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Publication numberUS2431523 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 25, 1947
Filing dateApr 10, 1945
Priority dateApr 10, 1945
Publication numberUS 2431523 A, US 2431523A, US-A-2431523, US2431523 A, US2431523A
InventorsArthur Tuerff, Lotz Leonard C
Original AssigneeArthur Tuerff, Lotz Leonard C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Razor blade magazine
US 2431523 A
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A. TUERFF ET AL RAZOR'BLADE MAGAZINE Nov.' 25, 1947.

Filed April l0, 1945 Patented Nov. 25, 1947 FEICE RAZOR' BLADE MAGAZINE Arthur Tuerff, South Orange, and Leonard C. Lotz, Newark, N. J

Application April 10, 1945, Serial No. 587,530

This invention relates to improvements vin razor blade dispensing magazines; and the invention has reference, more particularly, to a novel construction of magazine adapted to hold a plurality of razor blades of the double edged, slotted and notched corner type, said magazine having means for dispensing said blades one lby one therefrom.

This invention has for an object to provide a novel razor blade dispensing magazine comprising a main casing or housing provided with a blade ejecting means and a separable tray for holding a stack of razor blades; said tray being insertable into said casing or housing in position to operatively relate the stack of blades carried thereby to the blade ejecting means of the casing or housing; said tray having an opening in the bottom thereof, and said casing or housing having spring means adapted to project through the said tray opening into engagement with the stack of blades carried by the tray. whereby to yieldably urge said blades toward and subject to the operation of the blade ejecting means of the casing or housing.

The invention has for a further object to provide a tray to carry and support a stack of razor blades for insertion into a blade dispensing magazine, said tray having means to position the blades therein with their sharpened edges held in spaced away relation to the tray sides, and

yet in such manner that an uppermost blade of the stack may be freed to be moved longitudinally outward through a discharge way with which an end wall of the tray is provided.

The invention has for a further object to provide a separable blade stack carrying tray which is insertable in a blade dispensing magazine, whereby said tray per se may serve both as the blade holding element of a package suitable for commercial distribution of razor blades, as well as a cooperative part of a blade dispensing magazine for use by the consumer.

Other objects of this invention, not at this time more particularly enumerated, will be understood from the following detailed description of the same.

An illustrative embodiment of this invention is shown in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a razor blade dispensing magazine according to this invention, with the separable blade stack holding tray withdrawn therefrom; and Fig, 2 is a longitudinal sectional View, taken on line 2-2 in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a front end elevational view of the dispensing magazine with the separable blade s claims. (ol. 20s- 16) .rides in said slot 2l.

stack holding tray operatively assembled therewith; Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view, taken on line 4 4 in Fig. 3; and Fig. 5 is a transverse sectional View, taken on line 5-5 in Fig. 4.

Fig. 6 is a longitudinal sectional view similar to that of Fig. 4, but showing the ejector means operated to eject a blade from the magazine.

Fig. 7 is a sectional View of the tray per se showing the blades of a stack thereof separated one from another by intermediate separator or spacer elements.

Similar characters of reference are employed in the above described views, to indicate corresponding parts.

Referring to the drawings, the casing or housing of the dispensing magazine comprises a hollow body formed by a top wall I0, side'walls Il, a bottom wall I2 and end walls I3. Fitted and secured within the upper interior of said hollow body, to underlie the top wall I@ thereof, is an endwise open tray guide shell comprising a top wall I4, side walls I5, and longitudinal tray supporting ledges I6 which extend inwardly in opposed relation respectively from the lower margins of said guide shell side walls I5. The upper end of the rearward end wall I3 of the casing or housing terminates at the level of said tray supporting ledges I6 of the tray guide shell, thus leaving the rearward end of the latter open for insertion therein and withdrawal therefrom of a blade stack carrying tray member to be subsequently described. The upper end ofthe forward end wall I3 of the casing or housing terminates somewhat above the level of said tray supporting ledges I6 of the guide shell, thus providing a stop portion I1 to limit inward movement of an inserted tray member, whereby to predetermine the operative assembled relation of the latter to the interior of the casing or housing.

The top wall I0 of the casing or housing is provided with a downwardly open, longitudinally y and centrally extending channeled portion I3, the interior of which provides a slideway E9 in which is mounted an ejector bolt 2Q. The top ofsaid channeled portion i8 is provided with a suitably disposed slot ZI of a length corresponding to the scope of reciprocable movement desired to be permitted to the ejector bolt til. Said .ejector bolt is 'provided with an exteriorly projecting actuator button 22, the shank of which Said ejector bolt is supported by the top wall i4 of said tray guide shell. At its forward end, said ejeeter belt 2@ is previdedwith a dependent push-piece 23 which extends and moves through a slotway 2li with which .for manipulating the tray member.

