TODAY’S PATENT – DOUGHNUT MAKING MACHINE FOR MOVING OBJECTS THROUGH A FRYING TANK
The Doughnut making machine for moving objects through a frying tank was invented by Thomas E. Belshaw, Frederick G. Woodworth, Wilbur D. Wilke on December 16, 1986 bearing patent number US4628804A.
Frying machines, particularly those for frying small doughnuts or other food objects, must be easy for the operator to use and to clean at the end of a frying operation.
A small, inexpensive doughnut fryer has a conveyor and separate elevator that are driven from the same shaft without interference with one another. Sprockets for driving the elevator are recessed to receive rods from the conveyor. The entire conveyor assembly is provided with a quick release coupling to the power supply. A method and apparatus for moving objects to be fried through a hot frying liquid by producing intermittent waves and eddies in the liquid in the desired direction of travel to propel the objects in a straight line.