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Publication numberUS163481 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 18, 1875
Filing dateApr 24, 1875
Publication numberUS 163481 A, US 163481A, US-A-163481, US163481 A, US163481A
InventorsPetee Gbay
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in water-coolers
US 163481 A
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Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 163,48 1, dated May 18, 1875; application filed April 24, 1875.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, PETER GRAY, of Cambridge, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented a Tumbler Attachment for Water-Coolers, of which the following is a specification:

This invention relates to a tumbler-holding attachment or dripcup attached to a watercooler or liquid-holding vessel; and consists in the combination, with the base of the watercooler, of a removable or detachable tumblerholder or drip-cup, substantially as herein after described.

Figure l is a side view of a water-cooler with one of my tumbler-holders or drip-cups attached, and Figs. 2 to 6 are modifications thereof.

A is a water-cooler or liquid-holder, having a base, b, adapted to sit 'on a table, 0, or other suitable support. The tumbler-holder or dripcnp d is removably attached to, and when attached is supported by, the base I) of the cooler, and is located directly under the faucet c. The cup or holder may be of any proper shape and size to fit the cooler or liquid-holding vessel. In Fig. l a tongue, f, projecting from the cup or holder at enters a slot, g, made in the base I), and pins h from the cup or holder rest against the bottom of the base. In Fig. 2 the tongue f enters an opening, g, in a piece, '5, secured to the bottom of the cooler. In Fig. 3 two projections adapted to springtoward each other enter eyes Z, attached to the base I). In Fig. 4 two projections from the sides of the cup or holder enter eyes or loops m. In Fig. 5 the tongue is slotted, and tits over a projection or turn-button attached to the base. In Fig. 6 a strip of metal, a, is secured in a vertical position about the lower edge of the cooler, and a hook, 0, on the cup or holder hooks over it. In all these modifications there is illustrated the same inventionviz., a removable tumbler-holder or drip-cup supported by the cooler.

Having described my invention, I claim- The combination, with a water cooler or liquid-holder, of a removable tumbler-holder or drip-cup attached'tmand sustained by, the cooler, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB67D1/16