|Publication number||US2195832 A|
|Publication date||Apr 2, 1940|
|Filing date||Mar 6, 1939|
|Priority date||Mar 6, 1939|
|Publication number||US 2195832 A, US 2195832A, US-A-2195832, US2195832 A, US2195832A|
|Original Assignee||Gustave Wagenhauser|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (4), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
April 2, 1940. G, WAGENHAUSER 2,195,832 GRIP CLAW HOLDER Filed March 6, 1939 INVENTOR: I
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Patented Apr. 2, 1940 t UNITED-STATES 'YPATENTI OFFICE v GRIP CLAWHOLDER Gustave Wagenhauser, New York, N. Y.
Application March 6,
This invention relates to gripping and holding claw devices for large pieces of meat,'like corned beef, roast beef, ham, etc., and has for its main object to provide a device'of this character which will be simple in construction and eflicient in use.
Another object of this invention is to provide a device as characterized h'ereinbefore, which will protect the hand of the user from the touch and the heat of the piece-of meat, or the like, gripped and handled with my device. 1
Still other objects of my invention will be apparent as the specification of the same proceeds, and, among others, I may mention: to provide a device of this type which will automatically grip the piece of meat or other object, so that no effort of the user will be necessary to so hold and secure the object in its grip, which will have automatic limiting means for its penetration into the object and which will aid in slicing 'a piece of meat, whether in cold or in a hot condition. V
In the drawing forming a part of this specification and accompanying the same;
Fig. l is a side elevation of my device in a closed operative normal position, and
Fig. 2 is an end elevation thereof, the view being taken as indicated by an arrow 2 in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is another side elevation, from the opposite side tothat of Fig. 1; I I
Fig. 4 is a similar side elevation to Fig. 3, but in an open position, just before applying my device, and on a reduced scale,.and
Fig. 5 is a sectional detail, the section being taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3.
Referring now to the drawing more in detail,
by characters of reference, my meat gripping and holding device is generally indicated by the numeral Ill, and is composed of two main parts and I2 which aregenerally similar to one another, aside from some details to be explained hereinafter, but they are" oppositely placed and arranged, that is, symmetrically to a central vertical plane of my device.
Describing now part more in detail, the same has a curvedplate base portion l3, preferably being formed as a part of a hollow cylinder or tube and having considerable widths between its two side edges I31; and I311, as shown in Fig. 2. v
A perpendicular plate flange I4 is secured on the base curved plate I3, at its edge l3b, orsaid flange plate l4 may be formed integral with said base plate l3. The upper free edge of the flange plate I4 may be curved as'indicated at|5in an elliptical manner, but it will be understood that the same may take anyother appropriate shape. The upper edge l5 continues to a substantial distance beyond the center line of my device as indicated at lbs, from which point a generally radial terminating edge or side 16 drops down- 60 wardly towards the center of the device and said 1939, Serial No. 260,022
(Cl. 146216) I terminating edge shows a recessed curved portion lBa around said centenso as to avoid the hinge sleeve I'l provided at the inner end of the base plate l3. The other main part l2 of my device is similar- 1y constructed to the part i I, as has been mentioned hereinbefore, and it will show a base plate l8, a perpendicular flange plate l9 terminating in the inwardly dropping edge 20 which again has-a recessed curved portion 29a to avoid the said sleeve I1, and the hinge sleeve 2! formed of the base plate IS. A hinge pin 22 is passed through the sleeves I1 and 2|, thereby forming a pivoted connection between the base plates |3 and I8, as will be understood. Two inwardly curved spikes 23 are provided at the lower end, of the base plate l3, and an inwardly curved single spike 24 may be securedtowards the upper central part of the said base plate. The base plate l8, of part l2, shows two similar oppositely placed lower spikes 25, and an upper central spike 25.
At about the central upper portion of base plate l3, an upwardly and outwardly inclined handle 2! is secured into said plate, and a similar but oppositely inclined handle 28 is secured into'the base plate IS. A comparatively strong, heavy y spiral spring 29 is arranged between the two handles and will have the normal tendency of pressing them outwardly, thereby pressing the base plates l3 and I3, as well as their spikes, towards one another. The flange plate may be bent inwardly as at 3B, and then continued in parallelism with its original portion, but inwardly spaced therefrom to its terminating edge or side l6 as indicated at 3|. The purpose of such offsetting being to permit the inner end portion 32 of the other flange plate l9- to slide in overlappingrelation on the outside of the offset portion 3|, when the two parts are rocked around their pivot, as will be understood. A projection 33 is'provided near the end of the outer edge of the flange plate l4, and an inwardly bent pin 36 is provided at the end of the upper edge of the flange plate I9, and in the normal closed position of my device, as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 3, the projection 33 and pin 34 will be pressed against each other through theaction oi the spring 29 and thereby provide a limit to the opening of the handles 21 and 28, and the closing of the base plates l3 and I8 with their spikes under the action of said spring.
