Dec. 1946. ‘ B. F, LAWRENCE ET AL I 2,412,050 ICE CREAM‘ DISHER ~ Filed Jan. 29, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ' INVENTORS BERT F, LAWRENCE BYEMMA ETHEL LAWRENCE ATTORNEY ' Dec. 3, 1946. 2,412,050 B. F. LAWRENCE ‘ET AL ICE CREAM DISHER 2 Shéets-Sheet 2 Filed Jan. 29, 1945 /|2 \*\1_‘ I | //I/ // I4 4'5 I5 > — 'l3 —' I] ‘ I9 : 15. 2 5 \ \ l0 \ ) \ —\ ~_— 7_ \ | l \ .... n ___V ___ _ \ \\ 6 “ ‘ l 9 + ~ 7 l0II \ \ , '19 I7 ‘ I "5 . *3 + 3 INVENTORS BERT F_ LAWRENCE. ‘By EMMA ETHEL LAWRENCE] I ‘ ATTORNEY 2,412,050 Patented Dec. 3, 1,946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE , ICE CREAM DISHER Bert F. Lawrence and Emma Ethel Lawrence, I Oregon City, Oreg. Application January 29, 1945, Serial No. 575,067 4 Claims. (01. 107-48) 1 This invention relates to ice cream dishers and the primary object of the invention is to provide a power driven blade assembly within the bowl of the disher for cutting through the ice cream in the scooping operation. A further object of the invention is to provide 2 the blade I2 is driven at a suitable speed by the motor within the handle 3, shaft 4, worm 5 and Warm wheel 6. When the bowl has been ?lled the ice cream can be removed therefrom by ma nipulating the lever I6 and shaft I6’ operating the cam I'I within the housing ‘I, moving the plunger I9 longitudinally of the worm wheel as sembly distorting or forcing the portion 20 of the means within the bowl for disengaging the ice cream from the bowl and away from the cutting scraper I4 towards the center of the disher, as mechanism while dispensing the ice cream. A still further object of the invention is to pro 10 best illustrated in the fragmentary view Figure 6, causing the ice cream to be disengaged from the vide a driving means for operating the cutting scrapers I3, I4 and the cutting blade l2. The dis blade that will be encased within the handle of engagement of the ice cream may be assisted by the disher. reversing the motor or starting and stopping the These and other incidental objects will be ap parent in the drawings, speci?cation and claims. 15 same abruptly by the control switch 20', the de tails of which I have deemed unnecessary to illus Referring to the drawings: trate. The ideal way of disengaging the ice cream Figure l is a side view of the disher, illustrat from the cutting blade I2 and the scrapers I3 ing an electric motor embodied within the handle and M is to provide a motor that can be started of the disher. Figure 2 shows an enlarged sectional view of 20 quickly with a jerk or stopped in the same man ner, by so doing we provide the simplest possible the bowl and the cutting blade assembly. way of disengaging the ice cream from the bowl. Figure 3 is a fragmentary plan view, taken on . The ice cream may also be dispensed from the line 4-4 of Figure 1. bowl by applying a brake to the motor. Figure 4 is an end sectional view, taken on line 25' Our new and improved disher is easy to keep 5-4 of Figure 2. clean as the rotation of the blade assembly I2, Figure 5 illustrates the cutting blade assembly when immersed in water will scour the inner side in perspective and removed from the bowl. of the bowl together with the scrapers I3 and I4 Figure 6 is a fragmentary detail illustrating the and the blade assembly. In the event it becomes method of removing the ice cream from the bowl. Our new and improved ice cream disher con 30 necessary to disassemble the device the scrapers I3 and I4 may be removed by removing the bolts sists of a scoop or bowl I ?xedly mounted to the I5 and pulling the bearing assemblies 9 and I0 handle 2, and having an electric motor located out of the housing ‘I, together with the worm within the enlarged portion 3 of the handle. This wheel and its associated parts, electric motor drives the shaft 4, and the worm 5. Having thus described the invention, what is The worm is ?xedly keyed to the shaft and drives 35 claimed as new, is: the worm wheel 6 within the housing ‘I. 1. An ice cream disher including a bowl, a cut The worm wheel 6 is mounted within suitable ting blade arranged adjacent the edge of the bowl, bearings 8 and 9. These bearings are preferably a scraper attached to the cutting blade and ?t made of a material requiring no oil lubrication, ting the inner surface of the bowl, a second but having grooves I0 therein for maintaining a scraper attached to the cutting blade but free water type of lubrication, which has been found from attachment to the ?rst mentioned scraper, to be very satisfactory type of lubrication for this a motor for rotating the cutting blade and both type of a device coming in contact with ice cream the ?rst and second mentioned scrapers, and me and the like. These bearings receive water lu chanical means for distorting the central portion brication from the clipping bowl that dishers are of the second mentioned scraper to eject the con usually stored in and would require no further tained material from the bowl. attention. 2. An ice cream disher as de?ned in claim 1, Fixedly secured to the hub I I of the worm wheel wherein the mechanical means for distorting the '6 is a circular cutting blade I2. This blade car central portion of the second mentioned scrapers, ries scrapers I3 and I4. The scraper I3 is secured includes a pin engaging said scraper, and a cam to the hub I I by the bolts I5. The arms I4 simply engaging the pin to force same against the connect to the cutting blade I2 and rests over the scraper. top of the scraper I3, best shown in Figures 2 3. An ice cream disher, including a bowl, a hub and 5. When the disher is dipped into the ice cream 55 movable through the center of the bowl, a cutter 2,412,050 3 , mounted on the hub and ?tting the inner surface of the bowl, a pair of scrapers carried by the cut ter and operating in the bowl, one of said scrapers 4 attached to the cutting blade, said scrapers being free of each other, a hub in the housing, means for attaching one scraper to the hub, a pin slid being attached to the hub, said scrapers being ably mounted in the hub, a gear on the hub, a free of each other, a motor for operating the hub 6 worm gear meshing with the gear on the hub, and thereby the scrapers, and means operating means extending from the housing to operate the through the hub for distorting a portion of the gears, a cam slidably mounted in the housing scraper which is free of the companion scraper and engaging one end of the .pin to distort the to thereby force ‘said ‘scraper away from the sur free-scraper and remove same from the surface face of the bowl. 10 of the bowl to eject the material therein. 4. An ice cream disher including a bowl having a housing at its bottom, a cutting blade in the BERT F. LAWRENCE. bowl adjacent the edge thereof, a pair of r-sc'r'apers EMMIA ETHEL LAWRENCE.