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Aug. 30, 1938,. ` G, MONNE#- ì‘ BLADE SUPPORTING MEANS . ` ' 2,128,259 Filed sept'. 4, 193e Il H INVENFOR` $50,665@ /WoA/Ms-vä KÁMÁ'M ATTORNEYS 2,128,259 Patented Aug. 30, 1938 UNETED STATES PATENT GFFlCE 2,128,259 BLADE SUPPORTING MEANS Georges Monnet, New York, N. Y., assignor to ' Guardian Merchandising Corporation, Mont real, Quebec, Canada, a corporation of Quebec, Canada Application September 4, 1936, Serial No. 99,382 5 Claims. (Cl. 20G-16) This invention relates to blade supporting means and refers more particularly to supports carrying safety razor blades. This patent application is a continuation in 5 part of my co-pending patent application filed April l, 1936, Serial No. 72,068. Safety razor blades are usually packed indi vidually in oiled paper and are enclosed in a paper envelope. Five, ten or a larger number of such 10 envelopes are packed together in packages made of heavier paper or cardboard. Past experience has shown that this method. of wrapping razor blades does not prevent the sharp edges thereof from rubbing against the paper 15 wrapping so that often the ends become dull be fore the user removes the razor blade from its wrapping for the first time. The user must first open the paper envelope to produce the razor blade wrapped in oiled paper, then take on the oiled paper and finally place the razor blade upon the safety razor. All these manipulations must be done by hand and the razor blade must be held by the user before it is de posited upon the safety razor. Everyday experience shows that the fingers or the hands of the user are frequently cut by the sharp edges of the safety razor blade while the blade is unwrapped and placed upon the safety razor. 30 During the unwrapping the sharp edges of the blade frequently come in contact with the wrap ping and may be dulled by this contact. The form of the blade prevents the user from hold ing it securely with the result that the blade is often dropped and damaged; furthermore it is extremely inconvenient and dangerous to pick up a dropped blade when it lies upon its flat surface. An object of the present invention is the pro vision of blade supporting means of such form 40 that any contact between the fingers or the hand of the user and the razor blade is avoided while the blade is being unwrapped and placed upon the safety razor, thereby eliminating the danger of injury to the user. Another object is the provision of blade sup porting means which will effectively protect the sharp edges of the blades while the latter are not in use. The above and other objects of the present in vention may be realized through the provision of a blade which consists of two parts, namely, the blade proper and a support for the blade which preferably made of a sheet of resilient flexible material such as metal and which is provided with ' means holding the blade in position and prevent ing its sharp edges from being dulled by contact with any part of the wrapping. The sheet of flexible material constituting the blade support is wider than the blade and is of such form that it may be held by the user while he is placing the blade upon the safety razor. Thus any contact between the ñngers of the user and the razor blade proper is avoided and the danger of injury is substantially eliminated. The invention will appear more clearly from 10 the following detailed description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing show ing by way of example preferred embodiments of the inventive idea.Y ' 15 In the drawing: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a support car rying a blade. Figure 2 is a section along the line 2-2 of Fig ure 1. Figure 3 shows a razor blade support of asome what different type. Figure 4 is a section along the line 4-4 of Fig ure 3. Figures 5 and 6 show different forms of razor 25 Figure 7 is a section through a package contain ing a plurality of razor blades. While the safety razor blade Il) (Fig. 3) may be of any standard make it is preferred to use razor blades having two sharp cutting edges and two 30 tongue ends Il of a width less than the total blade supports. width of the blade so that shoulders l2 are formed on opposite sides of each tongue end of the blade. The blade support 30 shown in Figures 1 and 2 of the drawing may be made of cardboard, metal or any other suitable firm but ñexible or resilient material, the surfaces of which are preferably waterproofed by Waxing or by any other appro priate means. Preferably the support 3B is wider than the blade l0 so that when the support is 40 picked up by the fingers of the user there is no danger that the user will be out by the sharp edges of the razor blade I0. The blade support 30 is provided with iiaps or bent over portions 3l and 32 which have cut out 45 portions 33 and 34, respectively. The tongue ends Il of the blade Il) pass through the openings 33 and 34 respectively, and fit snugly into these openings so that> any shifting of the blade I El 50 upon the support 39 is prevented. The middle portion of the support 30 is pref erably provided with two parallel ridges 3'! and 38 (Fig. 2) so that the blade Il! rests upon these ridges and not upon the flat surface of the sup port. The ñap 3l is provided with similar parallel 55 2.,. 2,128,259 ridges 39 and 40 while the flap 32 is provided with parallel ridges 4I and 42. By this arrangement the blade I0 is conveniently supported without contacting the entire surfaces of the support. In order to place the blade upon a safety razor the user must keep >one ñap, for instance, the ñap 32 closed, and open the flap 3| thereby free ing one end of the razor blade. This freed end of the razor blade is ñrst placed upon the safety lO razor and then the support 30 is removed, leaving the blade in its proper position upon the safety razor. The support 3E] will prevent injury to the ñngers of the user, since at no time does the user hold the blade between his ñngers while re moving it from its envelope and placing it upon the safety razor. The support I3 shown in Figures 3 and 4 of the drawing is preferably made of metalwhich has a diiferent resiliency than the blade I0. The support i3 is wider and longer than the blade IU and is provided with upturned flanges I4, I5, IG and Il'. Due to this arrangement the support I3 has the form of a shallow container, the side walls of which prevent contact with the sharp edges of the blade. The form of the support I3 is such that it will successfully withstand any type of pressure exerted upon it. The blade is iirmly held upon the flat surface cf the support I3 by means of four lugs I8 which _, extend adjacent the shoulders I2 of the blade and are in contact with the side edges of the tongue ends II. Due to this arrangement the blade I9 is firmly held upon the support I3. The support i3 is provided with a central open 'Y ing IQ which is preferably longer than the usual central opening 20 of the