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Publication numberUS1009437 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 21, 1911
Filing dateJun 9, 1910
Priority dateJun 9, 1910
Publication numberUS 1009437 A, US 1009437A, US-A-1009437, US1009437 A, US1009437A
InventorsWilliam E Patnaude
Original AssigneeAtwood L Boggs
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Inverted-bottle water-cooler.
US 1009437 A
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. 1,009,437. 1 Patented 11011.21, 1911.




This-invention relates to improvements in inverted bottle water coolers, andthe present improvement pertains to the manner of supporting the inverted-bottle, in which the mouth ofthebottle'enters asreceiving receptacle or vessel located within a cooling chamber, to cause the How ofwater from the bottle to be eontrolledbythe periodical Withdrawing of cooled drinking water from the-receiving receptacle or vessel.

The object of the present improvement is to so construct and arrange the cover; the top of the receiving receptacle, and an intervening bottle closure is effected betweenthe receiving receptacle or vessel, the bottle and the cooling chamber, to prevent any air supply to the bottle from the cooling chamber when water flows from the bottle. i

l'nthe accompanying drawing Fi ure 1 is a side elevation (partly in section% of a cooler embodying the preaent improvement. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view ofone form of an intervening bottle supporting member. Fig. 3 is a similar view of another form of intervening bottle supporting member.

In carrying out the present improvement, an outer or inclosing case 1 is provided, in

which is placed a liquid receiving receptacle" 2, which may be of any form, so long as it is so constructed and arranged that a cooling space or chamber 3 is formed there around. In the/form here shown this space is made suiiiciently large to receive broken or cracked ice. A co er or top 4 is provided for the case 1, and preferably this cover is removable. The cover 4 has an opening 5 which registers with the mouth 01' open top 6 of the receiving vessel 2. A bottle 7 is inver ed, and has its neck passing through the cover into' the receiving receptacle 2, substantially as shown, and its mouth 8 is sealed by the liquid 9 in the receptacle 2. Liquid is drawn from the receiving vessel. 2 through a suitable faucet 10, which passes of theUnited States, resid-. in the county of-Essex and supporting member, that a Specification of letters Patent. Patented .Nov. 21, 1911.

Application filed June.9, 1910. Serial N 0. 566913.

through the inclosing case 1 andcommunicates with the interior of the vessel 2. lVhen liquid is drawn from-the vessel 2 its level is lowered, and when the liquid level falls below the bottle mouth 8, airpasses into the bottle and liquid ispermitted to flow therefrom until the level of so] 2 reaches the bottle Coolingf liquid is therefore periodically drawn from the vessel 2, and periodically flows from the bottle, the flow of cooled liquid from the vessel 2, controlling the supply the liquid in. the vesjorflow of uncooled liquid from the bottle. 'From this itwill be understood that air passes into the bottle when liquid flows therefrom, and the present improvement pertains to the means for causing the air for the-bottle to be supplied from outside of the cooliiigcliamber, and to prevent itfrom being supplied from the cooling chamber 3.

his improvement is efiected by-pro viding a combined bottle supporting and closing member at the junction of the top of the vessel 2 and the cover 4. As here shown this is accomplished by having the top of the vessel 2 in approximately a horizontal plane with the edge wall of the opening 5 of the cover 4, and


mouth 8 and seals it.

wall of the openingfi of the providing one of themembers witha seat for the bottle supporting member 11' or 11. This'seat is here shown as formed in the cover, and comprises an annular recess 12 in which'the member ll is placed. However, the construction of the parts may be varied without departing from the scope of the present improvement, the essential feature of which is that the memberll forms a closure for the junction of the top of the receiving vessel 2 and the wall of theopening 5 in the cover 4, for the purpose described. This closure or member 11 is formed of some material which is more or less elastic; to more effectively close the opening at the said junction, and is preferably composed of rubber. In the arrangement here shown, the member 11 in addition to forminga closure as aforesaid, performs the additional function of supporting the bottle. This arrangement 'afiords' a yielding seat for the bottle which prevents the liability to breakage when placing the bottle in position, (especiallywhcn large five gallon bottles are used) and the weight of the bottle and its contents on the member 11 causes it to more effectively close the jointor opening at the junction of the parts previously referred to.

la Figs. 1 and. Q, the underside of the' member ll is provided with an annular groove 1/, which forms a yielding; downwardly and inwardly projecting l'lange I), which yields under the. weight of the bottle audits contents, as shown in Fig. 1, thus l't ratio; a It'UuYt? into which the extreme upper edge of the mouth or top (3 of the vcssel 2 tits. which adds to the effectiveness el' the ('l i lll't. However, a practical closure can he ell'ectcd by having the member 11 of the crcss-sectional shape shown in Fig. 3 in which its under side is made on a straight line or Hat. The meinher 11 is in the form of an annular ring, and in either of the constructions shown, the inner lower edge of the bottle receiving. opening thereof is yielding. by reason of the inclined inner face 0 upon which the bottle rests. In this ear rangcment, air to'the bottle passes from outside at" the cooling chamber, because the outer surface of bottles are never made. a true circle, and are more or less rou h, leaving air spaces or passages between t 1e bottle and-the true annular and smooth face c of the member (a ring 11. If desired, however, the face c of the ring 11 may be providcd with one or more transverse air passaecs o'r grooves (l;

,\ suitable taucet B communicates with the interiorol' thecooling or ice chamber 3 i q.

.the liquid receptacle, and an lnverted hottle' resting upon the closing member and holding it in contact with the walls of both tl1e 8 0\ for drawing oil water caused by the melt-- ing ice.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Pat-v ent. is:

l. l n an inverted bottle co0ler,,thec ombination with an inclosingcasing, a liquid-receiving receptacle therein having anopen top, a cover for the inclosing casing, the cover having an opening registeri'n with the opening in said liquid receptacle, the- .upon the T Mari m:(saw fl cover opening and said liquid receptacle '50 bottle resting upon the closing member and n holding it in contact with the walls ofth'e opening. the mouth of the bottle projecting into the said liquid receptacle.

2. In J-ILIIIYOItGt'l bottle-cooler,'the combination with an inclosmg casing, a liquid receiving receptacle therein, a cover for theint-losing casing, said cover and liquid re-' .ceptacle having registeringopenings, the

wall of the. cover opening having a recess in approxnnately the same plane as the top of the liquid receptacle, of a closing member resting within the recess and'upon theopen top of the liquid receptacle, andfan inverted, bottle resting-upon the closing member and holding. it in contact with the walls-of the cover and the top-of the liquid receptacle,

the mouth of the bottle projecting into the i said liquid receptacle.

3. In an inverted bottle cooler',tlie combicover and liquid receptacle having register .in; openings, of a closing member resting wall If the cover opening and having an annularrecess receiving the top of Josnru Knumma James A. Gusi-alh.

nation with an int-losing casing, a liquid receptacle therein, a cover for said casing, the

; In testinmny whereof I hereunto atlix my f

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U.S. Classification62/397, 184/103.1, 222/146.6, 62/400, 165/154, 222/129, 222/185.1, 222/146.1
Cooperative ClassificationF25D2331/806