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Carl T. Zimmermann, Old Greenwich, Conn.,V as
signor to Globe Slicing Machine Co., Inc.,
Stamford, Conn., a corporation of New York
Original application May 22, 1946, Serial No.
671,468. Dividedy and this application Julyß-,ï`
1949, Serial No. 104,681
2 Claims. (Cl. 146--102)
This invention relates to slicing machines in
general and more especially to slicing machines
of the gravity feed type in which the knife is
disposed at an oblique angle to the vertical and
the object holder, or chute, extends substantially
which may call for extendingy the pieces >of meat
to and beyond the far end of the knife.
It is still another object of the present inven
tion to provide an improvedßmachine of the char
Vertical to the plane oi the knife, and also at an
Without the use of tools or thellikaso that the
attendant when it is desired to effect a particular
slice, such as when .derinding bacon, rmay. with
oblique angle to the vertical to enable the article
being cut automatically to descend' by its own
acter described having a re ' ,il'y'removable chute
facility remove the chute and then again replace
weight due to gravity as a slice is being cut from
10 it and anchor it in operativeposition, all. With
the lower end thereof.
out the use of separate tools ,or the like.
Among the objects of the present invention, it
It is still another object .of the present inven
is aimed to provide an improved slicing machine
tion to provide an improved machine of the char
of the gravity feed type in which the space under
acter described having an improved sharpening
the knife is entirely free to accommodate a tray
unit including a honing and grinding ‘Wheel
or the like for receiving the slices as vthey are be
ing cut, and provided with an electric motor
which is disposed at the lower end of the knife
which may be brought intoengagement with the
and to one side of the free space in an enclosed
sharpen the same, including yieldable control "
cutting edge of the knife when it is desired» toy
means whereby _the honing wheel Will engagethe.
casing, with the bracket or hanger for `slidably
snpporting the article chute disposed _to the rear 20 knife .edge ñrst relative to the grinding whee] .and
will leave it last so as to prevent the Aformation
of the motor, that is, with the motor .disposed be
tween the hanger and the lower end .of the knife.
4of burr-s and the like.
More speciñcally, the present invention aims
These and other’features, capabilities vand ad
vantages of the invention `will appear from the l
to provide an improved slicing machine of the
gravity feed type having an article holder. or 25 subjoined detailed description of speciñc embodi
ments thereof illustrated in the accompanying
meat holder which can be readily adjusted vor
drawings, in 'which
converted to support an article, such as .abologna,
Fig. 1 is a perspectiveof the completed machine
while being sliced at various .angles relative to the
made according to one embodiment.
cutting plate, according tothe desire of the ons~
Fig. 2 is asectionon the line 2_2 of Fig. l.
Fig. ,3 is an enlarged rear elevation with parts `
It is still another object of the present inven
tion to provide an improved slicing machine of
vbroken away and shown in section on the line
3*-13 of Fig. -2.
the gravity feed type in which the control for
adjusting the position of the gauge plateis `dis
Fig. 4 is an end elevation partly in section on
posed below the ha-ndle for -manually reciprocat 35 the Yline df-s‘lof Fig. 3.
ing the article chute and preferably slightly to
Fig. 5 is a. plan view with a part broken awa
on the scale shown in Fig, 3.
the left of the handle so -that the operator may
with facility manipulate the gauge plate control
Fig. 6 is a, section on the _line S-ii'of Fig. 3. '
Fig. '7 is a section on the line rl-l'of Fig. 4.
with his left hand while engaging the handle `of
the chute to reciprocaterit` with his Aright hand. 40 Fig. 8 _is a fragmental View partly in sectionon
the ‘line SW-B piling'. „4.
En the interest of assembly andrready repair, it
is also an object of the present inventionto pro.
Fig. '9 isa section on ythe line 9_9 -of Eig. 4.
vide a slice adjustment unit as a :separable re
movable unit.
lt is still another object of the present .inven
tion to provide an improved slicingmachine of
the gravity feed type having a guard for the knife
that is readily removable .without the use'of tools
to enable the operator to cleanl the knife when.
ever desired.
It is still another object of> the present inven
tion to provide an improved slicing machine ofthe
gravity feed type having a »guard for `the 4knife
that is yieldable upon engagement .by the’ chute
to enable large or wide pieces of meat to be out
Fig. 10' is >asection on the line yill-[tipi Fig. 8. _
Fig. l1 is a fragmental. plan partly in .section
showing thev knife and its associated parts in
cluding its removable guard.
Fig. 12 is a fragmental plan ofthekniieunit
showing `its drive andthe casing for .thesharp
ening unit.
Fig. a sectiononthe line .I3-.13. of Fig. 12.
Fig. >14 is a section on the -lineI4-.l4`íof Fig. 12.
Fig.,15 is .asectionon the line |3143 of‘Fig. 1,
butY withthe adjustable plate inclined> relative to
the position shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 16 is a section on the line IS-IS'ofFig 15.
gauge plate 6 to the right of the opening 23,
and an extended opening 21 above the openings
Fig. 17 is a section on the line I'I-«Iï of Fig. 15.
