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Publication numberUS1633588 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 28, 1927
Filing dateApr 30, 1923
Priority dateApr 30, 1923
Publication numberUS 1633588 A, US 1633588A, US-A-1633588, US1633588 A, US1633588A
InventorsEdward Klinenberg
Original AssigneeEdward Klinenberg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ice-cream cabinet
US 1633588 A
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My invention relates to merchandising, and more specifically to an improved cabinet for housing and handling brick 1ce cream.

In the retail selling of brick ice cream, the.

a cartons containing the bricks are ordinarily placed in a-container in a pile, and subse-' quently removed one by one as they are sold. If the entire contents of the container has not been sold when the next supply arrives,

: the new brioks'are apt to be deposited on top of the old ones. In this way, unless the retailer is very conscientious in the matter, the bricks atthe bottom of the container may often remain therefor several days or even l5 weeks before they are sold. Obviously, the

inferior quality of the old brick when it is sold injures the reputation, not only of the retailer, but of the manufacturer. There is also the more serious possibility of injury -2 to the consumer. t 4

.According -to my invention, the bricks move into and out of storage continuously in the same direction, so that there is no possibility of selling one days delivery until the delivery of the previous day has been sold, in the absence of a deliberate intention to that effect on the part of the retailer. Furthermore, the space occupiedby the device required, is not greater than that previ- 80 ously required for the storing devices of the prior art. Cabinets according to my invention are also much easier to fill and take care of than those of the prior art. I

The difliculty in handling articles of as small structural strength as cartons containing quart bricks of ice cream, is believed to have hindered development along this line heretofore. Most of the mechanisms available for dispensing an object from the bottom of a pile, would be either certainv or very a t to deform, crush or mangle the carton. n essential prerequisite of success is, therefore, mechanisms that will handle objects of the particular characteristics involved without injury. 7

Further objects and advantages .of the invention will become apparent as the description proceeds. In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a cabinet according to the invention;

Figure 2 is a longitudinal section through the lower portion of the device with t e slide partly drawn out;

Figure 3 is a similar section through the of the magazines.

tentire container in the normal closed lon; Figure 4 is an enlarged perspective .of one.

Figure 5 is a partial section on line 5-5,; of Figure 3; I v

1 gigure 6 is an enlarged perspective-of the s1e; Fig. 7 is a rear elevation of the structure shown in Fig. 6; and

Fig. 8 is an enlarged detail perspective from the rear of the lower portion of a magazlne.

'In the embodiment of the invention selected for illustration, the I cabinet body proper comprises insulating walls 10 of any suitable or preferred type. Resting on the bottom of this first enclosure, is an L-shaped, watertight housing comprising a horizontal passageway 12 communicating with the bottom of the vertical container 14. Spaced from the bottom of the housing are a lu-- rality of shelves 16 and 18, the end she ves 16 comprising a simple angle bent back again at 20 to define a slot for receiving'and gu ding the edge of the withdrawing slide 22; and the intermediate shelves 18 comprismg two sect-ions similar to. the end shelves 16 placed back to back and formed of a single piece of material. A plurality of magazines rest on the shelves 16 and 18.

The space between the housing and the insulating wall 10 is preferabl filled with ice or other refrigerants and eao magazine may be filled with cartons 26, each containing one quart brick of ice cream, either by dropping the bricks into the magazine, or by re- 7 moving the magazines from the container,

filling them with bricks and replacing them. Each slide 22 is depressed centrally at 28 and cut away at its rear end to leave projections 3O bent to form sleeves in which the pintle 32 of the pivoted target is supported. This tar et comprises a simple strip of sheet metal twisted at 36 throu h 90 degrees about 'its own axis, and is he (i in the position e obvious that as the slide is pushed p with satisfactory rigidity, the .thick inaulatingblock 46 having tapered faces adapted to fit accurately in the aperture provided therefor in the front wall 10.

f Container 14*i'sprovided with an individfall on end. Brace 63 ual cover 48, and a wooden lpr other suitable ";insulating cover is supported on walls 10.

the rear wall ofthe housing, suitable brackets 52 and 54 are provided.

To hold magazines- 24 properly spaced from Referring now to Figs. 4-and 8 it will be seen that each magazine is a simple, integral piece of sheet metal bent to form a rear wall 56, two side walls 58 and front flanges 60 ex- I tending inwardl to guide and retain the carton 26. At t e top brace63 serves as a bail for picking up the entire magazine and flanges 60 are cut away to leave a space for the insertion of the bricks. I have found that dropping the bricks in from the top is relatively unsatisfactory as they are apt to revents an attempt to drop them in vertica ly, and sli in them in above the upper ends of flanges 60 rings the rear end against the back of the maga-' zine to hel keep the brick from turning on end. A ter only a verylittle use of-the device the operatorcan slip the bricks very quickly into the ma azines and none of them will ever fall on en At the bottom, flanges 60 terminate at brace 62, -high enough to leave a space for exit of the bottom carton, which carton rests on inturned flanges 64 at the bottom of the magazine. The rear wall is notched at .66 for passage of the target 34.

It will be apparent that I have provided a very simple and compact device, which will automatically insure against the sale of stale e it to support.

spacer magazine and horizontal leg ice cream," a's' well as", being more .convenient for the retailer to handle. Furthermore, the distance through which the bottom carton must be pulled to withdraw it from the cabinet is smallenough, compared with the dimensions ofthecarton itself, so that the for the operator to stand in isfample to per:

the carton.

usual space in front of the cabinet provided Without further elaboration, the forego- I ing will so fully explain the gist of my invention, that others may, by applying current knowledge, readily adapt the same for use under various conditions of service, with-.

out eliminating certain features which may properly be said to constitute the essential. 6

items of novelty involved, which items are intended to be defined and secured to me by'the following claim.

I claim I In a dispensing cabinet for bricks of ice cream in cartons, in combination, outer insulating walls, inner container walls spaced therefrom, a water tight lateral passageway out from the bottom ofsaid container, a pluof shelves in said passageway ex-' ralit tending across the bottom of said container, a plurality of magazines in said container resting on said shelves, a plurality of slides, one below each magazine, said shelves having an upwardly, extending portion which acts as a spacer between said ortions, the

horizontal legs of each shelf aving their free edges reversely bent to form .a guide for said slides.

In witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name this 27th day of A ril, 1923.


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U.S. Classification221/131, 62/378, 221/269, 221/270, 62/464
International ClassificationF25D3/00, F25D3/04, A47F1/10, A47F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F1/10, F25D3/04
European ClassificationA47F1/10, F25D3/04