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April 9, 1940. A. R. WAHL ELECTRIC RAZOR SUPPOR'T Filed Sept. 9, 1958' Patented Apr. 9, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE nmcmc aazoa SUPPORT Arthur R. Wahl, Crestview, Md.
Application September 9,1938, Serial No. 229,155
4 Claims. (01. 248-314) This invention relates to a device for supportrazor R will tit and be sustained therein. The ing an electric razor when the same is not in use, receptacle includes a rear wall 5, side walls 6 and and the primary object of the present invention front walls 1 which may increase in thickness at is to provide a device of this kind which is simple, the bottom so that the socket afforded by the a inexpensive in construction, and eflicient in use. receptacle is contracted at the bottom to have s A more specific object of the present invention the razor R rest thereon at its lower end for beis to provide a support of the above kind ining sustained within the receptacle as shown eluding a socket-like receptacle into which the clearly in Figure 1. The side walls 6 are proeiectric razor may be readily inserted and from vided with slots 8 that extend downwardly from in which the razor may be conveniently withdrawn. the top of such walls so that the user may grasp 10 Still another object of the present invention the sides of the razor to facilitate withdrawal of is to provide a support of the above kind having the latter from the support or holder. The means to facilitate mounting thereof in conreceptacle is open at the bottom to provide for nection with an electrical wall socket, whereby passage of the attachment cord 9 of the razor lo the support is emciently mounted to derive curas well as the connector in by means of which rent from the wall socket for the operation of said attachment cord is connected with the razor the razor. R at the bottom of the latter. The lower por- A still further object is to provide a support or tion of the receptacle is provided at. the front the above kind having a plug receptacle into with a slot I l of suflicient width to permit paswhich the attachment cord of the razor may be sage of the attachment cord 9 therethrough, 20 readily plugged, and provided with a switch for said slot being extended to the top of the re-. controlling the flow of current from the wall ceptacle and increased in width at the top so socket to said plug receptacle so that the current that the razor may be placed in the holder withmay be turned off when the razor is placed in the out being elevated entirely above the latter. This supporting receptacle and not required for use, construction also avoids the necessity of thread- 25 and whereby the current may be turned on for ing the attachment cord into the holder through operation of the razor when the latter is withthe bottom of the latter when the razor is placed drawn from the support for use. in the holder. The rear wall 5 may have open- Other objects and features of the present inings I! for reception of screws or the like where- :m vention will become apparent from the following by the device may be attached to a wall or other description when considered in connection with vertical support.
the accompanying drawing, and the invention I prefer to provide the holder with means for consists in the novel form, combination and armounting the same in connection with an ordirangement of parts hereinafter more fully denary electrical wall socket so that current may be scribed, shown in said drawing and claimed. derived from the latter for operation of the razor. 35
In the drawing: The ordinary wall socket I 3 having the usual slots Figure 1 is a front elevational view of an elecwith contacts therein is suitably mounted in a tric razor support constructed in accordance with recess of the wall H and this recess is usually the present invention and operatively mounted covered by a face plate It attached by screws in association with an electrical wall socket. l6 and provided with a central opening through Figure 2 is a view thereof in side elevation and which the socket I3 is exposed. I propose to in vertical section. use the screws It for attaching the holder, the Figure 3 is a rear eievational view of the suplatter being passed through the openings I! in the port per se. rear wall 5 of the holder so that the latter is Figure 4 is a horizontal section on line ll of flatly and rigidly secured against the face plate Figure 1; and l5 as shown clearly in Figures 2 and 4. In the Figure 5 is a vertical section of a modified back of the rear wall 5 I provide a recess l1, and form of the holder employing a switch for autoattached to this rear wall within the recess l1 matically cutting oi! the iiow of current to the are rearwardly projecting contact pins l8 adapted razor when the latter is placed in the holder or to enter the slots of the wall receptacle l3 and support. engage the contacts therein to derive current Referring in detail to the drawing, the present therefrom when the holder is mounted in conholder or support is in the nature of a socketnection with the wall socket as described. Arlike receptacle whose socket decreases in width ranged within the recess I! are conductors i9 near the bottom,so that the conventional electric extending to contacts 20 of a plug receptacle formed in the lower portion of the holder at one side of the latter and adapted for reception of the contact pins of the attachment plug 2i usu ally provided on the other end of the attachment cord 9. By plugging the plug 21 into the receptacle including contacts 20, current may be derived for operation of the razor, as will be apparent. The recess I! may be closed by a cover plate 22 suitably secured in place and having slots through which the contact pins [8 project. Also mounted within a side of the holder near the bottom of the latter is a suitable switch 23 interposed in one of the conductors IQ for controlling the flow of current from