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They Invented What? (No. 154)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on November 25, 2009

U.S. Pat. No. 5,896,810:  Poultry frying apparatus.

JW Note:  Wishing you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving 2009!


I claim:

1. A poultry frying apparatus comprising:
          a liquid retaining vessel having a bottom surface and a first diameter;
          a raised rack comprising a support base and a central rod extending upwardly from the support base to terminate in an upper end thereof;
          the support base having an overall dimension smaller than the first diameter;
          the upper end of the central rod including an attachment portion; and
          a handle for selectively engaging the attachment portion for removal and insertion of the rack from the vessel;
          the support base including a spacer portion for spacing at least part of the support base from the bottom surface of the vessel when the support base is inserted in the vessel.