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Publication numberUS1398348 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 29, 1921
Filing dateApr 26, 1921
Priority dateApr 26, 1921
Publication numberUS 1398348 A, US 1398348A, US-A-1398348, US1398348 A, US1398348A
InventorsAnton Weber, Arthur Seller, Leon Voorsanger
Original AssigneeAnton Weber, Arthur Seller, Leon Voorsanger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing apparatus
US 1398348 A
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A. WEBER, L VOORSANGER AND A. SELLER.

DISPENSING APPARATUS.

APPLICATION man APR. 26, 1921.

1,898,348. Patented Nov. 29, 1921".

tion of the STA TE S ANTON WEBER, OF OAKLAND, AND LEO N VOORSANGER AND ARTHUR SELLER, OF

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

Specification of Application filed April 26,

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that'we, ANTON WEBER, Voonsnncnn, and ARTHUR S LLER, citizens of the United States, residing the said WEBER, at Oakland, in the county of Alameda and State of California, and the said VOORSANGER and SELLER at the city and county of San Francisco, State of California, have invented certainnew and useful Improvements in Dispensing Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a dispensing apparatus particularly designed for the dispensing of soft drinks such as root beer, fruit syrup andthe like, without requiring. the installation of expensive fountainequip ment. 7 1 I n One of the principal objects of this invention is toprovide a portable apparatus which is distinctly ornamental in its appearance, and from which fiavored beverages are di pensed at a relatively cool temperatur Another object is to provide an apparatus formed with a cooling chamber or ice-pocket normally closed by a removable cover carry-' inga syrup or flavor decanter, and equipped with means whereby the flow of syrup or flavor fromthe decanter is interrupted on the removal of the cover from the chamber. A further object is to provide a novel form of mounting for the decanter, and an efiicie'nt and simple form of detachablecoupling between the syrup or flavor conducting pipe'and the decanter, and to provide an air tight connection between the cover and chamber.

.With. the above mentioned and other ob jects in view, theinvention consists in the novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter described, illustraed in the companying drawings, and set forth in the claims hereto appended, it being understood that various changes inthe form, proportion, size and minor details of construction within the scope of the claims may be resorted to without departing fromthe spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention. 1

I To more fully comprehend the invention, reference is directed ,to the accompanyingdrawings, wherein i p Flgure 1 1s a view partly in vertical secpreferred embod ment of our 111- ventioa LnoN DISPENSING APPARATUS.

Letters Patent. Patented Nov. 29, 1921 1921. Serial No. 464,654.

- Referringmore particularly to the severai' views oi the drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts, 1 indicates acontainer of the double wall type 2, andbetween the walls of which is positioned an insulation-3. Within the lower portion otthe chamber of the container 1 is spirally coiled a pipe 4, the lower end of which connects with a pipe 5 extending from the container throughan opening 6, normally closed by an ornametal elbow '7 of a diameter larger'than the pipe 5, and from one point or which the terininusof said pipe extends, The terminus of the pipe 5 is adapted to be connected to a fluid supply under pressure, which may be either plain or carbonated water, or any other suitable fluid used 111 making of what are commonly termed soft drinks. Thechamber of the container 1 is adapted to receive ice or other medium, not shown, whlch is de- L a posited w1th1n the con of the pipe 4. vThe. vupper end oi the pipe 1 extends exteriorly coolin through the container wall, and is attached to a mixing valve 8 of any, suitable con- Vcating with the mining valve 8 through a controlling valve 11' is a syrup or flavor supply pipe 12 leading from a small surnp 13 disposed preferably centrally within the upper end of the cooling chamber, the sump being supported by a spider 14 carried by the upper end of the container walla, Ex

tending upwardly to a point above the peripher-y of the walls of the container 1, and supported by the spider 1 1 with its lower end communicating with the sump 13 is a tubular lock stem or pipe 15, the upper end of which is exteriorly threaded as at 16, and theinterior of which is provided with a seat 17 mounting a valve lift pin 18 disposed vertically preferably'within the center of the sump? 15. a e a I The upper open end of the chamber of the walled cover 19, and which cover is provided in its center with a vertically disposed pas" receptacle 1 is normally closed by a double the cover 19 with its bead resting on a.

washer 26 which in turn rests onthe la-n ed portion 2 7 of a ported thiinble 28 resting on'the upper edge of the eateriorly threaded portion or the sleeve 22. Depending from, and threaded into the under port on of the:

thiinble 28 isja valve cage,29 provided with an; outlet 30 above which is formed aseat 31, and saidcage mounts a vertically re ciprocating valve 32 having a port 133 in its I sidewall. A coiled compression spring 3% connecting on the valve 32 and contactin With the under face of the thinible 28 nor= mally maintains the loweriend ofthe valve j32 on its seat 31, and in' closed position.

