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' Nov. s, 1938.
2,136,041
C. J. CONN
METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING FOOD PRODUCTS
Filed March 18, 1937
INVENTOR.
“Chester 3. (Bonn
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Ca’ ‘ ATTORNEY.
Patented Nov. 8, 1938
‘ 2,136,041
UNITED STATES PATENT "OFFICE ‘
METHOD OF AND APPARATUS Fort TREAT;
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mo FOOD raonuc'rs
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chemi- J. Conn, smmimwn amen, N. Y.
Application, March 1a, 1937, semi: No. 131,556
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ing poultry products to be frozen.
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Figure '7 is a perspective view of the mold
This invention relates ~to improvements, in
method of and apparatus for molding or fram-
ready for. the freezer. 4
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Up to'the present time, considerable difiiculty,
has been entailed in the packing of frozen poul
try, particularly since present commercial trends
require the presentation of the frozen ‘product
in orderly arrangement in a neatly appearing‘,
package.‘ In the past, poultry was pre-treated
Referring to the reference characters in the
drawing, numeral Ill represents the base of the
, mold, the base being provided with an inverted 5
V_-shaped ridge formation II, the walls I: and
I3 of. which slope towards the base, and‘ having
upstanding parallel guide. walls I‘ at its opposite
sides, the areas l5 between the legs of the- ridge ~
and the guide,walls being ?at. The body of the 10‘
mold comprises afour-wall open ended assembly
l6 of length equal to that of the‘ base l0 and
uct when removed for use was : frequently found _of slightly smallerv width so that, asshown in‘
Figure 3, the body may be disposed on the base
prior tofreezing in the usual manner and there
after’ packed in barrels ?lled with ice and sent
‘to the sharp freezer; The resulting frozen prod,
bruised, in view of'the frangibility of the bones
or the pressure due to the weight of the remain
ing . products in the barrel upon the lower
and arranged so that it may have no lateral '15
movement with respect to the base.
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The products P, in this instancev poultry, are
Broadly, it is an object of this invention to‘ ‘packed, as shown in'Figure 3, with the breasts
l1 thereof disposed adjacent the ?at areas lb
‘ provide a novel method of and apparatus for v
of the base and the legs I8 thereof extended 3°
molding food ‘products of the character de
over'and across the apex IQ of the "
scribed, particularly poultry, whereby the same, horizontally
ridge
formation
neck and head portions
as initially packed in the mold vmay, after 20 of the poultryH,Pthe
disposed opposite to
freezing, be packed for storage and distribution and in the same planebeing
as the legs.
in the position and contour established prior to
A freezing support 2! comprising a pervious 25
most
products.
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freezing.
Speci?cally, it is an object of this invention to
provide for 'a method offpacking and a‘ mold
applied in such method, wherein the products,
in the nature of poultry, are pre-set and molded
to a pre-determined shape, whereby .the resiiltlng
frozen product provides for a packing incor
poratingan even breast distribution and a uni
formity of contour and assembly.
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Figure 1 is a perspective view of the base ‘of
40 --the mold.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of'the body of
the mold.
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side .and end walls being wider. than the side
and end walls of the body it, is disposed on top
of the body to form the assembly of Figure 5. 30
The next step involves the inverting of the as
sembly of Figure 5 to the position shown in Fig
web, with the screen-freezing support serving
These and other advantages, capabilities and
features of the invention will appear from the
subjoined detailed description of one speci?c em
bodiment thereof illustrated in the accompany
ing drawing, in which
screen 22 having side walls N in. the form of
angle bars and upstanding end walls 2%, the said
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Figure 3 is a front elevation of the mold as
as the bottom of the unit} The base it is with
drawn by upward displacement, as shown- in 8B
Figure 6,lto provide the desired freezing mold. ‘
At this juncture, as shown iii-Figure 7, the
breasts ‘ll of the poultry are exposed and a V
notch spacing zone formed between the respective
products, the legs l8 and the head and neck por- 40 v
tions 20 being adapted to. rest on the screen 22
of the. freezing support.
The mold as assembled is then placed in a
freezer room where refrigerant spray may be dis
43 assembled with the interior thereof from one end ' charged against the exposed surfaces of the poul- 45
shown in dotted ‘lines.
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Figure 4 is a perspective view of the screen
, try carried in the mold, both from the open top
and through the screen 22 of the open bottom.
