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Publication numberUS1354517 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 5, 1920
Filing dateApr 13, 1920
Priority dateApr 13, 1920
Publication numberUS 1354517 A, US 1354517A, US-A-1354517, US1354517 A, US1354517A
InventorsJohn Sollazzo
Original AssigneeJohn Sollazzo
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Press for fruit, vegetables, &c.
US 1354517 A
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Application filed April 13,

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN SOLLAZZO, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Mariners Harbor, Richmond county, New York, have invented a new and useful Press for Fruit, Vegetables, &c., of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to a new and useful press for making food products either in liquid form or semi-solid form.

The object of the invention is to provide a very simple arrangement, whereby the operation is simple and easy, and whereby, when the pressing operation is finished, the refuse material may be easily, quickly and completely removed. These and other objects will be apparent to any one familiar with this art from. a reading of the following de scription and a study of the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a front elevation of my invention; I

Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof;

Fig. 3 is a section on the plane of the line 33 of Fig. 1, and

Fig. 4 is a side view, partly in section, showing a modification.

1 is the base or main frame. This base may be designed to either rest flatwise upon a table or other support, or it may have legs 22. In Figs. 1 to 3 I have shown the legs as present; whereas, in Fig. 4, I have shown the legs removed and the press mounted on a suitable table top or bench. The base 1 is provided with a flange around the edge, designed to form a tray. 3 is a discharge chute. 4 is a cylindrical hopper, having suitable openings in the side, as indicated at 55, and also by preference having its lower edge recessed as indicated at 66 to allow the pressed out product to escape from the hopper. Within the hooper is a presserhead 7 corresponding generally to a piston head. 8 is a screw rotatably connected at its lower end with the head 7, said screw being utilized to move the head up and down and to apply the necessary power required in the pressing operation. The screw 8 is threaded to turn in what I may term a yoke 9. This yoke is rigidly secured to the sides of the hopper 4 and is preferably cast or formed integrally therewith, so that the hopper, yoke, piston, and screw are in a sense permanently connected. 10 is a hinge pin at one side of the hopper serving to connect the same with the base 1, whereby, after Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 5, 1920.

1920. Serial No. 373,647.

the pressing operation has been completed, the hopper and associated parts may be swung back to the dotted line position shown in Fig. 1, so as to leave the lower end of the hopper wide open. 11 is a latch on the opposite side of the hopper at for locking the parts in operative position. 12 is a removable bottom piece for the hopper. This bottom piece is suitably perforated and is in fact supported in the bottom of the tray of the base 1, so that when the upper portion of the press is thrown back to the dotted line position shown in Fig. 1, the bottom 12 will still remain on the base 1. By this arrangement, it is obvious that refuse in the hopper may be easily removed without retracting the presser-head 7. Indeed, if any of the refuse material should stick in the lower part of the cylinder or hopper, it may be easily'forced out through the open lower end by a few turns of the screw 8. This construction also permits the various parts to be thoroughly cleansed after use. In an ordinary construction, the removal of the refuse material involves first the raising of the presser-head 7 entirely out of the cylinder or hopper, and sufliciently high to per mit said refuse material to be dug out from above. This is a slow and unsatisfactory process and is completely eliminated by my improvement. The screw may have a suitable handle 8 and the cylinder may have a feed chute 14 at one side and at the upper portion to facilitate introducing new material into the hopper when the piston or presser-head 7 has been fully elevated.

In the modification shown in Fig. 4., I have shown a cylindrical screen insert 15 as inserted within the cylinder 4, the openings in the screen being in this instance so small so that only juice will escape. I have also shown in this view a fiat screen 16 resting on the bottom plate 12 for the same purpose. If desired, the inner wall of the cylinder 1 may be cut back to an extent equal to the thickness of the screen 15 so that the presser-head 4 will not catch on the screen.

What I claim is 1. In a press of the character described, a base, forming a tray, a cylindrical hopper open at the top and bottom and hinged to said base. a presser-head arranged to move up and down in said hopper, a screw for said presser-head. and a yoke connected with said hopper in which said screw is threaded to turn, a removable bottom piece for said hopper, said piece being independent of said hopper and supported on said base, said hopper and bottom piece being provided with o enings.

2. n a press of the'character described, a base forming a tray, a cylindrical hopper hinged to said base, a resser-head movable up and down in said hopper, a screw for 10 moving said Presser-head up and down, and

a yoke connected with said hopper and threaded to receive said screw, a latch for locking the hopper in operative position With relation to the vbase and tray, a removable bottoin for the hopper in the form of a circular plate supported on said base and independent of said hopper, said plate having openings therein With means for holding the main body on said plate above the floor of the tray.


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U.S. Classification100/125, 100/250, 100/228, 100/127, 100/116, 100/248
International ClassificationB30B9/06, B30B9/02
Cooperative ClassificationB30B9/06
European ClassificationB30B9/06