The separable tray member of the dispensing 5 magazine comprises an upwardly open tray body formed by a bottom wall 26 and peripheral side and end walls 21 and 28. The rearward end Wall 28 is provided withI an external handle piece 2.9

width of the tray member exceeds somewhatI the width of razor blades B to be stacked and carried therein, whereby, when said blades arevdepo sited` centrally therein, the sharp edges of said blades will be spaced away from and out of contact with 175 the side walls 21 of the tray member. The bottom wall 26 of the tray member is providedy with` a.` longitudinal central opening 3D of less width than, the width of the blades B. Struck up from the tray bottom wall 26 are laterally opposed upstand- 20 ing blade retainerilugs 3|, between which rea-r.- ward" reduced end portions sb. of thev blades are disposed, whereby the blades are held against lat.- eral shifting or displacement. Like laterallyopposed upstanding bladeretainer lugs 32 arealso 25 struck from the tray bottom.wall Ztl` to embrace forward reduced endportions b of: theblades for like purpose. The forward. end wall 28=` of` the tray is cut away between the sidewalls 2l: to

provide a blade discharge passage 33ncorrespond- 30 ing in height to the thickness of a blade. Said forwardk blade retainerA lugs 32- terminate.. at the level of said dischargepassage 33; sothat a blade B, when lifted to aligned relation tosaid: dis.-

charge passage 33may clear the upper extrem- 3.5

ities of said retainerlugs 32., so as to pass thereover, when itis outwardly moved endwise through said discharge passage 33.

Fixedly secured: to the bottom wall I2 of the casing or housing is the base 34 of a lift` spr-ingV 40 member comprising an upwardly and forwardly inclined spring arm `35 terminating in downwardly curved nosing portion 36; from which nosing portion extends a finger piece 31, which projects exteriorly from the casing or housing through la perpendicular slot orway 38 with-which the forward end wall I3 of the latter-is provided.

To assemble a blade loaded tray member=with and in operative relation to the casing` or housing of the dispensing magazine, said tray member is insertedV through the rearwardly open end of the tray guide shell, and is slid forwardly therein until its forward end is stopped against the stop portion II. To permit such inward passage of the tray member, the spring arm 35 and nosing 55 36 of the lift spring member is depressed by means of the fingerpiece 31, to withdraw the nosing 36 out of the path of ingoing tray movement (see Fig. 2). After the tray member,v is

-lodged in operative assembled relation to` and within the casing orv housing, said liftrv spring member is released, whereby upwardflexing movement of the spring arm 35 carries the nosing 36 upwardly through the bottom opening 30 of the tray member,` andA into up-thrusting engagement with the vunderside of the stack of blades B deposited within said tray member.

Such up-thrustingeffect o f the liftspring member lifts the stack ofblades B bodily,iso thatfthe uppermost blade of the stack is stopped againstthe top wall I4 ofthe tray guideshell, andis-thus positioned in alignmentv with and in endwise opposition to the discharge passagen33 of the tray member and above the extremities ofl the retainerlugs- 32, and so that the push-piece23fof '(5 The internal l0 4 the ejector bolt 20 is entered in the slot s of said uppermost blade (see Fig. 4).

To discharge the uppermost blade from the dispensing magazine, the operator pushes forward the acutator button 22 of the ejector bolt 20, thereby sliding the same forwardly and outwardly from the casing or housing. As the ejecter. bolt, 20 ishils advancedhe push-piece 23 thereof, which .islodged inthe slot s off the uppermost blade, as the same advances, first abuts the forward end of said slot s, and as its advance continues, thereupon pushes the uppermost blade outwardly from the forward end of the dispensing,` magazine seeFig. 6). The projected end of said; uppermost blade is now accessible to be grasped by the operators fingers, and thereby may, be pulled outwardly and away, When the uppermost blade is thus removed, the thrust of the lift spring member raises the stack of' blades so that the next blade is aligned with the tray member discharge passage 33a Asthe ejector bolt 20 isretracted to normal initial positiongrthe chamfered underside 25 ofthe push-piece 23 willride over the blade stack, and will momentarily depress the latter against the up-thrusting tension of the lift spring member, sol that', when initial positionof said push-piece 23 is regained, the same will enter the slot s of the then uppermost blade, ready for a repetition ofthe ejecting operationsI nextV effective upon said blade. 'I he described lbladeV ejecting operations mayv be repeated until-thebottom most blade of thestacknis reachedV and ejected, whereupon the empty tray member may be withdrawn,reloadedvwithblades and replaced inthe dispensing magazine, or a new loaded tray substitutedfor the empty tray.

