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Publication numberUS1529032 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1925
Filing dateAug 8, 1921
Priority dateAug 8, 1921
Publication numberUS 1529032 A, US 1529032A, US-A-1529032, US1529032 A, US1529032A
InventorsCharles F Meisner, Reinoldt Moritz
Original AssigneeSt Louis Butchers And Hotel Su
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ice-container holder for refrigerators and the like
US 1529032 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Mgr'ch 10, `1925. x

C. F, MEISNER ET Ai..

ICE CONTAINER HOLDER FOR REFRIGERATORS AND THE LIKE Filed Aug. 8, 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Mar'. 10,1925.

cnmrsr. MEISNER Annnonimz vnnrnomrr, on sr, LoUIs, MIssoURI, As`sIGfNoits.Tor sr. LoUIsBUTcHERs Annnornt s UrrLY Company, or: sr. LOUIS, MISSOURLA CORPORATION. or MISSOURI;

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Applicetion led August 8, 1921. Serial 1105490387.

To all whom rainy cancer/11i.'

Be it known that we, CIAiiLns F. MnIsNnn and Monirz BEiNonn'i, citizens ofthe United States, "and residents or' the cit)`7 or' St. Louis and State or Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvemeiits inv ice-Container Holders for Refrigerators and the like, of which the following is n specification containing a full, clear,*and exact description, reference being had to the'accomrallying drawings follillis e part thereof- Our invention' relatesto improvements iii ice containerholders ior refrigerators and has for its primaryy object an ice container holder which is adapted'to move in and out of a refrigerator or similnr structure vso that access can'be' readily had to the container.

A further object is to construct anice container holder which is inennted onk pivoted links sov that the ice containn held thereby can be moved in and outer the casing and t always reintiin in a horizontal position.

A still further Objectis to construct an ice container holder which can be moved in and 26 outof aj refrigerator and which is so arg ranged as to have its outward and inward movement' limited so that it lcan only be' withdrawn or inserted a predetermineddistance.

" In the drawingsi n Fig. l Ais a vertical cross section through f the ice chamber of a refrigerator showing our improved device in position. W

Fig. 27a perspective view of the ice container holder. 1

Fig. 3' an enlarged fragmental section taken on the line 3;-3 or Fig.v 1,' and viewed in the directionloi the arrow.

F ig. 4 a fraginentalperspective view of an container showing a ymodified forni of guide.

In the construction orour device we em-4 ploy arefrigerater havingatop 5., a bottoin 6, aback Tand airont 8,; 'The lront 8f'is provide'dwith a door opening 91k Tl'iisnopening being somewhatsrn'aller than thechaniberl() formed inthe refrigerator,` thus 'leavns. Wall.- 11 @seeding Completely around the operiing. Loca-ted inthe bottoni ork the chamber 10 ifs adrippan 12J This drip pan is constructed in the ordinary manner" and is connect"ed tto4 the sewer' for ythe wastewater. This pan'being of ordinary construction'notbedesc'ribed indetail.

