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Publication numberUS2434566 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 13, 1948
Filing dateOct 6, 1945
Priority dateOct 6, 1945
Publication numberUS 2434566 A, US 2434566A, US-A-2434566, US2434566 A, US2434566A
InventorsHulsmann Edward C
Original AssigneeHulsmann Edward C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pastry slicing guide with pivoted guide member
US 2434566 A
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Jan. 13, 1948. E. c. HULSMANN 2,434,566

PASTRY SLICING GUIDE WITH PIVOTED GUIDE MEMBER Filed Oct. 6, 1945 F1 06 o 7&3 y 06 A I .9

4/ g?. Y'L T Patented Jan. 13, 1948 OFFHCE GUIDE MEmER I Edward C. Hnlsmann, Chicago, liii. Application @ctober 6, 1945, Serial No. 620,762 5 (is. (Ci. 146-150) This invention relates to a pastry slicing guide, and one of its objects is to provide a guide by means of which a pie, cake or similar pastry may be sliced into two, three, four, five or more equal parts.

Another object is to provide a pastry slicing guide of simple and substantialconstruction, and one which is easy to manipulate by more or less inexperienced persons.

Another object is to provide a pastry slicing guide composed of a few parts, only one of which is movable.

Another object is to provide a stationary knife guiding member and a rotatable knife guiding arm, both having lengthwise extending slots therein, through which the blade of a knife may be passed and guided in cutting the pastry.

Another object is to provide cooperating means on the knife guiding arm and frame to locate said arm at equidistantly spaced places around the frame.

With these and other objects and advantages in view, this invention consists in the several novel features, hereinafter fully set forth and more particularly defined in the appended claims.

The invention is clearly illustrated in the drawing accompanying this specification, in which:

Fig. l is a plan of a pastry slicing guide embodying a simple form of the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a central, vertical section thereof, taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. i, and I Fig. 3 is a vertical section taken on the line of Fig. 1.

Referring to said drawing, the reference character 5 designates an open frame, preferably in the form of a ring of slightly greater internal diameter and height than the diameter and height of a standard pie tin i0, containing a pie. Secured upon the top face of the frame and extending diametrically across the same is a slotted knife guiding member 6, the slots ta of which extend from both sides of its central portion to points adjacent its ends. The knife guiding member may be secured to the ring by screws it or otherwise.

Pivotally mounted on the knife guiding member 5, as by a rivet B2 or the like is a rotatable slotted knife guiding arm i which-extends to the ring a with its free end'overlying the same, the slot la in the arm 1 stops short of its ends.

Coacting means are provided upon the knife guiding arm i and the ring 5 for locating said arm at several equidistantly spaced places around the ring. As shown, in the top of the ring it are holes or sockets it which cooperate with a downwardly projecting pin 9 on the arm to locate said arm at various angles with respect to the knife guiding member 6. Several series or groups of holes are shown which have indicating numerals adjacent them. said numerals indicating the number of slices into which the pastry may be cut. Each series of holes starts on the ring at the median line of the knife guiding member 6 and progresses equidistantiy around the upper face of the ring. For instance, there are six holes marked 8 into which the knife guiding arm may be locked. These six holes locate the arm at six equidistantly spaced places, which together with the stationary knife guiding member 6 provide eight equidistantly spaced places where the pastry may be cut.

The holes marked 5 locate the slotted knife guiding arm I at four equidistantly spaced places which, together with the stationary knife guiding member 6, divide the ring into six equidistant places, whereby the pastry may be cut into six slices.

In using the guide to slice a pie, cake or other pastry, the guide is placed over the pastry with 25 the member 6 extending diametrically over it. The user then determines how many slices the pastry is to be cut into. For instance, if it is to be cut into six slices, the slotted knife guiding arm i is turned to one of the holes marked 8 and locked to the ring at that point by inserting the pin 9 into the hole marked 6.

The blade of a knife is then inserted through the slot in the knife guiding arm 1 and the pastry is out along the line defined by the slot from 85 the center of the pastry to the rim of the tin.

The slotted arm is then turned to the next -adjacent hole marked 6 and the same operation is repeated at that place and at the several holes marked 6. The pie is then cut through the two $0 slots of the knife guiding member 5, thereby completing the six cuts.

From the above it will be apparent that I have provided a pastry slicing guide which is of simple and substantial construction and can be easily manipulated by more or less inexperienced persons.

Having thus described my invention, it is obvious that various immaterial modifications may 0 be made in the same without departing from the spirit of my invention; hence, I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the exact form, construction, arrangement and combination of parts herein shown and described or uses as mentioned What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: I

1. A pastry slicing guide comprising a frame having a circular opening therein, a stationary slotted knife guiding member extending diametrically across the frame and secured thereto at both ends, a rotatable slotted knife guiding arm pivotally mounted on the knife guiding member at the center thereof, and cooperating means on the slotted arm and frame for locating the arm at equidistantly spaced places around the frame.

2. A pastry slicing guide comprising a circular frame, a stationary slotted knife guiding member extending diametrically across the frame and secured thereto at both ends, a rotatable slotted knife guiding arm pivotally mounted on the knife guiding member at the center thereof, and cooperatlve means on the slotted knife guiding arm and frame for locating the arm at equidistantly spaced places around the frame.

3. A pastry slicing guide comprising a circular frame, a stationary knife guiding member extending diametrically across the frame and secured thereto at both ends, said knife guiding member being slotted from points adjacent its center to points adjacent both ends, a rotatable slotted knife guiding arm plvotally mounted on the knife guiding member at the center thereof, and a downwardly extending pin secured to the outer end of said arm, there being a series of equidistantly spaced holes in the top of the frame into which said pin can be projected whereby to locate the arm at equidistantly spaced places along the frame.

. 4 v 4. A pie slicing guide comprising a circular frame having several series of holes therein, with the holes of each series spaced equidistantly, a stationary slotted knife guiding member extending diametrically across the frame and secured thereto at both ends, a rotatable slotted knife guiding arm pivotally mounted on the knife guiding member at the center thereof, and a pin carried by said arm and adapted to'be projected into any of the holes in the frame. 5. A pastry slicing guide, comprising a circular frame formed with a flange at its upper edge and a flange at its lower edge, a stationary slotted knife guiding member extending diametrically across the frame and secured to the upper flange thereof at both of its ends, a rotatable slotted knife guiding arm pivotally mounted on the knife guiding member at the center thereof, and cooperative means-on the slotted knife guiding arm and upper flange of the frame for locating the arm at equidistantly spaced places around the frame.

EDWARD C. HULSMANN.

REFERENCES CITED The following references areof record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification33/525, 269/288, 30/114, 33/472
International ClassificationB26D3/24
Cooperative ClassificationB26D3/245
European ClassificationB26D3/24B