Sept. 17,- 1946. 2,40%,s1s la. H. \DOLAN, 2n POTATO PEELER ‘ Filed Feb. 9, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 CHA 1?; Es H?omm, ZY INVENTOR. BY 91m % \ My ,4 Tram/5y 569*‘: 17, 1946»~ c. H. DOLAN, 2D I . _ 2,407,819 POTATO PEELER Filed Feb. 9, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 F1623 Um RLES HDOLA IV, I INVENTOR. BY 91,‘ d2 yhiéomv A TTOR/VE)’ Patented Sept. 17, 1946 2,407,819 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,407,819 POTATO PEELER Charles H. Dolan, II, 01d Greenwich, Conn. Application February 9, 1945, Serial No. 576,991 7 Claims. (Cl. 146-50) 1 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 2,407,819 ' 3 4 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 2,407,819 5 6 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.