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US2542096A
US2542096A US623632A US62363245A US2542096A US 2542096 A US2542096 A US 2542096A US 623632 A US623632 A US 623632A US 62363245 A US62363245 A US 62363245A US 2542096 A US2542096 A US 2542096A
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    • B26BHAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Feb. 20, 1951 s c ow 2,542,096

CQLLAPSIBLE SAFETY RAZOR Filed Oct. 22, 1945 INVHVTOR.

MAURICE SACHAROW OZILZLLLY ATTORNEYS Patented Feb. 20, 1 951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 4 Claims.

The present improvements, while relating as indicated to razors, have more particular regard to razors of the so-called safety type, and still more particularly to a razor of such type which may be folded up compactly when not in use.

The present improved razor has certain features of construction in common with those disclosed in Patent No. 2,298,944, issued to Elmer Hyatt under date of October 14, 1942, in that it comprises a case to which is fitted a collapsible handle that upon being extended from the case is adapted to receive and support a razor blade together with a suitable guard and clamping blade, while in its retracted position such handle fits within the case together with the other parts mentioned.

One principal object of the present invention is to provide a razor of the general construction just referred to which is adapted thus to support the shaving blade at the prope angle. to insure quick and easy shaving therewith. A further object is to provide means whereby the parts will be more securely held both when within the case and when in the extended position they occupy when the razor is in use. A still further object is to render the device not only as simple and compact as possible but to eliminate danger of catching the users fingers between the parts when moved from one position to another.

To the accomplishment of the foregoing and related ends, said invention, then, consists of the means hereinafter fully described and particu larly pointed out in the claims.

The annexed drawing and the following description set forth in detail certain mechanism embodying the invention, such disclosed means constituting, however, but one of various mechanical forms in which the principle of the invention maybe used.

In said annexed drawing:

Fig. l is a perspective view of a razor embodying my present improvements, the parts being shown in the position occupied when in use;

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of such razor in its collapsed or closed condition;

Fig. 3 is. a longitudinal sectional view of the same in closed position, the plane of the section. being indicated by the line 33, Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view of the device in its open condition, as illustrated in Fig. 1, such section being taken, looking upwardly, on

that of Fig. 3, but showing only the case and the a plane immediately below the guard plate which I carries the blade;

handle with the latter in its extended position;

Fig. '7 is a perspective view of the guard which carries the blade;

Fig. 8 is a similar view of the cooperating clamping plate;

Fig. 9 is a side elevational view of a modified construction of the device with the parts extended; and

Fig. 10 is a longitudinal sectional view of such modified construction taken on the plane indicated by the line ill-l 0, Fig. 9.

Referring first to the construction illustrated in Figs. 1 to 8 inclusive, the main elements thereof will be seen to comprise a case I, a handle mem her 2 that is slid'ably mounted in such case, and a head 3 which is made up of a guard plate 4 and a clamping plate -5. The blade 6 shown only in Fig. 1 it will be understood will be any standard form of so-called safety razor blade that is provided with suitable openings which will permit its attachment along with the guard plate 4 and clamping plate 5 when clamped therebetween. All of the foregoing parts will preferably be made of metal and in the case of the handle member 2, of resilient metal so that the component elements of such handle will have the necessary resilience to function as hereinafter described.

The case I is of generally flat rectangula form with one face open except for inturned flanges l0, l0 along two opposite sides. One end, the upper end as shown in Fig. 1, is likewise entirely open, but a wall I l closes the other end save for a curved recess l2 therein. Adjacent such open end of the case, the back wall thereof is formedwithan opening or recess i3, preferably located midway between the side walls.

Handle member 2, which as indicated above will be fashioned from resilient metal such as spring brass or steel, will be preferably thus fashioned from a single piece of such material bent so as to assume in its normal unconfined 7 condition the form of a V, the sides M, M of which are slightly curved outwardly. Such sides are connected at their base by a fiat transverse section 15 from one side of which projects a tongue l6 formed at its outer end with a lug ll adapted in the extended position of the handle to engage with the hole or recess H3 in the back wall of the case I, this being the condition of the parts illustrated. in Fig. 1. The effect of such; is

engagement will be to prevent further withdrawal of the handle from the case; however, due to the resilient character of the tongue l6 such engagement may be easily broken when it is desired to slide the handle back into the case or withdraw the same entirely therefrom.

For the sake of lightness the two sides It. of the handle will desirably be out out or skeletonized as shown, said sides carrying at their respective outer ends inwardly directed tongues or hooks I8, 18. The ends of the handle sides which carry such hooks, together with the latter, while disposed in parallel relation are offset so that the one hook will be approximately aligned with the one side wall and the other with the other side wall of case I. Aside from serving another function, as will be now described, such offsetting of the tongues or hooks l8 will cause them to lie in laterally offset relation when the sides of the handle are collapsed incidentally to moving the same into the case (see Fig. 2). Accordingly such tongues or hooks may be each made substantially as long as the case is deep without interfering with the collapsing and insertion of.

the handle in the case, and will thus effectively close the end of the latter.