Fig. 18 is a modification of the unit shown in
Fig. 15.
Fig. 19 is an enlarged fragmental section on
the line I9-I 9 of Fig. 18.
Fig. 20 is a fragmental plan> view partly in
section of the knife assembly showing a modifica
tion of the knife guard relative to the knife guard
shown in Figs. 11 and 12.
Fig. 21 is an enlarged fragmental end eleva 10
tion of the modification shown in Fig. 20. _
Fig. 22 is a fragmental section on the line
22-22 of Fig. 21.
23 and 25 to clear the arm 28 of the hanger 'i'.
Adjacent the inner face of the lower end of the
rear wall II, there is fixed the lower guide rod
29 and slightly forward of the guide rod 29 and
adjacent the inner face of the rounded wall por- -
tion I4 there is fixed the upper guide rod 33. The
guide rods 29 and 39 are secured in the end walls
I5 as shown in Fig. 2.
Knife ami Associated Parts
The frame 3 has a flange 3l extending inwardly -
Fig. 23 is a fragmental section >on the line
and upwardly from the front wall 32 of the frameV
23-23 of Fig. 20.
15 3 and is secured by screws or the like through the
Fig. 24 is an enlarged fragmental view ¿of the .
lower end of the inclined wall I3 with the frame 3
sharpening unit moved into position forY engag
ing the cutting edge of the knife, but before en
surrounding the opening 23. The front wall 32
of the frame 3 merges into the end walls 33 of the
frame 3 and into the diminished neck portion 34
Fig. 25 is a section in part on the line 2
20 at the outer end of the frame 3. Preferably the
of Fig. 1 showing the means for adjusting the
wall 32 extends at an angle of about 45° to the
sharpening unit as the cutting edgerof the knife
vertical and is provided with a boss 35 to receive
the sleeve 36 which is locked in the boss 35 by
Fig. 26 is a section on the line 26-25 of Fig. 12
the locknut 31. On the sleeve 36 are mounted
with the honing and grinding wheels in contact 25 the roller bearings 38 which are clamped by the
with the cutting edge of the blade.
jam nut 39 against the shoulder 49 on the sleeve
, Fig. 27 is a fragmental section similar to that
35. The pulley 44 is rotatably mounted on the
shown in Fig. 26, but with the grinding wheel
roller bearings 33. The plate 43 which fits into
clear of the cutting edge of the knife while the
the recess of the knife 4 has screw threadedly
honing wheel is still in engagement with the 30 connected thereto the end of the pin 4I which
cutting edge of the knife.
passes through the sleeve 36, and by means of the
In the embodiment shown in Figs. 1 to 17, in
nut 42 is locked in its position. In view of the
clusive, there is Yillustrated a main housing I,
foregoing, in order to remove the knife for re
a platform 2, a knife supporting frame 3 for the
placement or the like, it is only necessary to re
knife 4, a supporting bracket 5 for the gauge 3.5 move the nut 42 when the pin secured to the
plate 6, a _hanger 'I for the substance or meat
plate 43 is free to be withdrawn. Thereupon the
carryingchute 8, anda frame 9 for theV motor I0.
screws connecting the blade 4 to the pulley 44 may
In the interest of assembly and repair of these
be removed in the usual way. The pulley 44 is
several’ main parts, they all are associated with
connected by the belt 24 to the pulley 45 on the
the mainA housing I as separable removable units 40 free end 4S of the shaft 220 of the reduction gear
Vand therefore will be described in the order named
ing hereinafter to be described.
under the following headings: Housing and Plat
Below the knife 4 and in order to protect the
form; Knife and Associated Parts; Gauge Plate
belt 24 from particles of food being cut from the
and Control Means; Chute and Hanger; Motor
knife and dirt, there is provided the plate 47
and Supporting Frame; and Modification of 45 which engages the upper edge of the flange 3|,
the upper edges of the end walls 33 and the upper
Knife Guard.
face of the neck 34, and in turn is in slidable
Housing and Platform
engagement with the inner periphery of the re
cess between the annular shoulder 43 and the
The housing I consists essentially of a rear
vertical wallV II, a short front vertical wall I2, 50 lower face of the knife 4. The pulley 44 in turn
is rotatably mounted by means of the roller bear
a rearwardly inclined front wall I3 continuing
ing units 49 on the sleeve 33.
upwardly from the front wall I2 and merging into
The neck 34 has a lateral extension 50 provided
the rounded upper wall portion I4 which in turn
with a recess 5I to receive the pin 52 provided at
merges into the vertical rearV wall II. These
gaging the cutting edge of the knife.
