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Oct. 1, 1946.
Filed April 12, 1945
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Oct. 1, 1946.
Filed April 12, 1943
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Patented Oct. 1, 19.45
"George R. Wood, MontreaL'Quebec, ‘Canada, as
signor to Toledo‘Scale Company," Toledo, Ohio,
1 a corporation of New Jersey '
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Application'April f2, 1943, Serial No.‘ 482,768
'7 2 Claims. (01. lit-102i 1
from theleft side of Fig. VIII, certainparts being
This invention'relates'to" slicing machines of v
the type in which a commodity to be sliced is ire--‘v
broken away.
ciprocated past an exposed edge of a__.rotary cir
cular knife, a slice‘ of ‘commodity. being severed
scription that follows merely disclose and 1llus
‘These speci?c drawings and the speci?c de
during each stroke, and morefparticularly to strate'the invention and are not intended to im-v
means for de?ecting such-‘severed slices away
‘ pose limitations upon the claims.
bodying the invention is adapted to be used, may.
comprise a» base I, atop which is mounted a
ingmeans or into position to be gripped ,by the,
It is an object of this invention to provide
slice de?ector whichis easily removableinorder
to expose the rear face of the rotary circular knife '
to facilitate cleaning.
A slicing machine, with which a de?ector em
from the rear face of the knife ontofsli‘ceéreceiv
It is another object of this invention to provide
a slice de?ector, the mounted positionof which
can be adjusted with respect to the rear face of
If containing mechanism for driving a
10 ' housing
rotary circular knife I2. A gauge plate I3 serves
to gauge the thickness of slices of commodity to be '
severed by the knife I2. A de?ector I4,"which,
in the embodiment shown, has an exterior con-V‘
5 tour conforming to the contour of the remaining
parts of the slicing machine adjacent which it
is ‘mounted, is located at the rear of the rotary
the cutting knife to bring the edges of the de
?ector into close proximity thereto.
circular‘ knife I2 to de?ect ‘slices of commodity
onto the upper surface of a slice-receiving platter
It is a further objectof this invention to pro-. 20 I5 mounted below‘and at the rear of the gauge
vide a slice de?ector which is mounted on_ .a slic
' plate I3.
ing machine and held thereon by a mounting
means which does not‘form any projectionv‘org
obstruction on the external surface of thejslice
A pairv of’ ears I6 extend horizontallyrear
wardly from the inner surface of the de?ector I4
through two apertures II in a front wall I8 of
' 25' thehousing II.
Morelspeci?c. objects vand advantages are ap
parent, from the description, in which reference‘
is hadto the accompanying drawings illustrating
apreferred form of machine embodying the‘in
Near the rearmost end of each
"moder ” style slicing machine incorporating a
of.theears I6 there is riveted a button I9 which
has ‘a shanki2ll of.smaller diameter than the’
diameter of its ?at head 2|. The head 2| is
spaced below the ear I6 by the shank 20. An
angle bracket 22 has its vertical ?ange bolted to
the inner face of the wall I8 of the housing II
and its horizontally-turned ?ange is located im
mediately behind the two apertures I‘! in the
slice de?ector embodying the invention.
wall I8.
In the drawings:
Fig. I is a fragmentary view, in elevation, of a
Two openings 23 are cut in the corner
Fig. H is a fragmentary view,_ in elevation, l.35 of the plate .22 immediately behind the aper
tures I1. Each of the openings 23 comprises a
taken from the right side of Fig. I.
wide shallow slot 24, cut in the vertical ?ange of
Fig. III is a fragmentary view, taken substan
the bracket 22, and a narrow curved slot 25, cut
tially from the position shown by the line III-III
in the horizontal ?ange of the bracket 22 and
in Fig. II.
into the slot 24 at the‘ corner of the
Fig. IV is a fragmentary detailed view, in sec
tion, taken substantially on the line IV-IV of
The buttons I9 ‘are engaged in the openings 23
Fig. II.
by inserting their ?at heads 2I through the slots
Fig. V is a fragmentary view, in perspective, of '
24 and engaging their shanks 20 with the nar
the latching means shown in Fig. IV.
45 rower curved slots 25 and then sliding the entire
Fig. VI is a view similar to Fig. I but of a
, de?ector and its ears I6, with the buttons I9,
different type of slicing machine incorporating a
forwardly toward the rear of the knife I2 to move
the shanks 20 to the limits of the slots 25 as
de?ector embodying a modi?cation of the inven- ,
Fig. VII is a fragmentary view, in elevation, 50
taken from the right side of Fig. VI. '
Fig. ‘VIII is a fragmentary vertical sectional
view, taken substantially on' the line VIII—VIII
of Fig. VII.
Fig. IX is a detailed view, in elevation, taken 55
shown in Fig. IV.