lVithin an annular chamber 85 surrouncing the cage29 and formed in the member 22 is an elastic cushion washer 36 preferably of rubber, and'a friction or compression washer 37 preferably of leather. "When the cover .isjnpos t on, as in Figs. 1 and 2, thethreaded' end 16 of the lock stem 15 is received within the interiorly threaded end of the lock sleeve22, and a r'otating'nioveinent oio the cover 1.9 will cause a tight interlocking the of the respective part'siun'til such time as the peripheral flange 38 on the cover l9 ene I a es the asket 10. During this ooeration s. 1: r 1 the upper end or the lock stem 15 7111' contact withthe washer 37 and force the same in tight contact with theinernber 360cm pressing the same. .,Tl1lS operatlon also causes thelii't 18 to engage-the underiface ot the valve 32 and raise the same against tension of the compressionsprlng ea,

which permits of the flow of the flavor 'or syrup from the decanter 26 into'thesurnpld, 7 It Wlll be apparent that on the 'removal of thecover' 19 that the decanter is also re moved therewith, and the rotating motion ImPELItSidtO the cover will raise the lock sleeve on the stern 15130 a point perrnitting the valve 32 to en 'a 'e the seat 31 and inter- {D b i rupt theconnection' between the decanter 26 and theQinterior of the lock stem, precluding the flow of syrup or flavor from the decanter when it is desired to remove the cover to re-jce the container, if desirable, theupp'er end otthe decanter QGinay be formed with an opening normally closed by a removable L cover89r which permits of the replenishing H of the syrup or flavor supply of thedecanter pas eaten withoutfldetaching the decanter [from the We claim p l w 1 7 l. A beverage cooling and dispensing apparatus comprising a cooling chamber, a removable cover therefor provided with v a sage herethro'ugh, a decanter detachably 'ed by the covers to extend upwardly therefrom disposed with its discharge communicating with said cover passage, said lecanter and cover removable as a'unitiroin said chamber, a valve controlled cooling pipe within the chamber anddisposed with its inner end to cooperate with said cover p ssage and a portion of said pipe extending 'detachably secured to the cover and disposed with its di charge communicating-with said coverpassage and removable'from the charmberas a unit with the cover, a valvecony trolled cooling pipe in the chamberwith its inlet end r isposed within said cover passage and its outlet endextending exteriorlyof the chamber, and separable valve controlled coupling between the inlet endof the-cooling.

J the flow of fluid from the decanter is interrupted on the reinovalof from thecharnber'. I i

beverage cooling anddispensing apparatus, comprising cooling,chan ber, a: removable cover there or provided with a vertically through the a transparent decanter sep- 7 nd detachably secured to the cover a disposed with itsdischa-rge corninunica ng with'said cover passage and removable from the chamber-as arurnt with the covena valve controlled cooling pipe in the chamber with its inlet end 'disposed with; in said chamber, a two, part separable coupling between the inlet end of 'thecooling pipe and discharge end of the decanter, partof said coupling carried by the cover and removablefroni the cooler therewith on an center thereof,

from

axial rotation being irhparted to the cover,

e and discharge end of-the' decanter "the cover with its discharge communicating with said cover passage and movable as a unit with said cover, a valve controlled cooling pipe in the chamber with its inlet end disposed within said cover passage and its outlet end extending exteriorly of the chamber, a separable coupling between the inlet end ofthe cooling pipe and discharge end of the decanter, a valve in said coupling for interrupting the flow of liquid from the decanter, a valve lift within the coupling for engaging the valve to maintain the same open when said coupling is assembled, and a spring acting on said valve to close the same on the removal of the cover and decanter from said cooling chamber and release of pressure by said valve lift.

5. A beverage cooling and dispensing apparatus comprising a cooling chamber, a removable cover therefor provided with a passage therethrough, a decanter carried by the cover and disposed with its discharge communicating with said cover passage, said decanter and cover removable as a unit from said chamber, a pipe within the chamber for receiving the liquid from the decanter and conveying the same through the chamber, a detachable threaded coupling connection between the cover passage and pipe, andadapted for separation on the axial rotation of said cover, a packing between the peripheral edge of the cover and edge of the chamber opening and an annular groove in the upper edge of the chamber wall for receiving said packing.

6. A beverage cooling and dispensing apparatus comprising a cylindrical cooling chamber open at its upper end, a removable cover therefor provided with an opening extending vertically through the center thereof, a decanter, means for detachably securing the decanter to the cover with its outlet disposed to discharge through the opening therein, a cooling pipe in the chamber disdetachably secured to the cover, a threaded member within said passage and into which said decanter discharges, a threaded pipe extending centrally through the chamber opening for detachable connection with the threaded cover member for detachably securing the cover on said chamber, and affording an axis of rotation for the cover on the positioning of the same on or its removal from the chamber, a valve within one of said members, and means for closing the valve on the removal of the cover from the chamber.

' 8. A beverage cooling and dispensing apparatus comprising a cylindrical cooling chamber open at its upper end, a removable cover for closing the opening, said cover provided with an opening extended vertically through the center thereof, a decanter carried by and detachably secured to the cover, a threaded member within said passage and into which said decanter discharges, a threaded pipe extending centrally through the chamber opening for detachable connection with the threaded cover member for detachably securing the cover on said chamher, on a rotative movement being imparted to the cover, a valve within one of said 'members, means within the other member for holding the valve open when the cover is positioned on the chamber, and means associated with the valve for closing the same on the removal of the cover from the chamber. a

In testimony whereof we have signed our names to this specification.

ANTON WVEBER. LEON VOORSANGEE. ARTHUR SELLER.

Referenced by
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US5114042 *Jun 21, 1990May 19, 1992Sutera Carl MSelf-filling bottled-water cooler conversion kit
US5368197 *Oct 18, 1991Nov 29, 1994Sutera; Carl M.Self-filling bottled-water cooler conversion kit
US5730330 *Jul 31, 1995Mar 24, 1998Reading; Graeme JohnLiquid dispensing apparatus including visually stimulating syrup display tubes
Classifications
U.S. Classification62/397, 222/185.1, 251/149.4, 62/267, 222/129.1, 222/146.6
International ClassificationB67D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB67D1/0082
European ClassificationB67D1/00H8B