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US2807876A US536853A US53685355A US2807876A US 2807876 A US2807876 A US 2807876A US 536853 A US536853 A US 536853A US 53685355 A US53685355 A US 53685355A US 2807876 A US2807876 A US 2807876A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B26HAND CUTTING TOOLS; CUTTING; SEVERING
    • B26BHAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B26B19/00Clippers or shavers operating with a plurality of cutting edges, e.g. hair clippers, dry shavers
    • B26B19/20Clippers or shavers operating with a plurality of cutting edges, e.g. hair clippers, dry shavers with provision for shearing hair of preselected or variable length
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1957 A. T. BARONE HAIR CUTTING ATTACHMENT FOR ELECTRIC RAZORS Filed Sept. 27, 1955 IN V EN TOR. AN T ONIO Z' BARONE v ATTORNEY United States Patent CUTTING ATTACHMENT FOR ELECTRIC RAZORS Antonio T. Barone, Batavia, N. Y.
Application September 27, 1955, Serial No. 536,853
4 Claims. (CI. 30-34) The present invention relates generally to electric razors and more particularly to an attachment for an electric razor to make it adaptable for use in cutting hair.
Hair cutting attachments for electric razors heretofore available possess many deficiencies. Most of such attachments are suitable only for trimming the hair at the nape of the neck and at the temples. The longer hair along the upper sides and top of the head may not be properly cut because the razor, with the attachment connected thereto, will cut the air too close. If an attempt is made to trim the hair on the upper sides of the head and on top of the head by hand guiding the razor an unprofessional looking haircut will result. Therefore, prior attachments are suitable merely for trimming the hair in limited areas to thereby delay a trip to a barber.
When a man uses an electric razor with a hair cutting attachment to trim his hair, he generally uses a mirror to observe the trimming operation. However, there are many blind areas on his head which he cannot see even with a mirror. Therefore, it is practically impossible even to trim the hair in a professional manner with the attachments presently available, unless, of course, the assistance of another person is obtained to clip the blind spots.
One object of this invention is to provide a hair-cutting attachment for an electric razor which makes it possible for a man togive himself a complete professional looking haircut without the assistance of another person.
Another object of this invention is to provide a razor attachment of the characterdescribed which makes it possible to use an-electric razor for cutting the hair on the upper sides and top of the head as well as for trimming the temples and the back ofthe neck. 7
Another object of this invention is to provide a ,haircutting attachment of the character described which is mountable on the razor in such a way that the cutting effectiveness of the razor is in no way impaired.
,Another object of this invention is to provide an electric razor attachment ofthe character described which guides the razor and enables the cutting 'of'hair in blind spots with the same uniformity as the hair cut from areas of the head which maybe seen in a mirror.
Further objects of this invention are to provide an attachment of the character'descr'ibed which is of simple construction and made of low cost material, thereby making the attachment inexpensive to manufacture.
'Oth'er objectsof the invention will be apparent hereinafter from the specification and from the recital in the appended claims.
In the drawing:
Fig. .l is a perspective view of an electric razor having mounted thereon a hair cutting attachment constructed according to one embodiment of this invention;
Fig. 2 is a ,part side elevation, part section, on a reduced scale, of the razor and the attachment and showing a comb mounted in the attachment;
Fig. 3 is a plan View of the comb shown in Fig. 2;
I Fig. 4 is a section taken on the line 44 of Fig. 3 andflot-ikin'g in t-he'direction-of the arrows; 7 Figs. 5 and 6 are views similar :to Figs. 3 and 4, re-
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spectively, illustrating another type of comb which may be used in the attachment;
Figs. 7 and 8 are views similar to Figs. .3 and 4, and 5 and 6 respectively, and illustrating still another type of comb which may also be used in the attachment;
Fig. 9 is a fragmentary section through a razor having mounted thereon a hair cutting attachment constructed according to another embodiment of this invention; and
Fig. 10 is a fragmentary plan view of this razor and attachment.
Referring now to the drawing by numerals of reference, and first to the embodiment s'hownin Figs. 1 and 2, 10 indicates the body of an electric razor. The particular razor employed with applicants attachment plays no part in this invention. However, for purposes of illustration, a Remington type electric razor has been shown.
The razor has .a cord 12 .for connecting it to a suitable source of electric power and a flat cutting face 14 which comprises va plurality of reciprocating cutting blades mounted in parallel. Surrounding cutting face 14 is a collar 16 which forms part of the attachment. Collar 16 is similar to the collar ordinarily used on the razor when the razor is used for .shaving. In the Remington razor shown, the collar provides an enclosed chamber within the razor which receives clipped hair when the razor is used.