The curved slots 25-of the openings 23 thus
limit the movement of the de?ector plate I4 to
ward the rear of the knife I2 and also, due to
their curved shape, pull the de?ector snugly into
position adjacent the wall I8 of the housing II.
The position of the de?ector I4, relative to the
knife I2, may be adjusted by varying the position
larged counterbored holes 27, the position of the
of two machine screws 40a which pass through
enlarged holes Ma in the bracket plate 33a and
are studded into the face 39a of the drive hous
ing means Ha.
By loosening the machine screws 40a and ad
justing the position of the bracket plate 38a, the
angle bracket 22, and. thus the de?ector [4, may
position of the pin 3411,- and thus of the de?ector
be adjusted to make‘ the edge of the deflector. [4'
serves to guard a small portion of the rotary
14c when the pin 34a is engaged inthe hole 35a,
may be adjusted with respect to the knife In
to. vary the proximity of the de?ector Ida to the
In both of the above structures there is em
bodied. the. applicant’s invention, the de?ector
circular knife I2 which is located below the. edge
‘plate. in each case‘ being held on the machine by
of two bolts 26 which extend through counter
bored holes 21 in the wall I8 of the housing II
and hold the angle bracket 22 in place. By loos
ening the bolts 25, and shifting them in the en
parallel to the rear face of the knife [2 and also
to Vary the space between such edge and suchv
A lower portion 28 of the de?ector I4? also"
of the gauge plate 53, as can be seen in Fig, III; 15 the same means.v which adjusts its position rela
The portion 28 of the deflector l4 cooperates with
a tab 29 extending downwardly from» a knife
guarding means 30 located over the forward face
of the knife l2. This provision of a portion of
the de?ector id to serve as a guard for part of
the knife i2 results in the exposure of a larger
portion of the knife for cleaning when the‘dee
?ector is removed’ from the machine. The de
tive to the rear face of the rotary circular knife,
and’ being easily and quickly removable from the
machine. to facilitate cleaning the knife.
The embodiment of theinvention that has been
disclosed may be modi?ed to meet various re
Having described my invention, I claim: I
1'. In a slicing machine having a drive-housing,
?ector ‘may be removed by means of a vertical
a rotatable-circular knife; a slice receiver, and a
hold 3! formed near its edge.
25 slice" de?ector, mounting‘ means for saidv slice de
The slicing machine shown in Figs. VI, VII,
?'ector comprising a stud projecting from said
VIII and‘ IX is designed along less “modern” lines
than‘ that shown inFigs. I through V but simi~
larly' comprises a base tea, knife drive housing
means Ila, a rotary circular knife [2a, a gauge
housing substantially‘ perpendicular to the plane
plate‘ H311 and a de?ector Ida which serves to
de?ect slices of commodity severed by the knife
lZa onto a slice-receiving‘ platter l'éa. The de
fl'ector Ma is mounted on the slicing machine‘
by means of a rod 32a which is studded into a
portion of the drive housing means lid and ex—
of the knife, and a second stud‘ disposed perpen
dicularly to said ?rst stud and mounted in a
member‘ attached to‘ said‘ housing and‘ adjustable
along a line parallel to said ?rst stud' and means
on said de?ector plate for engaging said studs.
2. In a slicing machine having a‘ frame; a ro
tary circular knife; a‘ slice receiving platter and
- a de?ector plate, an adjustable separableide?ec
tends‘substantially‘horizontally rearwardly there
tor plate mounting for supporting the de?ector‘
plate from the frame, said separable mounting
from. The rod 32a is engageable in a horizon~
tal bore 33a formed in a portion of the de?ector
comprising a ?rstmember that‘ is‘ adjustably se
Ma. The position of the de?ector Ma, relative‘
notches opening toward‘ the de?ector plate and
to the knife l2a, is determined by the engage
ment of an adjustably mounted pin 34a ina small
hole 35:: drilled through the de?ector Ilia. The.
pin 35a has an annular groove 38a‘ cut‘ in its,’
shank which is engageable by a spring clip 37a‘
extending ?rst vbackward away from the plate
and then continuing‘ at right angl‘eslthereto in a
direction. toward the rotary knife, and second
members attached to the de?ector plate and hav~
> ing constricted shank-like:- portions that‘ are‘ en
gageable: in‘ the notches - by movement of- the de'?ector plate ?rst. towardthe frame: and" then‘ to;
riveted on the rear of the de?ector Ma‘ to hold?
the de?ector in position. with the pin 34a engaged
in‘the hole;35a.
The‘ pin 3dr: isstaked' into a small L shaped
bracket plate 3811 which is secured~ on a forward
face‘ SBa‘of the drive housing’means I la by means
cured to the framev ofithe machine and’ that has -
ward-theknife to hold‘ the'de?ector plate in‘?x'ed'
relation to the ?rst member.
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