the pins I! to the contacts 20. In the embodiment of Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, a manually operable switch is provided having a projecting handle 2| for manual actuation thereof. In the embodiment of Figure 5, the switch 23 has an inwardly projecting plunger or operating member 24:; which may be moved by the weight of the razor when placed in the holder for breaking the circuit or cutting off the supply of current to the razor. This switch may be of a generally well known normally closed type which will automatically close the circuit when the razor is removed from the holder. As switches of this type are well known in the art and as the same forms no specific part of the present invention, detailed illustration and description thereof is believed unneces sary. Otherwise, the form of Figure 5 is identically the same as the form of Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, and like parts are indicated by similar reference characters in all of the views. While one end of the attachment cord 9 could be permanently connected with the holder with its wires attached to the conductors l9, it is preferred to provide the receptacle including contacts so that the attachment cord may be removed or renewed whenever found desirable. Of course, if the usual screws at l6 which fasten the face plate I5 in place, are not long enough, longer screws may be supplied with the holder so that they may pass through the rear wall 5 and enter the part 25 into which they are threaded for securing both the face plate l5 and the holder in position. In practice, the holder is simply placed against the face plate I5 so that the contact pins l8 enter the contact containing slots of the receptacle l3, whereupon the screws l6 are inserted and threaded into the part 25 so as to rigidly secure the face plate and the holder in place. When this is done, current is derived from the receptacle l3 and the flow of the current to the razor may be readily controlled by the switch 23. By mounting the holder near a mirror in a bathroom or other suitable place, the razor is supported in a position for convenient use. The holder may be conveniently and efiiciently mounted, and the razor will be effectively supported out of the way when not required for use.
While I have shown and described in considerable detail preferred embodiments of the invention, it is to be understood that the invention is capable of further modification and changes in details of construction without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
What I claim as new is:
1. A holder or support for an electric razor comprising a receptacle providing a socket open at the top and tapering smaller at the bottom to snugly receive and retain the razor therein, said receptacle being provided with a restricted opening at the bottom for downward passage of the attachment cord of the razor therethrough and formed of a rear wall, two side walls, and front walls spaced apart to permit forward and rearward passage of the attachment cord therebetween, said side walls having slots therein extending downwardly from the top thereof to permit grasping of the sides of the razor to facilitate removal of the latter from the holder.
2. A holder or support for an electric razor comprising a receptacle providing a socket open at the top and tapering smaller at the bottom to snugly receive and retain the razor therein, said receptacle being provided with a restricted opening at the bottom for downward passage of the attachment cord of the razor therethrough and formed of a rear wall, two side walls, and front walls spaced apart to permit forward and rearward passage of the attachment cord therebetween, said side walls having slots therein extending downwardly from the top thereof to permit grasping of the sides of the razor to facilitate removal of the latter from the holder, the major upper portions of the front walls being cut away at their adjacent edges to permit removal of the instrument from the receptacle upon slight elevation of the razor relative to the bottom of said receptacle.
3. A holder or support for an electric razor comprising a receptacle providing a socket open at the top and tapering smaller at the bottom to snugly receive and retain the razor therein, said receptacle being provided with a restricted opening at the bottom for downward passage of the attachment cord of the razor therethrough and formed of a rear wall, two side walls, and front walls spaced apart to permit forward and rearward passage of the attachment cord therebetween, contact pins carried by and projecting rearwardly from said rear wall for engagement in a wall socket, means for connecting the attachment cord of the razor to said receptacle and in electrical connection with said contact pins, a switch carried by said receptacle for controlling the flow of current to said attachment cord, and means for securing the holder in connection with the wall socket.
4. A holder or support for electric razors comprising a receptacle open at the top and provided with a bottom opening for passage of the at tachment cord of the razor therethrough, said receptacle tapering smaller at the bottom for supporting engagement with the razor and formed of a rear wall, side walls and front walls spaced apart to permit passage of the attachment cord therebetween, said side walls having slots therein extending downwardly from the top thereof to permit grasping of the razor for facilitating removal of the latter from the holder, means to mount said holder upon a wall or other vertical support, contact pins carried by and projecting rearwardly from said rear wall for engagement in a wall socket, a plug socket formed in said holder, conductors in said rear wall connecting the contact pins with the contacts of said socket, and a switch carried by the holder and interposed in one of said conductors for controlling the flow of current to the razor.
ARTHUR R. WAHL.