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Publication numberUS1019631 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 5, 1912
Filing dateSep 7, 1909
Priority dateSep 7, 1909
Publication numberUS 1019631 A, US 1019631A, US-A-1019631, US1019631 A, US1019631A
InventorsGustav J Gruendler
Original AssigneeGustav J Gruendler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1019631 A
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'7 Patnted M3125 WNE M-S y W Z. I .ZAWA 7 Q32 AT TOR/Vi 7- ICE-IBEX.

Specification oi Lectersiiaceiit.

-..Patented Ma 1 2-1 e imam em September *5, lseej Serial m, 516,513.

.To all it mop cancers: v v, Be iIt-lmown bhat l, GUSTAV J. Glass oms, a: citizen of the United States, res di g la-t Elt-Lllcuis, Sta-ts of Missouri, have 111- jsisnted com-aim new and, useful improve- :ments in Ice EoiQes', oil which the following is sspeci-iioation, such. as will enahieihotse slzilled in the lo whici ii; appertams. to make aiiduss the same. v I

hoohjeci; of my invention is 'to provide] so -improved {ice box or refrigerator. by ,l" dhlaccesslo any of the contents qlgfilil is readily gained, a: further ohject b'eiilgi to, provide an ice'hox which .pe rmifs-'o:fi greater stora e capaciiy lor ice in proportion to its size t ion; icsdaoxes here- "toiore constructed, and still further to pro vide ah. icehox wherein the articles stored therein will be subjected to a greater degree of refrigeration, by means of my ice-receptacies lilies in the horses new in use. Bill; tlia fi ithich I believe the essential feature got my improved ice rm lies ini-h'e construction and. position of tie icea'eceptacles, into- Which' the ice is introduced. L T-he invention is fully and:

clearly doiehthe accompanying drawing. forms a in which the separate partsof my imoremenhare designated by suit-able refer? once characters invcach of the .visws, and in Which--'- 1 Figure '1 is a perspeotii e View of an ice box constructedaccording to my invention; Fig. 5%,[a vertical section thereof taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 a perspective view of one of the icereceptacles; Fig. 4, a fxvertical section taken on line 2-2 ofi ig. 1.. Ill the drawing forming part of this specification. lhave shown an ice-box provided 1 rwith ihe hinged cover B, and. the glass panel JG, on top, and the g1 paneled, hinged, jfdoors'l), in fronh Sliding shelves E are -prcvided'ih-the front pan; thereof, on which the, articles io lie stored are placed; the slidlog shelvcs extending; horizontally, and ,a c riflc upwardly, to the rear of the ice-box, to Q Within close proximity off/he ico-recepizacles. 1*,Lrepresents Lhe ice-receptacles extending downwardly from the cover of the ice-box to --a certain distance desired above the bottom (I, of same. v

is rcpresents a removable catch-basin supported on i legs 0 whicl rests on tho hot tom moi? theicvhoia; this .csrclrhasin is opex on top and provided "with mall holes for: cleaning and return same-into; the

7) indie bottom of seine. The handles-stare. provi'ded for removing thecatch-basin. from v the ice-bo s This catch-basin is provided: for the purpose of securing. an easy. means of keeping the ice-box' in aclednlyandlsani wry-condition; the melted ice from the ice receptacles, will drip into the catch-basin carryingithe-"dirt and slime from the ice, andwilldeposit the same into theca-tch zbasin, the water escaping throngh the holes in the bottom of the said catch-basin, it will their 5 be a simple matter to remove the catch basing box. This arrangement will be 'a greac con;

:venienccover the ice-boxes ,as nowicom.

structed which are not provided Withqthe ref movable catch-basin. Because when sue-11;;

ice-holses are cleaned the fronli doorsflmiist remain open long enough to do so, thereby subjecting the interior or storageparb of the lee-box to the temperature of thehuter air,

and as'i's the case of my catch basinythe front doors would remain open just long enough to remove same from the icesbox;

the time required to, do so would be much less when compared to thet-ime required to sorihsd' in lbs following specification of, i'

do the .arne Work in the ice-boxes now in therefore the cleanliness and economy pm using my lmproved ice-box, is apparent When compared to those now in use.

, Into therice receptacles, the ice (which,-

has been reduced to pieces of a desired size) is introduced, and the melted ice drips'from E, are held'in position by, and have freedom of movement bet-ween the cleats e,- Which are secured to the sides of the Ice-box 1n 9. well known manner.

" By opening the doors D, the shelves can,

be drawn out, partly or entirely, partly, for the purpose of afiording easy access to the articles stored thereon, aridentirely, for the purpose of cleaning. As hercinbefore stated, the shelv'escxtcnd rearward to within close proximity of the ice-receptacles F so as toafiord as great' an amount of storage capacii'jr on the shelves as possible.

Thebottom a of the ice box is so constructed that the melted ice .will drain to- Ward the outlet 6 as shown in Figs. 2 and 4. The other points of construction of the icebox, excepting the ice receptacles are of an ordina'rydesign and are shown only for the purpose of more clearly illustrating my improvement in connection therewith.

The icereceptacles are constructed as shown in section, in Figs. 2 and 4, and in perspective in Fig. 3, and .can be made of different parts integrally connected to each other, or of one piece as may be desired. The shell of the ice-receptacle, isshown as oi a circular form, but can be constructed of" any desired sha e. The upper part of the shell j, is provi ed with the flange i, which is at right angles to the vertical center line of theshell, forming a shoulder of equal width all around the same; this shoulder which rests upon the metal box 70, provided in the topof the ice-box, supports the shell, andis secured to the metal box in a well known manner.

@The shell of the ice-receptacle, is of a conical form and is open at the bottom for the easy escape of the melted ice from same. This peculiar form is given to the lower part off. the shell so that the ice cannot. fall throu h the same, but as it melts will move down ard and become more packed, and it is my'in'tention in some case of refrigeration in my ice-box, to mix salt with the broken pieces of ice, thereby permitting of a greater degree of refrigeration in the ice-box than would be the case were the salt. notused. The shell can be made of any metal desired of suitable strength, for the purpose re uired. i The metal box k, consists of the bottom m, provided with suitable openings through which the shells of the ice receptacles are introduced, the shoulder z of same extending laterally beyond the said openings and resting on the bottom m of the box, and supporting the shells. Vertical side pieces at are integrally secured to the bottom piece m of the box and provided with a flange Z, all around same, extending outwardly and at rightangles to the vertical pieces n, which rest on shoulders provided in the upper structed as herein described without departing from the principle of my invention.

Having described my invention what I claim as new and desire secured by Letters Patent is' In an ice-box or refrigerator a plurality of removable conical shaped ice receptacles provided with supporting flanges around the outer upper edges. of same, the lower ends being open, a removable catch basin haym a horizontal,- perforated bottom provide direct-l tom 0 the ice box being inclined and connected at its lowest point with a drain pipe,

all as described. and for the purpose intended. n i GUSTAV J. GRUENDLER.


CHAS. O. Hnmnrcn, WILHELMINA Gruesome.

under said ice-receptacles, the bot-

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U.S. Classification62/464
Cooperative ClassificationF25D2303/081