US 682456 A
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No. 682,456. Patented Sep t. ID, 19011.
E. N. conmvsAu.
(Application filed Jan. 25, 1901.)
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EDMOND NORBER CORRIVEAU, OF STONINGTON, CONNECTICUT.
$PECIFIGAIION forming part of Letters Patent No. 682,456, dated September 10, 1901. Application filed January 25, 1901- serial (N0 model-l To (all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, EDMOND NORBER Coa- RIVEAU, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Stonington, in the county of New London and State of Connecticut, have invented a new and Improved Bread-Cutter, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to improvements in devices for use in cutting or slicing bread; and the object is to provide a device of simple and comparatively inexpensive construction that may be readily set or arranged for cutting uniform slices of any desired thickness and having a knife-guide adjustable to different thicknesses of blades and which will hold the blade straight across the board.
I will describe a bread-cutter embodying my invention and then point out the novel features in the appended claims.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a breadcutter embodying myinvention and showing the same in use. Fig. 2 is a plan view, partly in section, on the line 2 2 of Fig. 3; and Fig. 3 is a cross-section.
Referring to the drawings, 5 designates a bread-board, which is preferably provided with a longitudinal channel 6 on its lower side to reduce its contacting area with a table or the like, and thus operating to prevent warping of the board. Extended upward from one side of the board is an abutmentboard '7, against which the loaf of bread is to be placed while slicing. Arranged at the forward end of the abutment board is a knifeblade guide consisting of two sections. One of said sections comprises two opposite members 8, connected together at the top and at the lower end being connected to the breadboard 5. These opposite members of the inner or fixed guide-section 8 are seated in recesses formed in the front edges of the abutment-board 7; but the members project slightly beyond the end of said board, so as to prevent any possibility of the knife-blade coming in contact with and defacing the end of the board. The front member of the knifeguide consists of an upright 9, formed of wire and arranged between the two sections of the guide portion 8. At its lower end this section 9 is provided with a horizontally-disposed loop 10, through which a set-screw 11 passes into the board 5 and is adapted to press upon the members of the loop. By loosening this set-screw 11 the section 9 of the blade-guide may be adjusted relatively to the section 8, adapting the guide to different thicknesses of knife-blades. As the members of the section 8 of the guide are arranged at opposite sides of the section 9, the knife-blade will be held straight across the board and prevented from side movement and will prevent the blade, especially an elastic blade, from binding, as might be the case were the two sections directly opposed.
Adjustable on the board 5 is a slice-gage consisting of wire bent to form a loop 12, extended transversely of the board, and a loop 13, extended forwardly from the lower member of the loop 12, and between the members of this loop 13 a set-screw 14 passes into the board through the washer 14 which seats on said members. To prevent possible turning of the gage, one member of the loop 13 is movable in a channel 15, formed in the board 5, as clearly indicated. in the drawings. loosening the set-screw 1. the gage 12 may be adjusted for the different thicknesses of breadslices, and for convenience I provide the upper surface of the board with ascale 16.
In operation the end of the loaf of bread 8 from which the slices are to be cut is moved up against the gage 12, while the side of the bread engages against the ab utment-board 7. Then the knife-blade, inserted between the guides 8 and 9, may be moved downward to 90 board,an abutment-board extended upward 1co from one side thereof, a knife-guide at the forward end of said abutment-board and consisting of two sections, one comprising two connected upright sections, and the other section consisting of an upright adjustable on the bread-board between the two members of the first-named section, and a slice-gage adjustable on the bread-board, substantially as specified.
2, A breadcutter, comprising a breadboard,an abutment-board extended upward therefrom, a knife-guide consisting of two sections, one of said sections comprising two members connected together at the top, the said members being seated in grooves at the forward end of the abutment-board so that the front surfaces of the members project slightly beyond the front end of said abutment-board, the other section of the knifeguide consisting of an upright adjustable on the bread-board between the two members of the first-named section of the knife-guide, and. a slice-gage adjustable on the breadboard, substantially as specified.
3. A bread cutter, comprising a breadboard,'an abutment-board extended upward therefrom, a knife-guide at the forward end of said abutment-board, one section of said guide being fixed at the end of the board slice-gage consisting of a length of wire bent to form a loop extending transversely of the bread-board, and a loop extending lengthwise of the bread-board, one member of said last-named loo-p being movable in a channel formed in the bread-board, and a set-screw passing through said last-named loop, substantially as specified.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
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JOHN S. HENRY, CHARLES E. STATES.