US 1925176 A
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This invention relates to an improved device for bakery use constructed and perfected to effectively hold bakery products while wrapping by hand or with a wrapping machine.
The invention is especially, but not necessarily adapted for holding a loaf of sliced bread while applying the wrapper.
Heretofore, so far as I have been able to ascertain, it is necessary to use embracing bands trays and different types of containers to keep the individual slices intact while applying the wrapper.
The purpose of the present invention is to provide a simple and economical base plate having adjustable confining walls and appropriately constructed and co-related holding members to efiectively hold the loaf, as a unit, while applying the wrapper by hand or with the aid of a machine.
In the accompanying drawings in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts, throughout all views:- Figure 1 is an elevational view showing the manner in which the invention is successfully used.
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of a device constructe in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention.
Fig. 3 is an end elevational view observing the structure of Fig. 2 in a direction from left to right.
i Fig. 4 is a similar elevational view.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary and detailed sectional view.
Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 5 showing the spring-pressed plunger.
In Fig. 1, the reference character '7 merely designates a suitable support or table on which the novel holder 8 is placed for convenience of operation and use. p
The device comprises a substantially rectangular base plate 9 along one edge of which are provided upstanding spaced permanent flanges 10 and 11. Secured to this longitudinal edge of the plate is a bracket 12 whose vertical portion carries a horizontal bearing 13 for the springpressed plunger rod 14. This rod has a head 15 at one end adapted to bear against the loaf of bread 16 in the manner shown in Fig. 1.
The numeral 1'7 designates an expansion coil spring which surrounds the rod pressing at one end against the bearing 13 and at the opposite end against the head 15. That part of the rod which extends through the bearing is provided with a retaining pin 18. Referring to Fig. 2, it
will be observed that there are three adjustable side combining plates 19, 20 and 21 respectively. The plates are similar in configuration and provided with longitudinally spaced lugs 22 to accommodate retaining bolts 23. These bolts extend down through slots 24 formed in the plates 39 and in the upper screw threaded end of each bolt is a thumb nut 25. This allows the several plates to be adjusted toward and from each other to regulate theeffecting wrapping area and to prevent displacement of the sliced loaves of bread.
It will be noted that the plate 20 has a central upstanding apertured lug or ear 26 carrying a set screw 27 which serves to hold the adjustable stop 28 in position opposite the head o1v spring-pressed plunger. It is these two parts 14 and 28 which serve to confine the loaf of bread. therebetween while placing a wrapper 29 in position as seen in Fig. 1.
In practice, the wrappers are piled on the plate 9 and held in place against shifting by the flanges 10, 11 and plates 19 to 21 inclusive. These flanged plates also serve to aid in holding thesliced loaves in an orderly position so that they can be systematically wrapped. Each loaf as it is wrapped is placed between the spring-pressed plunger 14 and the opposed adjustable stop device 28. These members cooperate in holding the slices intact while the operator places one of the wrappers around the loaf of bread in the manner seen in Fig. 1 after which the wrapped loaf is removed and the ends sealed. j
Despite the simplicity of this device, it serves as an efiective structure to expedite convenient wrapping of bread, cake and analogous bakery products.
The present embodiment of the invention has been disclosed in considerable detail merely for the purpose of exemplification since in actual practice it attains the features of advantage enumerated as desirable in the statement of the invention and the above description.
It is to be understood that by describing in detail herein any particular form, structure, or arrangement, it is not intended to limit the inven- I tion beyond the terms of the several claims, or 10 the requirements of the prior art;
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is:-
1. A bread holding and wrapping device for sliced bread comprising a flat base plate adapted ment to vary the wrapping area, a horizontally 1 0 disposed spring pressed headed plunger mounted on one edge portion of the plate and overlying the adjacent portion thereof to bear against one end of the sliced loaf of bread, and an opposed adjustable stop member carried by one of said adjustable plates.
2. A sliced bread holding and wrap ing device of the class described comprising a flat base plate having a pair of upstanding rigid spaced flanges on one longitudinal edge, a bracket secured to said one longitudinal edge and provided with an upstanding portion having a horizontal bearing, said bracket being located between the ends of said flanges, a spring-pressed headed plunger rod mounted in said bearings and extending horizontally in an elevated position over the adjacent edge portion of the plate, a confining plate opdisposed in opposed relation to said plunger, to-
gether with a pair of spaced parallel opposed confining plates rising vertically from said base plate and being adjustable toward and away from each other to cooperate with said flanges and first-named confining plates in the manner described.
JAMES L. DEAN.