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Publication numberUS1742232 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 7, 1930
Filing dateNov 5, 1928
Priority dateNov 5, 1928
Publication numberUS 1742232 A, US 1742232A, US-A-1742232, US1742232 A, US1742232A
InventorsCasale Antonio J
Original AssigneeCasale Antonio J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Culinary appliance
US 1742232 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Jan. 7, 1930. A. J. CASALE CULINARY APPLIANCE Filed Nov. 5, 1 2a Patented Jan. 7, 1930 UNITE s'rA'rss FFICE ATENT rammawvm ANTONIO J'. CASALE, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CULINARY APPLIANCE Application filed November 5, 1928. Serial no. 31?,400.

This invention relates to culinary appliarms 1 and having handles Sand 1, respecances.

An object of the invention is to provide a device of the class described which can be 5 used for lifting and serving solid or semiliquid foods.

Another object of the invention is to pro vide a device which is capable of being quick- 1y detached to permit the user to adapt the implement to various uses in the kitchen.

Another object of the invention is to provide a spring and wedge connection for the various parts of the appliance, whereby the sections may be separated at their pivot point,

15 or if occasion arises, the gripping ends may be interchanged or others substituted, as found necessary.

With the above and other objects in view,

which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that, within the f scope of what is claimed, changes in the precise embodiment of the invention shown can be made without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 shows, in side elevation, a device constructed in accordance with the invention, parts being shown in section,

Figure 2 is a view at right angles to Figure 1, parts being shown in section,

showing the means for attaching the gripping ends of the appliance,

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the 1 line 14 of Figure 2,

Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 55 of Figure 2,

Figure 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of one of the pivoted members showing the pivot element and the spring member of the spring and wedge connection, and

Figure 7 is a similar view of the other pivoted member showing the wedge member of the spring and Wedge connection.

In carrying out the invention, there is pro- 50 Vided a pair of oppositely disposed pivoted 9,; Figure 3 1s a fragmentary perspective viewtlvely.

The arm 1 carries a pivot element 5, mounted in a counter-bored opening 6 and supplied on its screw-threaded end with a nut 7 where by the pivot element 5 is held securely in position.

Formed on one end of the pivot element 5 is a head 8 which is adapted to pivotally hold a resilient connecting socket 9 constituting a part of the spring and wedge connection hereinbefore mentioned. The resilient connecting socket 9 includes flanges 10 formed on its longitudinal edges for a purpose to be hereinafter more fully described.

The pivoted arm 2 has a wedge or key 1.1

formed on its inner face opposite the resilient connecting socket 9 and adapted to be inserted therein in assembling the device.

The longitudinal edges of the wedge or key 11 are formed with diverging bevels 12 for cooperation with the spring flanges 10 of the resilient connecting socket 9, whereby a dovetailed joint is effected to securely hold the wedge 11 within the connecting socket 10 against accidental displacement.

The ends of the pivoted arms 1 and 2, remote from the handles 3 and 4-, are reduced as shown at 13, and have secured thereto,

either by rivets 14 or by weldnig, resilient connecting sockets 15, similar to the sockets 9 already described.

Vcdges or keys 16, similar to the wedge 11, are secured to the shanks 17 of implements 18 and are adapted for cooperation with the resilient connecting sockets 15 to hold the implement in position during use. I

A fork and a spoon areshown in the drawing, but it is to be understood thattwo forks or two spoons may besubstituted as desired.

The implementslS, being detachable and interchangeable, it is apparent that any combination of kitchen implements may be used without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In assembling the device for use, the implements 18 are selected and attached to the ends 13 of the arms 1 and 2 by forcing the Wedges or keys 16 into the resilient sockets 15. The resilient socket 9 on arm'l is then turned on its pivot 5 to the position shown in Figure 6 and the wedge or key 11 on the arm 2 is forced therein. The appliance is then ready for use by one hand of the user.

' Should the user desire to manipulate the implement separately or one in each hand the spring and Wedge connection composed of the members 9 and 11' are forced apart quickly and Without the use of tools.

\Vhat is claimed is 1. A device of the class described including a pair of arms having handles on one of their ends and gripping implements on their other ends, a resilient socket pivoted to one 5 of the arms intermediate its ends, and a wedge secured to the other arm for insertion in the resilient socket to permit a pivotal movement of the arms relative to each other.

2. A device of the class described including a pair of arms having handles on one of their ends and gripping implements on their other ends, a socket pivoted to one of the arms intermediate its ends, and a key secured to the other arm for insertion in the socket to permit a pivotal movement of the arms relative to each other.

3. A device of the class described includ ing a pair of arms, a socket pivoted to one of the arms intermediate its ends, a pivot 3 element for securing the socket to one of the arms, and a tapered key for insertion snugly Within the socket, said tapered key being securedto the other arm opposite to the pivoted socket.

4. A detachable connector for separable and interchangeable elements of a culinary appliance including a tapered key having di-- verging longitudinal sides secured to oneof the separable members, a tapered socket 40 having longitudinal resilient flanges for snugly engaging the diverging sides of the tapered key to prevent accidental displacement, and means for securing the tapered socket to the other of the separable members.v

5. A detactable connector for separable and interchangeable elements of a culinary appliance including a key having diverging; longitudinal sides secured to one of the separable members, and a socket having longitudinal resilient flanges for snugly engaging the diverging sides of the key, to prevent accidental displacement, secured to the other of the separable members.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature;

ANTONIO J. GASALE,

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US7458622 *Jan 29, 2007Dec 2, 2008Trudeau CorporationTongs for Handling food
US8191949 *Sep 1, 2009Jun 5, 2012Spaulding Diana AFood utensil
Classifications
U.S. Classification294/118, 30/150, D07/687
International ClassificationA47G21/00, A47G21/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47G21/06
European ClassificationA47G21/06