US 1616085 A
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Feb. 1 1921 M. w. HEATH REFRIGERATOR Filed Odt. 9, 1925 PATENT OFFICE.
MILBOURN W. HEATH, F JESTEBSVILLE, MARYLAND.
Application filed October 9, 1925. Serial m. 61,540.
The present invention relates to a refrigthroufg J edges 0 erator and has for'its principal object to provide a more" compact and convenient structure ofthis nature which is exceedingly simple, comparati'vel inexpensive to manufacture, strong, dura 1e, efficient and reliable in use, and otherwise well adapted to the purpose for which it is designed.
Another important object of the invention is to provide a refrigerator having a casing with an ice receptacle, rotatably mounted therein and provided with shelves for supporting bottles or the like and the casing being provided with a transparent closure for allowing access-to the-bottles or the like and also allowing saidbottles tov be seen from the exterior of the refrigera tor whereby the contents of the refrigerator may be on display and whereby it is possible to obtain easy access thereto.
With the above and numerous other objects in view as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in certain novel features of construction, and in .the combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
In the drawing- Figure 1 is'a front elevation of the refrigerator embodying the features of myinvention, showing aportionof the bottom section broken away to illustrate the interior mechanism, 1
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectionftaken therethrough, and p f Fig. 3 is a horizontal section takenthere- Re erring to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that 5 designates the outer casing which is preferably constructed with four vertical rectan arly disposed walls,'one or which is provi ed with an ope top of the casing 5 .is provide with an opemn I is provided with a downwardly dished center portion 10, from which depends a suitabledrain pipe 11. An "inner casing 12, preferably of cylindrical formation is mounted within the outer casing, rising from the bottom 9 thereof to surround the central dished portion 10. The top 13 of this innehcasing 12 is provided withan open m A stepped flange 15 extends between the the opemn 8; and-14 for the pur'-' pose of forming a cor frame. A dqpr 16 8. The bottom 90f the casing '5 is hinged as at 17 in the door frame 15 and is preferably of a hollow construction containiug suitable insulation 18. A flange '19 extends from a rectangular opening 20 pro Vided in the side of the cylindrical casing 12 and registering with the opening ,6. Ad- Jacent the opening 6, the flange l9 termi nates in a stepped structure 21 formin a doorframe Within the opening 6. In t is door frame 21 there is mountedv a door 22 lunged as at 23,-and provided with spaced transparencies 24. The door 22 may be held closed by any suitable fastening means 25. When this door 22 is, opened, access may be had to the interior of the casing 12 and' when the door is closed, the contents of the casing-12 will be visible throughthe'transp'arency 24. e
A suitable bearingstructure is mounted "on the dished portion 10 of the bottom 9 and includes legs 26 supporting a race 27.
A perforated cylindrical container 28 has a race 29 on its bottom and bearings30 are disposed between the races 27 and 29, thereby rotatablymounting the cylindrical con-.
tainer within the casing 12.. A plurality of vertically spaced annular shelves 31 are dis' posed 'exteriorly about the container 28 and are' braced in relation to each other by rods 32 or in any other suitable manner. Bottles.
or the like areadapted to be received on the shelves. may be placed in the container 28, thereby setting up a circulation betweenthe interior of the container 28 and the interior of the casing 12 for the purpose of cooling the bottles or the like on the shelves 31. As the 7 ice melts in the container 30, the water may drip through the apertures thereof onto the dishedportion 10 of the bottom '9 through the drain pipe 1,1.
v If the'refrigerator is used to cool'bottled goods, it will be seen that they may be very easily placed on -the.shelves 31 and as they are being taken from the refrigerator, the
" container may be turned so as always to display some bottles through the transpar? ency 24 of the, door 22 until they have becomeexhausted. It is apparent that the nature of the goods maybe which is stored in the refrigerator. The vice may be cracked and very easily placed inthe cylindrical ness and convenience of theloperation By opening the door 16, ice
same advantage is true no matter what the now be quite apparent without a more de tailed description thereof. It ,is desired,
however, to point out that the present embodiment of the invention is disclosed mere- 1y by way of example sincein actual prac ticeit attains the features of advantage-enumerated as desirable in the? statement of the invention and the above description. Changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed, or sacrificing any of its advantages. V V
If desired suitable insulating material 35 may' be placed between the inner and outer casings, and about the flange 19. If desired,
' a bevel gear 36 may be fixed to the bottom of the container 28. A shaft 37 with the bevel pinion 38 is operatively associated riorly of the casing 5 so that the container may be rotated without opening the door 22.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is A refrigerator of the class described including a bottom having the central portion thereof dished downwardly, an outer casing rising from the bottom at the outer edge thereof, an inner casing rising from the bottom at the edge of the dished portion, insu- V 'lating material between the casings, an annular race, legs supporting the annular rate above the dished portion, a beveled bearing elements on one side of the beveled gear engaging the race, a pinion in mesh with the beveled gear, a crank on the pinion journaled through the casings, and a cylinder rising from the beveled gear within the mner casing.
MILBOURN W. HEATH.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.