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Publication numberUS1539669 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 26, 1925
Filing dateOct 3, 1924
Priority dateOct 3, 1924
Publication numberUS 1539669 A, US 1539669A, US-A-1539669, US1539669 A, US1539669A
InventorsEdward Hauser
Original AssigneeEdward Hauser
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cutlery implement
US 1539669 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

May 26, 1925.

E. H AUSE R CUTLERY IMPLEMENT Filed Oct. 5. 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 www@ 1Q, 241.415.5511 11121 l .mw

Zwalm/feiner INVENTOR ATTORNEY s s E N n w May 26, 1925.

1,539,669 E. HAUSER CUTLERY IMPLEMENT Filed Oct. 5, 1924 2 Sheets-sheet 2 ATTORNEY WITNESS:

Patented May 26, 1925.



Application filed October 3, 1924. Serial No. y741,470.

To ZZ fie/10m 'it may concern: f

Be it known that l, EDWARD 'l-IAUsnn, a. citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, in the county of New York and Sta-te of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Cutlery Implements, of which the following is a specification.

This invention has reference to cutlery implements and more particularly to that class thereunder known as corn cobI forks.

rlhe primary object of the invent-ion resides in the provision of a device of the above stated character primarily designed and constructed to facilitate the eating of corn on the cob more properly, at the dinner table, and thus ob-viate the necessity of holding such withthe lingers; and furthermore eliminates the soiling or burning of the lingers.

To this end, use is made of a fork of the capacity above indicated and one so constructed to permit of the turning of the cob of corn and to hold the latter at various angles for convenience of the person eating to obtain therefrom the complete contents of such.

A further object of the invention aims in providing a fork provided with an improved constructed handle designed for rendering convenience to the user in holding the cob of corn when relishing such and further to prevent the linger tips from coming in Contact with the hot corn.

TV ith these and other objects in view, the invention resides in certain rnovel features of construction and combination of parts, the essential features of which are hereinafter fully described and `particularly pointed out in the appended claims, and are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which :H

Figure 1 is an elevation illustrating` the device in use.

Figure 2 is a perspective view Qf one of the forks.

Figure 3 tion.

Figures 4; and 5 are elevational views illustrating slight modified forms of forks.

Figure 6 is an end elevation of Figure 5.

Figure 7 is an elevational view illustrating a further modified form of fork.

Referring more particularly to the accompanying drawing, wherein like characis a view partly shown in secters of reference denote several parts throughout the specification, the fork generally is denotedby the character 5 and comprises a handleV 6 and a head 7 rlhis handle member 6 is primarily designed for convenience of the user in holding such between the thumb and index finger, if desired, and is provided adjacent the head 7 thereof with a concaved portion 8. The extremity of the head 7 is provided with an outwardly flared guard 9, the purpose of which will be clearly'deiined as the description ofthe invention is Vproceeded with.

Reference being had more particularly to Figures v1 to 8 inclusive of the drawings,- use is made of a supporting member 10 comprising a main penetrating tang 1-1 and a pair of auxiliary penetrating tang members 12.` The auxiliary tang members are arranged at opposite sides of the main tang member. The purpose of so constructing and arranging the auxiliary tang members with respect to the main tang member, is to facilitate the auxiliary tang members penetrating the ends of the corn cob 13, better shown in Figure 1 ofthe drawing, and by so doing serve to prevent any accidental rotation of the corn cob 13 after the main penetrating tang member 11 is forced into the end ef the cob. However, l desire to provide means to enable the user in holding the corn cob at various angles for convenience in relishing such, and to this end a universal connection denoted broadly by the character 14 is employed. This universal connection 14 includes a resilient female member 15 provided integrally with the supporting member 10 and on the rear end thereof and'this female member receives the male member 16 provided on the stem 17. The stem 17 passes through a centrally located opening 1S provided in the threaded stem 19 of the guard member 9 and .is fastened therein by the provision of any snitable fastening means, such as a nut or the like. It will therefore be manifest-that by providing the guard 9 with the concaved socket 20, establishes a loose connection between the fork and the handle and thereby allows the supporting member to freely move at various angles with respect to the corn cob when desiring to relish corn on the cob in dining rooms and other public places. Again, the guard member 9 pre-` vents the fingers of the user from engaging the hotncorn when the devlcefis in use.

