US 1798551 A
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March 31, 1931. J.-N. MOCKING ET AL 1,798,551
ICE CREAM CUTTER Filed Oct. 29, 1929 INVENTORS. J/K Moe/f1 fly By M. [n d ea 72 A TTORNEY.
Patented Mar. 31 1931 UNI-TED STATES PATENT .FFI CE JOHN N. MOCKING AND MORRIS INDECH, OF GHIGAGQILLINOIS ICE-CREAM CUTTER Application filed October 29, 1929. Serial No. 403,256.
This invention relates to a device for cutend 10 and is wide and long enough to fit ting ice-cream or any other partly frozen snugly in the body. semi-soft mass into uniform slices. Cut in the wall members 2 and 3 are a In brief the invention consists of a boxseries of slots 11 reaching down to the botlike structure having a tray for holding a tom and dividing the said wall members 55,
brick of ice-cream or the like, means for into several equal portions. Formed in the gaging the thickness of the slices to be cut end member 5 is a hole 12 through which a and means for removing the cut slices on said finger can be put for giving the tray an initray. tial push outwardly.
The principal object of the invention is to In operation the tray 8 is placed in the box 60 provide a device of this character for cutand on top of the tray is placed a brick of ting a brick of ice-cream or the like into uniice-cream 13 or the like whose size is equal form slices without compressing the size of to the capacity of the box. The hinged end the cut slices. 4 is then lifted up and the cover 7 applied 15 Another object of the invention is to prothereto. In this condition the product can vide a device of this class having means to be shipped to the customers. When it is degage the thickness of the slices to be cut and sired to dispense the article the cover is reintermediary engaging means to cut slices moved and a knife, wire or other instrument one-half the thickness produced by the first is placed across the device so that it will reach mentioned gaging means. from opposite slot to opposite slot and pressed 70 Other objects of the invention will appear down until the block is fully cut into slices. as the disclosure progresses. The drawings The tray 8 is then moved outwardly as shown are intended to merely indicate a possible in Figure 2 so that the slices can be freely embodiment of the invention. It is obvious removed.
that the needs of manufacture may necessi- All of the cuts can be made simultaneoustate certain mechanical changes. It is ly or one at a time. When the cuts are made therefore not intended to limit the invention one at a time the tray is moved the distance to the embodiment illustrated but rather to equal from one slot to the adjacent slot for define such limits in the appended claim. each cut. Between the slots are marks 14 For a more general understanding of the inused for gaging purposes when it is desired 8Q vention attention is called to the drawings. to cut thin slices one-half the width ofthe In these drawings like parts denote like ordinary slices. To out such thin slices the reference characters throughout the speciy is moved so that the back 10 registers ficati v with any of themarks and the forward part Fi 1 i a perspective i f th of the block cut in the ordinary manner. The 85% tt inaiitks 14 can be stamped engraved or may Fi ure 2 is a ers ective view of the cut- 9 Grilled grooves- Wgith the E rgmoved It Wlll thus be seen that we have provided Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Figa t efiicient. and sanitary device for 99 ure 2 showing a sliced brick of ice-cream. 1p i and cujoftmg ifi of Iceclieam or I I 11.0w the in .gf.liz ins sasartisans numeral 1 designates the body of the cutter retain their Original bulk I i 'f d g l fi 2' and 37 and Having described our invention we claim:
an i am a Ottom Nmleral 7 In an apparatus of the character described 95 designatesthecover. As n oted in Figure 2 Comprising a casing h i g a hi d d the end 4 1s hinged so that 1t can open wall and side Walls provided with parallel moving the tray 8 which is normally housed slots a tray having an upstanding rear end in the body outwardly thereof. The tray 8 movably retained in said body member for consists of a bottom 9 and an upstanding holding the product to be sliced, gage marks 199 on the inside of said side walls between said slots for gaging the thickness of a slice to be cut one-half the thickness of the ordinary slice, means for allowing the tray to be pushed outwardly, and a flanged cover for holding the said hinged end member in a closed position.
In testimony whereof we aflix' our signatures. I,
JOHN N. MOCKING. MORRIS INDECH