TODAY’S PATENT- SAFETY SCISSORS
The Safety Scissors was invented by Theodore W. Kobelt on the 25th of November 1980, bearing patent number US4235016A.
This invention is a pair of scissor blades, each having opposed cutting edges and operating handles, are provided. These are pivotedly connected to one another by a pivot means. A guard means having a general V-shape extends from one of the pair of scissors at an acute angle to the cutting edge of that blade. At the apex of the V, the guard member bends back toward the cutting edge forming a narrow slot of limited length along only a minor portion of the cutting edge toward its outside end.
This invention relates to improvements in safety scissors and in particular to a safety scissors which provides safety from jabbing into the user due to a seizure but still providing a scissors capable of the broadest possible use.