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B. A, BAER.
WATER cooLEn. APPLICATION FiLED NOV- 3| 1914.'
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:BERTHOLD A. BAER, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, BERTHOLD A. BAER, a citizen of the United States, residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented certain Improvements in later-Coolers, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to means for cooling and dispensing liquids, more particularly bottled water; and the object of my invention is to provide an improved form of water cooler in which I may employ an inverted bottle as the reservoir for the water to be cooled and from which such water may beV fed to a suitable outlet conduit, without the necessity of sealing the bulk of water in the bottle by a body of water in the outlet conduit as is common with coolers having bottle reservoirs delivering their contents under what is known as a barometric feed.
In my improved structure I employ a valved stopper for controlling the delivery of water from the reservoir, which stopper also serves to prevent undue leakage when the bottle or other reservoir is inverted for disposal in its support. In my improved cooler the contents of the bottle pass to a narrow chamber surrounding the ice receptacle, such chamber forming a conduit in which the water is cooled prior to discharge.
These and other features of my invention are more fully describedhereinafter, reference being had to'the accompanying draw-` ings, in which:
Figure l, is a sectional view of a complete cooler having and containing the features of my invention and showing a reservoir in the form of an inverted bottle mounted thereon;
Fig. 2, is an enlarged sectional view of the valved delivery tube carried by the bottle or other reservoir, showing the valve in p0- sition to permit discharge of the contents of the bottle, and
Fig. 3, is a view similar to Fig. 2, showing the valve in position to seal the bottle against discharge.
In the drawings, 1 represents a suitable receptacle for the reception of ice or other cooling agent, having a cover 2; said recep' tacle having an annular support 3 for an inverted bottle 4.- serving as a reservoir for the water to be dispensed. The receptacle 1 is a double-walled structure, and the cooling means proper for the water delivered comprise an inner shell 5 receiving the ice or other cooling agent, and an outer shell 6 spaced from said inner shellV and forming Speccaton of Letters Eatent. Patented Dec. 25, 1917.
Application filed November 3, 1914.
Serial No. 870,135.
with the latter a narrow chamber 7 around the sides and bottom of said receptacle 1. This chamber receives av thin-walled body or'film of water from the main supply within the bottle 4l, which may be delivered by a suitable faucet 8, connected to this water chamber. rl`he receptacle 1 is preferably de-4 signed to receive a block of ice, as illustrated,
or it may receive broken ice, if desired, andv extension or delivery member, comprising av shell 15 Ahav-ing exterior of the same at one end a compressible sleeve or gasket 16 whereby a tight fit with the wall of a bottle neck may be provided; such structure carrying a valve 17 having a float 18 below the same connected thereto by a stern 19; a seat 20.
being provided within said shell 15 for engagement by said valve. This seat is pref-y erably formed in aring 21, which may be detachably mounted in the shell 15, the under side of which ring forms a seat 22 for enlgagcment by the upper end of the float 18. When the bottle is inverted in order that it may set in place on the cooler', the valve will engage the seat- 20 and serve to prevent discharge or leakage of the contents.
lVithin the vertical extension 11 of the pipe 10 disposed within the cooling chamber which serves as a part of the conduit conveying the water to the space between the walls of the cooler, I provide a perforated plate 25 supported by a spring 2G, with which plate the end of the shell 15 contacts when the botand serving to keep the latter from its seat i to permit the flow of water into said shell 15,
and thence to the chamber 7 for delivery when the faucet 8 is opened. A
AI'Vhen the faucet is closed and sufficient water has entered the stem 15 and the cup 12 to raise the lioat, the upper end of the' latter will come to rest against the seat 22- on the under side of the ring V20 and will close the opening therein, reventing further discharge of water from t e bottle until theber by support 3l.
water supporting the float has been drawn away from the Same by the opening of the faucet 8; such action permitting the oat toV lower s0 that the water may flow from the bottle. The' shell 15 is provided with an apperture 27 above the level of water supporting the iioat so that air may pass to the interior of the bottle when the ioat lowers to permit withdrawal of water therefrom.
The ice is preferably mounted upon a plate 80, which may be corrugated, as shown, and held above the bottom ot the cooling Cham- Any water from the melting ice may drain through the pipe 9 which is carried b y the inner shell 5 and passes through an opening in the outer shell 6 to which it is secured by a nut 32; a washer 33 being interposed between the outer shell 6 and said nut to avoid all danger of leakage. This nut also serves to hold the sections together and when it is removed the inner section may be lifted out of the outer section for cleaning purposes. To assist in this operation, the inner shell is preferably connected to the top of the cooler as shown; being removable therewith.
Vv'hile I have shown the mount for the bottle carried by the top of the cooler body and the tubular connection 11 and cup 12 within the same, it will be understood that such support and the cup and tubular Connection might be otherwise disposed with respect to the Cooler body with proper connection leading to the water Space 7, without departing from my invention. It will also be understood that the cooler body may be of any shape desired.
1. The combination, in a water cooling device, of a supporting member, a water receptacle carried thereby, an open conduit in communication with said water receptacle, cooling means for said conduit, a tubular shell detachably fitting the discharge outlet of the water receptacle and having a plurality of seats, and a float valve carried by said tubular shell and adapted to engage the respective seats when the water receptacle is in different positions and serving to cut ofiVl drainage from the water receptacle when the latter is in communication with the conduit.
