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Publication numberUS2676396 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 27, 1954
Filing dateMar 19, 1949
Priority dateMar 19, 1949
Publication numberUS 2676396 A, US 2676396A, US-A-2676396, US2676396 A, US2676396A
InventorsNicholas Testi
Original AssigneeGillette Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Safety razor and magazine
US 2676396 A
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April 27, 1954 N, TEST] 2,676,396

SAFETY RAZOR AND MAGAZINE Filed March 19, 1949 4 Sheets-Sheet l April 27, 1954 N. TESTI 2,676,396

SAFETY RAZOR AND MAGAZINE Filed March 19, 1949 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. Mafia 75:14:

April 27, 1954 N. TEST! 2,676,396

' SAFETY RAZOR AND MAGAZINE Filed March 19, 1949 4 Sheets- Sheet 3 IN V EN TOR. 11640648 /&u4

April 27, 1954 N. TEST] 2,676,395

SAFETY RAZOR AND MAGAZINE Filed March 19, 1949 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 .Piy. 16'

. IN VEN TOR. wuw 7am Patented Apr. 27, 1954 FATE-NT oeeics Application March 19, 19.49, Segia'lNo. 82,309

1- 2 This'inventio i e mnei ese :a iel .iniizrere Flies-r 13 end e plan i w an e reduced,

safety razor of the type in ivv h, a flEfilelfi scale showing the relation of the razor head and bla es supp ted e hth side to! a ing; ga n W ile the ra or may be su plied with Medea b Figs 15 and 16 are corresponding views on a himd. it is, us d With particular gon nignee a larger scale partly in elevation and partly in sec;

eenneetiori with liehle ma azineimme tieha Y stru ion with w h the f The razor of this invention consists of parts eon; nation. Thgscgg-nlgi-natiqig his ela medhere,- whichare assembled and remain connected dure while the safetyraggr itse1 is ing' normal use so that the user has .to handle no l loose parts that, may become misplaced or lost, although its vconstruction is such that for pur: poses of special cleaning or renovating, its parts may be separated. Ordinarily, however, blades maybezpresented andnremolved Without disturb:

, ing the eonnections or disassembling of parts. V1 Referring to Figs. .1 tot, it will be. seen that I V g tting l the razor comprises a handle I 0 enlarged and meval oi and seed fi lesi efst iiewlsi ornamented-at end d flattened ah features by -Wh1 Qh this vqbjeot ash ved, he forked at its upper end. Theforked .end of the, more partjeularlypqinted outhereina er. 20 razor is provided with: ,shallowreeesses ll on op- Another object of th inven N to provide posite sides to receive the two arms of a u shap ed a' ve raz nd megez he eiiip i on f strap 12- and this eis connectedzto the handle. by the-razor and magazine have interlocking eon: altransversescrew I3 which gasses through both ee i nsl t at ineii a u ate alignment hf ends o the strap nd the ndle end is izre i leei blade-seat with the blade as delivered by t e at its threaded ,end with a simmer nut. magaz ne and which m be relie .iipqn to fo e io ti n-o he endleis PIQViQQQiE Y end vent. accidental disengagement 9f t e in get U wimal ngitudinal her i whieh l eeehtaihesie iln lthe blade .feeqingfoperatf 'r eompression spitin .Meh zwithh ee hi ect on o he us d bl de i he I isicfOnt i fid abalilfi-insrmeill hree esieii war ly o upwardly h i he sp. I i e I I'Phe h e 9 h razor eludes in i s st ucture The d other o ects an vfee 'i l e lt e inv n ion W l be bes unde st od and e m t e fol o n de c p ion of eieir mb d men s t er of, select d tier pi. l ses 92 env pe inefl-in te il u ra i n a d ehewn in the ac otthe strain 12- T beii i9 re e ve the c o ed il enehihe lot e a s drawi s, n w i h? ewereide e thattheetren all? mayheht eeesiihfi F g. 1 is a pla iew o the azor-z v the cras n aee hi lihe the eer e 9f the raz r- F g, 211 a vi in en -eleve Inleesivh t v lat L i Q 'LnQQ' a pair of Fig.3 isa-view front ele tion; oppositely directed transverse slots whieh deline ig- 4 'eza v ew of th razor heecl iilensi die inwardly and .ii iweitql sn pin learn emce nal section; 4Q These to position the mag ne a wi l be i 5 9) i ws mile 'to Rig, S imming 131i? presently described, upper portion .of 'the re h ii-e d ff r nte u a zheeiti h-j plate 16 is formed as a e i itiidina channel Fig. fiisav iew in perspeotiv owi ieth ,3 openin zypwardlvandi terrupt dnzmidee e l h bys'ari opening extending entirely through the mag zin plate from side' -to side; Theechannelthw pro;

