(No Model!) E. L. D. HOYLE. CAKE BEATER AND BATTER 'DROPPER.
Patented Oct. 1, 1895.
Artur trice@ ELLA L. D. norm,` oFN'EwoRLnANs, LOUISIANA.
CAKE'iBEATER AND BATTER-DROPPER.
SPECIFICATION 'forming part of Letters 'Patent o. 547,263, dated October 1, 1895.
Application led November 30, 1894. Serial No. 530,445. (No model.)
o all whom it may concern.-
Be it known thatI, ELLA L. D. HOYLE, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans and State of Louisiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cake-Heaters and Batter-Droppers; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to improvements in cake-beaters and batter-droppers; and `it consists in certain novel features hereinafter described and claimed.
Reference is had to the accompanying drawings, in which the same parts are indicated bythe same letters throughout the several views.
Figure l represents a side elevation of an improved cake beater and batter dropper. Fig. 2 represents a central vertical section through the same, and Fi 3 represents a plan view of the same.
A represents the vessel intended to contain the mixture to be beaten, and it is preferably provided with a base A in the form of a zone of a sphere, and a cylindrical spout A2, through which the fluid is discharged. The vessel is preferably provided with a handle a of the ordinary construction. The said vessel rests upon three or more legs B, which are attached to the ring C, which is concentric with the spout A2. The said ring is open top and bottom and is preferably about the diameter and depth of an ordinary battercake. The spout A2 is provided with a slotted frame a2, in which the slide D enters, which slide is provided with a handle d for operating the same, and a stop d for limiting the outwardand inward travel of the said slide, and hence preventing the withdrawal of the slide and also indicating when the said slide is in the closed position.
The vessel A is provided with circular bearing d', through which passes the spindle E, which is bent outward to form a hand-crank E', which is provided with a handle e. The
to the said disk.
dients are put into the top of the vessel A and are thoroughly mixed by rapidly turning the hand-crank E. The disk F, revolving close against the interior of the spherical bottom Af, keeps the unmixed particles from adhering to this bottom, while the holes in the said disk enable the .mixture to pass in and out freely and insure the rapid mixing of the ingredients and at the same time the injection of the necessary amount Aof air to make the cakes light. When the batter has been properly mixed, the slide D is withdrawn until the batter about fills the ring C, when the slide should be closed. Atnthis time the utensil is supposed to be placed on the griddle, and the ring will not only enable the cook to regulate the supply of batter dropped from the utensil, but will also enable the said cook to make a perfectly round cake and at the same time to prevent the batter from one cake joining with the batter from the next cake and rendering it necessary to cut the two apart, as ordinarily happens in the usual practice of cooking.
It will be obvious that the utensil may also be used for beating up cake, salid-dressing, or for other like purposes.
It will be seen that the ring C not only forms a mold for griddle-cakes, but it also forms a platform or support for the utensil and enables the said utensil to be conveniently used on a table or shelf.
By the herein described construction the necessity for stirring up with a spoon is entirely obviated and the ingredients to be cooked are very much more thoroughly mixed up than by the ordinary hand process now most commonly employed. These and the various other advantages of the herein-described construction will readily suggest themselves to any practical housekeeper or cook.
It will be obvious that various modifications of the herein-described apparatus might be IOO made which could be used Without departing from the spirit of my invention.
Having thus described my invention, what the combination with a cylindrical vessel provided With a spherical base and a spout beneath said base set transverse to said base, and a perforated disk fast to said spindle, and rotating therewith, the said disk moving in juxtaposition to said spherical base, a ring and legs permanently connecting said ring with said vessel, the said ring forming both a cake mold and a support for said vessel.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
Y ELLA L. D. HOYLE. W'itnesses:
JNO. J. WARD, WM. D. HOYLE.