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Aug. 20, 1946. ' P. F. QUINN 2,406,107 MACHINE FOR cuwwme FOOD rnonucws Filed April '4, 1945 . a_ __ ' 3 Sheets~Shegt l :2 AT TORNEYS Aug. 20, 1946._ . P. F. QUINN 7 MACHINE FOR CUTITING FOOD. ‘PRODUCTS .File'd April/1. 1945 2,406,107 v s sheets-shut 2 Aug; 20, 1946- ' _ P‘ F; QUINN - 2,40651'07 ‘MACHINE FOR CUTTING Fdpn PRODUCTS Filed April 4, 1945 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 1n1IIh IuI,IIIIII H. .o - .mvem'on PETER F.QUINN ATTORNEYS Patented Aug. 20, 1946 2,406,107 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,406,107 ' ' MACHINE FOR CUTTING FOOD PRODUCTS Peter F. Quinn, Racine, Wis. Application April 4, 1945, Serial No. 586,571 (01. 146-78) 2 Claims. . 1 2 - wheel 6, which worm wheelis mounted upon a My invention refers to machines for slicing vegetable products, and it has for its object to countershaft ‘I, journaled in the housing, and extending at a right angle to the main driven provide a machine embodying triple slicing de shaft. vices in gear connection, one of which device is The end of the countershaft is splined, and has adapted to cut whole slices from a product, while Q1 secured thereto a cutting blade 8 extending in the other two devices are adapted to slice and both directions from said shaft. split the slices into lengths whereby, for example, As best illustrated in Figures 1, 6 and 7, the shoestring potatoes and French fried potatoes are splined end of shaft ‘I has adjustably mounted produced simultaneously with the slicing opera tion to economize in the time of preparing food 10 thereon, a, sleeved hub 9 of a disc ID, which disc is formed with a radial slot II!’ from its hub for the reception of the blade 8. The casing has projecting therefrom, an open mouthed hood I I for the reception of the disc Ill, and said hood carries an inclined feed hopper I2 for the reception of root vegetables or the like. Fitted into a groove of the disc hub 9, is a ring products. With the above and other minor objects in view, the invention consists in certain peculiarities of construction and combination of parts, as will be fully set forth hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings and subsequently claimed. 7 9’, to which is attached the forked end of a bell In the drawings: crank lever I3, which lever, as shown in Figure 1 Figure 1 represents a plan view of the machine with the cover removed, illustrating the drive 20 of the drawings, is pivoted to an ear of the casing. The opposite arm of the bell crank lever is con mechanism and a double reciprocative carriage, nected to a rod I4, which rod extends through the with parts broken away and in section, as indi casing, and is in threaded union with the end of cated by line I—I of Figure 3; . , Figure 2, a longitudinal sectional view through the bell crank lever. the same, the section being indicated by line 2-2 25 , When it is desired to vary the thickness of'a slice, the bell crank lever is manipulated through rotation of the rod I4, whereby the disc I0 is moved back and forth with relation to the blade _8 to control the thickness of the cut slice, which and 2; ' Figure 4, a vertical sectional view through the 30 slice passes through the slot II)’ of the disc, and of Figure 1; . ' Figure 3, a cross section through the machine,‘ the section being indicated by line 3--3 of Figures 1 is discharged through the hood mouth. machine, particularly illustrating the reciproca tive carriage mechanism, the section being indi- . cated by line 4-4 of Figure 3; Figure 5, a detail sectional face view, illustrat ing the rotary cutting disc, the section being indi cated by line 5-—5 of Figure 3; Figure 6, a vertical sectional view through the same, the section being indicated by line 6-—6 of . The housing 3 has extending therefrom parallel guide-rods l5 upon opposite sides of the driven shaft 4. .. The guide-rods serve as supports for a recipro cative carriage A, the base l6 of which is mounted , thereon, and has arms I6’ Vextendingtherefrom. V The base I6 of the carriage is formed with a pocket ll, the upper portion of which pocket is Figure 7, a detail sectional view of a cutting 40 provided with apertures for the reception of the driven shaft 4, which extends therethrough, it disc shifting clutch mechanism, the section being being understood that said driven shaft is formed ' indicated by line 1-1 of Figure 6, and with a spline 4' from end to end of its exposed Figure 8, a detailed vertical section illustrating portion. A worm I8 is mounted upon the driven a fragment of the disc feeding hopper and cut 45 shaft 4, and has a feather engaging the spline. ting disc. This worm is mounted in the carriage pocket ll. Referring by characters to the drawings, I in The worm is meshed with a worm whee] I9, also dicates a rectangular open mouthed casing, hav mounted in the carriage pocket, and said worm ing hinged thereto a cover 2. Secured to the wheel is secured to a cross-shaft 20, which shaft bottom I’ of the casing is a housing 3, into which is journaled a driven shaft 4, the same being in 50 is journaled in the base I6 of the carriage and ?anges thereof. belt drive connection with a motor, not shown, The carriage arms terminate with recessed which is carried by a hollow standard that de plates 2|, into which recesses are ?tted knife pends from the casing. Figure 5; > blades 22, the plates having downwardly extend The driven shaft 4 carries a worm 5 within the , housing, and said worm is meshed with a worm 55 ing ?anges 2|’. id." ; .5 ' ' ' 2,406,107 4; 3 The cutting edges of these blades 22 are aligned,‘ indicated in dotted lines, the knife blade will with vegetable receivingpads 23, andthe pads, sever a, slice therefrom and said slice is held against forward travel between the gauge strip are supported by depending legs 24, which are adjustably secured to ?ngers 25, which ?ngers, extend from the ?anges of the carriage plates 2 I,‘ 26'. The slice, which is resting upon the pad, will, be severed into a series of strips, by the splitting wheels 29', and discharged out of the casing through the opening B. as best shown in Figure 3 of the drawings. The pads 23 serve as reciprocative bottom for‘ a pair of verticallyvdisposed hoppers 26,‘ which . are formed‘ in the casing cover 2. It is apparent that the splitting wheels 20' . are rotated in the reciprocative action of the It will also be noted that-:the inner ,walllof each‘ hopper carries; 10 a ‘gauge strip 25", whichi‘is aligned with thertop“ surface of the pads, and serves as a stop whereby the slice of vegetable resting on said pad, is held== moved‘back and forth upon-the‘ driven shaft due in alignment with the hopper... It should a be pli?cation ,ofzmy invention minutely as to detail, noted, the adjustability of the bottom pads 23, with reference to the knife edge 22, will permit; varying the thickness of ‘the slicecut fromthe .7 thescopeof the claims. vegetable product. of toothed splitting wheels 20' positioned ‘directly u gether- bye-rings. This cutting apparatus is adjusted to produce to its anchorage, within the carriage pocket ll. ' While I have shown and described one exem it is understood that I may vary the same within I claim:_, ' . l.v A‘food product slicing and splitting machine, including a hopper, the slicing and splitting ' V The cross-shaft 20 hasmounted thereon groups: under,,the.~carriage plates-2!, and. one set of the. same, as ‘shown in: Figure, 3, ,are-\ spaced. 