emaee ne ii-section videdlis shaped to ireceiylei a bowed hr ne ig 7.:tlt1hiv ws tiijj Fi 8 i :a vi re the in :3 1 isi a 20 whichlserves iyielplingly to retaininp eeethe jee a iew i the-m eel ihe e een item cap membe .ofthe e o h; ad-

the ef e d a zehown .i F g '7; 'l"-he;p1ate 15 is donnectedtothetELIMQTQ blade: i ,10 ieen-eh -Y e e the so, pnortingzmember 21 whi h is ectan u ar n fromthe rightend; I shapezand provided v phi-lie p rallel tre Fig. 11 isa viewin tiQnvQQ- h 1l, e tanguiar'lands 22 which constitute the blade seat of Fisfig l- V i 1 and areaseparated bvaien itudigial e-h ii e1.,. At 1 ersheet se e lhli-m -gfiflz ffih r w 4 1 sheaths-9i image ventional shape and with longitudinal slots 23 which reduce the weight of the head and provide clearance for the shaving debris. This guard member is formed with a downwardly-extending flange 24 channelled to receive the upstanding channel portion of the plate l6 and permanently connected thereto by a pair of transverse pins or rivets 25. The cap member of the head is similar in shape to the guard member though somewhat narrower. It is provided with a lower substantially flat blade-engaging face and with a downwardly-extending tang 2T rectangular in crosssection and recessed or grooved in one face to receive the wire spring 20 when assembled with the guard member, as shown in Fig. 4. The body of the cap member is provided with a pair of elongated recesses 28 which are ornamental in effect and reduce the weight of this part. It will be understood that the guard member is provided with a centrally disposed rectangular hole which permits the passage of the tang 21 of the cap member with clearance, so that the tang may enter the channel portion IQ of the under plate it and thus be located in position to receive the spring wire 20.

The razor herein shown is intended for use with an open-end blade 30 of thetype shownin Figs. 6 and 14, that is to say a thin generally rectangular blade having a long .slot 3|, opening from one end of the blade and provided with a somewhat wider semi-circular notch 32 in both ends. The slot 3| is of such width asto receive with slight clearance the tang 2? of the cap member so that the blade may be introduced upon the blade seat 22 from one end of the razor and removed therefrom in the opposite direction. For example, with the razor head assembled as suggested in Fig. 6, the blade 30 would be introduced from the right-hand end of the head between the cap and guard members and removed from the same end.

The assembled relation of the parts of. the head is Well shown in Fig. 4 from which it will be seen that the under plate I6 is spaced from the end of the handle l by the upward pressure of the ball l against the slotted lower edge of the plate. The upward pressure of the ball also holds the plate tightly in contact with the closed upper end of the strap [2. This connection permits the head of the razor to be rocked forcibly from one side to the other as suggested in Fig. 5, or to be held yieldingly in central position as suggested in Fig. 2, thus accommodating the user to the most convenient angle for his individual taste. It will be apparent that the ball will yield slightly in suchrocking movement of the head but will hold the head in any selected position without danger of displacement. The construction of the magazine is best shown in Figs. 7-16. It includes in its structurean elongated rectangular shell, preferably of sheet metal but optionally of any other material, having a bottom 40, sides 41 and 42 and top flanges 43 which extend inwardly toward each other but are separated by a substantially open space. This space is widened atone end in a recess 39 designed toreceive with slight clearance one end of the cap member 26 of the razor head. At one end of the magazine the bottom 40 a pair of upstanding lugs or lands 44 which serve as locating areas in cooperation with corresponding faces of the plate It of the razor head, as indicated in Fig. 16. Atthe same end of the magazine the flanges 43 are provided with upstanding lugs 45 for the purpose of pushing a is provided with d used blade out of the razor and also to serve as limit-stops in the path of the feed slide to be presently described.

