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AMOS A. OUSI-IMAN, OF MANSFIELD, OHIO, ASSIGNOR, BY DIRECT AND MESNE ASSIGNMENTS, OF THREE-FOURTHS TO LORENZO D. PATTEN, OF SAME PLACE, AND THE BUTLER NOVELTY COMPANY, OF BUTLER, OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 655,855, dated August 14, 1900.
' Application filed June 15 1899. Serial No. 720,699. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, AMOS A. OUSHMAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mansfield, in the county of Richland, State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Kneading- Boards; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of, the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in kneading-boards; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claim.
The object of the invention is to provide a kneading-board having a smooth and even. surface comprising a covering of sheet metalwithout seam or joint and non-absorbent in its nature, said board being provided with marginal projections adapted to retain the material thereon and with means for securing the board in place upon the table when in use. The object is obtained by the construction of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a kneading-board involving my invention. Fig 2 is a longitudinal section as on line 2 2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a transverse section as on line 3 8 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the board inverted, showing headpiece and engaging spring.
Referring to the letters of reference, A designates the base of the board, which is formed, preferably, of strips of wood. Crossing the board at one end and depending from the under side thereof is a headpiece B, which is secured to the strips forming the board and assists in retaining them in place. Attached to the headpiece is acurved spring O,.which is adapted to engage under the table upon which the board is placed and hold said board in position, the headpiece engaging the outer edge of the table, as shown by dotted lines in Fig. 2. Covering the surface of the board is a continuous sheet of polished metal D of any suitable material. The front edge of said metal covering is formed into a scroll-shaped roll E, which projects beyond the edge of the board and serves as a guard to prevent the clothing from coming in contact with the dough or material on the board. At the same time said roll stiffens the metal plate and causes it to lie closely to the surface of the wooden body of the board. At the rear the covering of metal is formed into a vertical flange a,which serves as a guard to retain the dough upon the surface of the board. After forming the flange a the metal continues down across the end of the board and laps onto the under face thereof, as shown at b, so as to assist in maintaining the metal covering in place. Attached to the rear end of the board is a ring 0, affording means for hanging up the board when not in use. The sides of the metal covering D are folded onto theunderface of the body of the board, as shown at 6, whereby the edges of the Wooden body are covered and protected and the metal facing is securely retained in place.
It will be seen that this improved kneading-board is: durable and inexpensive, while the covering of polished metal renders the board perfectly sanitary, there being no crevices or seams to become filled with unwholesome matter, while the non-absorbent surface of the board'prevents it from taking up impurities.
Having thus fullysetforth this invention, what I claim is-- In a kneading-board, the combination of the wooden base, the continuous sheet of metal mounted upon said base, said metal sheet being formed with a guard-roll at the forward end which extends above the plane of the board and provided with a vertical flange at the rear endjof the board, a headpiece depending from the under face of the board at its forward end, and a fixed curved spring extending from said headpiece.
In testimony whereof I sign this specification in the presence of two witnesses.
AMOS A. OUSHMAN.
Ms. J. MAGUIRE, JOHN T. FOLEY. I