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Sept. 17,- 1946.
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la. H. \DOLAN, 2n
POTATO PEELER
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Filed Feb. 9, 1945
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Filed Feb. 9, 1945
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Patented Sept. 17, 1946
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
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POTATO PEELER
Charles H. Dolan, II, 01d Greenwich, Conn.
Application February 9, 1945, Serial No. 576,991
7 Claims.
(Cl. 146-50)
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2
My invention relates to potato peelers and has
‘particular reference to machines or devices op
erated by electric motors for peeling potatoes
of the potato peeler. The lower portion of the
shaft I9 is journaled in a vertical thrust bearing
l5 at a bottom plate It of the bowl I. A hub
I1 is secured on the shaft [9 and is provided with
radially extending bristles of a cylindrical brush
simpler and compact portable device for peeling
l8. The bristles are preferably made of thin re
potatoes, fruit and other vegetables, which can
silent wires with sharp ends for scraping and
be operated by a small electric motor, preferably
removing the skin from potatoes H3 or other vege
forming a part of a conventional household ap
tables and fruit. The potatoes are placed in an
pliance such as an egg heater or mixer. Such 10 inner bowl 20 which is supported on a central
appliances are usually provided with a small
boss 25 at the bottom of the outer bowl I. The
motor, .pivotally supported on a bracket at an
walls 25 of the inner bowl extend upward parallel
elevation over a base on which a vessel ‘is placed,
to the walls of the bowl I and at a distance there
containing a liquid or substance to be mixed or
from, forming a clearance 21. The upper edges
stirred. My .deviceis so arranged and designed 15 of the walls 26 fit snuglyagainst an inward ex
that it can be placed on the base of such an
tending ?ange 29 of the outer walls, covered by
electric mixer, the shaft of my device being ar
an annular lid 29 with a large central opening 3|
ranged to be conveniently coupled by a quick
through which the potatoes are placed in the
detachable coupling to the end of the motor
inner bowl. A nozzle 30 is provided on the lid 29
shaft.
20 with a rubber hose 32, the other end of the hose
Another object of my invention is to provide
having a rubber socket 33 for attaching the hose
‘means to peel potatoes and other vegetables or
to the end of a faucet 34 of a water supply pipe.
and other vegetables and fruit.
My invention has for its object to provide a
fruits by subjecting them
scraping action of a rotary
abrading surfaces. I have
tory results are obtained
to the rubbing and
An overhanging ?ange 35 of the lid 29 prevents
brush and stationary
the water splashes from escaping from the bowl.
found that satisfac 25 The bottom wall of the inner bowl is provided
when potatoes are
with a tubular extension 36 for protecting the
rubbed against the walls of a container which
bearing [5 from the water in the-bowl.
are covered with a lining made of sandpaper or
The inner bowl is provided inside with a lining
similar abrasive material. The lining being
preferably removable and replaceable.
In a modified device I provide a paddle for
moving the potatoes in a bowl whose walls are
lined with sandpaper. ~
Still another object of my invention is to pro
vide a potato peeler in which the peelings can be
continuously removed from the container‘by a
31, 3B preferablyv made of wate‘rproofed sandpaper
30 or emery cloth.
‘The upper edges of the sand
paper 3'! are retained by small clips 39 extending
from the inner edges of the lid 29. A metal ring
40 may be provided for retaining the sandpaper.
The latter may be also secured by a waterproof
cement, preferably of a non-drying type.
The periphery of the rotary brush. I8 is
trimmed to provide scalloped proiections 42, 43.
stream of water, leaving the peeled potatoes clean
from the scraped off skin.
The projections are spaced from the walls of the
My invention is more. fully described in the
inner bowl to provide room for the potatoes. The
accompanying speci?cation and drawings in 40 latter are moved around and rotated by the pro
which:
jections, causing the potatoes to be rubbed
Fig. 1 is a sectional elevational view of my
against the sandpaper lining 31, 39. The bristles
potato peeler;
Fig. 2 is a sectional plan view;
Fig. 3 is a sectional elevational view of a modi
of the brush are resiliently de?ected by the pota
toes in different directions, thereby increasing the
rubbing effect on the potato skins.
The vertical walls of the inner bowl and of the
Fig. 4 is a sectional plan view of the same.
sandpaper 31 are provided with holes 45 for al
My potato peeler as shown in Figs. 1 and 2
lowing the water sprays to escape into the space
consists of an outer cylindrical bowl I having
21. The bottom plate is of the inner bowl is
rubber feet 2, resting on a base 3 of an electric ~ \provided with holes 46 for the water and also
mixer of a conventional or other type, the mixer
with larger holes 41 for scrapings and pieces of
comprising a bracket 4 with bearing 5 for trun
the potato skin, carried by the escaping water.
nions 6 of an electric motor 7. The latter is
A drain opening 48 is provided in the bottom
geared to a vertical shaft 8 with a coupling 9
plate of the outer bowl with a tubular extension
for connecting the driving shaft 8 to a shaft I0 55 49 to which a drain hose 50 is attached.