Within the shell above described is fastened a base plate 46, preferably of plastic material, having a rear wall 4'1 which closes the right-hand end of the magazine as shown in Fig. 8. The opposite end of the magazine is open for reception of the razor head. The base plate is provided with an upstanding median rib 48 upon which is impaled a stack of blades 38. This rib extends at its forward end substantially flush with the plane of the inner faces of the flanges 43 and is provided in its upper edge with a curved recess. It is supplemented by an upstanding stud. d9 shaped to fit the semi-circular recess 32 in the solid ends of the stacked blades and extending slightly above the plane of the inner faces of the flanges 33 so as positively to prevent rearward displacement of the blades in the stack.

At its left end, as shown in Figs. 8 and 12, the base plate is provided with upstanding walls 50 and 5|. The base plate is cut away between these walls and also beneath them as shown in Figs. 15 and 16, so that the two walls are resiliently supported, being spaced from each other so as to receive between them with clearance the channeled rib portion 24 of the guard member of the-razor head. The base plate is positively retained in place by a screw 52 passing through the bottom 40 of the shell and being threaded into the body of the base plate.

The magazine is provided with a feed slide '53 having side flanges which engage the walls 41 and 42 of the shell and an inner blade-engaging plate 54 which is connected to the slide by the stud 55. The latter also acts as a stop to limit the rearward movement of the feed slide by engaging the upper edge of the rear wall 41 of the magazine. The rear wall of the magazine and the base plate itself are slotted to receive a bowed spring 38 which may be inserted after the magazine is loaded and serves yieldingly to support the blade stack and maintain it in contact with the flanges 43.

In bringing the magazine into operative relation with the razor head, the left-hand ends of its inturned flanges 43, as shown in Figs. 7 and 13, are inserted beneath the cap 26 of the razor. The flanges slide inwardly on the flat marginal surfaces at either side of the lands 22, the latter holding the cap in position to clear the flanges. As the magazine is advanced the lugs 45, which project above the level of the blade seat, push the blade 30 out from the left-hand end of the razor head as suggested in Fig. 13. Meanwhile the upper edges of the Walls and 5! engage the lower face of the guard member as shown in Fig. 15. As the magazine is further advanced, its bottom enters one of the slots in the plate Hi and is engaged by the cam surface it. The razor head is moved downwardly with respect to the magazine, as suggested in Fig. 16. In this movement the upper edges of the walls 58 and 5! reach and enter the longitudinal slots 23 of the guard member and as a result of this locating movement, the uppermost blade 30 of the stack in the magazine is brought accurately into alignment with the blade seat as shown in Fig. 16. In this movement the cap 26 may be held upwardly by the underlying blade and always under pressure through the action of the spring 20. The feed slide 53 may now be advanced, engaging the uppermost blade 30 in the stack and sliding it forwardly upon the blade seat 22. The advancing ing of the cap in open end of the blade engages and completes ejection of the used blade, which has already been displaced by the lugs 45, the slot 31 in the fresh blade permitting its passage past the tang 21 of the cap member until the blade is fully seated upon the blade seat in symmetrical position beneath the cap 28-the perfect positionrespect to the guard being attained by the bar 33 located under the cap, which fits snugly in the groove formed between the lands of the guard.