It may be desired' to modify the stackedr ail-,- rangement of razor blades B d .eposited in the tray member, by inserting between successive blades thereof a correspondingly slotted separator element. S` (see Fig. 7'); iny which case the push-piece 23 of1 the ejector bolt will be sized; to engage both an uppermost.. blade ,B and, aA separator element S underlying the same, so. asito simultaneously ej ect,- both. This would. have the advantage of permitting theuseof agreater. area ofjpushface surfacein connection with the pushpiece 23, so that less precise fitting-and. sizing of the latter part correspondingly tothe thickness of a blade would be required, vthe advantage of which will be obvious when very thinrazor-blades of but a, few thousandths of an inch in thickness are to be operatedupon. I

Advantages of the provisionv of` the-*separable blade stack carryingv tray, byl which this invention isrcharacterized', are that said tray not-only is easy to load, may be. conveniently formed to retain the blades. in position whereby their sharp cutting edges are inno risk ofcontacting or being contacted by surfaces likelyto injure ordull the same, but alsosuch trayfmember may be madeof relatively cheap material,andv may` be utilized both as acomponent blade Qarryingpart oi"lr a commercial package in whichvtheblades are distributed to the consumer, as well asacooper ative. part of theblade dispensing magazine for convenient use by the consumer. I

Having now described our invention, we claim:

l. A. dispensing magazine, for razor, blades of the double edged, slotted and notched corner -type comprisingz a` casing for-med bytop, bottom-,side and, front andwrear end walls,v an endwise-.open tray guideshellfixedbeneath the casing topwall, said' sliellemprsine e top Wall;l sidewalls and tray supporting ledges extending from the latter,

said casing rear wall having a tray admission opening aligned with the interior of said tray shell, a inanipulatable longitudinally reciprocable blade ejector bolt above said guide shell top Wall, said casing top wall having a slideway means for said ejector bolt, the ejector bolt having a pushpiece dependent from its forward portion, said guide shell top wall having a slotway to accommodate said push-piece, the casing front end wall terminating above the guide shell ledges, whereby to provide both a tray stop and a blade exit opening, a tray for holding a stack of blades, said tray being removably insertable within said tray guide shell, whereby to dispose its contained blade stack in position to permit engagement of the ejector bolt push-piece, as normally retracted, with the forward end of the Slot of an uppermost blade of said stack, the forward end of said tray having a blade discharge passage at the level of the uppermost blade of said stack, a lift spring member iixed in the lower portion of said casing, said tray having a bottom opening through which said lift spring member may engage the contained blade stack, whereby to yieldably upthrust the same to align an uppermost blade with the blade discharge passage of said tray and in position to be operatively engageable, as aforesaid, by said ejector push-piece said lift spring member having a finger piece at its free end, and a casing end wall having a vertical slot through which said nger piece accessibly projects, whereby said lift spring member may be depressed out of the path of movementl of said tray into and out of said tray guide shell.

2. A razor blade magazine as dened in claim 1, wherein said tray is provided with means to hold the contained blades against shifting displacement therein comprising a pair of laterally opposed upstanding rearward retainer lugs adapted to engage corner notched rear end portions of the blades and a pair of laterally opposed upstanding forward retainer lugs adapted to engage co-rner notched forward end portions of the blades, said forward retainer lugs terminating below the plane of the blade discharge passage of said tray so as to free an uppermost blade therefrom.

3. A dispensing magazine for razor blades of the double edged, slo-tted and notched corner type comprising a casing formed by top, bottom, side and front and rear end walls, an endwise open tray guide shell fixed beneath the casing top Wall, said shell comprising a top wall, side walls and tray supporting ledges extending from the latter, said casing rear wall having a tray admission opening aligned with the interior of said tray shell, a manipulatable longitudinally reciprocable blade ejector bolt above said guide shell top wall, said casing top wall having a slideway means for said ejector bolt, the ejector bolt having a push-piece dependent from its forward portion, said guide shell top wall having a slotway to accommodate said push-piece, the casing front end wall terminating above the guide shell ledges, whereby to provide both a tray stop and a blade eXit' opening, a tray for holding a stack of blades, said tray being removably insertable within said tray guide shell, whereby to dispose its contained blade stack in position to permit engagement of the ejector bolt push-piece, as normally retracted, with the forward end of the slot of an uppermost blade of said stack, the forward end of said tray having a blade discharge passage at the level of the uppermost blade of said stack, a lift spring member xed in the lower portion of said casing, said tray having a bottom opening through which said lift spring member may engage the contained blade stack, whereby to yieldably upthrust said stack to align an uppermost blade with the blade discharge passage of said tray and in position to be operatively engageable by said ejector push-piece, and said tray having means to hold the contained blades against shifting displacement therein comprising a pair of laterally opposed upstanding rearward retainer lugs adapted to engage corner notched rear end portions of the blades and a pair of laterally opposed upstanding forward retainer lugs adapted to engage corner notched forward end portions of the blades, said forward retainer lugs terminating below the plane of the blade discharge passage of said tray so as to free an uppermost blade therefrom.

ARTHUR TUERFF. LEONARD C. LOTZ.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the i'lle of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/198, 221/240, 30/40.2, 221/232
International ClassificationB65D83/10, B65D83/08
Cooperative ClassificationB65D83/10
European ClassificationB65D83/10