walls II, I2, I3 and I4 in the present instance, 55 one end with a head 53 engaging the upper face
of the guard 54 and provided with a clamping
merge in the end walls I5. At the four inner
corners of the housing in the present instance are
provided the bosses IB, preferably to receive suit
able cushioned plugs composed of rubber or the
nut 55 screw threadedly connected to the other
end of the pin 52 to engage the lower face of the
extension 59, the arm 56 of the combination
like, such as the plugs I‘I. The platform 2 60 guard and casing 51 being disposed between the
bifurcated end 58 of the guard 54. The guard 54,
preferably has a flange I3 extending down from
see Figs. 1, 3 and 5, extends around and covers
its ends and front, and a downwardly extend
about one-half of the cutting edge of the knife 4.
ing flange I9 near its rear edge to receive screws
It is secured in place against the upper end of the
20 connecting the flange I9 to the lower end of
the front wall I2. Preferably the front wall I2 65 inclined wall I3 by the spring pressed projection
59, see Fig. 1l, mounted on the lever 60 pivoted
has a recess or opening 2| therein to receive the
at 6I to the guard 54 and provided with a spring
rear free end 22 of the platform 2.
E2 normally urging the projection 59 outwardly
The housing I is preferably open at'the bot
so that when the guard 54 is moved into the
tom as shown in Fig. 2 to afford access to the in
terior of the housing I and is also provided with 70 position shown in Fig. 11, the projection 59 will
enter the recess 63 in the wall I 3 when the pin 52
three openings formed >in the inclined wall I3, '
enters the recess 5I in the extension 5I) of the
one opening 23 tothe left hand of the wall I3
neck 34.
to form a clearance for the belt 24 drivingly
When it is desired’to remove the guard 54, see
connected to the motor I0, a second opening 25,
see Fig. 8, to accommodate the arm 26 of the 75 Fig. 11, it is only necessary to ñex the arm El) up
ward to cause the projection 59 to clear the recess
is mounted on the shaft 88 which is turnis slid
63 and to loosen the nut 55' when the guard54 can _
ably mounted in the cylindrical portion 89 having
be removed. The dash and dot line position of
the guard 54 in Fig. 11 is merely indicative of its
removability from the knife 4. The guard 54 as
shown in Fig. 11 is provided with an opening 64
through which the end of. the lever 6|] extends
to enablev the operator to actuate the same.
The casing 51, see Figs. 1, 3 andv 5, includes a
teeth 90 thereon in engagementwith the teeth of
the gear 18. The cylindrical portion 89 is cham
bered at one end to receive the spring 9| tensed
between the head of the screw 92 on the shaft 88
and the ball bearing unit 93 at the inner end of
the chamber, by means of Which spring 9| the
shoulder 94 is normally spaced from the bushing
knife guard portion 65 and a cover 66 for the
95 where the honing Wheel 81 will clear the cut
ting edge of the knife 4 in the position shown in
Fig. 24 when the handle 86 is free and positioned
by the spring 85. Preferably between the en
tioned in the opening 10 in the neck 34’ of the
larged end of the bushing 95 and the free endof
casing 33, and is` secured in position by the set 15 the chambered portion 89, there is provided vthe
screw 1|. The distance of the base 08 from the
nut 98 to facilitate locking the bushing 95 in posi
tion and thereby determining the normal position
neck 34 will depend upon the wear Yon the cutting
of the honing wheel 81 according to the wear on
edge of the knife 4. In other words, when the
the cutting edge of the knife 4, when the handle
knife isnew, the distance. will be the greatest.
This base or block |58 has two tapered recesses 12 20 8S is positioned by the spring 85.
The cylindrical portion 11 is provided with a
and 13 to receive the tapered endY 14 'on the end of
the pin 15, slidably mountedY in the plug 16, rotat
chambered extension 91 to receive the cylindrical
ably mounted in the housing 11‘ which is ful
portion 89. This portion 11 also has a chambered
crumed to the base G8 at 84'. In the housing 11Y is
extension 98 to receive the cylindrical portion 99
mounted the gear 13` secured to the extension 19 25 having teeth Iûß to mesh with the teeth of the
gear 18. The cylindrical portion 99 receives the
of the plug 19, which gear 13'in turn is positioned
by the ring 09 pinned to the housing 11. The
shank |0I having an enlarged head |02 terminat
plug 19', gear 18 and housing 11, have alinedopen
ing in a threaded portion |03 for the nut |04.
ings to slidably receive the enlarged end of the
Between the nut |04 and the grinding wheel >|95
pin portion 14 and also to receive the spring 8| 30 is disposed the washer |06, the grinding wheel |05
tensed between the 'end` of the pin portion 14 and
being disposed between the washer |99 and the
the shoulder 82 to cause the tapered endl 1.4 to
enlarged head |02 of the shank |0I. The shank
project either into the opening 12k or 13> when
IDI has an annular recess |01 to receive the pro
alined with the same. For disengaging the posi
jection |08 at the end of the screw |09, screw
sharpening unit 61, see Figs. 24 to 27, inclusive.
