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Publication numberUS1080551 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 9, 1913
Filing dateFeb 19, 1912
Priority dateFeb 19, 1912
Publication numberUS 1080551 A, US 1080551A, US-A-1080551, US1080551 A, US1080551A
InventorsRalph W Hartwell
Original AssigneeRalph W Hartwell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1080551 A
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1,080,551, Patented Dec. 9, 1913.




APPLICATION FILED PEB.19, 1912 1,080,551. Patented Dec. 9, 1913.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 9, 1913.

Application filed February 18, 1912. Serial No. 678,445.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, RALPH W. HAn'rwicnL, a citizen of the- United States, residing at Davenport, in the county of Scott and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ice-Boxes, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to preserving receptacles for fish and other game and has for its object the production of an etiicient receptacle which may be easily carried.

Another object of this invention is to provide an eflicient means for emptying the receptacle or aperture in the bottom thereof and means to readily close said aperture.

With this and other objects in view, the

invention consists in general of certain novel j constructions, arrangements and combinations of parts as will be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and specifically claimed.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of the receptacle having a portion of the lid open. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the receptacle. Fig. 3 is a top plan view thereof with thecover removed. Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional view through the drain valve formed in the bottom of the receptacle. Fig. 5 is a detail perspective of one of the game containing cans.

Referring to the accompanying drawings by numerals 1 designates the body of the receptacle which is preferably rectangular in shape. The receptacle is covered upon its outer side with a strip of cloth 2' which cloth is shellacked so as to make the same water-proof. The inner face of the body 1 is first lined with a strip of asbestos 3 and next with a layer of felt 4 and a third lining of zinc 5. This lining, as above described, extends over the entire surface of the receptacle and the cover 6 is in like manner provided with a lining similar to the body portion of the receptacle. The cover 6 is provided with a shouldered portion 7 which shouldered portion is provided with a fabric or felt covering 8 which forms an eflicient sealing means around the entire edge of the cover 6.

The cover 6 comprises a pair of sections secured together by means of hinges 9 and these sections 6 have, upon their abutting edges, felt linings 10 forming an eflicient air tight seal between the abutting ends of said sections. A handle 11 is secured to the sections (5 by means of binding straps l2.

Latch members 13 are secured to each side of the receptacle 1 and engage cooperating members 14 carried by the top (3 for holding the top in lirm engagement with the body 1. These latch members .13 are so placed upon the receptacle 1 as to engage the outer ends of each section of the top and also to engage each section upon the sides thereof. Corner binding members 1 1" are placed upon the receptacle 1 as illustrated in Fig. 1 for shielding the corners against injury.

The handle 1 l is preferably formed of leather or similar material so as to allow the same to be bowed for facilitating the raising of one of the sections of the top while the other section is firmly secured to the body 1. \Vhen it is so desired one section of the top may be raised to the position as shown in Fig. 1 and while this section is in such a position it will be obvious that the handle 11 will form a brace for the top for holding the open section in a set position.

Two game receiving receptacles 15 are provided in connection with the present device and these receptacles are preferably carried at the ends of the receptacle 1, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3. If it is so desired ice may be carried within the receptacle between the two cans 15. The cans 15 are provided upon two of their corners with braces 16 which braces hold the cans in their proper rectangular shape so as to allow the cans to be easily inserted within the receptacle 1 and also avoiding the danger of destroying the shape of the cans and making it possible to place the cans 15 within the receptacle 1.

The receptacle 1 is provided with a socket 17 formed upon the body thereof which socket is lined by means of a casing 18, held in place by screws passing through a flange 18' at the outer end of the casing. This casing 18 fits against the thickened portion 5 formed upon the lining 5 and is provided with an aperture 19 through which extends a sleeve 20 leading from the thickened portion 5 and internally threaded for receiving a threaded stem 21. This threaded stem 21 is provided with a milled head 22 for facilitating the rotation of the stem 21 within the sleeve 20. The stem 21 is provided with a. longitudinally extending aperture 23 which terminates in a discharge aperture 24.

It will be obvious that when it is desired to drain the receptacle 1 the cans 15 may be shifted O1 removed from the receptacle 1 and the stem 21 of the valve moved downwardly so as to allow the discharge aperture 24 to be clear of the sleeve 20. The receptacle can then be drained of the Water contained therein by the same passing through the hollow stem 21 and out through the discharge aperture 24:. As will be seen by carefully considering Figs. 2 and 4 the valve device will be entirely shielded by the casing 18 and will not be likely to become fractured by coming into engagement with foreign objects. It will, of course, be obvious that the valve may be closed by screwing the stem 21 upward within the sleeve 20.

tacle has been produced game will be preserved in good condition.

Having thus described my invention, what is claimed is:

A device of the character described comprising a waterproof receptacle, a cover therefor, said receptacle having a portion of its bottom in the form of a recess, said bottom having a drain outlet tube disposed centrally within the recess, said tube being internally threaded, said tube terminating short of the outer surface of the bottom of the receptacle, a protecting casing fitting the recess and having its top provided with an opening through which the tube depends, the casing being provided with an out-turned base flange that is fastened to the outer surface of the bottom of the receptacle, and an externally threaded hollow plug engaging the threads of the tube and provided with a lateral discharge outlet.

In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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U.S. Classification43/55, 251/144, 220/324, 62/457.1, 220/826, 220/601, 4/286, 251/217, 251/216
Cooperative ClassificationA01K97/04