US 1380190 A
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y Patented May 31,1921.
UNITED sTATEs PATENT ojFTTeE. l
MAX COHEN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO JONAS ROSENSTOCK, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application led April 17, 1920.
To @ZZ whom it may concern Be it known that l, Wax COHEN, a citi- Zen of Russia, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented a new and improved Refrigerator, of which the following is a description.
My invention relates to refrigerators and particularly to refrigerators of the general types employed in households, small stores, and the like, and more especially the invention relates to a refrigerator in which the drip from the ice is received in a tank within the refrigerator that the cooling action of the water and the water itself may be utilized.
'llhe nature of the invention, its distinguishing features and advantages, will appear from the specific description and claims hereinafter given.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, it being understood that the drawings are merely illustrative of one example of the invention.
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a refrigerator embodying` my invention showing the front doors open;
Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical section on the line 2 2, F ig. 1;
Fig. 8 is a plan view with the lid thrown back and partially broken away;
F ig. '-1 is a horizontal section on the line 1- 11, Fig. 2.
1n carrying out my invention in accorr ance with the illustrateilL example the body` lininf 14 is o` en and the sides of said lining at the lower portions are convergent as at 15, to direct the drip from the ice away from the sides of the lining, said convergent portion extending across the front of the refrigerator below the opening 14:. The lining 14 is loose in the ice chamber 12 so Specification of Letters atent.
Patented May 31, 1921.
serial No. 374,736.
that it may be lifted through the open top of the refrigerator. y i
The lower edge of the lining 141, that is to. say, 'the convergent bottom portion of said lining rests directly upon the top 16 of a removable tank 17' which tank is U- shape in cross section as best seen in Fig. 1 to present forwardly extending sides 18, said sides and the back of the tank defining three sides of the storage compartment 19, there being a door or doors on the body 1G at thc front of said compartment, one hinged door 20 being shown. Suitable shelves 21 are provided in the compartment 19, there being cleats 21fL in the presentl example secured to the sides 18 of the water tank to support said shelves.
Near the bottom of the tank 12 the latter is provided with a forwardly extending outlet pipe 22 controlled by a cock 23, the handle 211 of which is adapted to swing in a vertical plane and to fold down alongside said outlet when the cock is closed. The outlet pipe 22 is disposed above the fixed bottom 10a of the body 10 and it terminates within the storage compartment 19, that is to say, within the plate of the front of the tank to offer no obstruction when the tank is being removed or placed. 1n the body 19 at the front is a transverse hole 10b through which a length of hose 25 niay be passed and fitted over the outer end of the outlet pipe 22, so as to diaw water from the tank 17 when the cock 23 is open. The length of hose may be extended to any convenient point of discharge, said hose in the present example being indicated as of a length for its outer end tobe connected with a drain pipe 26 which in practice will extend through the floor of the room.
The tank 17 is open at the top 17 and said tank is provided with a cover 16 of a form to constitute a closure for the top of the storage compartment 19. A downwardly vbent flange 27 on said cover extends linto the open top of the tank at the back of that wall of the tank forming the back of the y 27 to hold the cover 16 in position,
lVith the described construction the lining` 14C of the ice Chamber, and the tank 17 when hose 25 is detached, may be quickly and conveniently removed through the open top of body 10, for a thorough Cleaning or re- Qair of the same and the cleaning,- of the l body 10.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
A refrigerator including a body, a water tank removably supported at its lower end in said body and having an open top, said tank being UShaped in cross section presenting forwardly extending sides and defining at the front or" the tank a storage compartment, a removable cover on said tank, Said Cover forming a Closure for Said storage Compartment and provided with rearwardly extending members bridging the rear open-top portion of said tank, there being an ioe chamber above said tank, a removable lining in said ice chamber having` an open top and an open bottom, said lining resting on said cover, the back of the lining resting on said rearwardly extending 25 members of the cover.