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3/17/08

Motorized twisting pasta fork

Original document Abstract of US5062211
A motorized dining fork is disclosed herein having an elongated hollow sleeve open at one end to insertably receive a shaft having a tined forked end. A battery-operated motor is mounted in the sleeve and forcibly rotates the shaft to twist the forked end. A gear reduction mechanism operably couples the motor drive shaft with the shaft of the forked end for controlled rotary movement effective to gather a pasta food product about the tines during an eating procedure. Bearing elements rotatably mount all turning shafts and control switches are employed to effect starting and stopping operations as well as RPM control.

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