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. ‘ 2,412,149 4 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.