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Publication numberUS1570009 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 19, 1926
Filing dateJun 15, 1922
Priority dateJun 15, 1922
Publication numberUS 1570009 A, US 1570009A, US-A-1570009, US1570009 A, US1570009A
InventorsJr Albert D Sanders
Original AssigneeBenjamin Electric Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1570009 A
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Jan. 19 1926.


REFRIGERATOR FiledV June 15 1922 .NIIIIIWWWW HT'PURNEYE Patented Jan. 19, 1926.q




"Appnmmn ma June 15, 1922. serial No. 568,395.

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v Be it known that I, ALDERT D. SANDERS, J r., a citizen of the United States, residing at Evanston. in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Refrigerators. of which the following is a full, clear, concise, and exact description. reference being had to the ac-l companying drawing, formingr apart of this l specification.

My invention relates to refrigerators and especially to that class of refrigerators designed for home use, and which are provided with side openlngs which afford easy access.

ing, while warm air rushes in at the upper A part, thus :causing considerable loss of cold l air while the door is open, and as these doors are open quite frequently in use, the ice is melted very rapidly. In my invention I have successfully overcome this and other objec- A tions, and one of the objects of my invention is to provide aV convenient means of inserting and removing articles from the food compartment andat the same time to preve'nt thecold air from ,flowing out of the l refrigerator and the warm air owing in while the articles` are'being removed or inserted.

Another object of my invention is to provide a refrigerator having'means accessible from the side thereofvfor the insertioncr removal of various articles, the said means being arranged to substantially close the openings in the side of therefrigerator while the articles are being inserted or removed. s Another object of my invention is to provide a refrigerator which will be economical, efficient and durable, and cheap to man ufacture. Y Y

Further .objectswill appear from the detailed description to follow and from. the appended claims..

In the drawin of my Ainvention 1s shownc Figure 1 is aperspective view of my invention,oneo f the drawers being removed; Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal section in whichan embodiment` lthe opening V24 1n taken on aline corresponding to Aline 2 2 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on a line corresponding to line 3-3 of Fig.v 2:

Fig. 4 isa perspective view of one of the drawers; and

Fig. 5 is a sectional perspective view through one of the drawer fronts showing the sealing means for reventing the cold air from escaping around the openings or the warm air from entering the refrigerator. Referring now to the drawings in detail, in my invention, as illustrated. I provide a wooden casing or cabinet 10, having a bottom and side walls, and provided with :i top 11 secured thereto, `and arranged to be used as a table. A suitable lining 12, preferably of Iiiameled/sheet metal, is located within the casing-and spaced from theiwalls thereof, thespace between the lining and the walls being filled with a suitable heat-insulating packing 1B.

An ice chamber 14, having a bottom 15 and side walls' 16, is arranged to' contain ice,-

the bottom 15 being provided with a suitable cold air outlet 17, the ice being supported `on a rack 18 spaced from the bottom 15. The side walls 16 are provided with the air inlets 19. The food compartment 20 is arranged around the ice chamber, as illustrated. The ice chamber 14 is provided with a door 21 having the usual refrigerator lock 22. Drawers 23 are arranged in the food compartment as shown, and are inserted through `the openings 24,.,and are also provided with suitable refrigerator locks, as 'illustrated. Y

Suitable angle irons 25 are secured to the lining 12 for the purpose of supporting` the drawers 23. A drain'pipe 26 is provided, extending through the bottom ofthe refrigerator and connected with the ice chamber in the usual manner. "il, f

One of the drawers 23. is 'illustrated in Figure 4, and is provided with a'. bottom 27 and side walls 28, formed of a comparatively heavy wire screen, :Ls-illustrated, but'may bee formed of any suitable framinouslaterial,

such as rforated sheet metal. .The end 29.

referably made of enand arranged` to close theA casing when the fv the rawer is ameled sheet meta loe drawer is pulled out until the u wardly extending portion 29* engages the nt'oi the refrigerator above the opening 24. The front end 30 of the drawer is made of wood, as illustrated in Figure 5, and is provided with a flange v31, havin a suitable gasket 32 secured thereon for tie purpose of providing an air tight connectlon between the drawer front and the casing. A movable partition 33, preferably made of enameled sheet metal, is located in the drawer andv supported on the side walls 28, and is arranged to close the drawer opening 24 when the drawer is partially drawn out, and is arranged to be moved to any desired location in the drawer. Strips 34 are secured to the bottom of the drawer, as shown in Figure 4, and are arranged to slide on the angle irons 25 on which the drawer'is supported.

In this construction, the circulation of cold air in the refrigerator is from the ice chamber downwardly through the opening 17, in the direction of the arrow, then in an upwardly direction through the food compartment 20, around the sides ofthe ice chamber and through the openings 19 in the side walls 16; the bottom and side walls of the drawers being formed of foraminous material, allow an'unobstructed current of air around any of the articles placed inthe refrigerator.`

The drawers may be of different heights to provide room for various articles, such as milk bottles, etc.

In the construction, as illustrated, when a drawer is partially pulled out, the partition 33 substantially closes the opening 24 thereby preventing the loss of any cold air except that contained in the front end of the drawer. W'hen the drawer is pulled out to its limit the end 29 and thereby prevents. an;r further loss of cold air. The drawer openings 24 are comparatively small and there is no oppor- .that it ma closes the opening 24 Y plete y removed fromthe refrigerator, forV any great amount of cold air to flow out o`f the opening and warm air to go in its place.

lVhile I have shown and described a prac tical form of my invention, it is obvious be embodied in other forms covered an defined by the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is l. In a refrigerator the combination of a casmg having a food chamber and an lce chamber therein. drawers in said food chamber and accessible from the side thereof, said drawers having non-foraminous ends and a movably adjustable partition of nonforaminous material supported in said drawer.

2. A food receptacle for refrigerators having a bottom and side walls formed of fo- -rammous material, ends in said food receptacle formed of non-foraminous material, and a. movable partition in said food receptacle formed of non-foraminous material, said partition being removably supported on the side walls of said food receptacle.

A food receptacle for refrigerators. the body of said receptacle being formed of wire, and a movable non-foraminous partition in said food receptacle, said food receptacle having non-foraminous ends.

4. AA drawer for refrigerators comprising a body portion formed of foraminous material, ends in said drawer formed of nonforaminous material, and a movable artition in said drawer, said partition formed of non-foraminous material.,y

In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name.

A. H. SANDERS., J n.

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U.S. Classification62/382, 312/213, 220/486, D15/86, 312/296, D08/DIG.100, 220/494, 312/348.1, 99/427, 62/424, 62/414, 62/459, 62/DIG.110
International ClassificationF25D17/04, F25D25/02
Cooperative ClassificationY10S62/11, F25D2400/08, F25D25/025, F25D17/04
European ClassificationF25D17/04, F25D25/02C2