US 2725731 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 6, 1955 J. A. STOLTMAN 25, 1
DQUGHNUT TURNER AND LIFTER Filed Aug. 11, 1952 @knL/ZJZbZZfiz/am INVENTOR ATTORNEYS United States Patent DOUGHNUT TURNER AND LIFTER John A. Stoltman, Minneapolis, Minn.
Application August 11, 1952, Serial No. 393,669
1 Claim. (CI. 6512) This invention relates to a device designed particularly for use in turning and lifting doughnuts from the vessel in which the doughnuts are being cooked, an important object of the invention being to provide an article of this character which may be used not only as a means for turning and lifting doughnuts, but as a means for supporting the doughnuts while excessive grease is being drained therefrom.
An important object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is so constructed that by turning the rod after positioning through the openings of doughnuts, the doughnuts will be prevented from accidental displacement, or moving to a position to engage the hand of the person using the device.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device constructed in accordance with the invention.
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view through a vessel in which doughnuts are being cooked, illustrating the doughnuts as supported by the device in a draining position.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the device comprises a body consisting of a rod 5 bent upon itself at a point adjacent to one end thereof, providing the cross piece or guard 6. One end of the rod adjacent to the 2,725,731 Patented Dec. 6, 1955 cross piece 6 is disposed at right angles to the cross piece, providing the extension 7 on which the handle 8 is secured. The opposite end of the rod 5 is curved laterally at 9 providing an elongated hook 10, the lateral curved portion 9 being slightly oifset with respect to the axis of the rod 5, providing a curved shoulder forming a stop against which doughnuts move, when removing doughnuts from the vessel in which they are being cooked.
It might be further stated that the rod 5 is such that the hand of the person gripping the handle 8 will be disposed in such remote relation with respect to the hot grease in which the doughnuts are being cooked, that the heat from the grease will not contact the hand of the operator.
It will also be seen that the guard 6 will provide a stop to limit the movement of the doughnuts, over the body portion or rod towards the handle 8, the doughnuts in the present showing being indicated by the reference character 11.
From the foregoing, it is believed that the utility of the device, as both a lifter for lifting doughnuts or as a means for turning or draining the doughnuts, will be appreciated, and that further description as to the use of the device is unnecessary.
Having thus descibed the invention, what is claimed A doughnut turner and lifter comprising a body embodying a rod, a handle at one end of said rod, a cross piece formed adjacent to said handle providing a guard, the other end of said rod being curved laterally to one side of the main portion of said rod and at substantially right angles thereto providing a temporary stop for doughnuts held on said rod, the portion of said rod beyond said laterally curved portion being extended laterally for a distance of substantially three times the length of said curved portion forming an elongated hook at one side of said rod in substantially parallel relation with respect to said guard.
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