Improvement in soda-fountain
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dini-tell gime NATHAN T. HAMILTON, 0F CEDAR FALLS, IOWA.
Letters Patent No. 103,453, (lated May 2d, 1870.
The Schedule referred to in these Lettera Patent and making part of the same.
.'Z`a all whom it 'may concern.-
- Be it known that I, NATHAN T. HAMILTON, ot' Cedar'Falls, in thecounty of Black Hawk, and State of Iowa, have invented a new and valuable Improvement i a Soda Fonnt and Lemonade Stand Combined; and I do hereby d eclare that the following is a. full, clear, and exact description of the construcvtionand operation of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings making a part of this specihcation, and to the letters and figures of reference. marked thereon.
Figure l of the drawings is a representation of' my invention in perspective.
Figure 2 is a vertical transverse section thereof'.
Figure 3 is a vertical longitudinal section.
. My invention relates to soda-fnnntains, and consists in the construction and novel arrangement `of devices, whereby diil'erent sirups or other liquids can be foi-ced through the same goose-neck or spout.
The letterA, of the drawings, is designed to represent the stand or counter.
- B, the goose-neck or spout above it.,
C, the can or reservoir below the, counter, subdivided into as many compartmentsl) as there may be sirups;
In each compartment is arranged a force-pump, E, which is firmly secured by bolts a a to the floor 11 of the counter.
F F represent the handles of these forcepumps, pivoted to the staples c c attzwhed'toy the can or reservoir.
G G represent the discharge-pipes leading upward from the force-pumps. These pipes are secured to the walls of the pumps, and are designed to be readily separated from the coupling H, which secures the base of the goose-neck to the counter.v
Each disohargepipe G is continued separately into the base e-of the goose-neck for a certain distance above the counter. When forming an outward, upward, and inward bend, each communicates directly kwith the goose-neck.
The outward bend which each channel makes be- .fore reaching the goose-neck is lettered z on the drawings. Each channel, it is therefore apparent, may have free communication with the spout B'. But, as it is designed that each channelY shall convey a different liquid, arrangement is made to shut off any or all. of' the channelsat the bend z, just below the spout. This is accomplished by means of the disk-valves 0r diaphragms n n, operated by the set-screws-s` s provided with milled heads.
Either sirup may thus be forced from its compartment in the can below through the goose-neck.
The set-screw which contines the disk to the bend z should be loosened, and all the other set-screws tightened to prevent this simp from passing down the other channels. After discharging ouesirup a few moments should be allowed to permit the coutents of the goose-neck to sink into its proper pipe, before vit is shut oii, to allow the discharge ot' another snup. l The coupling H is so ananged that the goose-neck and pipes may be readily separated, thus affording every convenience for keeping the parts clean, a matter of great importance in such apparatus, when the sirups are apt to clog the pipes, orifices, &c.,'with sacclarinc depositions.
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is In a soda-fountain, the subdivided reservoir C, provided with the force-pumps E E, having dischargetubesG G, the 'coupling H, diaphragme .n n, operated by set-screws s s, and single spoutB, when constructed and arranged to operate'as specified. p
In testimony that I claim the above I have here unto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.
NATHAN T. HAMILTON.
Witnesses HENRY LEAvEn, L. D. HAMILTON.