Riveted or otherwise secured to one side of collar 16 is a resilient metal clip 18 which has a bent 'U-shaped retainer portion 20 which projects above the upper end of the razor and is offset laterally of cutting face 14 (Fig. 1). Portion 20 is adapted to receive, selectively, a comb, such as comb 22 (Fig. 2). The backing portion '24 of the comb -fits into portion 20 and is resiliently held thereby. The teeth 26 of the comb rest on and extend across the cutting face 14 of the razor and transverse to the direction of reciprocation of the cutting blades.
It will be seen from Fig. 2, that when the comb '22 is mounted in portion 20 of the 'clip 18 the backing portion 24 of the comb is ofiset laterally of cutting face 14. Further the teeth 26 of the comb extend across the entire cutting 'face of the razor and the pointed extremities of "the teeth project outwardly of the razor. The throat between each pair of teeth has a length greater than the width of cutting face 14. Therefore, when comb 22, or a similar comb, is mounted in clip 18 the entire cutting face of the razor is left effective for cutting hair and the cutting 'efliciency of the razor is not. impaired by the attachment.
ThB'COIIlb shown in Fig. 2 is a coarse comb; and it is illustrated in detail in Figs. 3 and -4. The teeth '26 of the comb are widely spaced and it will be seen that the thickness of each tooth is considerable (Fig. '4).
"Instead of using coarse comb 22 in the attachment clip 18, a medium comb 28, such'as is shown in Figs. 5 and '6, or a fine-comb 30 such 'as is shown in Figs. 7 and 8 may be mounted in the attachment clip. The teeth 32 of comb 28 are not as widely spaced as the teeth 26 of "comb 22. Further, the thickness of each tooth :is less than the thickness of the 166th incomb 22. The teeth 34 in 'comb30 are spaced closer togethenand have less thickness than the teeth in either comb 22 or comb .28. The reason'for providing several rcombs each of which has teeth differently spaced and of different thickness from :the teeth 'ofits associated combs will be described hereafter.
To use the razor .10 for cutting hair, the collar which comes with the razor is removed andiniitsplace collar 1'6 is mounted on the razor. As previously stated, collar 16 is the same as the original razor collarexcept that it has clip 18 securedto it. Preferably, although not necessarily, coarse comb 122 :is :inserted :first in the U-shaped portion 20 -ofzclip .18, as ishownin Fig. When comb 22' is mounted in place, the razor is ready for outing the longer hair about the head by starting the razor and stroking comb 22 through the hair. The comb teeth 26, in addition to combing the hair as the razor is moved across the head, space cutting face 14 from the scalp and feed hair to the reciprocating cutting blades. Since cutting face 14 is spaced from the head, a distance equal to the thickness of teeth 26, the depth of the hair out will be regulated. As a result, the hair at the back of the head may be cut as evenly as the hair along the sides of the head. The assistance of another person is unnecessary.
After the longer hair has been trimmed, comb 22 may be removed and a second comb such as comb 28 inserted in its place. Since the depth or thickness of teeth 32 of this comb is less than the depth or thickness of the teeth 26 of comb 22, the medium comb will allow the razor to cut closer to the head than comb 22. Therefore, the hair along the lower sides and middle back portion of the head may now be trimmed, again stroking the comb through the hair with the outwardly projecting teeth of the comb combing the hair and feeding it to the cutting blades of the razor. After this comb has been used, it may be removed and a fine comb such as comb 30 inserted in its place. The hair at the temples and at the nape of the neck may now be clipped to complete the haircut.
It will thus be seen that by varying the combs used in the attachment, the depth of the hair cut from different areas of the head can be varied, with comb 22 being used where it is desired to have the hair somewhat long, comb 28 being used where it is desired to have the hair a little shorter, and comb 30 being used in areas where a close trim is desired, such as the temples.
Since the depth of the comb teeth regulate the depth of the cut, there is no danger of cutting the hair too close to the head in some areas. For example, at the back of the head, which the person using the razor cannot see in a mirror, the hair may be cut as well as the hair adjacent the sides of the head which can be viewed in a mirror during the hair cutting operation. The protection provided by the combs prevent deep cuts being made in the hair at spaced places as occurs with attachments heretofore available.
After the razor and attachment have been used for cutting and trimming the hair, collar 16 is removed and the original collar of the razor is put back in place. Thereafter, the razor can be used for shaving.
The material used in constructing collar 16, clip 18 and the combs 22, 28 and 30 is not important. Any suitable material may be used. However, preferably collar 16 and the combs are made of plastic and clip 18 is made of metal, such as aluminum.