Secured to the walls 7 and 8 are bars`13. These bars `are or ordinary lstrap 'iron'and have/"their ends `v11i bent'at right 'angles as l is @1e-.arly Huisraad@ Fig- 2., @einem le being prov1ded"with openings 15 by means or' which thebars 413ers'secured to` lthe wall v8. The rear ends. of the bars 13 are provided with a quarter 'twist 16 and with rightangnlar portions. 17.' These pertions: are provided with openings 18 for securing the bars/'to thel wall 7. Pivoted nearl the front -end or' the bars are links 19whichhave their upper endspivoted to a rectangular frame 20. The links 19 are pivoted tott'lie-l bars 13 at the point indicated by the nunieral 2l and to the frame 2O at' thepoint. indicated bythe numeralA 23. Bivoted tothey barsll atthe point indicated by the nii- Ineral 24e are links 25 which'have their opposite ends pivotedA to the fraineZOet the point indicated by' the numeral 26. 'The traine 20 hass'ecure'd to two sides', the guide barsEZ. These gu'idebars havefal portion thereof lying alongthe .traine 2O as indicated Iat 28 and portions therefrom spaced apart forming a slot 29 andl in thisslotthe ends of the links 19 and areinsertedland then the screws 30 are secured.4 Thisseurs the links 19 and 25 p'ivotally within the slot and also secures'the guide bars'QT yso that they are prevented from spreading. The rear end 31 or eachguide bai'iis brnight around the frame (for aportion Ofitsfdis-I tance see Fig. 2,) andthen riveted theretel Secured to the links 25 lare stops'or hooks i 32l which are designedto' come in contact with theportion 11 ofthe wall 8 and pref ventf the 'holder from moving 'forward too far. nladdition to the hooks 32 we. yalso employ triangular plates, 38 which are securedVto they bars 13 betweenthe links19 and'` 25 the inclined faces o'i'vthesewstop's liniitingthe"movement of the links 19 and 25. See Figs. l and 2.) On the rear. wall 7 of the refrigerator is placed a' block'B.' This valso acts asa stop when'the iceicontainer is inserted, the objectief the stops .32 and"34 beiiigfto, relieve the strain on the triangular" plates 33. `lThey are also `useiiil in case the'ice 'container shirtsslight which finigh't4 cause. a yspringing or bending of the links 19* and 25fand'caus'e' themJ to ride pastthe stop YTh'efieecontainerhas secured around itandnear its upperedge' fit) iange 35 which rests on top of the frame 2O and prevents the ice container from passing therethrough. llVe may, however, dispense with the guide members 27 which are secured to the frame and also with the flange and in place of these two members use the guide members 36. These guide members have their two ends secured to the ice container and the central portion thereof is bent or spaced away. (See Fig. 4.) The guide members 22" and 8G are intended to make contactwith the sides of the door opening 9 in the event that the container should swing sidewise while being moved.

The memberV 36 not only acts as a guide but also as a support for the ice container. When our ice container is used in a refrigerator we employ the auxiliary drip pan 37 which is provided with a drain pipe 38 for conducting the drippings into the drip pan 12, but when the ice container is withdrawn, the pipe 38 is closed by means of a cork so that it prevents drippings getting on the floor.

lVe may also if desired pivot the upper ends of thelinks 19 and 25 directly to the ice container instead of pivoting them to the frame 20. By this construction, of course, itis impossible to remove the ice container' from the levers as with the construction previously described, but there are certain sections in the country where the device is used Where it is not desirable to remove the ice container.

Having fully described our invention, what we claim is:

l. An ice container holder comprising a refrigerator having an ice chamber, bars secured in said ice chamber near its bottom, links having their lo-wer ends thereof pivotally secured to said bars, a frame pivot` ally secured to the upper ends of said links, an ice container removably carried by said frame, and triangular plates located between said links adjacent their lower ends, certain of said links adapted to Contact with one edge of said plates for limiting the outward movement of said links and on the alter- `nate edge with the remainder of said links for limiting the inward movement.

2. An ice container holder comprising a refrigerator having an ice chamber, bars secured in said ice chamber near its bottom, a frame, a plurality of links pivotally secured at their ends tosaid bars and said frame, an ice container having a flange adjacent its upper edge removably carried by said frame, and triangular plates secured to said bars between said links, said plates adapted to contact on alternate edges with certain of said links so as to limit the movement of said links and the movement of the frame and container carried thereby into and out of the refrigerator.

3. An ice container holder comprising a refrigerator having an ice chamber, a frame, an ice container having a flange near its upper end removably' supported thereby, bars secured in said ice chamber near its bottom, a plurality of links having one end pivotally secured to said bars in spaced apart posit-ion, their opposite ends similarly secured to said frame, and triangular plates carried by said bars and located between said links at their lower ends and adapted to contact with said links alternately for limiting the forward and backward movement of said contacted links.

4. An ice container holder comprising a refrigerator having an ice chamber, bars secured in said chamber adjacent its bottom, a plurality of links pivoted at one end in spaced apart pairs secured to said bars, a frame pivotally secured to the other end of said links, triangular plates carried by said bars and between said links, said plates adapted to contact on their inclined edges alternately with certain of said links and limit the movement of said links and guides carried by said frame for guiding the same into and out of the ice chamber.

