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Publication numberUS1077016 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1913
Filing dateFeb 17, 1913
Priority dateFeb 17, 1913
Publication numberUS 1077016 A, US 1077016A, US-A-1077016, US1077016 A, US1077016A
InventorsFerdinand Turek
Original AssigneeFerdinand Turek
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1077016 A
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Patented Oct. 28, 1913.

l/Uiwesses [YH/@rior v Ferdinand r11/rek .By v W.



Application led December 12,

Specication of Letters Patent. 1911, Serial No. 665,204. Renewed February 17, 1913.

Patented Got. 23, 1913. serial No. 749,027.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that l, FERDINAND TUREK, citizen of the United States, residing at Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Beer-Coolers, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to beer coolers, rerigerators and the like, and especially to a device for maintaining water at a certain height in the cooler.

It is designed as an improvement of the invention shown in my Patent No. 1,035,923, granted to me Aug. 20, 1912.

The object of the invention is to provide improved means for regulating the outflow of waste water resulting from the melting of ice in the cooler, the intent being to Amainotherwise.

tain the water in the lower part of the cooler, at a desired depth. Y Y

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which- Figure l is a sectional view of a cooler box. Fig. 2 is a detail in vertical ksection of the adjustable waste outlet.

Referring speciiically to the drawings, 6 indicates the box of the cooler and 7 are the beer inlets to the cooling coils 9.

8- is a perforated supporting the ice.

18 is a 'waste pipe leading to the sewer or .The mouth of this pipe is provided with a removable pipe section 11 which is tapered at the bottom to form a plug iitting in the hole in the bottom of theA box, leading' to the waste pipe. makes the plug water tight. y

12 is an adjustable pipe section which slides up and down in the pipe 11, with a water tight joint produced by the packing 13. The pipe 12 has at the top a flange 1,9 to prevent it dropping down too far and to enable it to be grasped yto be easily raised and lowered.

10 is a casing or sleeve surrounding the pipe 12. This is mounted at its lower end on the pipe 11, so that it will remain in position thereon, the bottom having holes 16 to permit inflow of water.V The top has holes la and also serves to prevent pieces of ice dropping into the shell 10. A pipe 15 is supported in the top of the casing 10, in po- Packingl 17 plate or false bottom fory sition above the pipe 12, and this pipe l5 may be connected to a drip pipe from the drippings pan 30 in the top of the counter or bar or otherwise arranged to receive the drippings from the bar.

In order for water to escape from the boX it must flow into the casing 1() and then down through the pipes l2 and l1, and obviously the height of water will be controlled by the height or adjustment of the pipe l2. rlhis may be regulated as desired, and as the water rises it will overflow into the pipe 12 and thence out to waste. The bar drippings through the pipe 15 will also drop into the waste pipe. Owing to the continual flow of water through the outlet devices the tendency of the pipes tobecome coated or clogged with slime from the bar drippings will be avoided, and small pieces o ice cannot enter and clog the outlet. B lifting the device and pulling out the plug at the bottom of the pipe 1l all the water in the box may be run off to waste.

l/Vhat I claim is:

1. An outlet device for'beer coolers or the like,` comprising an outlet pipe located in the bottom of the cooler and leading to a waste pipe therefrom, a perforated casing surrounding said pipe and having a top covering the'upper end thereof, and a drippings pipe supported by the top of said casing and' arranged to discharge into said pipe.

2. The combination with the box of a beer cooler or the like, and a Waste outlet in the bottom thereof, of a lower pipe section having a plug fitting in said outlet, an upper pipe section mounted on the lower pipe section and adjustable vertically to govern the depth oi water in the box, a perforated casing surrounding said sections, and a drippings pipe extending through the top of said casing, and supported thereby in position to discharge into said adjustable section.

In testimony whereof I do aiiiX my signature in presence of two witnesses.


Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents. Washington, D. C.

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US6672484 *Mar 1, 2002Jan 6, 2004Matilda Bay Brewing Co. LimitedIntegrated heat exchanger and liquid dispensing unit
U.S. Classification62/399, 62/462, 4/687, 62/389
Cooperative ClassificationF25D31/002