The sharpening unit 61, see Figs. 2A and 25, has a
base 69 provided with a stud 69 which is` posi
tioning pin 14 from either the recess 12 or the re
35 threadedly secured in the cylindrical portion 99
cess 13, there is provided the knob 83, which is
pinned to the outer end of the pin 15. The ta
pered openingsv 12 and 13 cooperate with the
tapered pin 14 to insure that the unit will not
vibrate when the pin 14 engageseither recess as 40
now to be described. The recessesv 12 and 13 de
and determining the axial movement of the shank
IOI relative to the cylindrical portion 99. The
shank |0| is also chambered to receiveV the ball
I I0 resilientlymaintained at the end of the cham
ber | II in the shank I0| by the spr-ing II2 tensed
between the ball I I0 and the nut I I3Y screw
threadedly connected at the end of the central
chamber of the cylindrical portion 99. There is
also interposed between the ball |~I0 and the nut
termine the two positions ‘of the sharpeningv unit
91. When the pin end 14 is -positioned in the re
cess 12, then the sharpening unit 'willvbe >out of
sharpening position, to wit, that shown inr Fig. 4. 45 I I3 a rod 244 long-enough to causea positive en
gagement of the` wheel |05 against- the knife 4
On the other hand, when the pin end 14 engages
after the wheel 81 has engaged the knife 4. As
the recess 13 the sharpening unit '613 will-bein
shown in Fig. 26, the gear 18 has been rotated
sharpening position, that shown `in Fig-_ 1.2 and
in a counter-clockwise direction in order to move
Figs. 24 to 27, inclusive. For maintaining the
gear 'f8 in normal inoperativeposition», the spring 50 the wheel 81 downwardly into spring pressed oon
tact with the-knife 4 against the tension of the
85 is provided secured at one-end to the plug- 1-6
spring »9 I. As soon as this contact has been
and at the-otherendto thefcyli-ndrical` portion 11.
established the clearance between the pin 244 Aand
In order to actuate the‘gear-TB -i-nto operative posi
the ball I I0 will have been taken up so that upon
tion of the sharpening unit, the' handle 86 is
formed on the plug 16 lley-»means `of whichhandle 55 further rotated movement of the gear 10 the
grinding wheel |05 will be positively brought into
85 the plug 16 is >turnedrelative to the‘cylindrical
engagement with the knife 4; During this latter
portion 11 against the tension of'the spring~85 to
rotative movement, the spring 9| ofthe 4honing
move the gear 18 into wheel engagingjposition of
wheel 81 will b'efurthercompressed.
the sharpening unit >|51. The sharpening unit will
only be maintained in wheel engaging> position 60 When reversing the direction of rotation of the
gear 18 into the position shown in Fig. 27», the
while `the handle 89 isswung over against. the
downward movement of the cylindrical portion »99
tension of the spring 8.5- Awhere the Vsharpening
will cause a clearance between the pin 244and-~the
wheels now to be described'will engagejthe cut
ball H0 without freeing the grinding wheel P35
ting edge of the knife 4'and'themoment that the
pressure on the handlejßß is `released,ftlfre.v handle 65 from the knife 4. In 4other‘words„the grinding
wheel |95 will continue in contactV withthe knife
will return to normal inactive position, -turing the
4 until the pin |08 engages the lower yend_'of the
gear 1&3V with it, and inturnremoving the sharp
recess |01 at which time .the cylindricalv portion
ening wheels from the cutting edge of the knife 4.
99`wi1l- have pulled lthe grinding wheel ' |95 posi
There are in the present instance, provided “two
sharpening wheels similar to the sharpening unit 70 tively away from the knife 4> while the honing
disclosed in United. States LettersrPatent No.
wheel 81. is still in contact due to the> spring 9|.
Finally when the shoulder 94 engages the bush
2,069,431 issued February 2, 1937, to John J.
Waage. The left Asharpening wheel '81. function
ing 95„ the honing wheel 81 willïcle‘ar'the knife '4;
ing as a 'honing -wheel in thefpresentfinstance is
In, other words, when ‘the handle 89 »is released
preferably composed 'of 'a suitable -oil stone and
and'its position determined by the spring'85',`bo'th
the honing wheel .81 _and the grinding wheel |05
will clear the cutting edge of the knife 4. The
centric portion 246 journalled in the extension
adjustment of the clearance between the shoulder
has a mutilated worm wheel |31 in mesh with the
worm |38 on the shaft |39 journalled in the bear
94 and bushing 95 by manipulation of the bushing
95 will determine the position of the honing wheel
81 and grinding wheel |85 relative tothe knife 4
when the handle is turned, see Fig. 24, in a
counter-clockwise direction. By means of this
adjustment as is desired the honing wheel 81 may
|36 formed on the bracket |26. The lever |34
ings |40 and |4I, the bearing |40 being formed
on the frame |26 and the bearing |4| being
mounted on the sleeve |42 Aformed on the frame
|26. The shaft |39 has secured on the end of
it the Vcontrol knob |43, the control knob |43
with facility be caused ñrst to engage the cutting 10 having a sleeve |44 which is pinned to the shaft
l edge of the knife 4, followed by the engagement
|39. The control knob |43 preferably has an in
of the cutting edge of the knife 4 by the grinding
clined graduated dial |45 cooperating with the
pointer |46 formed on the end wall |5, the sleeve
wheel |95, and in turn when the handle is re
|44 being positioned in the opening |41 and the
leased, the grinding wheel |05 will clear the cut
ting edge of >the knife 4 before the honing wheel
dial'I45 preferably having a greater diameter
81 clears the cutting edge of the knife 4 to prevent
than the opening |41 in the interest of design.
the formation of burrs.
