J.B. Lee, a Texan, invented this corn cutter in 1939 and his patent was issued in 1941. Since then, some 4 million of them have been sold and continue to enjoy a good market today.
With some simple blade adjustments to accommodate the size of kernel being cut, it can be used either to cut whole kernels from the cob or to cut creamed corn, a process that clips the tops off kernels and makes two vertical cuts through the rest of the kernel. A scraper blade then extracts the kernel contents and strips the juice from the cob at the same time, leaving the kernel jackets still attached to the cob. Since many people have never heard of freshly creamed corn, a number of recipes using it are included.
Whether cutting whole kernels or creamed corn, the cutter is effective and efficient. The 17" x 2-1/4" x 1/2" frame is hardwood and the metal components are stainless steel. The simplest set-up for using the cutter is shown above.