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May 27, 1952 s. w. WATHON BOOKLIKE HOLDER FOR SAFETY RAZOR BLADES Filed Aug. 29, P349 Y, I 5? I,
5 TANLE) W. WATHON attorney Patented May 27, 1952 BOOKLIKE HOLDER FOR BLADES NT OFFICE SAFETY RAZOR Stanley w. Wathon, woodside, N; Y. Application August 20, 1949, Serial No. 111,457
My invention relates to holders or receptacles for safety razor blades, and one of its objects is to keep used razor blades ready for further use.
Other objects are to protect razor blades from corrosion, to dry wet razor blades automatically while they are inserted in the receptacle, thereby to preserve the blades, to eliminate the necessity of wiping the blades after they have been used, and thereby to make shaving more economic and less cumbersome.
Further objects are to store razor blades closely surrounded by moisture-absorbent material, to provide pockets of moisture-absorbent material for insertion of the blades, to provide several separate pockets for the insertion of individual blades in spaced positions, thereby to avoid damage of one blade by another, to arrange these pockets so that a portion of each blade projects out of the respective pocket without contacting another blade, thereby to facilitate the removal of each blade from its pocket, and to provide layers of absorbent material which cover both sides of the projecting blade portions.
Still other objects are to arrange the pockets aside each other in such a manner that all projecting blade portions are displayed simultaneously, thereby to make possible the removal of any desired blade without handling, contacting or moving another blade, and to facilitate the survey of all pockets and of all blades stored in the receptacle whereby any blade may be conveniently selected and blades may be conveniently inserted in a definite order.
Still further objects are to arrange the pockets in such a manner that the entire receptacle is not bulky but has a thin flat shape, thereby to facilitate the pocketing of the receptacle or its storage and transportation, to providethe receptacle with a book-like cover, to surround the inserted blades by absorbent layers when this cover is closed or folded, and to display portions of all inserted blades by simply opening or unfolding this cover.
Still other objects are to attain these results with simple and inexpensive means, and to provide a booklike receptacle adapted for convenient insertion and for selective removal of a number of razor blades.
Still other objects and advantages will appear from the following description of an exemplifying embodiment of my invention, from the appended claims and from the accompanying drawing in which:
Fig. 1 shows a face view of an illustrative embodiment of my invention in open or unfolded 2 condition, somerazor blades bein this embodiment.
Fig. 2 shows a view of the same embodiment seen from the right side in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 shows a cross-section taken along the line 3-3 in Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 shows a view of the same embodiment in closed or folded condition, seen from lower side in Fig. 1.
The thicknesses of blades, of absorbent layers and of the cover are exaggerated in the drawing for the sake of clearer representation.
Referring to the drawing, numeral I indicates two thin plates of sufiiciently strong material, for example, of strong cardboard or leather. These inserted in plates have identical rectangular shapes and are foldably connected by a strip 2 which may be made of similar, but flexible material whereby the parts I and 2-form a book-like cover.
To the inner side of each plate I, a sheet 4 is affixed. This sheet is folded along an edge 5 into a larger layer 6 and a smaller layer 1 and consists of moisture-absorbent material, for example, of blotting paper. The larger layer'6 has ap- T proximately the same size and the same shape as the plate I, is affixed to the plates inner side and forms a lining covering substantially the entire area of the plate. The smaller layer 1 overlaps a portion of the larger layer and extends from the folded edge 5 over one half of the larger layers area as far as an edge 8 which may be parallel to the edge 5.
Flat rectangular pockets '9 are formed between these two layers by connecting the same along suitable lines or strips. One connecting line is constituted by or runs along the folded edge 5. In addition, the layer 1 is aflixed to the layer 6 along lines or strips H and 12 running from the edge 5 to the edge 8 in parallel directions perpendicular to these edges. The thus formed pockets 9 are open at the edge 8 and extend over a rectangular area which preferably is slightly broader than the width of a razor blade and somewhat shorter than a razor blade. These pockets have no appreciable height or thickness, but allow the insertion of a razor blade which is always very thin. A portion of the razor blade projects beyond or from the respective pocket. The drawing shows, for example, eight pockets 9 of which three are filled with razor blades I3 though, of course, all pockets may receive razor blades.