The axis of the pin |35’constitutes the pivotal
This sharpening unit is primarily distinguished
center of the lever |34. This pin |35 extends
by the adjustment of the bushing 95. By means
through the bifurcation of the bracket 245 and
of the bushing 95 and the locknut 96, the distance
through the lever |34, being pinned to the lever
between the shoulder 94 and bushing 95 can be
|34 by the tapered pin 25|. The bracket 245
quickly adjusted to accommodate wear on the cut
has an eccentric sleeve 246 adjustably mounted
ting edge of the knife 4 without the use of any
in the extension |36. After adjustment has been
tools or the like.
effected, the bracketl 245 is anchored against
'I'he honing wheel 81 in the present instance is 25 movement relative to the extension |36 by the
mounted on the threaded end ||4 of the shank
screw 241 screw threadedly connected to the in
88 which has a nut ||5 and a washer H6, the
ner face of the sleeve 246 and drawing the
washer being disposed between the nut H5 and ` bracket 245 tightly against the extension |36.
the honing wheel 81, and the honing wheel 81 in
The eccentric sleeve 246 is provided primarily to
turn being disposed 'between the enlarged shoul 30 facilitate accurately meshing the teeth of the
Y der 94 and the washer ||6. In the present in
worm wheel |31 with the teeth of the worm |38.
stance, the screw 92 is screw threadedly connected
In order to effect this adjustment, the screw 241
to the free end of the shank 88.
is „initially turned to loosen the bracket 245
whereupon the head 248 of the bracket 245 is
Gauge Plate andV Control Means
turned to move the center of rotation of the
lever |34 to or from the axis of the shaft |39.
The gauge plate 6, see Figs. 4, 8, 9 and 10, is se
cured by the bolt ||1 to the arm 26 which ex
Chute and Hanger
tends through the opening 25. The gauge plate
preferably has an angle plate ||8 extending up
The hanger 1 shown in section in Fig. 4 mount
wardly from the gauge plate 6 and rearwardly to 40 ed on theguide rods 29 and 30 consists essen
cover the arm 26. This angle plate I I8 preferably
tially of a bracket |48 having a sleeve'l 49 slidably
extends the full width of the gauge plate 6, see
mounted on the guide rod 30, two diverging webs
Fig. 8, and is rounded at its ends merging into the
|50 terminating in the enlargement |5| in which
upper face of the plate 6. The plate 6 preferably
is screw threadedly secured the pin |52 which
has an elongated recess | |9 to receive the projec
is slidably mounted in the extension |53 on the
tion |20 of the arm 26 to guide the plate 6 and
sleeve |54 slidably mounted on the guide rod
to be adjusted laterally relative to the arm 26.
29. The arm 28, see Figs. 4 and 7, extends for
The bolt ||1 extends through an elongated slot
wardly and upwardly from the sleeve |49 and
2|1 in the gauge plate 6 and is screw threadedly
has screw threadedly secured thereto the post
connected to the arm 26. 'I'he arm 26 also has a 50 |55 to slidably receive the extension |'56 of the
stop screw |2| extending therethrough with its
chute. This extension preferably has a pin |51,
head end cooperating with the upper edge of the
see Fig. 7, which fits in the recess |58 in the arm
opening 25 as a stop to determine the uppermost
23 to aline the chute. The extension |56, see
position of the arm 26 and therewith of the
Figs. 1 and 3, has a slot |59 therein in communi
55 cation with the opening |60 for receiving the pin
plate 6.
|55. Through this extension |56 extends the rod
The arm 26 is provided with a boss |22 secured
on the rod |23 which is slidably mounted in
|6| having a lever |62 on theouter end thereof
the bearings |24 and |25 of the frame |26. This
and a shoulder |63 engaging the outer face of
frame or bracket has in the present instance
the extension |56. The inner end of the rod
screw receiving openings at its corners to receive 00 |6| is screw threadedly connected to the portion
the screws |21 extending through the inclined
|64 of the extension |56 so that when the lever
|62 is turned it will cause the two portions of the
front wall I3 into the corners of the frame |26.
