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Publication numberUS1205844 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 21, 1916
Filing dateOct 2, 1915
Priority dateOct 2, 1915
Publication numberUS 1205844 A, US 1205844A, US-A-1205844, US1205844 A, US1205844A
InventorsJohn Walter Berry
Original AssigneeJohn Walter Berry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cold-bottle dispenser.
US 1205844 A
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J. W. BERRY.

CO LD BOTTLE DISPENSER. APPLICATION FILED OCT. 2. 1915.

1,205,844 Patented Nov. 21, 1916.

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INVENTOR WITNESSES Zia/flag? W 6 ATTORNEY J. W. BERRY. cowsoms DISPENSER. APPLICATION FILED OCT. 2. I915- 1,205,844 Patented Nov. 21, 1916.

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INVENTOR ATTORNEY 1-. W. BERRY.

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1 05,844. Patented Nov. 21, 1916.

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JfiJ I I I IIIIIIIIII IIIIH ..||||H""' INVENTOR ATTORNEY tee JOHN WALTER BERRY, OF GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA.

COLD-BOTTLE DISPENSER.

Specification 0 Patented Nov. at, was.

etters Patent.

Application filed October 2, 1915. Serial No. 53,777.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN WALTER BERRY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Greenville, in the county of Greenville and State of South Carolina, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cold Bottle Dispensers, of which the following is a specification.

This invention has relation to certain new and useful improvements in cold bottle dispensers, and has for its primary object, the provision of a deviceof this character which will be provided with a plurality of compartments, and means for delivering a bottle from either compartment.

The invention has for another object, the provision of a device of this character in which bottled goods may travel through and be delivered from a plurality of cooling compartments.

The invention has for a further object, the provision of a device of this character which will be of such construction that each compartment will be automatically closed by an auxiliary sliding door as a bottle is being removed from the same to prevent warm air from entering the cooling compartments.

The invention has for a still further obj ect, the provision of a device of this character which will be provided with improved and novel bottle supporting and feeding mechanism within each cooling compartment, and means for indicating the number of bottles within each cooling compartment.

Still another object of the invention resides in the provision of a device of this character which will be of such construction and operation as to make it possible to cool a number of bottles containing various soft drinks and the like in separate compartments and feed the same in'proper order to shelves carried by the hinged outlet doors so that one cooled bottle will be withdrawn from each compartment as the door to the same is opened.

With the above and other objects in view, the invention resides in the novel construction, combination, and arrangement of parts as hereinafter set forth in the specification, pointed out inthe claims, and shown in the drawings, in which Figure 1 is a front elevationof the complete device; Fig. 2 is a rear elevation of the same; Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical section through the complete device; Fig. 4 is a side elevation; Fig. 5 is a transverse vertical section at right angles to Fig. 3; Fig. 6 is an enlarged fragmentary section showing in detail the manner in which a bottle is de- 'livered to the shelf by the front door of each the several views, 1 designates the case which is provided in its upper portion with an ice containing compartment 2' and a storage compartment 3, while a plurality of bottle containing compartments are formed in the lower portion of said case 1, the compartments being separated or divided by vthe vertical partition plates 5. Within each bottle containing compartment 4 is positioned a bottle runway 6 which is pivoted adjacent its forward end upon a transverse supporting bracket 7 mounted upon the floor of the compartment 4. A number of bottles 8 containing soft drinks or the like are placed in each runway 6 and each runway 6 is supported in inclined position, as shown in Figs. 5 and 6 of the drawings, by a suitable spring 9 secured to the rear door 10 of the bottle compartment and having one end resting upon the floor of said bottle compartment when the door 10 is in closed position the rear end of the runway 6 resting upon the upper curved portionof said spring 9.

The bottles 8 in each-runway 6, are automatically forced toward the lower end of said runway 6 by a suitable weight 11 positioned .upon said runway 6, as will be readily understood by referring to Fig. 5 of the drawings. Each bottle compartment 4 is. also provided with a front door 12 carrying a shelf 13 upon which is forced the bottle from the lower end of the runway 6, when the door 12 is closed, suitable clamps 14 also being carried by the door 12 to hold the bottle in position upon the shelf 13. This bottle is released as the door 12 is closed by engagement of a releasing arm 15 carried by the door 12 with one end of the pivoted bottle stop 16 mounted upon the partition 5, thereby swinging the stop 16 to inoperative position and permitting the lowermost bottle to pass the same and ride to proper position upon the shelf 13.

