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Publication numberUS608368 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 2, 1898
Filing dateOct 23, 1897
Publication numberUS 608368 A, US 608368A, US-A-608368, US608368 A, US608368A
InventorsCharles B. Lawson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 608,368. v Patented Aug. 2, I898.


(Application fl1 e d Oct. 23, 1897.!

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(No Moqel.)

N0. 608,368. Patented Aug. 2, I898.

C. B. LAWSON. VEGETABLE SLICER- (Apphcahon filed Oct 23 1897 (No Model.)

2 Shank-Shunt 2,




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 608,368, dated August 2, 1898.

Application filed October 23, 1897. Serial No. 656,164, (No model.)

To all whom it may concern."

Be it known thatI, OHARLEsB. LAwsoN, a

citizen of the United States, residing at Stock ton, in the county of San Joaquin, State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Vegetable- Slicers; and I do declare the following to be a clear, full, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable those skilled in the art IO to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

[5 My invention relates to certain-new. and useful improvements in vegetable-slicers, my object being to provide a machine which will expeditiously and effectually slice or cut potatoes, carrots, beets, parsnips, and all other vegetables, butter, cheese, meats, and many other articles of a soft nature; and it consists in the peculiar construction, novel combination, and adaptation of parts hereinafter described and, particularly pointed out in the claim hereunto annegzed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a left-hand side elevation of my improved vegetable-slicer. Fig. 2 is a top View of one of the cutting-frames. Fig. 3 is 0 a front elevation of such vegetable-slicer.

Fig. 4 is a top view of the same with portions broken away. Fig. 5 is a top View of another form of cutting-frame.

Similar figuresof reference indicate corre- 5 5 sponding parts in the-several views.

A bottom or table 1, having a square aperture in the center thereof, is mounted on legs 2, which may be of any desired design, such legs beingrigidly secured to any suitable 4o foundation, thereby rendering the said table firm. At the center of and on either side of the said table 1 a slotted bar- 3 is rigidly attached perpendicularly thereto, such bars 3 having a cross-bar trigidly attached to and connecting the top ends of the same. The bars 3are adapted to receive the ends of a cross-head 5, which is adapted to slide in the slots in such bars 3.-

The cross-head 5 has a recess cut in its lower edge,in which a plate 6 is closely fitted and rigidly secured therein, such plate Shaving a rubber plate or cushion or other pliable substance 7 rigidly attached on the under side thereof, and brads or pins 8 rigidly inserted in the under side of such plates 6 and 7 for the purpose of maintaining the material being operated upon in proper position. The cross-head 5 has two staples 9 rigidly i11- serted in the top ofthe same at a suitable distance apart, between which a lever 10, of a suitable width to prevent twisting or turning, is inserted and adapted to engage with such staples 9 by means of pins 11, which are inserted in the side of the said lever and in the said staples. The lever 10 is fulcrumed to an oscillating standard 12, which is pivotally attached to the legs 2, near the center thereof, by means of a rod 19, each end of which is inserted in an opening in each corresponding leg. For cutting the different vegetables I employ a frame 13 of any desired material, but preferably of hard wood, with a metallic band 14 encircling the same. Such frame 13 is provided with pins 15 at suitable intervals on each side thereof. Over each of the said pins 15 the loop of a Wire 16 is inserted, each of the ends of such wires 16 being rigidly attached to a pin 17 ,inserted in the side of the frame 13, such pins 17 being arranged at suitable intervals on each side of the frame, thereby causing the wires to form squares, into which shape the vegetables will be cut or sliced. The pins 17 are provided with screwthreads and are adapted to be screwed into the said frame, thereby winding the wires 16 taut. The said frame 13 is placed in position on the table 1 over the aperture therein when in operation and may be removedat will when it is desired to clean the same. For cutting vegetables or other articles into thin wide 0 slices I employ an elongated frame 18, similar in construction to the frame 13, and have all of the cutting-wires 16 arranged parallel transversely across such frame and secure such wires in the same manner as hereinbefore described.

The mode of operating my improved vegetable-slicer is as follows The lever 10 is raised and the frame 13 14 placed in position on the table 1 over the opening therein, the wires 16 I00 in such frame 13 14 having first been tightened. The potato or other vegetable to be operated upon is placed on the wire 16, and the lever 10 is then pressed downwardly, whereupon the brads S are pressed into the top of such vegetable, thereby maintaining the same in position against the cushion 7, and as the lever 10 is pressed down the vegetable is forced through the frame 13 1% and cut by the wires into the desired form and size and is deposited into any receptacle placed beneath the table. As the plate 0 is pressed to near the wires 16 the cushion engages such wires 16, thereby preventing too great a pressure on one wire by reason of its flexibility and also to sever each particle of the vegetable that might remain engaged with the wires. The lever 10 is then raised and the modus operandi is repeated.

I have shown two cutting-frames with the cutting-wires arranged to cut the vegetables in different forms. 13y rearranging the wires the said vegetables may be cut in any desired form. The plate 6 maybe supplied with an elongated plate (shown in dotted lines, Fi 1) when the frame 18 is used, which plate may be attached on the under side of the said plate (3 and removed at will.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

The herein-described Vegetable-cutter consisting essentially of the following elements in combination, viz: a support having a flat top with a central opening therein, upright guides connected to opposite sides of the sup port, the cross-head arranged in said guides and having journals on its upper side, the plate connected to the under side of the crosshead and having a cushion 7 at its under side and vcgetable-holdin g brads 8 depending below the cushion, the frame 13 placed on the flat top of the supportover the opening therein and having an opening and cutting-wires extending across the same, said frame being removable to permit of it being readily cleaned, the hand-lever arranged between the journals on the cross-head and having trnnnions journaled in the same, and the standard 12 [lexibly connected to one end of the hand-lever and pivotally connected with the support, substantially as specified.

In testimony whereof I al'fix my signature in presence of two witnesses.



MoLnnY HAYNES, JosnUA l W mxs'rnn.

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