By means of these screws |21, the frame |26 with
extension |56 to either side of the slot |59 acting
as jaws to approach one another and securely
the arm 26 and parts now to be described, can be
removed as a unit after the gauge plate 6 has 65 engage the pin |55. Here again, without the
' been removed from the arm 26 by withdrawing
use of tools but merely by the movement of the
the bolt II1.
lever |62 the chute can be removed since the
chute now to be explained is formed on the ex
The boss |22 is provided with an arm |28 bifur
f tension I 56.
cated at its ends, see Fig. 8, slidably to receive
The extension |56 in the present instance is
the guide plate |29 fastened to a raised portion 70
‘formed on the rear of the substance carrying
|30 extending from the frame |26. The boss |22
plate |65 which in the present instance constitutes
is also provided with an extension I3| having a
the main support for the substance to be moved
pin |32 to receive the bifurcated end |33 of the
lever |34 journalled on the pin |35. The pin |35
to and from the cutting'edge of the knife 4. The
is mounted in the bracket 245 which has an ec 75 plate |65 preferably extends vertically to the
plane of the knife 4 and its lower edge ordinarily
is disposed fairly close to the cutting edge of the
knife 4. In order to adjust the distance of the
lower edge of the plate|65 to the knife 4, the pin
|51 through its screw threaded end |66 may be
adjusted,- that it, the pin may be caused to extend
Preferably to protect the hand of the operator,
when the plate |6| is tilted as aforesaid, the lower
end of the plate |8| is provided with a ñnger
piece |85 so that when the attendant is operating
the machine he may with his right hand engage
the plate |8| to move the chute to and from the
formed the handle |68 for engagement -by the
operator to move the chute to and from the
cutting edge of the knife -4 and position the thumb
of his right hand in the vfinger piece |85 to leave
free the other four fingers of his right hand to
engage the substance being cut, such as the
bologna |63. In this way, the ñnger piece |35
cutting edge of the knife. On one end of the plate
serves as a guide to the operator so that he will
a greater or less distance from the extension |56.
In the present instance, the extension |56 has
extending therefrom the arm |61 on which is
not bring his fingers down low enough to touch
the cutting edge of the knife 4.
Weight |69 such as disclosed in United States Pat
Above the finger piece |85 in the present in
ent No. 2,085,519. This end weight |69 prefer
stance, there is formed an enlargement or boss
ably has an arm |19 having a sleeve |1| slidably
|86, see Fig. 16, in which is slidably mounted the
mounted on the rod |12 secured in the enlarge
pin |61 extending from one end of the enlarge
ments |13 and |16 at the upper and lower ends
ment |66, as shown in Fig. 16 and engaging the
of the free _end of the plate |65. Preferably the
end weight |69 has a handle |15 extending there 20 spring |98 at its other end, which spring |86 is
disposed in the opening |69 between the inner
from in order to lift the end weight |69 and
end of the pin |61 and the closure |96 to exercise
swing it either to the front of the plate |65 into
a yieldable urge on the pin |81 in a downward
engagement with the substance to be sliced, or
direction. To the pin |81 there is secured the
rearward into position shown in Fig. 3 Where it is
resiliently anchored, see Fig. 17, by engagement 25 projection |9| which extends outward through the
cammed slot |92, see Figs. 1 and e. The pin |31
of the cup |16 'with the spring pressed ball |11
when extended may enter either the recess |93,
anchored in the extension |56.
Fig. 15, or the recess |94, Fig. 5. When the pin
The lower face of the end weight |69- prefer
|81 is disposed in the recess | 93, it will be locked
ably has pins or projections |18 formed thereon
to engage the substance to be cut.
30 in the position shown in Fig. 5, and in turn when
it is disposed in the opening |94 it will be locked
The plate |69 is locked by the spring pressed
in the position shown in Fig. 15. The cam slot
ball |11 cooperating with the cup |16 due to the
|92 enables the projection |9| by a rotating mo
tension in the spring |19 mounted on the rod |12
|65 there is preferably hingedly supported the end
tion to move the pin |81 into and out of extended
|1| when the arm |10 is moved upwardly against 35 position against the tension of the spring |86.
the sleeve |13 to clear the plate |99 extending
While the position of the >pin |92 of the plate
|9| has certain advantages, obviously this pivot
rearward from the side edge of the plate |65. The
pin may be disposed nearer to the gauge plate
spring |19 also acts as a snubber or cushion to
6 when the lower end of the plate |3| will not be
take up the shock when the arm |16 is moved
upwardly into position shown in Fig. 15.