2. The combination, in a water cooling device, of a body portion for the reception of a cooling medium, a water receptacle with a bottom outlet carried by said body portion, a conduit in communication with said water receptacle and surrounding the body portion, a tubular shell carried by the water receptacle, a float valve carried by said tubular shell and serving to cut ed discharge from the water receptacle, and means within the conduit Jfor displacing said float valve. v
3. A- water cooler comprising a body portion to.A receive/'the :leer a cover having, an
opening to receive the neck ot a bottle, a water receiver within the body portion and in communication with said cover opening, a bottle having its neck passing through said cover opening and into the water receiver, said water receiver having a `water outlet passing through said body portion, a detachable hollow shell fitting the mouth ot said bottle, and a float valve carried by said shell and serving to seal. the bottle; the body of water in the inlet portion of the receiver serving to raise said valve.
fi. A water cooler comprising a body portion to receive the ice, a cover having an opening to receive the neck of a bottle, a water receiver surrounding the body portionand in communication with said cover opening, a bottle having its neck passing through said cover opening, said water receiver having a water outlet passing through said body portion, a detachable tubular shell carried by the neck of the bottle and entering .the water receiver, a float valve carried by said tubular shell and serving to prevent flow of water from the bottle; the'body of water in the inlet portion of the receiver serving to raise said valve, and means in the inlet portion ot the receiver for keeping said valve from its seat when water is flowing from the receiver.
5. rlhe combination with a water cooler comprising a casing providing a chamber to receive ice, a cover for said chambe having an opening to receive the neck of a bottle, a water receiver within said casing independent of the ice chamber and in communication with said cover opening, a bottle having its neck aassing through said cover opening` and into the water receiver, of a tubular shell detachably carried by the neck of said bottle, a pair ot seats disposed within said shell, a. double-acting float-valve carried by said tubular shell and adapted to engage the respective seats, and means within the water receiver for engagement with said float valve whereby it is normally displaced Jfrom one of its seats to permit flow from the bottle, said valve rising under pressure of the water within the receptacle when iiow is cut oil, and said tubular shell having an air inlet below the valve seat.
6. The combination, in a water cooler comprising a body portion to receive the ice, a cover having an opening to receive the neck of a bottle, a water receiver within the body portion and in communication with said cover opening, and a bottle having its neck passing through said cover opening, of a tubular shell fitting the neck of said bottle, a float valve mounted within said tubular shell, and a spring-supported platform within the water receiver Jfor engagement with said float valve to permit-discharge Jfrom the bottle. y
7- The combnationfin a water cooler-'com prising a body portion to receive the ice, a cover having an opening to receive the neck of a bottle, a water receiver within the body portion and in communication with said cover opening, and a bottle having its neck passing through said cover opening, of a tubular shell carried by said bottle and entering the water receiver` a plurality of oppositely disposed seats within said shell, a float valve for engagement with said seats, and a spring-supported platform within the water receiver for engagement by said tubular shell, said platform serving to hold the valve out of engagement with one ofitS seats.
S. The combination, in a water cooler comprising a main body portion adapted to receive a cooling medium, a cover for said body portion having an opening to receive a bottle or other reservoir, a conduit for the water having a discharge outlet passing through the wall of the body portion, said conduit having a receiving portion axially disposed below the bottle, a spring-supported platform within said receiving portion, a tubular shell carried by the bottle, said shell having a plurality of seats oppositely disposed, a iioat valve disposed in said shell, said valve having portions for engagement with the respective seats, and an aperture in said tubular shell for the passage of air to the bottle to permit discharge of water therefrom.
9. The combination, in a water dispensing device, of a removable water receptacle, a conduit in communication with said water receptacle, a detachable shell carried by said water receptacle, a lioat valve carried by the shell of the water receptacle and serving to cut oif discharge from the same, and a spring supported member within the conduit for displacing said ioat valve.
l0. The combination, in a water dispensing device, of a removable water receptacle,
a conduit with which said water receptacle is in open communication, said conduit having a valved outlet, a tubular shell detachably carried in the mouth of the water receptacle and dipping into the receivingend of said conduit, a float valve carried by said tubular shell, the latter having a plurality of seats and said valve being movable in two directions to cut ofi' discharge from the water receptacle, and cushion means within the conduit for maintaining said valve displaced in one direction to permit flow from the water receptacle when the valved outlet of the conduit is opened, such actionv normally unseating the float valve when the structure is in use.
11. A water cooler comprising a body portion having a chamber to receive ice, a cover for said body portion having an opening to receive the neck of a bottle, a Water receiver surrounding the ice receiving chamber and having an inlet registering with but below said cover opening, a bottle having its neck passing through said cover opening and into the inlet of the water receiver, the latter having an outlet passing through said body portion of the Water cooler, a valve for said outlet, a tubular shell detachably carried in the neck of the bottle and adapted to enter the water receiver, and a iioat valve carried by said tubular shell, the latter having a plurality of seats for said valve, the body of water in the inlet portion of the receiver serving to raise .said valve when How from the water receiver stops, and said tubular shell having an aperture for the passage of air disposed below the valve seats thereof.
In testimony whereof, l have signed my name to this specication, in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
BERTHOLD A. BAER.
Witnesses MURRAY C. BOYER, WM. A. BARR.
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