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Publication numberUS2547376 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 3, 1951
Filing dateSep 10, 1945
Priority dateSep 10, 1945
Publication numberUS 2547376 A, US 2547376A, US-A-2547376, US2547376 A, US2547376A
InventorsElrick Crawford Thelma
Original AssigneeElrick Crawford Thelma
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Eyebrow shaver
US 2547376 A
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April 1951 T. E. CRAWFORD 2,547,376

EYEBROW SHAVER Filed p 1945 2 Sheets$heet 1 Ap 3, 1951 T. E. CRAWFORD 2,547,376

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Patented Apr. 3, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE EYEBROW SHAVER Thelma Elrick Crawford, Clayton, Mo.

Application September 10, 1945, Serial No. 615,256

2 Claims.

. 1 1 This invention relates to a device which may be used for arching or otherwise forming eyebrows, and its primary object is the provision of a new and improved device including a very narrow blade having a razor-like cutting edge mounted in a supporting guideway and having provisions extending beyond the cutting edge-of the blade whereby the device may be manipulated easily and with great accuracy.

Another important object of the invention re.- sides in the provision of a new and improved shaver for shaving eyebrows to trim or archQthe same whereby the device may be handled readily without danger of cutting the person upon whom the device is being used.

Still another object of the invention resides in the size, shape, contour, arrangement and .positioning of the various parts.

. Still another object of the invention is theprovision of a new and improved eyebrow shaver for arching or otherwise trimming eyebrows whereby a thin, veryshort blade is mounted on one end ofthe supporting handle-like structure, and a brush for removing cut hairs is mounted on the other end of the handle.

Numerous other objects and advantages will be apparent throughout the progress of the following specification.

The accompanying drawings illustrate certain selected embodiments of the invention and the views therein are as follows:

Fig. l is a detail perspective view of the improved eyebrow shaver or razor and embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a detail top plan view thereof;

Fig. 3 is a detail transverse sectional view the line 33 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a detail elevational view of the upper end of the razor shown in Fig. 1, the razor blade and the tightening screw being omitted;

: Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of one form of blade which may be used;

Fig. 6 is a detail perspective view of one form of fastening means for securing the razor blade in position;

- Fig. 7 is a detail sectional view on the 1-! of Fig. 1;

Fig 8 is a view similar to Fig. 3 but :showing a modified form of blade securing device;

Fig. 9 is a detail perspective view of a modified form of eyebrow shaver or razor embodying the invention;

.Fig. 10 is a detail elevational view looking in the direction of the arrows Ill-l0 of Fig. 9;

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Fig/11 is a detail transverse sectional view on the line ll--ll of Fig. 9; I

Fig. 12 is a detail transverse sectional View of a modified form of holder with a modified form. of razor securing element;

Fig. 13 is an end view of the modified structure shown in Fig. 12;

E-ig. i4 is a side elevational view of another modified form of eyebrow shaver or razor; and

.Fig. 15 is a detail longitudinal sectional view on the line I5l5 of Fig. 14.

The particular construction herein shown for the purpose of illustrating the improved eyebrow shaver or razor comprises a suitable supporting frame or structure I, Figs..l to 8, inclusive, having a handle which may be curved, as indicated in Fig. 1, to facilitateease in handling.

The upper end of the frame or structure I terminates in a blade securing portion 3 comprising integral spaced elements or finger members 4 and 5, each of which is provided with a vertical slot 6 to receive and support a blade 1. The part 8 between the members or elements 4 and 5 is relatively narrow as it is desirable to use a blade not to exceed one-half inch long, preferably about one-quarter inch long.

The blade 1 is thin and flat and is adapted to be inserted in position by passing it through a narrow slot 9 formed in the part 8 of the structure. The blade is inserted by slipping the same into the slot 9, and it is guided by the grooves 6, 6 in the members or projections 4 and 5. The slot 9 is longer than the distance between the backs of the grooves 6, 6 so as to accommodate the overhanging ends or projections l0, It] on the upper end of the blade.