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It will be understood that the stop 16 is resiliently retained in normal position with its inner end in the path of the lowermost bottle upon the runway 6 to prevent forward and downward movement of said bottles, by means of a suitable spring 17 also mounted upon the partition 5. I As the door 12 again swings to open position, the stop 16 is automatically returned to normal position to prevent the bottles 8 from riding off the runway 6. In order to prevent the compartments 4 from remaining open while the bottle is being removed from the shelf 4, I have provided a sliding door 18 at a position inwardly of the door 12 and resiliently retained in its uppermost position above the door 12 by a suitable spring 19. A flexible member 20 is also connected with the upper portionof the sliding door 18 and the door 12 and engaged around a suitable guide roller 21 to draw the sliding door 18 downwardly upon outward movement of the door 12, as;.clear1y shown in Fig. 5 of the drawings. It will also be understood that as the door 12 is again moved to closed position, the sliding door 18 will return under influence of the spring 19 to its normal or uppermost position. A flexible member 22 is also connected with the weight 11 and with a suitable indicator 23 mounted on the back of the case 1 to indicate the number of bottles remaining in the runway 6. When it is desired to refill the runway 6, it is simply necessary to open the rear doors 10 of the compartments 4 and place the new bottles v.in front of the weight 11, which automatically rolls to the rear end of the runway 6 as said rear end moves downwardly upon the spring 9.

It will be understood that bottles containing different soft drinks may be placed in the various bottle compartments 4 and when it is desired to remove a bottle .from one compartment it is not necessary to disturb any of the remaining compartments. It will also be understood that the case 1 is provided with a removable cover 24 and is of proper construction'to protect the bottles 8 and the contents of the compartment 3.

It will further be understood that the bottles 8 are retained in proper position upon the runway 6 by the rails 25 of the latter.

While the preferred embodiments of the invention have been shown and described, it will be understood that minor changes in the details of construction, and arrangement of parts may be resorted to .within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrific ing any of the advantages of the same.

What is claimed is:

1. A device of the class described comprising a case having a bottle storage compartment formed therein, an inclined runway within said compartment and extending longitudinally thereof, a'door for said compartment, a shelf rigidly carried by said door, means for supporting bottles on ends on said runway, means for feeding bottles from said runway to said shelf when said door is in closed position, means for preventing more than one bottle at a time passing from the runway, means on the door for controlling the latter means to retain bottles against movement on the runway when said door-is in open position, and means for resiliently supporting the higher end of said runway.

2. A device of the class described comprising a case having a bottle storage compartment formed therein, an inclined runway within said compartment, a rocking support for one end of said runway, a resilient support for the opposite end thereof, a door for said compartment, a shelf rigidly supported on said door, means for feeding bottles along said runway, means for feeding bottles one at a time to said shelf when said door is in closed position, said means also serving to retain bottles on the runway against movement when said door is in open position, and means for resiliently supporting the higher end of said runway.

3. A device of the class described comprising a case having a compartment formed therein, a runway pivoted in saidcompartment, a bottle receiving door for said compartment, means for feeding one bottle from said runway to said door, and means for closing said compartment upon movement of the door to open position.

4:. A device of the class described comprising a case having compartments formed therein, runways pivoted in said compartments, means for supporting said runways in inclined position, a door for each compartment, each door'having bottle receiving means, means for feeding one bottle from each runway, bottle receiving means carried by the door opposite the same when said door is in closed position, an auxiliary sliding door for each compartment, and means for closing each sliding door upon movement of the first-mentioned door opposite the same to open position.

5. A device of the class described comprising a case having a plurality of compartments formed therein, a runway within each compartment, a door for each compartment, means carried by each of said doors for supporting one of said runways in inclined position, a second door for each compartment opposite the first-mentioned door,

bottle receiving means carried by each of the second-mentioned doors, means mounted in each runway to force objects upon the same toward the lower end causing the lowermost object to move to position upon the bottle holding means, means for controlling movement of said objects upon said runway, and

a sliding member connected with and adapted to be operated by each of the second-mentioned doors. I

6. A device of the class described comprising a case having a compartment formed therein, an inclined runway within said compartment, a hinged door for said compartment, bottle clamping and supporting means carried by said door to receive a bottle from said inclined runway when said door is in closedposition, a sliding door inwardly of the first-mentioned door, connections between the first-mentioned door and said slid-.

ing door to close the latter upon movement of the first-mentioned door to open posi- 5 In testimony whereof I alfix my signature 20 in presence of two witnesses;

JOHN WALTER BERRY. Witnesses:

HARRY A. DARGAN, J. A. FOSTER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/131, 221/269, 221/251, 221/232, 62/378, 312/272.5
Cooperative ClassificationG07F11/16