?ed potato peeler; and
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vegetables in the inner bowl; and means on the
walls and on the bottom plate of the inner bowl
The cleaned potatoes can be removed from the
inner bowl without removing the lid 29, through
the opening 3| and new potatoes placed in the
for removing the outer layers of the vegetables.
2. A potato peeler comprising an outer cylin
bowl to be cleaned, so that a large number of
potatoes can be cleaned in a relatively short
drical bowl open at one end and having a bottom
plate; a shaft rotatively supported in the bottom
plate, the outer end of the shaft being arranged
time, all the work being performed on a kitchen
table, the hose 32 being connected to an ordinary
water faucet, and the drain hose to may be placed
to be connected with a source of power for its
rotation; an inner bowl having cylindrical walls
The potato peeler can be quickly and easily U) open ‘at one end and closed by a bottom plate at
the other end, the walls and the bottom plate of
removed 'from its place on the base ‘3 by discon
the inner bowl being spaced from the walls and
necting the coupling 9 and turning the motor 1
's-lfrom the bottom plate of the outer bowl and
upward on its trunnions.
1
T~.1orovided with drain holes; means to admit water
The inner bowl can be removed for cleaning
‘ into the inner bowl, the inner bowl beinrI adapted
or for replacing the sandpaper, by removing the
.tokreceive vegetables to be peeled; means on the
lid 28 and the shaft Hi with‘the brush l8. The
shaftfor moving the vegetables around in the
inner bowl Ill will be then freeto be liftedfrom
inner bowl; and sheets of an abrading material
its place.
'
removably supported on the inner surface of
For certain purposes the brush l8 may be re
the
inner bowl for abrading the vegetables,-th'e
placed by a paddle 55 on the shaft IE3 as shown in 20 outer bowl having an opening for draining ‘the
Figs.‘ 3 and 4. Such a paddle is particularly use
water.
.ful when it is desired to peel relatively soft fruit
in a sink or other receptacle.
3. , A potato. peeler ‘comprising an outer V cylin-l
*or vegetables or when it is "desired to remove-a
drical bowl open at one end and having a bottom
‘very thin-outer'layer only. The. drain nozzle 49
'may' belreplaoed by ashortspout .516 with-aper
25
foratedwplate or :screen El for preventing the
iescapefof larger pieces of peelings orskin.
.platega shaft rotatively supportedin the'bottom
plate, the outerend of the shaft being. arranged
to be connected witha source of powerforjits
rotation; an inner bowl having cylindrical walls
F-I‘he l"idi'i.»9'>mayv be‘provided with a removable
open at one. end and closed by a bottom plate
vnozzleliilfor the-water hose 452, the nozzle being
,at
the other end, thewalls and the bottOmPl?te
held onlthe flange>35 of the lid 29’ by a resilient 1:30
.of the inner bowl being spaced from the walls and
.clip 59.
‘from the bottom plate ‘of the , outer-bowl and
=- My device ;h2,S»_-a,r1, important advantage of- be
provided with drain holes; means toadmitwater
,_ing :relatively small ‘and :portableso that it can
into the inner bowl, ‘the innerkbowl'being adapted
“be iconveniently handled, for instance, by ‘a
housewife, and does not require any special mo 1 35 to receive vegetables to‘be peeled; meanslon'the
' “tor -,or. othersource of power, an ordinary :drink
shaft for moving the vegetables around in jthe
innerbowl; means on .theinne'r surfaceof 'the
inner bowl‘for abrading the vegetables, the, outer
my device. Another advantage resides in the
bowl having an opening 'for drainingjthe .water;
~ simplicity of the device, so that it can beeasily
taken-apart ‘and cleaned. Despite its miniature :40 and means to removably support abradingsh'eet
material on the innersurfaces of the innergbowl,
size, however, the device isiamply sufficient for
the
sheet material being provided with'holes
iitsineeds foran average family.
~
registering with the holes in thewallsjand bot
. It will ‘be understood that various. features and
-. mixer with its motor. being (sufficient to operate
;-principles of each of theembodimentsiof the in
vention above described or referred to may be
utilized or substituted in theiother embodiments.
While the invention . has been described .in .de
_.tail~lwith respect to ,certain particular preferred
examples-it will be understood by those skilled
,lntheart after understanding the-invention, that
varioushchanges and further modi?cations may
tom plate of the inner bowl.
.