razor blade I0 and of the same width and design. Then the projecting portions of a safety razor may extend through the openings I9 and 20 while the blade is placed 40 in proper position upon the safety razor and the support I3 is bent to release the blade. As shown in Figure 3 the support I3 is pro vided with several notches or cut out portions El, the purpose of which is to increase the resil iency of the support. When the user removes the support I3 from the envelope his ñngers do not come in contact with the blade It? due to the provision of the up turned ilanges I4 and I6 so that the user can hold the support conveniently between his iin gers. In order to be able to place the blade iD upon a safety razor, the user must hold the sup port I3 between the fingers of one hand and gently move the edge I7 of the support toward the edge I5 thereby bending the support in the middle. Then the lugs I8 will slide off the shoulders i2 of the blade, and the blade may be placed or dropped in proper position upon the safety razor. Due to the provision of the notches 60 ZI, the support I3 may be readily bent to a some what greater extent than the blade Ill thereby facilitating the withdrawal of the lugs i8 from the shoulders I2. The razor blade support 22 shown in Figure 5 consists of a substantially iiat piece of metal having no upturned edges and is provided with lugs 23 which hold the blade in position. The support 22 has a central opening 24 and a num ber of perforations 25, the purpose of which is 70 to increase the resiliency of the support. The blade support 26 shown in Figure 6 of the drawing is provided with lugs 2'! for holding the blade and has two parallel upturned ñanges 28 and 29. 75 nat. The other two sides of the support are 'I‘he support 2S comprises a central opening 45 and two smaller openings 46 situated on both sides of the central opening 45. Slits 4l lead from the openings 46 to the edges of the upturned ilanges 23 and 29 respectively. Due to this ar rangement the resiliency of the support 26 is in creased so that the support can be easily bent and the blade I0 can be conveniently freed and placed upon a safety razor. Razor blades and other supports may be sold 10 tothe customer in packages of any convenient form. One of such packages is shown in section in Figure 7 of the drawing. The packages com prise five razor blades Il) each of which is car ried by a separate support I3 and is placed one 15 on top rof the other. Each blade and its support may be enclosed in an individual envelope or wrapper 48 consisting of wax paper or any other suitable material. All the blades and their sup ports are enclosed in a cardboard container 49. 20 The present invention is not intended to be restricted to any particular construction or ar rangement of parts or manner of use or to any various details herein shown and described, as the same may be modified in various particulars or 25 be applied in many varied relations without de parting from the spirit and scope of the claimed invention, the practical embodiments herein illustrated and described merely showing some of the various features of the invention. What is claimed is: 1. Blade supporting means, comprising a single support for a single razor blade, said support be ing in` the form of a shallow tray of ñrm but bendable material, the edges of the tray extending at sufficient distance beyond the conñnes of the 35 corresponding edges of the blade to be supported to permit grasping and bending of the tray with out contacting the blade, and readily releasable means carried by said tray to detachably secure 40 said blade upon the tray, said means being lo~ cated in spaced relation with resp-ect to the apex of bend of the tray, so that upon bending of the tray the blade will be released. 2. Blade supporting means, comprising a single support for a single razor blade, said support comprising a sheet of ñrm but bendable material, said sheet having outer edges constituting the outlines of the support and at least two opposed inner edges, at least some of said outer edges ex tending at sufficient distance beyond the coniines 50 of the corresponding edges of the blade to be sup ported to permit grasping and bending of the sup port without contacting the blade, the apex of bend of the support extending between said op 55 posed inner edges, and readily releasable means carried by said support to detachably secure said blade upon the support, said means being located in spaced relation with respect to the apex of bend of the support, so that upon bending of the 60 support the blade will be released. 3. Blade supporting means, comprising a single support for a single razor blade, said support comprising a sheet of ñrm but bendable material, said sheet having a central opening formed there 65 in and at least one other opening situated be tween said central opening and an edge of the support, at least two opposite edges of the support extending at sufficient distance beyond the con fines of the corresponding -edges of the blade to 70 be supported to permit grasping and bending of the support without contacting the blade, the apex of bend of the support extending through said other opening, and readily releasable means carried by said support to detachably secure said 75 3 2,128,259 blade upon the support, said means being located in spaced relation with respect to the apex of bend of the support, so that upon bending of the sup port the blade will be released. 4. Blade supporting means, comprising a single support for a single razor blade, said support comprising a sheet of iirm but bendable material, said support having at least one notch formed therein, at least two opposite edges of the support extending at sufficient distance beyond the con íines of the corresponding edges of the blade to be supported to permit grasping and bending of the support Without contacting the blade, the apex of bend of the support extending through said notch, and readily rel-easable means carried by said support to detachably secure said blade upon the support, said means being located in spaced relation with respect to the apex of bend of the support, so that upon bending of the support the blade will be released. 5. Blade supporting means, comprising a single support for a single razor blade, said support be ing in the form of a shallow tray of firm but bendable material, the edges of the tray extend ing at sufûci-ent distance beyond the confines of the corresponding edges of the blade to be sup ported to permit grasping and bending of the tray Without contacting the blade, said tray having a 10 plurality of notches formed therein, the apex of bend of the support extending through one of said notches, and lugs carried by said tray to detach ably secure said blade upon the tray, said lugs be ing located in spaced relation with respect to the 15 apex of bend of the tray, so that upon bending of the tray the blade will be released. GEORGES MONNET.