and the like, will have the 25 manipulating hand, or by the fingers, and to .con- Pressure of their fingers strongly decreased beform to any position of the fingers. The blade tween thumb, forefinger, and middlevfinger. holding member and the blade itself are, there- Hand es ma of u b mate which is P fore, no longer. influenced by the pressure of hand vided' with metal insertions for stiffening purand fingers: on the contrary, the bladeis suscepp es, have already become known. But those 30 tible of adapting itself yieldingly to the skin handles have the disadvantage not to be suswhich needs no longer be tensioned. l'lhus, the ceptible of bending and deformation in all diskin is treated with utmost care, and unfit moverections, the reason being that the cross-section merits of the fingers cannot be transmitted to the of the metal insertions does not permit of such blade. a bending or deformation.
The handle may be of tubular shape, this con- The surface of the present handle may in cusstruction having the advantage to increase the ternary manner be fitted with grooves, or deprescapability of deformation of the handle. In this sions, and projections 6 of any kind, preferably 40 re pect, it has already been proposed to provide extending lengthwise of the handle for the puraf ty razors with handles made of rubber. and pose of facilitating a secure hold .of said handle 40 with hollow spaces designed for the reception of b n the fingers t, ineffective to regard flexshaving-paste: but it is a matter of fact that such ibmty f the am The cmss-5ection of t handles do not at all allow of a secure manipulahandle may be or Square or the like tion of those razors. The construction in accordor the handle may -g an entirel'y flat shape ance with the invention also ofiers considerable advantages over handles whichare constituted fi g ig P View to provide handle by a spiral spring, the reason being that a spiral av g 5 i spring is Subjected to bending stress, but as there v The main oblect of t nvention is to conis no damping action. the spiral Spring does r struct the handle at a shaving implement 80 a who capable of adaptation to the hand and to coil suddenly after each bending imparted, and
does thus produce dangerous efiects upon the the fingers, i Such a h h h i l razor blade. Whereas the present handle which is Susoepflble 0f awommodfltmg itself to the 9 over the whole of its length is constituted by tlon oi the fingers and of maintaining the marubber material, does when subjected. to the --terialinits deformed shape temporarily or permasame bending stress, softly and slowly return to nently, it being understood that changes may be 55 made in the details of construction, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
The great advantageoi the invention consists, first, of the flexibility of the handle, the said flexibility making shaving easier, thereby taking care of the skin of the face in a manner hitherto unknown, and secondly, oi the detormabillty o1 the handle in all directions, the said deformability allowing a smooth and elastic shaving to persons who sun'eri'rom cramp in general and writcr's cramp in particular, nervous disorders,'and
the like, and who exert strong pressure upon the t handle.
My improved handle 8 may be connected to the blade holding member I by means of the usual internal thread tap or by any other suitable means, and the extremity of the handle may be provided with ornamental knobs I made of solid tion in all directions uniformly, and the outer face of the handle being longitudinally grooved and ribbed to facilitate gripping thereof and to permit longitudinal sliding movements of the user's hand.