US 1192910 A
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l. LAWRENCE. UTENSIL SCRAPER- APPLICATION FILED JUNE 7. 191's.
Patnted Aug. 1,1916.
a. WASHINGIUN. n c.
ISABELLE LAWRENCE, OF KANSAS CITY, KANSAS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 1, 191%.
Application filed June 7, 1915. Serial No. 32,735.
a citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Wyandotte and State of Kansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Utensil- Scrapers; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
My invention relates to a utensil scraper, and has for its principal object to provide a device of this character whereby matter adhering to cooking utensils or dishes may be removed, and particularly without damaging the surface of the utensil or dish. In
accomplishing this object I have providedimproved details of structure, the preferred forms of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure I is an elevation of a utensil scraper constructed according to my invention. Fig. II is a central longitudinal section of the same. Fig. III is a cross section on the line IIIIII, Fig. I. Fig. IV is a cross section on the line IV-IV, Fig. I.
Referring more in detail to the drawings:l designates the scraper, which is preferably composed of vulcanized rubber and comprises a relatively narrow neck 2, which widens on curved lines into the operative heads 3- l; the head 3 being shaped differently from the head 4t and preferably composed of hard or stiff rubber, while the head +1 is of a more pliable nature although formed integrally with the neck and opposite head; the difference in the material being accomplished during the vulcanizing process. The head 3 has a straight outer edge 6 terminating at one end in a point 7 and at the opposite end in a curved lip 8, which latter merges into the straight edge and into the neck in substantially a semicircular line; and the straight edge and lip being built out along the edge of the head as a flange 9, so that it forms a cup 10 along the outer end and the lipped edge of the head, so that when the device is 1 in use material removed from a utensil by the edge of the flange will accumulate in the cup so that it can be removed. The end and lipped edge of the head are preferably beveled backwardly from the operative edge of the flange in order to facilitate the use of the latter, and the head 3 is preferably provided with an aperture 11, which serves to permit the escape of liquid through the head when the device is in use and also for application to a hook, or the like, to support the scraper when not in use.
The head 4 has a straight edge 13 that eX- tends parallel with the edge 6 and is beveled on the face opposite the bevel of the flange 9; the end of the head at the same side as the point 7 on the head 3 being flat and beveled on the same side as the beveled edge 13 in order to form a cutting or scraping edge 15 and the opposite end of the head 13 being dished to form a corresponding like point 16 for projection into grooves or beneath the curved edges of dishes or utensils.
In using the device, when the utensil or dish is to be scraped with the head 3, the device is grasped by the head t and the straight scraping edge 6, or the lipped edge 8 moved over the surface of the utensil to remove matter that may have adhered thereto and cannot readily be removed by washing, the matter dropping into the cup formed by the flange, so that it may easily be removed from the utensil, and the point 7 being used to reach into grooves or beads that may be formed in the utensil; the head, as before stated, being of hard rubber so that the scraping edges may cut the material from the utensil, but without breaking through the enamel or other coating thereof. The softer head 4:, which is especially adapted for use in scraping china dishes, is used in the same manner, the only diflerence being that the scraping surfaces on that head are particularly adapted for use in reaching the surfaces of dishes as distingushed from the cruder cooking utensils, and the material being adapted for removing the matter adhering to the dishes without damaging the coating thereon.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new therein and desire to secure by Letters-Patent, is:
The combination in a utensil scraper of a central neck and enlarged heads, one head 3 being stiff and having a flange along its end and semicircularly around one corner forming a cup, and a point at the opposite corner, the projecting edge of the flange being beveled, the head 3 having an aperdished and having a point, substantially as ture for the purpose set forth; the second and for the purpose set forth. 1 head 4 being pliable and having an edge In testimony whereof I alliX my signature parallel with the end of the first head 3, in presence of tWo Witnesses.
the edge being beveled oppositely to the ISABELLE LAWRENCE. flange of the first head 3, one corner of the Witnesses:
second head 4 being beveled continuously ARTHUR G. PEARSON,
With the edge and the other corner being GRACE M. HAFNER.
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