Reference now being had to .the-.modified form of fork member illustrated in.4 Figure 4 of the drawing, a pair of main penetrating tang members 11 are employedinsteadof a single penetrating tang member. and-1to1 te-gral withfthis main penetrating tang mem-,

ber, and toy opposite sidesthereof, isfprovided a substantially semi-elliptical con.- struction of auxiliarvpenetrating if tang members and'here indicated by the charace.

ter 122.

The still urtherr modified, form ofgsupe porting-member illustrated in Figure-7i in'- cludes .a `main.penetrating tang memberA 113 having formed integral therewith and-tc opposite sides of the extremity thereof, a

pair. of; auxiliary penetrating;r tang;` mem-- bersl 123.V v

I have, entered into a detailedrzdescription of the construction .and relative arrangement ofthe parts@ embraced; in:` the present s and preferred embodiment; of vmy, invention in order to-imparta full and exact understanding ofthe said lembodiment".v I'zdo'notv desire, however, to be.understoodva-s.l coniining-.myself to the.- speciic construction; and relative arrangement-,departsinasmuch1 as in the futurel practice .of fthe` invention there are'changes and further modifications may be made suchl as `fall within :the scope claims.

What is claimedas` 1. A cutlery implement embodying;A a

handle, a supporting member carried by said.-

handle, said supporting member f comprislnga main penetrating `member adaptedzto penetrate the'end of af corn Cobi-and .a 'pairsV of auxiliary penetratingwmembers, ythe said `auxiliary penetrating members adapted: tor 4prevent accidental movement ofthe; corn cob with respect to said implement, and

of# myinvention and Vas defined in myappended,

means for angularlyadjusting said-handle with k.respectto said supporting.y member.

2. AL;V cutlery implement embodyingV a handle, a supporting member carried by said handle, said supporting member comprising a main penetrating member adaptedv to penetrate the end of a corn cob and a pair of auxiliary penetrating members arranged to-oppositesides ofthe main penetrating member, the -said auxiliary penetrating members adapted to. .prevent accidental'- movementbf.l the corn` cobfwith respect to said 1mplement,-and means for angularlyi adJustmggsaidhandlewith respect to said supporting, member. v Y

3; A. cutleryl implement embodying a,

handle having` a head terminatingiwith a guard, a supporting member carried bysaid v head,fmeans for universally adjusting said handle with relation to said Supporting member, Y said supporting memberA comprising .a1 main penetrating member adapted'to Y lpenetratethe end of a corn cob and a pair of auxiliary penetrating-members, said auxiliary penetratingmembers adapted to preventaccidentali movement f of the'V corn cob.l

with respectite the implement..

1 -.A cutlery implementl embodying a handle, a headdetachably connected to one,

end of the handle and provided With an outwardly flared guard,y means for universa-HyadjustingV said :handle -with relation to said: supporting member, a supporting` member4 associated with said head, said supportingfmember comprising; a-main.y penetrating Vmember, and a pair of auxiliary penetrating members the said auxiliary penetrating members adapted to prevent Y accidental movement of :the cornl cob: with respect to the implement.

5.A cutlery implement o thecharacter set forth including a handle, a supporting memberl adjustably associatedw'ith one end of the handle and adapted topenetrate the end of'fa corn cob, the said supporting memberv when in supporting, position enables the handle. to'. be `moved 4at various angles for convenience ot.r the user. v

In testimony? whereofl I have laffixed my signature.

' EDWARD-Hansen.

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U.S. Classification294/5, 30/322, D07/683
International ClassificationA47G21/02, A47G21/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G21/023
European ClassificationA47G21/02B