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Patented Aug. l2, |902. E. F. UGBORN. RAZOR GLENEB (Application'led May 29, 1901.)
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'ERNEST F. OGBORN, OF CONVERSE, INDIANA.
SEECIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No, 796,997, dated August 12, 190:2.
i Application ned May 29,1901. Seriana. 62,405. (Nomad.)
To all whom, t mary concern:
Beit known that LERNEST F.OGBORN,a citizen of the United States, residing at Converse, in the county of Miami and State of Indiana, have invented a new and useful Razor- Cleaner, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to razor-cleaners.
The object of the invention is to obviate the employment of paper in removing the lather from a razor when used in shaving.
A further object is to provide a device of the character specified which is adapted to be attached to the hand of the user, whereby it will always be in convenient position for use.
With these and other objects in view the device characterized by my invention comprises, essentially, a cup-shaped receiver for removing the lather from the razor and means for attaching the same to the hand ofthe user.
Theinvention consists, further, in the various novel details of construction of a razorcleaner that will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts, I have illustrated a form of embodiment of my invention capable of carrying the objects thereof into effect, it being understood that the same ideas may be carried into effect in other Ways without departing from the spirit of the invention, and in these drawings- Figure l is a perspective detailview of the device, showing the same attached to a human hand. Fig. 2 is a view in inverted plan. Fig. 3 is a View in transverse section.
Referring to the drawings,-l designates the cup or lather-receiver, the same to be constructed of suitable material possessing lightness and of a character that will not be in- `jurious to a razor when the same'is drawn over the edge thereof to remove the lather. The material best adapted for the purpose is moderately soft rubber, this on account of thelightness, its non-absorbent qualities, and the ease with which it may be cleansed after use. The cup isi-here shown as formed with a flat bottom 2 and straight sides 3, slightly inclined inward toward the top or rim portion of the cup, the point of connection between the bottom and sides being slightly rounded, as at 4, to present a neat and finished appearance. It is to be understood, however, that the sides of the cup may be straight and still be within the scope of myinvention. At a point near the bottom of the cup are formed four hollow offsets or loops 5, these to be engaged by thefastening means 6 by which the device is attached to the hand of the user, the fastening means in this instance consisting of two bands of rubber 7, the ends of which are secured in the offsets or loops 5 in any preferred manner. One means herein shown consists in forming the holding-bands with enlarged heads 8,the shoulders 9 of which when passed through the Aoffsets will bear thereon and prevent the separation of the bands from the loops; but it is to be understood that, if desired, the bands may be tied in place around the offsets, may be stitched together, or be 4otherwise secured in place, as by cement, itbeing immaterial as to the precise manner of associatingr the bands with the offsets so long as`the attachmentbe a stable one.
In the use of vthe deviceone of the loops formed by the bands is passed around the middle finger of the left hand, and the loop of the other band is passed around the wrist, as clearly shown in Fig. l, and when thus secured in place the cup will be held fmouth upward to receive thelather from the razor, which will be removed by laying the flat side of the razor on the edge or mouth of the cup and drawing the razor smoothly thereover, care being taken not to tilt the razorso that its edge will cut into the rubber. After the operation of shaving has been finished the cup may or may not be removed from the hand and readily cleansed by submerging it in water or allowing' water to run into it. Should the bands 6 break, these may be readily replaced at but a slight expense.
By making the sides of the cup-slightlyinclined, as described, there will be less tend ency of the lather to run out if thecup be turned to one side or inverted than if the sides were straight or converged outward.
By having a single marginal rim or wall instead of two, as heretofore, the device is Inaterially simplified, cheapened, and rendered IOO more sanitary, and also by having said rim transversely flat instead of bowed there is no tendency for the rim to collapse under the pressure of a blade when drawn across the upper edge of the rim.
The loops 5 may form an integral part of the cup or may be secured thereto in any suitable manner, as by being vulcanized to the cup when the same is made.
The use of this device will be found highly advantageous, as it eliminates the employment of paper, which is not only objectionable from a point of uncleanliness, but is also liable to harbor disease germs, which may be transmitted from the paper to the face of the person being shaved. Moreover, as well known, where a razor is cut through a piece of paper the edge is destroyed; but in the use of this device should an incision in the cup be made it will not injure the edge of the razor.
From the foregoing it is thought that the construction, operation, and many advantages of the herein-described invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art without further description, and it will be understood that various changes in the size, shape, proportion, and minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
What I claim is- 1. A lathercup formed ot' a single piece of flexible material and embodying an innperforate dat bottom, and a single transverselyflat marginal rim rising from the outer edge of the bottom and inclined inwardly and having a iiat upper peripheral edge, the interior of the cup being entirely open between opposite sides of the rim from the top to the bottom thereof, whereby the inner downwardly and outwardly inclined face of the rim is eX- posed to facilitate the depositing of lather within the bottom of the cn'p. v
2. A razor-cleaner comprising acup having a bottom and an upstanding marginal rim, an t elastic wrist-engaging loop-shaped strap carried bythe bottom portion of the cup, and an elastic finger-engaging loop-shaped strap also carried by the bottom portion of the cup and located diametrically opposite the other loop. In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto aiiixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
ERNEST F. OGBORN. Witnesses:
JOHN W. EWARD, HENRY J. RAUSMAN.