010535130 carriageby'sthe ,featheredworm; 18;‘ ,which is means comprising a spline driven shaft, guide ‘ rods-upon opposite..,si,des of .the shaft, acarriage mounted upon .theeguide-rods, having,..;a._,pocket, therein, a :bottom ipad-forgthe hopper carried- by; the carriageand adapted to ,travel backandforthi. what is,-known as shoestringppotatoes.» The oppo site- sideefwheels 0f». the splitting. apparatus. are ‘ under .saidhopper,v a bladerextending. cross-wise, spaced widely apart; for thejpurposeofLspIitting edgeof said pa,d;.a_,cross.-shaft journaled in the. coarse zFrench friedtpotatoes.» Obviously, other vegetableproducts maysbe treated with this corn--v bination; slicer . and split-ten device.» As shown iin-Figure ‘lithe-bottoms of the car-‘ ‘of the ,pad, spaced above.andrearwardly -of~._..th_e= carriage, extending ,.through..,.the _ pocket..portion.->, thereof, a. worm wheel cairiedby,thepross-shaft ,. 30 within “the . pocket, a... feathered. worm...slidably;v , mounted upon the spline’ drive shaft innmesh, riage plates 2| have'd‘etachablyqsecured thereto, with Ihe?I'OSS-rSh?ft.:WDI'Il'lrWhEBl, aganghof split. comb-bodies, 22' through-‘which the cutting sur faces ofrthe~Whee1s--20!l;revO1Ve... In- order to sep aratevthesplit productsrfrom the wheels and dis 1y of, and .in juxtapositionitovthe knife. blade,..a.1. charge .the same -thr.ough casing, bottom open- . ings ‘B, B,- I, providesdownwardly inclined- slotted StI’ip_’21,‘= which :strips are detachably- securedto'l the inner.“v walls ,~of:.the carriage; ?anges, 2i ', and. ting wheels carriedby, said_cross._-shaft rearward-1. . 35 countershaft in. gear connection ,with ,the, drive shaft, and a crank armparried‘by thecounten... shaft in pitman connection with the carriage. 2. In a machine for cutting,.vegetablesJnto ’ different sized slicedportions , having _.triple,. ,fe‘ed eXtend- inwardly betweensthe~,sp1itting. wheels, to 40. hoppers and..jmovab1e. knivesjor ,each hopper»; the hub :ringsi thereof; , ‘ the combination. of .a. driving.,mechanismfon the,» knives. comprising a. pcwer.shaft.,- a..w,orm_.?xed.§. Theparriage lisrreciprocatedupon itsguide rods . r and driven-shaft-dbya wormswheel 28, the said, thereon, a counter, shaftiinugearl connection; worm whee1 being mounted upon‘ _a_.-.vert~ica1ly§ with the power_ shaft‘. worm“forirdrivingythe ,knifelof, one-hopper», -a ,ps'econdiwormgin splinedg, disposed. countershaft» 2 9, journaledin the hous ing~_3,- theadrive sbeing. imparted'to-the. worm. wheel; . connection with said power shaft, a movable..can-l.. from‘ithe i-interineshedwormx 5 of the. driven .sh-aftl riage. having , a, pocket. zencasing thesecond worm The iprojecting; upper :end .of-the .countershaft . nected ‘by. a .pitmangrod _3 I to. :the-base portion; wheel; guides f or, the. carriage, .a everticallyidisgy posed ‘rotary counter shaft 'in driving gearrconr. nectionwith-the ?xed power. shaft. wormpacrank of the carriage. Hence,_.;with.,each\ rotation. of carried .by the. ,counter. shaft .in _ .pitmanconnece carries-a crank. 3il,.,whi.ch. crank-is pivotally con- _ the :crankm'i?y the "carriage. will: be reciprocated ‘ tion with} the A carriage,- ., a .,cross.shaftnjournaled.1 forwardly, and. backwardly; , as .indicated in full . and dotted lines, Figure 4. , in the carriage in gear. connectiontwith' the._power.. ' shaft splined .wormwheelfonactuating.the slicing From. the foregoing;description.. it. is apparent 155 knives- of .the ,other ,two ,hoppers, , ,and -gangs; of ,. serted-intoieither .or_=both_= of the. hoppers 26, land.. splitting wheels carriedaby-ethe -cross.,shaft for... forming. .thevegetableslices, fromJheJast. men: the carriage-is in thepositiomshownin fulllines, , tioned twohoppers,intodengths.. 1 - that Yew-hen‘ a- masswbod-y; such .as. a 4. potato, . is in- . Figure-.14,» as’~it.travelsionwardly?tc the position PETER F.