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Publication numberUS908225 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 29, 1908
Filing dateMay 4, 1908
Priority dateMay 4, 1908
Publication numberUS 908225 A, US 908225A, US-A-908225, US908225 A, US908225A
InventorsElwell V Edwards
Original AssigneeElwell V Edwards
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 908225 A
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Patented Dec. 29, 1908.


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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 29, 1908 Application filed May 4, 1908. Serial No. 430,709.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ELWELL V. EDWARDS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Camden, in the county of Camden. and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Razors, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to razors and more particularly to safety razors, and has for an object to provide a device of this character whereby two edges of a blade may be available for cutting pur oses.

A further object 0t this invention is to provide means whereby the blade may be readily attached to or detached from the handle of the razor.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description and it will be understood that changes in the specific structure shown and described may be made within the scope of the claims without de arting from the spirit of the invention.

11 the drawings forming a portion of this specification, and in which like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, Figure 1 is a front view of the present razor, Fig. 2 is an edge view, Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view on the line 44 of'Fig. 1 with the clamping plate omitted, Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 1, parts being in a position to remove the blade,

ig. 6 is a detail perspective view of the blade, Fig. 7 is an end view of the clamping member. v

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, there is shown a safety razor 10 comprising an elongated body 11, of metal, and which is provided with a handle portion 12.

The elongated body is off set laterallyes shown at 13, and above this offset portion and at each side, the body is scalloped as shown at 14 to provide' uards to be ereinafter more fully referred to. The scalloped edges thus produce outwardly directed spaced tongues 15 flared outwardly, as shown.

At the upper end, the body is provided with an outwardly extending pin 16 headed at its outer end as shown at 17. The in 16 thus receives a blade clamping mem er .8 arranged to lie at times with its side edges of the scalloped portions just described.

Disposed near the offset portion 13 of the body and between it and the pin 17 there is shown a dowel pin 19 arranged for insertion in a depression 20 formed in the blade clamping member 18 adjacent to the lower end thereof. At the lower end, and at each corner, the blade clamping member is provided with outwardly turned finger engaging catches 21. Beneath the offset portion 13, the handle portion is stamped outwardly oppositely to the ofl'set 13 to form a spring tongue 22 spaced from and extending over the portron 14-. and arranged for engagement with the blade clamping member 18 therebeneath with the catches 21 at opposite sides thereof when the member is in its closed position.

A flat blade 23 is provided, and at the upper end this blade is provided with a semicircular recess 24 arranged for engagement with the pin 16 inwardly of the clamping member 18 carried thereby. At the lower end, the blade is provided with a similar semicircular recess .25 which is thus arranged to receive the pin 19. The blade, at each of its side. edges is beveled as shown at 26.

It will thus be seen that a simple and inexpensive safety razor is provided, and it is obvious that the construction, as shown, is such that both cutting edges of the blade maybe used without changing the blade. When it is desired to remove a blade it will of course be understood that the member 18 is swung outwardly as shown in Fig. 5 of the drawings whereby the blade 23 may be conveniently disengaged from the pins 16 and 19 respectively.

What is claimed is:

1. A safety razor comprising an elongated body having a portion between its ends offset in a lateral direction, a headed pin carried by said body at the upper end thereof, a pin carried by said body and located above said offset ortion, a removable blade having recessed portions at its upper and lower edges for engagement with said pins, guards carried by said body and dis osed adjacent to the cutting edges ofsaid b ade, and a swinging blade clamping member carried by said body.

2. A safety razor comprising an elongated -adjacent to the outer ends of the tongues 15 body offset betweenits ends to bring portions movable out of siieh a position, and a blade mto difierent planes, the portion at one sid'e engaged between the plate and the body. 10 of the offset having guards at its edges, a pin In testimony whereof I afiix my "signature, carried by said portion adjacent to the offset, in-presence of two witnesses.

5 said body having a finger stamped therefrom ELWELL V. EDWARDS.

oppositely to the offset, a retaining plate piv- Witnesses: oted to the body, and lying normally with a GEORGE S. BORTON,

portion beneath the finger, said plate being WALTER H. OBEIGH.

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US2513905 *May 5, 1947Jul 4, 1950Zurcher Henry EKnife
US3996665 *May 8, 1975Dec 14, 1976Warner Manufacturing CompanyHolder for detachable blades
Cooperative ClassificationB26B21/10