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No. 775,102. PATENTED NOV. 15, 1904.
W. J. DUDLEY.
EGG BEATER. APPLICATION FILED OCT. 10. 1903 H0 MODEL.
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UNTTED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
IVALTER J. DUDLEY, OF BANGOR, MAINE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 775,102, dated November 15, 1904:.
Application filed October 10 1903. Serial No. 176,532. No model.)
To (/Z/ whom it may concern;
Be it known that I, WALTER J. DUDLEY, of Bangor, in the county of Penobscot and State of Maine, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cgg-Beaters, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to an improvement in rotary egg-beaters designed to be held in tho hand at the upper end, while the lower end, carrying the revolving beater members, is steadied by being pressed down against the bottom of the vessel containing the liquid to be beaten. The so-called Dover egg-beater is a well-known example of the type of beater referred to.
In all of the rotary beaters hitherto made the friction of some part of the rigid metallic portion of the frame of the beater is the sole means of preventing it from slipping around in the vessel, and the labor required to prevent this slipping is far in excess of that required to do the actual work of beating and a great drawback to the utility of the beater. .\ly invention obviates this slipping by providing an elastic friction pad or foot for the beater at the part that comes into contact with the vessel and preferably formed of some material that has a great coetticient of friction, vulcanized india-rubber being about the best material.
My invention also consists in means for attaching the rubber pad to the beater, so that great facility and cheapness in manufacture is attained and also so that the rubber pad may be easily replaced if it becomes worn out or hardened by age.
My invention is fully set forth in the following specification and accompanying drawings, in which Figurel is an elevation of an egg-beater with my improvement attached. Fig. 2 is a section on the line Y Z, Fig. A, through the pad and its cupped retainer or holder. Fig.
Fig. 5 is a detached confine my improvement to this particular form of beater, has the revolving beater members formed as loops A A, journaled on the wire frame B B in the usual manner, and in bo ters hitherto made the bottom end 7) of said frame is intended to rest on the bottom of the vessel containing the liquid to be beaten and forms the sole means of steadying the beater in use at the lower end. The friction of this small surface (practically a point) is slight, especially as it is lubricated by the liquid beaten, and only by the exertion of considerable force on its handle 1: can the beater be kept from slipping around in the vessel, especially as this slipping is greatly assisted by the vibrations incident to the operation of beating.
In my improved beater the cupped retainer 0 is secured to the bottom end 6 of frame B B, said cupped retainer being formed with its edge 0 flanged or turned in, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, so as to contract the opening to about the diameter of the neck portion (Z of the rubber pad D, while the interior of said cupped retainer is larger and corresponds approximately to the flanged part (1' of said pad. By this arrangement of said pad and cupped retainer said pad can be secured in said cupped retainer by the aid of a blunt chisel-ended tool crowding in the flange (Z of said pad past the flanged portion 0 of said cupped retainer, said flange expanding inside said cupped retainer and securely holding said pad against accidentaldisplacement. Said pad can, however, be easily pried out and another inserted when desired. This method'of securing the pad is of great practical value, as it is about the only available inexpensive means.
Ordinary cements are softened by heat and useless, as boaters are customarily washed in hot water, while the necessity for making the entire attachment as thin as possible, so as to keep the beater members near the bottom of the beater in order that they shall be immersed in the liquid under operation, excludes the use of thick pads secured by rivets. No other form of attachment allows the use of such thin pads and holders with security against accidental displacement.
In order to allow the beater-loops to revolve as near the bottom of the vessel aspossible, bearings adjacent to the lower end thereof and 3 5 the bottom Z) of frame B B is recessed or flattened, as shown in Fig. 2 at b, to allow cupped retainer O to be set in nearer the beater members.
I claim 1. In an egg-beater, the combination with a handle, a beater-frame carried thereby having bearings adjacent tothe lower end thereof and a foot-rest below said bearings, a plurality of beater members mounted on said frame and said bearings and means whereby said members are rotated, of a cupped retainer secured to said rest and opening downwardly, and an elastic friction-pad mounted in said retainer, whereby movement of said beater is prevented, the lower edge of said retainer being adapted to engage and retain said pad.
2. In an eg -beater, the combination with a handle, a beater-frame carried thereby having bearings adjacent to the lower end thereof and a foot-rest below said bearings, a plurality of beater members mounted on said frame and said bearings and means whereby said members are rotated, of a cupped retainer having its lower edge flanged inwardly, secured to said rest and opening downwardly, and an elastic friction-pad mounted in said retainer whereby movementof said beater is prevented, said pad having a recessed portion adapted to be engaged by said flanged'edge of said retainer to secure said pad thereto.
3. In an egg-beater, the combination with a handle, a beater-frame carried thereby having a foot-rest below and connecting said bearings, said foot-rest being provided with a central recessed portion on the lower face thereof, a plurality of beater members mounted on said frame and said bearings and means whereby said members are rotated, 'of a cupped retainer permanently secured in said recessed portion 'of said foot-rest and opening downwardly, and
having its lower edge flanged inwardly, and an elastic friction-pad mounted in said retainer whereby movement of said beater is prevented, said pad having a recessed portion adapted to be engaged by said flanged edge of said retainer to secure said pad thereto.
4:. In an egg-beater, the combination with a handle, a beater-frame carried thereby having bearings adjacent to the lower end thereof and a foot-rest below said bearings, a plurality of beater members mounted on said frame and said bearings, and means whereby said members are rotated, of a downwardlyprojected elastic friction-pad extending beyond both sides of said foot-rest and presenting downwardly a curved surface, whereby movement of said beater is prevented and means whereby said pad is secured to said foot-rest.
In testimony whereof [have aflixed my signature in presence of two witnesses. 4
WVALTER J. DUDLEY.
P. B. GILLIN, FRANK W. EASTMAN.