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Aug. 30, 1938,.
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BLADE SUPPORTING MEANS
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Patented Aug. 30, 1938
UNETED STATES PATENT GFFlCE
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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