The upper end of the blade may be provided with an outwardly extending elongation l l which projects a predetermined distance beyond the edge of the structure I at the part 3 so as to permit easy and instant removal and application of the blade in position. The inner or cutting end of the blade is provided with a sharp cutting edge I2.

The blade I may have an opening I 3 at its outer end for the reception of releasable looking or securing means M, Fig. 6. The securing means may comprise a set screw I4 having a threaded end i 5 which threadedly engages-a threaded bore It provided in the body of the structure I, preferably transversely, through the part 8, in the manf-j ner shown in Fig. 3. .i :1

The extremities of the spaced projections or parts 4 and 5 are each reduced to terminate in a pronounced point I! which extends or projects a predetermined distance beyond the cutting edge l2 of the blade I. These sharp pointed or relatively sharp pointed extensions I! are adapted to press down the skin of the person being operated upon to form furrows, so as to bring the cutting edge I 2 'of the razor flush with the skin of the eyebrow to be shaped or formed, or cutting away loose or unwanted eyebrow hairs, as the device is swept along the skin to shape or form the eyebrows either at the tops thereof or atfthe' bottoms thereof, as well as the space between the eyebrows above the bridge of the nose.

The cutting edge or operating portion of the blade 1 extends between the projections or fingers, 4 and 5 at right angles thereto and is relatively narrow, being preferably one-fourth inch'whereby the device may be easily handled-and can only come in contact with the epidermis at such.

point where a straggling or unwanted hair projects. The projections 4 and 5 extend parallel from a side of thestructure l, preferably from the inner side thereof, being shown in the bottom sidein Fig; 1, whereby the device may be manipulated with accuracy and ease.

The points I! at the ends of the projections or fingers 4-and 5 permit free use of the shaver, act as guides and prevent the blade from cutting the skin. As the shaver is drawn over an eyebrow to shape or otherwise trim the same, there is no danger of the person being operated upon beingv cut.

1 Thelower'end'of 'th'e'handle 2 is provided with a brush l8 which may be 'removably secured'to the handle 'so'that any loose hairs which are shaved from an eyebrowmay be wiped from the face by merely turning the shaver end for end.

Instead of employing the set screw I4, shown particularly in Fig; 6, a spring pressed ball I!) may be inserted in the body of the structure to engage the'hole l3 in th'e'blade I. The spring pressed ball may'co'nsist of a fitting in which the ball I 9 is mounted, there being a spring 2| in the fitting to normally urge the ball outwardly, the ball, of course, being restricted from coming out of the fitting 20 by means of the ends of the fitting engaging the ball in the usual conventional manner.

' The shaver, disclosed in Figs. 1 to 8, inclusive, may be made ofany suitable material, but plastic or sir'nilar material is shown specifically in Figs. vl to 8.

The shaver. di closed in Figs. 9 to 11. inclusive, is preferably made of metal and includes a main body having a fiat metal handle 3|. The back 32 of the handle at the upper end comprises the back of the shaver having turned ends 33 projecting inwardly toward. each. other, as clearly shown in Fig..9, to provide grooveways 34 34 into which a cutting blade-35 is slidably mounted.

. A set screw 35:is adapted to have threaded engagement with the back 32 and enters a hole 31 formed in the blade 39 for locking the blade in position in the spaced guides 34. The curled pore tions.33 terminate into sharp pointed fiat projections 33 and extend a: predetermined distance beyond the cutting 'edge'39 of the blade 35 for the same reasons advanced with respect to the'proj ec tions l'l, I! of Figs. 1 to 8,'inclusive.

The blade 35,- like the blade I, is relatively short in length, having an operating edge of about one-fourth inch in length; The p ints 38, 38 are for the same'purpose as the points l1, I! mentioned with respect toFigS. 1v to 8, inclusive. --Thestructuredisclosed in Figs. 9 to 11, in-

elusive, is adapted to be made readily and economically. The projections 33 are bent from the back 32 and curled over as indicated to provide guides 34, 34 to receive the razor blade 35. The handle 3! may have a removably mounted brush mounted on the opposite end thereof.