The two sheets 4 are so positioned that, when the cover is unfolded as shown in Fig. 1, the edges 5 are positioned at the same sides of the sheets, for example at the right sides of the sheets or, with other words, that the pockets 9 of one sheet open in the same direction as the pockets of the other sheet. When the cover is folded as shown in Fig. 4, the pockets open in opposite direction, the layers 1 abut or contact each other at their edges 8 whereby the layers 1, together, form one layer positioned between the layers 6 and divided into two parts along the coinciding edges 8.
A resilient band it of rubber or the like may be affixed to the outside of one of the plates l and may be slung, when the cover is closed, around the top, the other plate and the bottomof the cover in order to secure the receptacle in tightly closed condition. In this condition, the inserted blades I3 are completely surrounded by absorbent material, those portions of the blades which project from the pockets 9 being embedded between layers which are sufiiciently soft or resilient to contact each other at an area sur. rounding the embedded blade portions whereby the gaps l5 and 16 which, in Fig. 4, appear due to exaggerated representation of the thickness of the blades, are closed.
When the receptacle is unfolded as shown in Fig. 1 all pockets 9 are spread aside each other in substantially one plane and are simultaneously accessible. All blade portions projecting from these pockets are simultaneously displayed. Hence each pocket may be filled or each inserted blade may be taken out without interfering with another blade or with another pocket.
Suitable indicia may be printed or otherwise applied to the sheets 4 in such a manner that each indicium identifies a definite pocket. For example, such indicia may be constituted by the names of the days of the week whereby each pocket is designated for a definite day on which the inserted blade has last been used or should be used again. A further indicium Extra may indicate a pocket for a reserve blade.
I desire it understood that my invention is not confined to the particular embodiment shown and described, the same bein merely illustrative, and that my invention may be carried out in other ways without departing from the spirit of my invention as it is obvious that the particular embodiment shown and described is only one of the many that may be employed to attain the objects of my invention.
Having described the nature of my invention, what I claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:
1. A receptacle for safety razor blades comprising a book-like cover having two foldably connected plates, two larger and two smaller layers of moisture-absorbent material, each larger layer forming a lining of one of said plates, each smaller layer overlying a portion of one of said larger layers and being permanently connected thereto along an edge of said smaller layer and along lines extending from said edge to the opposite edge of said smaller layer whereby said layers form fiat pockets of absorbent material which, when said cover is unfolded, are spread beside each other so that each pocket is adapted for insertion or removal of a razor blade without moving or contacting any razor blade inserted in another pocket, each smaller layer extending over an area which, when said cover is folded, lies out of and abuts the area over which the other smaller layer extends, the abutting line of said smaller layers coinciding-with those edges to which said connected lines of said smaller layers extend whereby that portion of each larger layer which extends beyond the smaller layer connected thereto overlies those portions of razor blades which project beyond the pockets formed by the other larger layer and by the smaller layer connected to the latter layer.
2. A receptacle tor safety razor blades comprising a booklike cover having two foldably connected plates, and three layers of moisture-absorbent material positioned, when said cover is folded, over each other between said plates and extending substantially over the same area as said plates, thetwo outer layers forming linings affixed to the adjacent plates, the innermost layer being formed by two separate parts abutting each other along a line dividing said area into rectangular halves, one of said parts being connected to one of said outer layers along lines extending from said dividing line toward the opposite, edge of said part and along said opposite edge, the other part being connected to the other outer layer in corresponding manner whereby said layers form two rows of pockets of absorbent material extending from said dividing line in opposite directions.
STANLEY W. WATI-ION.
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