To retain the spring 29 in its position in the device, the two ends thereof will encircle the projections 21a and 28a on the handles 2'! and 28,
The, use and operation of my device will be obvious from the description herein and by inspecting the drawing. My device normally is in the position shown in Figs. 1 and 3, and when it is desired to use the same, handles 27 and 28 00 will be gripped and pressed together by the hand of the user, against the action of the spring 29, which also will be compressed, and it will be obvious that the portion 32 of the plate 19 will ride on the outside and along the portion 3| of the plate H, the projection 33 and pin 34 being separated from one another, and the base plates l3 and I8 with the spikes also being opened, as indicated in Fig. 4. The device will be held in such a position against the action of the spring and placed in a desirable manner over the piece of meat, or the like, as, for instance, over and around the portion of alarge chunk of corned beef, roast beef, ham, and the like, and then the pressure of the hand of the user on its handles 21 and 28 will be relaxed, permitting the spring 29 to again drive them further apart from one another, in opposite directions, and thereby forcing the base plates l3 and I3 nearer to each other on their pivot 22, their spikes biting deeply into the meat. to be lifted or otherwise handled. The wide tubular base plates l3 and It will protect the hand of the user from getting into contact with the greasy and hot meat, which action will also be aided by the protective or shield flange plates h!- and is which, of course, will ride upon one another man opposite direction until their limit members 33 and 34 will again meet, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 3. The meat so gripped by my device may then easily be lifted, moved and handled and even sliced without any eiiort in securing the grip thereon. In the slicing operation, the flange plates M and I!) will protect the fingers of the user, and will generally aid in accurate slicing, as will be obvious.
It also will be understood that differently shaped and arranged various numbers of spikes may be used, instead of the six shown in the drawing, while my experience has been that such an arrangement and such an elongated inwardly curved shape for said spikes, strong at the base, and gradually narrowing to a point, is the preferred one.
It will be seen that I provided a grip claw holder which may grasp and firmly hold any appropriate object without danger of letting it drop, and without any further effort by the user, the device automatically, closing upon the object through the action of the spring therein, while the handles, or even one of them, will permit the user to comfortably hold the device with the object therein in any desired position, or for any purpose.
It also will be obvious that my device provides protection for the hand of the user, preventing the burning or cutting thereof, as has been pointed out hereinbefore. The spring of my device can be made to exert any desired amount of pressure, and it may easily be exchanged or replaced.
As also has been mentioned, my grip claw holder is particularly adapted to grasp hot roast or boiled meats of any kind, and the wide curved plates and the perpendicular flange plates will provide the necessary protection for the hand and fingers of the user.
My device may be made of any appropriate material, like brass, copper, steel, or metal alloys, and it may be shaped and finished attractively and hygienically, like by silver, chromium or nickel plating.
It also will be understood that while I have shown and described a preferred embodiment of my device, changes and variations may be resorted to in the constructional details, combinations and elements thereof, and I reserve my rights to all such changes and variations which are within the spirit of this specification and the scope of the claims hereunto appended.
What I claim is new, is:
1. A grip claw holder, having two curved plates pivoted to one another, spikes projecting from said curved plates inwardly opposing each other, a handle secured on the outside of each curved plate, and resilient means between said handles normally pressing them outwardly, and said spike plates inwardly toward one another, a perpendicular plate flange on the edge of each curved plate, at the same side of the device.
2. A grip claw holder, comprising two curved plates pivoted to one another, spikes projecting from said curved plates inwardly opposing each other, a handle secured on the outside of each curved plate, and resilient means between said handles normally pressing them outwardly, and said spik plates inwardly toward one another, said resilient means being adapted to be counteracted by exerting opposite pressures on said handles, a perpendicular plate flange on the edge of each curved plate, at the same side of the device, the portion of one said plate flanges adjacent to the other one being bent and offset inwardly, to permit an overlapping movement of one plate flange over the other when said resilient means is counter-acted, and said curved plates pivotally opened.
3. A grip claw holder, comprising two curved plates pivoted to one anothe spikes projecting from said curved plates inwardly opposing each other, a handle secured on the outside of each curved plate, and resilient means between said handles normally pressing them outwardly, and said spike plates inwardly toward one another, said resilient means being adapted to be counteracted by exerting opposite pressures on said handles, a perpendicular plate flange on the edge of each curved plate, at the same side of the device, the portion of one of said plate flanges adjacent to the other one being bent and offset inwardly, to permit an overlapping movement of one plate flange over the other one, when said resilient means is counteracted, and said curved plates pivotally opened, and co-operating limiting means on said plate flanges, to limit the outward movement of said plate flanges with relation to one another under the action of said resilient means.
4. A grip claw holder, having two curved plates pivoted to one-another, spikes projecting from said curved plates inwardly, opposing each other, a handle secured on the outside of each curved plate, and resilient means between said handles normally pressing them outwardly, and said spike plates inwardly, toward one another, a perpendicular plate flange on the edge of each curved plate, at the same side of the device, said plate flanges being in closelyadjacent planes of side by side relation and being adapted to partly overlap each other when said curved plates are in an open position.
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|U.S. Classification||269/54.3, 294/106, 269/238, 269/224, 269/153|
|International Classification||A22C17/00, A22C17/02, A22B5/00|