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Dec. 3, 1946.
2,412,149
J. H.-H‘lGGlNS
CORN KERNEL CUTTER
I Filed July 5, 1945
-INVENTOR.
. JOHN H. HIGGINS
8' ‘W
ATTORNEYS
2,412,149‘
Patented Dec. 3, 1946
UNITED STATES PATENT‘ ‘OFFICE “ ,
.g
602,959
Application July 3,
2 Claims.
2
1
Formed with the head III at one end thereof is
a channeled stem or shank l3, which has its
The invention relates to a hand operated cut
ting tool, and more especially to a corn kernel
cutter.
The primary object of the invention is the pro
vision of a tool of this character, wherein the
major portion angled to the remaining portion
next to the head, and ?tted to the channel side
of this major portion M of the stem or shank
I3 is a handle stock I4 carrying a hanger eye l5
kernels of corn on the cob can be conveniently
at its outer end.
cut, so that the corn will be rendered tender
for consumption, the tool being usable more
'
Within the arch of the head I0 is adapted to
be ?tted a correspondingly arched clamping plate
l6, having a centrally ?xed screw bolt ll, which
particularly for the cutting of the kernels of
sweet corn.
is accommodated in a clearance therefor cen
Another object of the invention is the provision
trally within the head I0, and this bolt carries
of a tool of this character, wherein its construc
a binding nut l8, which plays against a presser
tion enables hand manipulation thereof, and is
cleat l9 superimposed on the head for action
designed for household service, it being novel in
against the ?ngers II and I2, as best seen in
15
construction and unique in the assembly of its
Figures 1 and 2 of the drawing.
parts, as it can be readily cleaned and in as
Interposed between the head and plate is a
sembly is handy for use.
group of series of blades 20, which are spaced
A further object of the invention is the pro
from each other and disposed longitudinally with
vision of a tool of this character, which is simple
in construction, thoroughly reliable and efficient 20 respect to the head In and the plate 16, the
blade lying at the median of the group or series
in operation, strong, durable, conveniently han
being formed with a hole 2| for accommodat
dled, easily operated, compact in form, light in
ing the bolt I‘! as a clearance therefor. These
weight, and inexpensive to manufacture.
blades 20 are provided with outturned end ears
With these and other objects in view, the in
vention consists in the features of construction, 25 22 which overlap the opposite ends of the plate
I6 and are formed with pointed cutting teeth or
combination and arrangement of parts as will be
nibs 23, which function to out the kernels of
hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in
corn‘ on the cob when the tool is drawn along
the accompanying drawing, which shows the pre
the rows of kernels upon the cob, resulting in
ferred embodiment of the invention, and pointed
30 the tendering of the corn. The tool A is oper
out in the claims hereunto appended.
ated by hand and is drawn by the handle stock
In the accompanying drawing:
l4, the blades, 20 being clamped to the head I0
Figurev 1 is a top plan view of the tool con
in association with the ?ngers II and I2, and
structed in accordance with the invention;
the clamping plate l6 and cleat I!) which latter
Figure 2 is a side edge view thereof;
acts upon such ?ngers.
'
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 1, look
The plate [6 at opposite side edges is formed
ing toward the other side thereof;
with outturned abutment ?anges 24 for the head
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line
N, as best seen in Figure 4 of the drawing, for
4-4 of Figure 1 looking in the direction of the
holding the head and plate in registry with each
arrows;
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 40
5-5 of Figure 3 looking in the direction of the
arrows;
Figure 6 is a perspective view of one of the cut
other.
~
The ?ngers ll play upon the outermost blades I
20', while the ?ngers l2 play upon the blades
next thereto.
The tool in its application rides the corn length
45 wise of its cob, and through pressure on its head
ter members detached.
Similar reference characters indicate corre
10, the teeth or nibs 23 cut the kernels as the
sponding parts throughout the several views in
tool
is drawn back and forth in the direction
the drawing.
stated.
‘
Referring to the drawing, A designates gen
What is claimed is:
erally the tool in its entirety constructed in ac
1. A tool of the kind described, comprising a.
cordance with the invention, and comprises an 50
head of arched formation, having laterally di
arched head l0, preferably stamped from sheet
rected spring ?ngers, a clamping plate detach
material, although it may be otherwise con
ably fastened to the head within the arch for
structed. This head ID has cut into it from
mation thereof, blades interposed between the
opposite side edges long and short leaf-like spring
55 head and plate with certain ‘of the blades acted
tensioning ?ngers H and [2, respectively.
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upon by the ?ngers, and cutting'teeth on the
blades and exposed for cutting action beyond the
plate.
and plate with certain of the blades acted upon
by the ?ngers, cutting teeth on the blades and
exposed for cutting action beyond the plate,
2. A tool of the kind described, comprising a
handhold means arranged at one end of the
head and a cleat on the head and fastened for
pressing action on the fingers.
head of arched formation, having laterally di
rected spring ?ngers, a clamping plate detach
ably fastened to the head within the arch forma
tion thereof, blades interposed between the head
JOHN H. HIGGINS.
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