The attachment just described comprises few parts. It will be apparent therefore, that it can be manufactured at extremely low cost. Yet when mounted on a razor it will enable a professional haircutting job being done which is not possible with many attachments heretofore available of omplicated and costly structures.
Figs. 9 and show an attachment constructed according to another embodiment of this invention. Instead of providing a collar and a retaining clip attached thereto, the collar 36 of this embodiment of the invention is provided with a comb 38 formed integral with it.
The embodiment of the invention contemplates providing several collars, all mountable on the razor with which it is to be used, and each having an integral comb different from the combs on the other collars. The location of the comb teeth with respect to the cutting face of the razor and the manner of using the attachment is the same as described in connection with the first embodiment of the invention.
While the invention has been described in connection with several different embodiments thereof, it will be understood that it is capable of further modification, and this application is intended to cover any variations, uses,
or adaptations of the invention following, in general, the principles of the invention and including such departures from the present disclosure as come within known or customary practice in the art to which the invention pertains and as fall within the scope of the invention or the limits of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention whatI claim is:
1. A hair cutting attachement for an electric razor comprising a collar mountable on the razor, said collar having a portion which surrounds the cutting face of the razor, and a comb having a backing and teeth, the backing of which is connected to one side of said collar and the teeth of which extend completely across said cutting face and project laterally beyond the side of said collar opposite said one side, said collar having a portion at said one side of the collar which is laterally offset from the cutting face of the razor, and to which said comb backing is secured, whereby said comb backing is offset laterally with respect to the edge of said cutting face adjacent said one side of said collar whereby only the teeth of the comb extend above said cutting face.
2. A hair cutting attachment for an electric razor comprising a collar mountable on the razor, said collar having a portion which surrounds the cutting face of the razor, and a comb having a backing and teeth, the backing of which is formed integral with one side of said collar and the teeth of which extend completely across said cutting face and project laterally beyond the side of said collar opposite said one side, said collar having a portion at said one side of the collar which is laterally offset from the cutting face of the razor, and to which said comb backing is secured, whereby said comb backing is offset laterally with respect to the edge of said cutting face adjacent said one side of said collar whereby only the teeth of the comb extend above said cutting face.
3. A hair cutting attachment for an electric razor comprising a collar mountable on the razor, said collar having a portion which surrounds the cutting face of the razor, a comb, said comb havinga longitudinally extending backing portion and a plurality of generally parallel teeth projecting transversely therefrom, and a resilient metal clip atfixed to one side of said collar, said clip having a retainer portion projecting upwardly beyond the cutting face of the razor and adapted to receive the backing portion of said comb and to hold said comb with its teeth extending completely across said cutting face and projecting outwardly beyondthe side of said collar opposite said first-named side of said collar when the backing portion of said comb is positioned in said retainer portion, said retainer portion and the backing portion of the comb located laterally with respect to the edge of said cutting face which is adjacent said first-named side of said collar whereby only the teeth of the comb extend above said cutting face.
4. A hair cutting attachment for an electric razor comprising a collar mountable on the razor, said collar having a portion which surrounds the cutting face of the razor, a comb, said comb having a longitudinally extending backing portion and a plurality of generally parallel teeth projecting laterally therefrom, and a resilient metal clip afiixed to one side of said collar, said clip having a retainer portion which is ofiset laterally from the cutting face of the razor and which projects upwardly beyond the cutting face of the razor and which is shaped to receive, selectively, combs having teeth of different thicknesses, the backing portion of each comb fitting into said retainer portion to be resiliently held thereby, with the teeth of the comb extending completely across said cutting face above said cutting face and abutting thereagainst.
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US3008233A (en) * 1957-04-30 1961-11-14 Jacob E Waggoner Hair trimmer attachment for electric razors
US3057061A (en) * 1961-06-05 1962-10-09 Paul H Blachly Air blower attachment for electric shaver
US3107423A (en) * 1959-03-27 1963-10-22 Orville S Caesar Electric shavers
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US2932891A (en) * 1957-07-01 1960-04-19 Jacob E Waggoner Hair trimmer attachment
US2880504A (en) * 1957-09-24 1959-04-07 Finn Entpr Electric razor hair-cutting gauge
US3107423A (en) * 1959-03-27 1963-10-22 Orville S Caesar Electric shavers
US3057061A (en) * 1961-06-05 1962-10-09 Paul H Blachly Air blower attachment for electric shaver
US3109236A (en) * 1962-04-09 1963-11-05 Cyril W Wolf Hair trimming attachment for electric razors
US4586255A (en) * 1984-10-15 1986-05-06 The Gillette Company Razor blade assembly
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US10906195B2 (en) 2016-09-28 2021-02-02 Braun Gmbh Beard trimmer
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