Although, as shownin the drawing, the body
It is intended to be removed after freezing,
porating the freezing screen as assembled prior ‘and the frozen products packed in a shipping 50
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to turning, with the interior thereof from one 7 box or carton, it is within the province of this
invention to retain. body it as the permanent
end shown in dotted lines.
side frame for the shipping package and to mere
Figure 6 is a front elevation partially in sec
tion of the mold with the base remqved, ready ly fasten separate tops and bottoms to the same
or freezing support.
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for freezing.
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to form a complete enclosure.
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It is pointed out that the packed frozen prod-
the apex of the ridge, disposing a screen over the
ucts,: whether by insertion of the same into a
particular shipping box or carton or by using
open top of the frame, inverting the assembly
and removing the base therefrom, whereby the
breast of the poultry is exposed at the top of the
thev body iii of the mold and fastening top and
bottom covers on the same, have, by virtue of
the application and method of this mold assem
bly, attained a regularity of position‘ and contour
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-and pleasant appearance so that display and. frozen, comprising a base, an upstanding ridge _
sale'm'ay be made of the same directly from the formation disposed along the‘ length and inter
pack.
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_It is obvious that various changes and modifi
cations may be‘ made to the details of construc
tion- without departing from the general spirit
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mold adjacent an unoccupied zone in the nature
of a V-notoh between opposing sets of poultry.
4. A mold for treating food products being ‘
mediate of said base, a separable side wall forma
tiondisposed on the'base and serving to form’
an enclosure for said ridge formation and -a
of the invention as set forth in the appended
separable freezer screen disposed over and
mounted on the top of said side wall formation.
claims.
I claim:
5. A mold for treating food products .being 15
frozen, comprising a base, an upstanding ridge
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1; A method of assembling food products of ' formation disposed on said base, a side wall for
the class described for freezing, comprising dis
mation disposed on the base and serving to form
posing an open ended frame on a base having a
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shaping member, packing individual products
an enclosure‘ for said ridge formation and a
- freezer screen disposed over the top of said side
between the shaping member and the walls of wall formation, said ‘base, side wall formation
the frame, disposing a screen over the remain
and screen formation being separable units and
ing open end of the frame, inverting the assembly said mold \prior to disposition in the freezing
and removing the base and the shaping mem
chamber being invertible and the base being
25 ber therefrom, whereby exposed surfaces of the ' adapted to be removed, whereby refrigerant may
food products are disposed at the top and bottom be discharged into the mold from thag'open top
of said‘ assembly for direct contact with the and the screen bottom thereof.
6. A mold for treating food products being
2. A method of treating food products of the frozen, comprising a base, an upstanding ridge
30 class described, comprising disposing a frame
formation disposed on said base, a wall forma
having open top and bottom on a base having tion along the sides of said base, an open ended
a central-upstanding ridge, packing individual body disposed‘ on the base within the side walls
poultry on opposite sides of the ridge and ‘with and serving to form an enclosure for said ridge
portions of the body thereof ‘resting against the formation and a surface area of the base between
respective slopes of the ridge, with the breast of the ridge formation and said body and a freezer
the poultry resting against. the base and the legs I. screen adapted to be disposed 'over the top of
of the poultry extending horizontally across the said body, said mold being adapted to be inverted
apex. of the ridge, disposing‘ a screen over the and said base and ridge formation disposed
open top of the frame, inverting the assembly thereon beingremovable prior to freezing.
and removing the base therefrom, whereby to
7'. A mold for treating .food products being
provide exposed surfaces of the poultrylat the frozen, comprising a-base having an upstanding
top andbottom of the assembly for contact with ridge formation, an open ended body disposed on
the refrigerant.
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said base and serving to f rm‘ an-enclosure for
>3. A‘ method of treating'food products of the said ridge formation, in hich enclosure food
class described, comprising disposing a frame products may, be shaped, and a freezer screen
having open top and bottom on a base having a' disposed ‘over the ’top of said body, said mold
central upstanding ridge, packing, individual , 3 being inverted and the base and ridge formation
poultry on opposite sides of the ridge and with carried thereon being-removed‘, thereby to pro-'
portions of the body thereof resting against the vide a substantially open top and bottom for
so respective slopes of the ridge, with the breast direct contact of the food products contained
'of the poultry resting against the base and the -' therein with refrigerant.
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refrigerant.
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legsof' the poultryextending horizontally across
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