,
4. , A potato peeler comprising 'an ‘outerncylin
drical bowl open at the top and, hEtVlllgQ?lbQ't-V
tom?plate; an upward .1extending projection ,on
the bottom ‘plate; a verticalshaft, rotatively sup
ported at its lower end in the projectiQn,jithe
upper end of the shaft being free andvlarrallgejd
_ to beconnected to ‘a source of powerfor its'rota
‘ti'on; an inner bowl having cylindrical walls and
a bottom plate supported injtheouterbowlgthe
.scopeuof the inventionrand it is intended “there
walls and the bottomrplate of the innergbowlbe
foreiinthe appended claims ‘to coverall such
55 ing provided with drain holes; means. toadmit
changes and modi?cations.
I
water to the inner bowl; v.mea'ns to ioonduct, the
What. is claimed as. new and desired tobe-se
used water from the outerbowl; ‘the?innenbowl.
Tcured by Letters .Patent‘ls:
.
bemadewithout departing from the spirit and '
. 1.,,A1 potato peeler comprising an outer cylin
drical .bo-wliopeniat the top and having a bottom
plate; an upward extending projection on-the
bottom plate; a vertical shaft rotatively ‘sup
ported .at its (lower end .in the projection, the
being adapted to receive vegetablesto Tbeppeeled;
means on theshaft for rotativelyp moving vthe
vegetablesin the inner bowl; and meanspnhthe
walls of the inner bowl for abrading theslsin-of
the vegetables, the inner bowl having a ‘central
tubular projection extending upwardinconcentri
upper end :of the shaft being free and arranged
cally with the shaftand surroundingthe?shaft. '
to b-eeconnected toia source .of power for-its; rota
5.,A potato peeler v.con'lprisinganlouter cylin
tion; an inner bowl having cylindrical .walls and 65
drical bowl open at the topvand, havinga bottom
,3, bottom, plate removablysupp-orted in the outer
plate; an upward. extendingprojection Qnthe
bowl, the walls and the bottom plate of the inner
bottom plate; a vertical shaft rotatively .sup
bowl being spaced ‘from the walls and the bottom
ported at its lower end in the ,projectionkthe
plate of theouter bowl, and provided with drain
.holes; an inward extending ?ange at the upper 70 upper end vof theshaft being .free-andbrraneed
to be connected toia sourceofpowerfor its rota
edge of the .outer bowl engaging the upper edge
tion; ,an inner. bowl ‘having, cylindrical wallsand
ofthe inner bowl; a lid removably supported on
.a bottom plate; --a ,lid removably" supported at the
the‘ upper edges-of the bowls and provided with
vopen end of the outerbowl havingan openingfor
.adarge opening for admitting vegetables into the
inner bowl; means on the shaft to rotate the 715 »~admitting vegetables .tobe peeled intothe ‘inner
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bowl; a nozzle formed integrally with the lid
directed into the inner bowl adapted to be con
nected with a rubber hose; a drainage pipe in
tegrally formed with the bottom plate of the
proof abrasive material removably supported at
the inner surfaces of the inner bowl.
'7. A potato peeler comprising an outer cylin~
outer bowl adapted to be connected to a rubber
hose; means on the shaft for rotating the vege
tables in the inner bowl; and means at the walls
plate; a shaft rotatively supported in the bottom
plate, the outer end of the shaft being arranged
of the inner bowl for scraping the skin off the
vegetables when the vegetables are rotated.
6. A potato peeler comprising an outer cylin
rotation; an inner bowl having cylindrical walls
drical bowl open at one end and having a bot
tom plate; a shaft rotatively supported in the
bottom plate, the outer end of the shaft being
arranged to be connected with a source of power
for its rotation; an inner bowl having cylindri
cal walls open at one end and closed by a bot
drical bowl open at one end and having a bottom
to be connected with a source of power for its
open at one end and closed by a bottom plate
at the other end. the walls and the bottom plate
of the inner bowl being spaced from the walls and
from the bottom plate of the outer bowl and pro
vided with drain holes; means to admit water
into the inner bowl, the inner bowl being adapted
to receive vegetables to be peeled; a hub on the
shaft; a brush having bristles radially extending
from the hub, the peripheral portions of the
brush being spaced from the walls of the inner
bowl to provide room for the vegetables, the
tom plate at the other end, the walls and the
bottom plate of the inner bowl being spaced from
the walls and from the bottom plate of the outer
bowl and provided with drain holes; means to 20 brush having scalloped projections at the periph
admit water into the inner bowl, the inner bowl
ery; and meanstat the inner surfaces of the inner
being adapted to receive vegetables to be peeled;
a paddle on the shaft for moving the vegetables
around in the inner bowl; and sheets of a water
bowl for scraping the skins oi? the vegetables.
CHARLES H. DOLAN, II.
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