5. An ice container holder comprising a refrigerator having an ice chamber, bars secured in said ice chamber near its bottom` a plurality of links arranged in pairs and having one end pivotally secured to said bars, a rectangular frame pivotally secured to the other end of said links, a triangular plate carried by each of said bars and between each pair of links and adapted to have its alternate inclined edges contact with certain of said links whereby t-he pivotal movement of said links is limited, an ice container removably carried by said frame, and guides carried by the container and projecting beyond said frame on two sides for guiding the same into and out of said ice chamber, said guides also supporting the container.

i3. An ice container holder comprising a refrigerator having an ice chamber, bars secured to two walls thereof adjacent the bottom of said chamber, a pair of links having oneend pivotally secured to each of said bars, a frame pivotally secured to` the opposite end of said links, an ice container removably carried by said frame, a triangular plate carried by each of said bars and located between the pairs of links carried by each bar and adapted to have their front and rear edges contact alternately with adjacent links for limiting the movement of said links, and guides extending beyond two opposite sides of said frame for guiding the container and frame into and out of said ice chamber.

7. An ice container holder comprising a refrigerator having an ice chamber, parallel bars secured in said ice chamber near its bottom, a frame, a plurality of links arlli) ranged in pairs and having their ends pivotally secured to said bars and fame, a container provided with flanges carried by said frame, triangular plates secured to said bars and adapted to contact on their rear inclined edges with certain of said links for limiting their forward movement and to contact on their front inclined edges with the remaining links to limit their backward movement, and guides carried by said frame and spaced apart therefrom for guiding said frame and container into and out of the ice chamber.

8. An` ice container holder comprising a refrigerator having an ice chamber, bars se cured in said chamber near its bottom, an ice container, a plurality of links, said links having their lower ends pivotally attached to said bars, a frame pivotally carried by the upper ends of said links, said frame adapted to receive and hold the container, and triangular plates carried by said bars and located between the links, said plates adapted to contact on their rear inclined edges with some of said links for limiting the forward movement of the container and holder, and on their front inclined edge with adjacent links for limiting the backward movement of` said container and holder.

9. An ice container holder comprising a refrigerator having an icechamber, a plurality of links arranged in pairs on two sides thereof, said links having their lower ends pivotally secured within the ice chamber, an ice container pivot-ally secured to the opposite ends of said links, triangular plates located within the ice chamber and between the lower ends of said links for limiting thel forward'and backward movement of certain of said links by having their front and rear inclined edges contacting alternately with adjacent links, and guides carried by said ice container for guiding said container-into kand out of the ice chamber. f

l0. An ice container holder comprising a refrigerator having anice chamber, an ice container, bars secured in said ice chamber ynear its bottom, a plurality of. links pivots l1. An ice container holder comprising a refrigerator having an ice chamber, an ice container, and a plurality of links, said links arranged in pairs and having their upper ends vpivotally secured to the container on its sides, their lower ends being pivotally secured within the ice chamber, a triangular plate located within the ice chamber and between the lower end of the pairs of links for limiting the movement thereof by having their front and rear inclined edgesfcontacting alternately withv adjacent links whereby the movement of the ice container into and out of the ice chamber is controlled.

12. An ice container holder comprising a refrigerator having an ice chamber, bars secured insaid ice chamber near its bottom,

an ice container, and a plurality of links arranged in pairs, said links having their lower ends pivotally attachedto said bar, their upper ends pivotally attached to the container, triangular plates interposed between the pairs of links at their lower ends for limiting their movement and the niovement of the container in and out of the ice chamber by having their front and rear inclined edges contacting alternately with adjacent links and guides secured to they container for guiding it in and out of the ice chamber.

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

ennemis F. Mnisnnn. Monirz nniNoLDT.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/266, 62/379, 414/917, 180/68.5
International ClassificationF25D3/04
Cooperative ClassificationF25D3/045, Y10S414/13
European ClassificationF25D3/04A