40 spaced from the gauge plate 6 as far as it is in
In the embodiment shown in Figs. 1, 3, 4, 5, 15
the present instance when swung into the in
clined position shown in Fig. 15. Still further
and 16, the plate |65 constitutes one wing of the
more, the distance that the pin |62 may be spaced
chute, and the plate |8| constitutes the other
from the gauge plate 6 may be varied without
wing which in this embodiment is movable rela
tive to the plate |65. Although the plate |3| 45 departing from the general spirit of the inven
is substantially vertical to the plate |65 at all
and exercising a downward pressure on the sleeve
times, and the plate |65 is substantially vertical
to the plane of the knife 5 at all times, the plate
|3|, see Figs. 3 and 15, is pivotally mounted on
` Obviously other modifications of the plates |65
and |8| may be made to enable the attendant
quickly to convert the chute for cutting articles
the pin |82 so that it can be swung from a position 50 of food, such as bologna, without departing from
the general spirit of the invention. As an in
at right angles to the plane of the ‘blade to an in
clined position forming an angle of about 60°
with the plane of the knife 4. When the plate |8|
is tilted, see Fig. l5, it is particularly adapted for
slicing small articles of food, such as bologna and
the like at an angle to the axis of the bologna in
accordance with the practice. In Fig. 15 the dash
stance, in Figs. 18 and 19 the modification there
shown includes a short plate 269, having secured
thereto the corrugated plate sections |65 and |66
-which form a dihedral angle with one another.
The plate 249 has an extension |91 adjacent the
gauge plate 6 which is pivotally connected by the
pin |98 to the extension |99 of the plate 298, the
and dot line |63 is there illustrative of the out
plate 260 in this embodiment being removably
line of a piece of bologna, when supported by
the plates |65 and |8| and when the plate |8| is 60 secured to the arm 28 and the chute 20| including
the plate 249 and corrugated plate sections |95
inclined relative to the plane of the knife 4. This
pivot pin |82 in the present instance is positioned
and |96 being pivotally connected to this plate
299, with the section |96 parallel to and slidably
about one-third of the height of the plate |65
mounted across the upper face of the plate 266, ‘
from its upper outer free end. When so posi
tioned, the lower end of the plate |8| will clear 65 and the section |95 secured to the plate 249 as a
the gauge plate 6, but eii‘ectively cooperate with
the plate |65 to support'the piece of bologna |83
facing plate for the plate 249 and substantially
perpendicular to the »section |96. In order to
at the desired inclination to engage the cutting
anchor the chute 26| either in the inclined posi
edge of the knife 4. The upper end of the plate
tion shown in Fig. 18, or in the vertical position
|8| may have a flange |84 extending at right 70 where it alines with the plate 269, there is pro
angles thereto and in alinement with the rear
vided a boss or enlargement 262, see Fig. 19, ex
face of the plate |65. This flange |84 will co
tending from the rear face of the plate 249 which
operate with the plate |8| properly to support the
is chambered to receive the pin 263 adapted to
substances being cut when the plate |8| is swung
extend from one end of the boss 262 and in en
75 gagement with the spring 264 at its inner end,
into the inclined position as shown in Fig. 15.
which spring 204 is mounted in the chamber 205
in the boss 202 between the inner end of the pin
203 and the closure pin 206. The pin 203 has a
projection 201 formed thereon and extending
outwardly through the cam slot 208 similar to the
cam slot |92 shown in Fig. 1.
In the arm 209
extending fromv the plate 200, see Fig. 19, there
are formed two openings 2 I 0 and 2 I I. When the
pin 203 engages the outer recess 2I0, the chute
20| including both the plate sections |95 and |96
l vwill be inclined to the gauge plate 6 so that the
two plate sections |95 and |96 of the chute 20| as
a unit will act to support a small piece of sub
press the spring 233 of the projection 239 and
then swing the movable guard portion 2,23 into
the dash and dot line position shown in Fig. 20.
In this way, a longer slice can be cut. Preferably,
see Fig. 22, the movable section 223 is» provided
with a spring 23-4 coiled around the pin 221 with
one end secured in the lower fixed portion 235 of
the frame 224 and its arm 236 resting against the
outer face of the movable section 223.
To facilitate lubricating the rods 30 and 29 for
the hanger 1, an opening 231 is formed in the
rounded portion I4 of thehousing I, see Figs. 3
and 4, and consequently when the hanger 'I is
stance, such as a bologna, see the dash and dot
positioned beneath the opening 23'! oil may be
line 2| 2 illustrative of a piece of bologna in Fig. 15 poured through the opening onto the hanger I,
18, in an inclined position similar to the position
the oil passing from the web 238 through theY
of the object |83 shown in Fig. 15. When it is
openings 239 to the rod 30 and then to the open
desired, however, to slice a larger piece of produce,
ing 240 to the wick 24| and from the wick 24| to
such as a ham, the chute 20| maybe swung over
the recess 242 above the opening 243 in the sleeve
Y into position where its two plate sections |95 and 20 |52 and then to the rod 29.
|96 are vertical to the gauge plate 6 and in such
Preferably also in the interest of manipulation
position the pin 293 will engage the opening 2| I.
by one and the same attendant, the switch 250 for
the motor I0 is mounted in the right hand end
Motor and Supporting Frame
wall I5 to the right of the control knob |43 so
The frame 9, motor I9 and associated parts now 25 that the attendant Yrriay'with his left hand actu
ate the control knob |43 and with his right hand
VVto be described also constitute a removable unit
which can be removed from the housing I for
first manipulate the switch 250 and then bring
repair or the like without aiîecting any of the
his right hand up to the handle |68 to actuate the
other parts except to disconnect the belt 24 from
substance carrier 8.
