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They Invented What? (No. 167)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on April 22, 2010

U.S. Pat. No. 2,602,996:  Revolving spaghetti fork.

 

What I claim is:

A revolving spaghetti fork comprising a handle and a shank with prongs on the end thereof ro- 25 tatable with respect to said handle, said handle being of a somewhat flat elongated formation with arcuately shaped ends, a lug formed on the front end of said handle and extending downward at right angles thereto and being integral therewith, said lug having a centrally located hole extending therethrough, said handle having a cut-out portion in the forward central portion thereof, and the aforementioned cut-out portion forming a lug extending downward at right angles to said handle and being located at the rear of the same cut-out, said lug formed from the cut-out in said handle having a centrally located hole, said shank extending through the centrally located openings in each of the aforesaid lugs, a rotatable member fitting over the rear portion of said shank and fixedly secured thereto, said rotatable member extending partially through the cut-out in said handle, being suitably knurled on the periphery thereof and accordingly facilitating the rotation of said shank and said prongs by manipulation of said rotatable member through the cut-out in said handle.

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