The blade 35 fits tightly against the flat surface of the back 32, as clearly shown in Fig. 11, and the cutting edge 39 of the blade 35 is set back a predetermined distance as previously mentioned with respect to the device shown in Figs. 1 to 8, inclusive, so that the eyebrow shaver may be manipulated easily and accurately without cutting the skin of the person upon whom the shaver is being used.

The structuredisclcsed in Figs. 12 and 13 has the blade mountedon one side similar to the construction shown inFigs. 9 to 11, inclusive, but made of a different material, such as plastic, and, therefore, provides prongs 40, 4B which are thicker than the prongs 33, 33 of Figs. 9 to 11, inclusive, but thinner than the prongs 4 and s diselosed in Figs. 1 to 8, inclusive.

The prongs or'projections 40 are adapted to be provided with side grooves 41 to receive the blade 42"; the blade 42 being held in position any suitable means, such as by a ball and fitting structure n 2! shown in Fig. 8. Thepprongs 46 are preferably made integralwith the-body. part 43 of the eyebrow shaver 44.

' It .isoften desirable that the blade project iron; the end of the structure instead of from the side as shown in Figures 14 and 15. In these latter figures, the body 59 terminatesinto spaced-prongs 5'! and 52 having sharpened projections 53'and 54, respectively. ,The prongs or fingers 5| and 52 are each provided with an elongatedgroovesv way 55 into which a blade 55 is slidably mounted,v

.The cutting edge 5'! of the blade 56 terminates at distance short of the ends of projections 53 and 54 for the reasons previously advanced. The blade 55 may be locked in position in any conventional manner, such as by a set screw 58. A brush 59, for the reasons previously advanced, may be secured detachably to the end of the structure opposite the blade receiving part.

The invention provides an eyebrow shaver. which may be manipulated with readiness and accuracy for arching or otherwise trimming eye'- brows whereby certain hairs of the eyebrow may be out without danger of cutting the skin, there being relatively sharp pointed projections extending on opposite sides of the blade and beyond the cutting edge of the blade so that the device may be operated quickly to affect the trimming or arching of the brows, as well as cutting any loose 'or unruly hairs at or between the eyebrows.

Changes may be made in the form, construe tion and arrangement of the parts without-departing from the spirit of the'invention or 'sacri ficing any of the advantages thereof, and the right is hereby reserved to make all such changes {as fairly fall within the scope of thefollowing claims.

The invention is hereby claimed as follows:

1. An eyebrow shaver comprising an elongated handle having a pair of spaced fingers extending from one end thereof in parallel relation, said fingers being formed with facing guideways and pointed end projections; a thin, fiatblade having parallel side edges slidably engaging the respec tive guideways and a cutting edge extending betweenthe outer ends of the guide'ways and'diss posed a short predetermined distance inwardly of eachof said pointed projections whereby th'e projections may be usedfor depressin'gwhe skin at opposite ends of the cutting edge; and releasable locking means engaging the handle and the blade for holding the cutting edge in said predetermined relation to the pointed projections.

2. An eyebrow shaver comprising an elongated handle, said handle including an integral pair of spaced fingers extending laterally from one side of the handle in parallel relation, and said fingers being formed with facing guideways and pointed end projections, the ends of said guideways adjacent the handle being open; a thin, fiat blade insertable through said open ends of the fingers and having parallel side edges slidably engaging the respective guideways and a cutting edge extending between said pointed projections at right angles to the guideways and disposed a short predetermined distance inwardly of said pointed projections; and releasable locking means engaging the handle and the blade for holding the cutting edge in said predetermined relation to the pointed projections.

THELMA ELRICK CRAWFORD.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the V file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification30/32, 30/534, D28/44, 132/289, 30/75, 30/335, 15/105, 30/34.5
International ClassificationB26B21/00
Cooperative ClassificationB26B21/00
European ClassificationB26B21/00