the pulley 45. The motor |0, shown in Figs. 2, 3
It has been found that an extremely compact
and 6, is mounted upon a frame including the
machine can be produced when the plane of the
cross-»plate 2|3 provided withY ñanges 2I4 secured
knife and its associate parts forms an angle ap
to the front wall I2 and rear wall I I by suitable
proximating 45° to the vertical.
screws as shown in Fig. 2. To one side of the
It has also been found that, when the plate |65
motor I0 and secured tothe motor housing, there
forms an angle of approximately 30° to the in
is provided the housing 2 I 5 for reduction gearing.
clined wall I3, as the substance carrier 8 is moved
The motor I0, as an instance, has a Vshaft 2|@
across the knife 4, it will cooperate with the cut
having a yworm 2|8 thereof in mesh with the
ting edge of the knife to enable the cutting edge
worm wheel 2|9 on the shaft 220 journalled in
the housing 2I5 with the pulley 45 mounted on 4.0 to press the meat between the plate |65 and
therefore enhance the cutting effect of the cut
the extending free end 46 of the shaft 220, the
ting edge of the knife Il.V
pulley 45 being connected as aforesaid by the
It is obvious that various changes and modi
belt 24 to the pulley 44. When it is desired to
may be made to the details of construc
remove the motor I0, it is only necessary to re
tion without departing from the general spirit
lease the belt 24 from the pulley 45 and then
of the invention as set forth in the appended
either to remove the screws connecting the
flanges 2 I4 of the plate 2I3 to the vertical Walls
This application is a division of application
II and I2 of the housing I, or else to remove the
Serial No. 671,468 filed May 22, 1946, and which
nuts connecting the base 22| to the plate 2 I 3.
became Patent No. 2,538,073 on January 16, 1951.
Modification of Knife Guard
In Figs. 20, 21,V 22 and 23, there is shown a
modiñcation of the knife guard 54. In this em_
bodiment the over-hanging portion of the guard
is divided into two pieces, the fixed portion 222
and the movable portion 223. The fixed portion
is integral with the main frame 224 and remov
able from the knife 225 in the same way that the
frame 54 is removable from the knife 4. The
Further subject matter disclosed but not
claimed in this application may be found in ap
plication Serial No.`104,682 filed July 6, 1949.
I claim:
l. A guard -frame for the rotatable knife dis
posed at an angle to the vertical of a slicing ma
chine having a main frame, a gauge plate sub
stantially parallel to said knife mounted on said
frame adjacent to the knife, a substance carrier
slidably mounted on said main frame to move
across said gauge plate to and from the knife,
characterized by a main guard frame having an
combination housing and guard portion 226 is
hingedly connected to the main frame 224 on the
pin 221 in the same way that the housing 66 of
the first embodiment is pivotally connected to
outer free end and a fixed channel portion sur
rounding the inner part of the cutting edge of
the pin 52. In this instance, however, the mov
able portion 223 is also pivotally connected to the 65 the knife and spaced from the substance carrier
pin 221, and see Fig. 21, is disposed above the arm '
whenthe carrier is out of cutting range, a mov
228 of the housing 226. The movable portion 223
has a boss 229, in section in Fig. 23 and in plan in
outer free end of said main guard frame at a
Fig. 20, which has a spring pressed projection 230 '
l mountedtherein to be engaged by the projection
‘ 23| on the chute 232. The projection 23| on the
chute 232 is mounted at the free edge of the main
` plate of the chute so that when the chute 232
moves over the knife 225 and the projection 23|
i strikes the projection 230, it will initially com
able channel portion pivotally connected to said
point spaced from said ñxed channel portion and
supplementing said ñxèd channel portion to sur
round a second part of the cutting edge of the
knife intermediate said free end and said fixed
channel portion, an abutment at the free end-of
said movable channel portion in the path of
movement of the substance carrier to enable the
movable channel portion to be deflected outward
ly and clear the part of the cutting edge of the
knife surrounded by it to facilitate cutting a
larger slice, said two channel portions surround«
ing approximately an 180° arc of the cutting edge
of the knife at any one time when both channels
are in guarding position, and a spring for resili~
time when al1 channel portions are in guarding
The following references are of record in the
ñle of this patent:
ently maintaining said movable channel por
tion in knife guarding position, yieldable however
to be deflected outwardly when the abutment on 10 Number
Freudenberg ______ __ July 23, 1935
said movable channel portion is engaged by the
Wood ___________ __ June 18, 1946
substance carrier.
2. The combination as set forth in claim 1 hav
ing a third channel portion also pivotally con
nected to the outer free end of the main guard 1
frame and supplementing said fixed and movable o Number
channel portions to surround substantially a 240°
arc of the cutting edge of the knife at any one
Wood ____________ __ July 23, 1946
Germany ________ __ Feb. 22, 1924
Great Britain ____ __ Oct. 21, 1947
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