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No. 880,887. Patented Apr. 8, 1888.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 380,387, dated April 3, 1888.
Application filed October l2, 1887. Serial No. 252,166. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Beit known that I, ADOLPH L. GAYLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Britain, in the county of Hart-ford and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Razors, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in razors; and the objects of my invention are to provide a gage for use both in shaving and in honing the razor, and to provide a cutting'A blade that is attachable to and detachable from a back the broad sides of which form said gage.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a side elevation of my razor-blade adj usted for use in shaving. Fig. 2 is a like View of the same as adjusted l'or honing or strapping. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section, partly in elevation, of the razor-blade adjusted as in Fig.
l; and Fig. 4: is a transverse section of the same on an enlarged scale.
I have deemed it unnecessary to show the razor-handle, as that may be of any ordinary construction. So, too, the general form ol'the blade may be of any ordinary or desired desien.
z3Instead of the usual solid form, I make the cutting-edge in the form of an attachable and detachable blade, A, and secure it within a.
socket in the body or back B. This back is grooved or recessed longitudinally to form a socket to receive and hold the blade A, which has a rib, a, on each side of its back, as shown in Fig. 4, the socket in the back being of a form which ts the main portion ofthe blade A and its ribs. At a little below the upper part of the socket in the back there are two side grooves, b b, which are adapted to receive the ribs a. a at times.
The back has the ordinary shank by which to attach it to a handle, and can be made of any suitable material-as, for instance, cast metal. Its lower edges are quite thin, smooth, but not sharp, and when the blade is set in the position illustrated in Fig. 1 they are a proper distance from the cutting-edge of the blade and of sufficient thickness to constitute a gage or guard to enable the user to hold the razor at the proper angle to have it cut nicely, and also to prevent the user from cutting himself.
lWhile I have shown a rib on each side of the blade A and two lower side grooves, it is evident that only one such rib and lower groove would be operative.
In order to prevent the blade A from accidentally working out of place, I insert the pin o, Fig. 3, as shown. I also form two notches, d d, as shown in Figs. l and 2, and thin the part B a little at the side having said notches. On the blade A is a stud,f, which, projecting slightly through either of said notches, willenable the blade to be pulled out of its socket after the pin c is removed. Then the blade is inserted, as in Fig. 2, the lower edges ofthe part B on each side form gages for honing. The blade A is so thin that i-t can be easily kept sharp and will require but little grinding, and when worn out a new one can be placed in the same back. rIhe holding-pin c, or some equivalentholding device, is desirable, but not essential.
I ani aware that a prior patent shows and describes a razor-blade made in two principal parts-a slotted back and an attachable and detachable blade secured by stationary pins set within the slot of the back-and I hereby y disclaim the same.
I claim as my invention- 1. The herein-described razor-blade, con sisting of the thin attaehable and detachable blade having the cuttingedge, and the back adapted for attachment to a handle and having a socket for receiving said blade, with the broad sides of the socket extending to near the cutting-edge of the blade, substantially as described, and for the purpose specified.
2. A razor-blade consisting ot' the back having a bladereceiving socket with a lower side groove and the att-achable and detachable blade having a side rib adapted to fit both the top of the socket and said side groove for holding the blade with a more projecting yedge when desired, substantially as described.
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