The construction of the guard element 4 and the cooperating clamping plate 5 between which the blade is designed to be held is clearly shown in Figs. 7 and 8. The former it Will' be observed is provided at its one end with a recurved extension 28 and the latter with a similar extension 2|, each of which is adapted to overlap the opposite end of the other part and clamp the blade between such parts. Each of the latter is also formed with a pair of rectangular apertures 22, 22 and 23, 23 respectively, which are spaced longitudinally of the median line of the part, such line passing through the corners of the apertures. The apertures in the one part are located so as to register with those in the other when the parts are assembled together and the blade will likewise be provided with corresponding registering apertures.

As a result of the form and disposition of apertures 22 and 23, when the tongues l8, I8 on the ends of the respective sides of handle member 2 are inserted in the apertures they Will bear against the inwardly directed sides thereof respectively and securely hold the assembled guard and clamping plate in the angular relation to the axis of the device as a whole, as illustrated in Fig. 1. Accordingly when the user grasps the case I and handle 2 the blade carried in the head of the device will be naturally held at the desired angle for most efficient shaving.

When it is desired to collapse the .device, the

arms IQ of the handle member Will be sprung apart sufficiently to disengage the tongues 18 thereon with the angular apertures in the head. Thereupon such head will be taken apart, cleaned, reassembled and inserted between the arms and the latter then pushed back into the case I, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3. The proper position of the handle within the case is assured by engagement of the base thereof with the lower end ll of the case, and the tongues H3 in such collapsed position will overlie the outer end of the head so as to prevent it from being dislodged.

The modifications shown in the second form of the device illustrated in Figs. 9 and 10 reside principally in the case and the form of the arms of handle member 26. The case, it will be seen, is enclosed on all sides except the end through which such handle member is adapted slidably to project. A slot 21 is formed in the front wall of the case as viewed in Fig. 9. Such slot extends longitudinally from near one end to near the other end of the case and the base 28 of the handle carries a headed stud 29 that projects through such slot whereby the handle may be moved in and out of the case. The respective arms of the handle member 26 are narrower than the base 28 of the handle and are not skeletonized as in the first described construction, but their outer ends are laterally offset so that the tongues 30 respectively carried thereby to engage the head of the device will be disposed so as to retain such head in angular relation just as before. The mode of operation of this modified construction is substantially that as above described in the case of the first form of the device.

Other modes of applying the principle of my invention may be employed instead of the one explained, change being made as regards the mechanism herein disclosed, provided the means stated by any of the following claims or the equivalent of such stated means be employed.

I therefore particularly point out and distinctly claim as my invention:

1. In a device of the character described, the combination of a head comprising a guard plate and a clamping plate adapted to receive and hold. a blade therebetween, said plates being provided with two sets of registering openings along the median line of said plates, and a V-shaped handle .of resilient material having inwardly directed tongues at the outer ends of the respective sides thereof hooked through the openings thus provided in said head, such tongues being offset sidewise of said handle to position said head I diagonally across the outer ends of said handle, 2. In a device of the character described, the

combination of a head comprising a guard plate ings, and a V-shaped handle of resilient material having inwardly directed tongues at the outer ends of the respective sides thereof hooked through the openings thus provided in said head,

such tongues being offset sidewise of said handle to position said head diagonally across the outer ends of said handle.

3. In a device of the character described, the

combination of a head comprising a guard plate and a clamping plate adapted to receive and hold a blade therebetween, said plates being provided with two sets of registering openings along the median line of said plates, a V-shaped handle of resilient material having inwardly directed tongues at the outer ends of the respective sides thereof hooked through the openings thus provided in said head, such tongues being offset sidewise of said handle to position said head diagonally across the outer ends of said handle,

and each of the sides of said handle being cut away at a portion thereof opposite the tongue on the other to bring the outer ends of the respective sides of said handle Within the periphery of said plates. I

l. In a device of the character described, the

combination of a head comprising a guard plate and a clamping plate adapted to receive and '1 hold a blade therebetween, said plates being provided with two sets of registering openings having sides disposed at an angle to the median REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

5 UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,859,106 Muros May 17, 1932 2,298,944 Hyatt Oct. 13, 1942

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US2720697A (en) * 1950-03-01 1955-10-18 Sandford W Duncan Disposable safety razor
US3492723A (en) * 1968-05-13 1970-02-03 Michael J Mollica Disposable razor

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US1859106A (en) * 1928-10-06 1932-05-17 Gillette Safety Razor Co Safety razor
US2298944A (en) * 1940-07-31 1942-10-13 Hyatt Elmer Razor or knife construction

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US1859106A (en) * 1928-10-06 1932-05-17 Gillette Safety Razor Co Safety razor
US2298944A (en) * 1940-07-31 1942-10-13 Hyatt Elmer Razor or knife construction

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US2720697A (en) * 1950-03-01 1955-10-18 Sandford W Duncan Disposable safety razor
US3492723A (en) * 1968-05-13 1970-02-03 Michael J Mollica Disposable razor

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