It will be seen that an interlocking connection is formedcby the slots 23 in the guard and the spaced walls 50-5l of the magazine. The latter are formed with upwardly projecting pilot portions which fit into the slots 23. The walls are resiliently supported and are initially depressed by contact with the under face of the guard as shown in Fig. 15. When the magazine has been advanced sufiiciently to register the walls with the slots, the walls are lifted into the slots partly by their own resiliency and partly by the action of the cam I8. The advancing movement of the magazine is limited by engagement of the end of the bottom 40 with the inner end of the cam slot I8.

After a fresh blade has been delivered to the razor the feed slide 53 may be retracted to the position shown in Fig. 13 wherein the stud 55 encounters the rear wall 41 of the magazine. The razor and magazine may now be forcibly separated and in this movement the rounded upper edges of the walls 50 and cams the walls downwardly so that their upper edges may pass out of the slots 23. Meanwhile the spring 20 becomes effective to hold the cap and guard under bladeclamping pressure, being always effective for this purpose.

Having thus disclosed my invention and described in detail illustrative embodiments thereof, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. The combination with a safety razor having a guard member presenting a blade seat on its inner face and perforated by longitudinal slots in its opposite side portion, of a blade magazine presenting spaced upright walls enclosing a blade stack and having portions shaped to fit into said slots on both sides of the blade seat in registering the magazine at the level of said blade seat.

2. The combination with a safty razor having a blade-supporting member with a blade seat presenting spaced lands, longitudinal slots outside said blade seat and a plate fastened to the bladesupporting member and presenting an outwardly directed cam slot, of a blade magazine having a bottom wall shaped to enter said cam slot and parallel upstanding side walls spaced to enter the slots of the blade supporting member and cooperating with the cam slot to register the magazine with respect to the face of said lands.

3. A safety razor having cap and guard members with yielding connections that urge them always into blade clamping relation, the guard member having raised lands presenting a blade seat and fiat marginal surfaces, in combination with a magazine having opposed flanges shaped to slide inwardly upon the marginal surfaces of the guard members without overlapping the blade seat, and lugs that project above the level of the blade seat in position to engage and displace a used blade thereon.

4. The combination of a razor head and magazine having interlocking connections comprising in the razor a guard with longitudinal slots opening through both marginal portions thereof, and in the magazine spaced upright Walls, resiliently supported and having projections shaped simultaneously to enter the slots of the guard.

5. The combination described in claim 4 in which the razor head and magazine have coacting elements for lifting the said projections upwardly into the slots of the guard.

6. The combination of razor and magazine in which the razor has a guard with a blade-seat therein, elongated slots in the guard disposed at both sides of the blade-seat and an under portion having an outwardly directed cam slot located beneath the blade-seat, and the magazine has spaced upright walls shaped to enter the slots on both sides of the blade-seat and a bottom shaped to enter the cam slot.

7. The combination described in claim 6 in which the spaced walls of the magazine have resiliently supported portions that are depressed temporarily by contact with the guard when the magazine and razor are brought into operative relation.

8. The combination of a razor and magazine having interengaging connections comprising, in the razor, a blade-supporting member having longitudinal slots arranged side by side With a Y substantial space between them, and in the magazine, a pair of correspondingly spaced walls resiliently supported in position to spring into the slots when brought into registration therewith, and cam connections between the razor and magazine for causing relative movement of the two in a direction to enter the walls further into the slots. 7

9. The combination of a razor and magazine having interengaging connections comprising, in

' the razor, a guard member having elevated lands for supporting a blade and longitudinal slots located outside the lands, and in the magazine, upright walls registering with said slots and mounted for yielding upward movement into the slots, and cam connections between the razor and magazine causing the walls to protrude into the slots when the razor and magazine are brought into blade-transferring relation.

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U.S. Classification30/40.2, 30/529, 30/65, 206/356
International ClassificationB26B21/24, B26B21/08
Cooperative ClassificationB26B21/24
European ClassificationB26B21/24