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Publication numberUS2477493 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 26, 1949
Filing dateApr 25, 1946
Priority dateApr 25, 1946
Publication numberUS 2477493 A, US 2477493A, US-A-2477493, US2477493 A, US2477493A
InventorsOlson Birger O
Original AssigneeOlson Birger O
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bun slicing device
US 2477493 A
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July 26, 1949. E. o, O'LSQN 2,477,493

BUN SLICING DEVICEV I Filed April 25, 1946 Patented July ze, 194e non siiciNG 'Device BirgerO. lson, Chicago, Ill.

Application Apri25, 1946, Serial No. 664,843

` 1 Claim.k l

This invention relates to new and useful improvements and structural refinements in bun slicing devices, and the principal object of the invention is to provide a device of the character herein described, such as may be conveniently and effectively employed for multiple slicing of buns, rolls, or the like, in restaurants, hamburger stands, and similar other establishments.

In conventional practice, it is customary to place an individual bun on the table and to slice the same in a horizontal plane while pressing down or otherwise holding its upper portion. Where it is necessary to slice a multitude of buns more or less at the same time, the tediousness of the individual slicing operation as above set forth, becomes clearly apparent. For this reason, it is frequently found that the operator will attempt to hold two or more buns with one hand while endeavoring to slice them with a knife in the other, this being a practice which not only produces ineicient results in cutting, but often injures the hands of the operator.

It is therefore, a further object of the invention to eliminate the disadvantages above set forth, by providing a device in which a plurality of buns may be sliced efliciently, safely, and conveniently, at one time.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device which is simple in construction and which cannot easily become damaged.

An additional object of the invention is to provide a device which may be readily kept clean.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a device which may be readily adjusted to acu commodate different sizes of buns.

With the above more important objects in View, and such other objects as may become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention consists essentially of the arrangement and construction of parts as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a top plan view of the invention.

Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof.

Figure 3 is a cross-sectional View, taken in the plane of the line 3-3 in Figure 1, and

Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view, taken in the plane of the line 4-4 in Figure l.

Like characters of reference are used to designate like parts in the specification and throughout the several views.

Referring now to the accompanying drawings in detail, the invention consists of a substantially rectangular, horizontally disposed base 5, such as may be conveniently positioned on a table top.

Mii-) A'pair of end members 6 and a pair of side members 'l are secured to the marginal edge portion of the base 5 and constitute a, frame dei-lning a channel-like recess il, adapted to receive a plurality of buns 9. It will be noted that the end members and the side members may be suitably connected together at the corners of the base by means of mortise and tenon joints, as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

An end strap IE] is, in turn, secured to each of the end members ii, and a further pair of longitudinally extending straps Il and i2 are positicned on the straps l.

By Virtue of the spacing action of the straps ic, the straps il and i2 will co-act with the side members 'i to provide a pair of transversely aligned slots I3, such as may be effectively ernployed to guide the movement of the slicing knife le. The strap il is firmly secured in position, but the strap l2 may be adjusted to vary the relative spacing thereof with respect to the strap I i, as will be presently described.

The strap i2 is formed adjacent the ends thereof with suitable apertures lli, and a pair of downwardly projecting pins l5 are pressed into these apertures, as will be clearly apparent from the accompanying drawings. Further apertures It are provided in an aligned rela-u tionship in each of the end members ii, these last-mentioned apertures also penetrating strap I0, the -base 5, and the mortise and tenori joint of the associated members 5 and l.

It will be apparent that by inserting the projectng portion of the pins l5 in any longitudi-l nally aligned pair of apertures i6, the relative spacing of the straps ii, l2 may be correspondingly varied.

When the invention is placed in use, the buns are placed in the recess ii, as illustrated in the accompanying Figure l. Thereupon, by passing the knife i4 through the slots I3, the slicing of the buns may be efficiently and safely undern taken. It will be noted that yby adjusting the position of the strap i2 with respect to the strap il, the device may be readily adapted to accommodate various sizes (diameters) of buns.

It is believed that the use and advantages of the invention will be clearly understood from the foregoing disclosure and accordingly, further description thereof at this point is considered unnecessary.

What I claim as my invention is:

A bun slicing device comprising a substantially rectangular base member, a pair of side members carried by said base, tongues projecting from the terminals of said side members, a pair oi end members carried by said base, recesses at the terminals of said end members slidably engaging said tongues, said side members, end members and base member beingY formed with a plurality of aligned apertures, dowel pins frietionally engaging said aligned apertures for removal of said side members, said end members Y and said base member from each other, said side members and end members deiining abun receiving chamber, a pair of transverse straps secured to said end members and overlying the latter, a fixed longitudinal strap secured to said transverse straps and spaced parallel tovv one of said side members, a movable longitudinal strap adjacent the other of said side members and co planar with said xed longitudinal strap, a plu.-l

`rality of aligned openings provided in said movable longitudinal strap, and in said transverse straps, in alignment with the aforementioned apertures in said end members, and said base member, 'a longitudinal blade engaging recess provided between said longitudinal straps and said side members, and connecting pins engageable in said aligned openings for selected adjustment of said movable longitudinal strap rel-Y ative to said xed longitudinal strap, said transverse straps limiting the longitudinal movement of a blade in said blade engaging recess.


REFERENCES CITED Y The following referenlces are of record in the le of this patent:

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U.S. Classification83/761, 83/454
International ClassificationB26D3/00, B26D3/30
Cooperative ClassificationB26D3/30
European ClassificationB26D3/30