Device for cutting corn
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S. O. GROSS.
DEVICE FOR CUTTING GORN. N0.'391,738. Patented Oct. 23, 1888.
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DEVICE FOR CUTTIING CORN.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 391,738, dated October 23, 1888.
Application filed March 7, 1888. Serial No. 266,416. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SOLOMON O. Gaoss, a citizen of the United States, residing at Sedgwick, in the county of Harvey and State of Kansas, .have invented new and useful Im provements in Devices for Cutting Coin, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in devices for cutting corn; and it consists in certain novel features, hereinafter described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings,which fully illustrate my invention, Figure l is a perspective view of a shoe having my improved dcvice applied thereto. Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of the same, and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the device detached from the. shoe.
Referring to the drawings by letter, A designates a shoe of ordinary form, and B is my improved corn-cutting device secured thereto.
In carrying out my invention I employ a metallic plate, 0, which is bent gradually upward, as at D, and then sharply downward, forming a shoulder, E, so as to conform to the shape of the bottom of the shoe, as shown. Through the rear portion of this base-plate (7, I pass two screws, I into the heel of the shoe to secure the plate thereto, and through the larger forward portion of the plate I pass the retaining screws G, to secure the same to the sole of the shoe.
'In order to prevent the weight of the plate tearing the screws out and to render the fast ening more secure, I provide the strap H, which is secured to the opposite edges of the sole portion of the base-plate and passes across the toe of the shoe. 0n the opposite side edges of the sole portion of the plate I form the sockets I I, in which I rigidly secure the rear ends of the supporting-arms J J, which extend forward past the toe of the shoe. K designates the cuttingknifewhich is secured to the front ends of the arms J J, as shown.
In practice the user of my device wears the shoe in the ordinary manner, and, as he walks along the rows, gives the cornstalks a sharp blow with the knife, thereby severing the same.
It will be seen that the device is very simple and efficient, and that by its use one man can cut and gather the corn, cutting it with his foot and carrying it with his hands and arms.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s
The herein-described device for cutting corn, comprising a base-plate conforming in shape to the bottom of a shoe and havinga shoulder, E, to fit against the front edge of the heel, and provided with sockets I I on the opposite edges of its front portion, the forward projecting supporting-arms secured in said sockets, the knife secured to the front ends of said arms, the strap secured transversely to the forward portion of the base-plate, and the screws passed through the rear portion of the plate into the heel of the shoe, as specified.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.
SOLOMON G. GROSS.
W. A. GIFFIN, W. G. SIRK.