US 1830284 A
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" Nov 3, 19 31. E. MASSA 1,830,284
VEGETABLE AND FRUIT CHOPPER Filed Jan. 29. 1930 2 Sheets-Shee 1.
27 120 fla ssa A itorney Nov. 3, 1931. E. MAssA 1,830,284
' VEGETABLE AND FRUIT CHOPPER Filed Jan. 29. 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor Ez'no .ZYdssa Attorney i shownto advantage in Figure 6, is preferably Y UNITED STA jects in view as will appear as thedescript1on proceeds, the invention resides in cer- I and claimed.
Patented Nov. 3,
nmov ims'sa, or cLEA'nw-Arna', FLORIDA VEGETABLE AND rnnrr am 3 Application filed January 29,;1 935. I
a The present invention relates to a vegetable and fruit chopper and has for its prime object to provide a structure which is simple and easy to manipulate;
' Another very important object of the invention resides in the provision of a device of this nature the parts of which are capable of easy assembly and disassembly.
A still further very important object of the inventionresides "in the provision of a chopper of this nature which may be manufactured at a low cost,'isthoroughly eflicient and reliable in use and operation, and is r otherwise w'elladaptedto the purpose for which it is designed. I I
'With the above and num'erous other obtain novel features of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more 'fully described Inthe drawings: p Figure 1 is a side elevation of a chopper embodying the features of my invention, Figure 2 is atop plan view thereof, Figure 3 is averti'cal section therethrough, Figure 4 is a sectionaliview taken substantially on the line 4 4 of Figure 2,
Figure5 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 5 5 of Figure 3, and
Figure 6 is a perspective View of the post,
' the same being shown in two separate parts.
' g belseen that the numeral 5 denotes a base Referring tothe drawings in detail'it will preferably of circular construction and hav- 5 ing an eye screw 6 in theperiphery thereof for the purpose of hanging the base up when the' device is not used along with the other partswhich will be described later. I
A'cylindri'cal pocket-7 is formed in th I upper surface of the base 5 adjacent the edge thereof and receives the lower end of the 0st of general cylindrical formation'w ich rises above the base 5. This post P, as
of cylindrical configuration, and is split longitudinally from its topto a point above the embodies a substantially circular base 8 from which'rises a pair of upper semi-cylindrlcalportions 9, which upper semi-cylindrical portions 9 are slightly spaced apart, and
theinner surfacesof the upper portions 9 of the post are at 10.
The base part 8 of the post is provided with a centrally located counter sunk vertical bore vertically grooved as is indicated 11, which bore 11 is countersunk at its upper end as indicatedat 12. Thus when the post has its lower end or base 8 seated in the pocket I 7 a screwv 14 may be passed, through the bore 11 and screwed into the base 5, with the head of the screw in the countersunk upper end 12 of the bore thus permitting the post to be r0- 7 tated in the pocket. 7
A pin such as a screw or the like 15 extends between intermediate portions of the upper parts 9 of the post and one end of a double edged blade 16 is rotatable on the I pin 15.
A handle 17 is provided on the other end of thisblade. Thus it will be seen that by grasping the handle 17 the blade may be rocked up and down for chopping vegetables,
fruit or the like placed on the base 5 and as is indicated in dotted lines in Figure 2, the blades maybe swung from side to side so as to cut all of the vegetables, fruit or the like on the base.
It is thought that the construction, operation, utility and advantages of this invenof advantage enumerated as desirablein the statement of the invention and the above description.
It will be apparent that changes in the details of construction, and in the combina- 7 tion and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed or sacrificing any of its advantages.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is:
- chopping mechanism of the class described'comprising a base, a pocket formed in said base, a post having its lower end r0- tatably receivable in said pocket, said post being slit longitudinally for a portion of its length, to providev a pair of spaced apart 11pper portions risingabove the base, a counter sunk screw extenclingfthrough the lowenend ofsaid post for threaded engagement in said the blade, afghandle onN-the, opposite- .end of said.blade;.,
o Iii testimony whereof EILafiiX myLsighature. EINOMMASSAQ