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FRANCIS QUINN OF KEOKUK IOWA.
IMPROVEMENT IN CANDYCUTTERS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. dated October 14 1873 application filed
August 13 1873.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I FRANCIS QUINN of Keokuk Lee county Iowa have invented an Improvement in CandyCutters of which the following is a specification:
This invention is an improvement in the candycutter patented to FRANCIS QUINN October and relates to some of the details therein which are made as set forth hereinafter referring to the drawings in which
Figure 1 is a sectional side view of a portion of the machine and Fig 2 a crosssection of a portion of same on line W X Fig. 1.
The general arrangement of the machine is similar to that in the patent referred to. The operating parts are mounted on a main frame A which has two pairs of uprights B to hold the cutterframe gates. The cutters C C' which. may be one two or more in number are hung in a frame D and are arranged a suitable distance apart to cut slices of the thickness desired. This frame D has end bars E E' to guide its movements. These pass through bearings in gates F at each end. These bearings have Vshaped bevel bearingsuirf'aces at top and bottom to give steadiness to tho motion and the top part F' has a setscrew to adjust its pressure. The gates F have guidesurfaces at each side fitted against the upright parts that hold them so that they can freely rise and fall with the cutterframe at work and be held in place. The gates with the cutters are raised and fed down in cutting by screws at each gate. These screws are made to act together by a shaft underneath having bevelwheels gearing with bevelwheels on each screwshaft. The knife next to the hunp of candy being cut is fiat on the side next to the mass. The other side being shaped so the cutter is thin on one or both edges and thick in the middle for strength the other knife orknives being beveled on both sides so as to make both edges thin. There is a slot through the gate at one end so as to let the drivingpitman I pass from the drivingcrank to a wrist on the cutterframe near the end of the cutters.
The candy to be cut is put on a board G which is fed crosswise under the knives by a screw or other means as the candy is cut. This has a box H to fit over the candy and hold it in place. The bottom edges of this box are made dovetailed and fitted to run in grooves in the board G so as to slide back as the board is fed up to the knives. Each gate has a part projecting from it toward the place of the candy to be cut K. This bears a box 0 which has a slot cut in it to pass each knife and the side of the box next to the candy has ivory scrapers to fit the knife as it comes from the candy and scrape off any candy that may stick to it. These scrapers are arranged to fit tight by spring pressure or otherwise. Back of the scrapers the boxes have sponges or other suitable substance saturated with oil and arranged to oil both sides of each knife to lubricate it in cutting and keep the candy from sticking. The boxes have upright rods through the sponge to hold it in place.
1. The candycutter having cutters C C set in one reciprocating frame D and having feedboard G with its cover H fitted to it to slide in grooves all substantially as set forth.
2. The candycutter having knives with both sides beveled to make the front and back thin and the center thicker.
3. The candycutter with each knife passing
through oilboxes or oilers to lubricate it.
FRANCIS QUINN. Witnesses :
SAIZL. J. WALLACE
R. M. MARSHALL.