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Sept. 18, 1928.
E. SWEDMAN REFRIGERATOR Filed Jan. 18. 1928 Patented Sept. 18, 1928.
UNITED STATES 1,684,563 Pari-:Nrv OFFICE.
ENOCH SWEDMAN, 0F ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, ASSIGNOR TO SEEGER REFBIGERATOB COMPANY, A CORPORATION OF MINNESOTA. i
Application led January 18, 1928. Serial No. 247,597.
This invention relates to refrigerators and is particularly adapted to the means of supporting a moisture tray or pan in close proximity to a refrigerating unit in the refrigerator.
A feature of the invention resides in a simple removable supporting means for a moisture pan which is formed by a loop or yoke member made of wire or other suitable material bent in a manner to form a loop to provide a track for the moisture pan so that the moisture pan can be easily slid out from under the refrigerating'unit to remove the pan or to replace it when it is desired. t
.An important feature of the invention resides in a simple means of supporting a moisture pan closely to the refrigerating unit in the form of a frame which is removably held within the refrigerator and which forms a support upon which a moisture pan can slide so that it can be removed or held in operative position to collect the moisture from the refrigerating unit when the same is defrigerated.
Itis also a feature of the invention to provide a removable support for a moisture pan which can be removed in its entirety leaving the space below the refrigerating unit to be easily cleaned and of such a construction as to provide a supporting means which permits the cold air to pass freely down from the refrigerating unit without being retarded by the supporting means.
These features and other objects will be more clearly and fully set forth in the specification and claims.
In the drawings forming part of this invention:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a refrigerator showing my moisture pan and supporting means associated with the refrigerating unit.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of a portion of the inside of a refrigerator showing the adaptation of my pan support and the pan held thereby.
Figure 3 is a diagrammatic perspective view showing the moisture pan and support partially separated.
Figure 4 is a sectional view on the line 4 4 of Figure 3.
Figure 5 illustrates the supporting loop removed from the refrigerator.
Figure 6 shows a different form of the supporting loop.
Figure 7 shows another form of supporting loop which may be employed.
-In the drawings the refrigerator R is of any type and is adapted to contain a refrigerating unit A. This unit is of the automatic type where it is operated in a manner to provide the refrigeration for the refrigerator R.
I provide a moisture collecting pan B which 1s adapted to be held in close proximity to the refrigerator unit A. by the loop or frame support C.
The loop frame C is adapted to be held by the hook members 10 within the refrigerator lining. The loop frame C is made' of wire or other suitable material to form a single mem ber extendingin a complete loop having side rail portions 11 and a back portion 12. The loop C is formed with offset front portions 18 projecting outwardly from each side of the .rail portions 11 and in one form the loop C 1s provided with a connecting member '14 which projects up from the olfset portion 13 and extends across the front of the loop frame C. f
In this manner I provide a loop frame for supporting the moisture pan as illustrated in Figures 1, 2 and 3, so that the side edges 15 of the pan rest upon the rail portions 11 to slide back and forth into and out of operative position and so that the pan B can be easily removed. The offset portions 13, together with the upwardly rojecting and connecting fro-nt portion 14 orm an o ening in the front of the supporting loop (l) to permit the pan B to be slid out easily as illustrated in Figures 2 and 3.
My loop frame C may be made with a stop shoulder member 16 extending across the back to prevent the pan B from sliding back too far in the refrigerator and so as to center the pan below the unit A. This is only necessary in certain types of refrigerators and units.
My loop frame C may also be made with an open front portion as illustrated in Figure 7 and in this case the portion 14 is divided, but extends up from the offset portions 13 to provide a front portion adapted to lengage the hook members 10 to properly support the frame below the unit.
In refrigerators today a large majority of the same are equipped with automatic refrigerating units of various types and unless they are equipped with a drain pan B, when the unit is defrigerated the moisture from the frost which is collected on the unit will drip into the refrigerator. It is desirable that the moisture pan be held in a neat and tidy man@ ner so that it can be easily removed, also so that it can be used as a container in close proximity to the refrigerating unit, but not so close or a part thereof as to freeze the contents of the an. M supporting frame loo C accom lislies the desire results in provi ing a rai for supporting the sides of the pan B, permitting the an to slide on the rail and forming a remova le supporting frame loop of a very desirable nature which permits the lining and refrigerator to be cleaned thoroughly about and below the refrigerating umt A.
In accordance with the patent statutes I have described the principles of operation of my removable moisture pan and removable supporting frame loo and while I have illustrated a particular ormation and construction ofthe same, I desire to have it understood that the drawings are only illustrative of a means of carrying out my invention and that variations may be made within the scope of the following claims without departing from the spirit and intent of the invention.
1. A refrigerator including a refrigerating unit and a removable moisture collector and support for said refrigerating unit including a moisture receptacle, and a loop frame for slidably supporting said receptacle in close proximity to the refrigerating unit.
2. A supporting means for amoisture receptacle for a refrigerator including, a removable loop frame adapted to provide a support on which the receptacle hangs from and slides thereon for removal.
3. A support for a moisture receptacle for refrigerating units including, side rails adapted to provide a track for slidably supporting the receptacle, end portions, and
I means for attaching said end portions to removably attach saidV support in a refriger v ator.
6. A support for a moisture receptacle adapted to be associated with a refrigerating unit including, a wire loop frame, a stop shoulder formed in one end of said frame, rails formed in said frame, and offset portions formed in the other end thereof to permit the moisture receptacle to slide .into and out of engagement with said frame.
7. A support for a moisture pan in a refrigerator including, a wire frame, rails formed in saidl frame for slidably receiving the pan with the body of the an hanging below said rails, and an open ront portion formed in said frame to permit the pan to slide out of engagement with said frame.
'8. A refrigerator including, a refrigerating unit, a moisture pan adapted to be positioned closely to said unit, and a support having an oiset formation with side rails for slidably engagin said pan to permit its upper edge to extent? near said unit.
9. A refrigerator having a refrigerating unit, a supporting means for a receptacle including a frame member having side rails positioned near said unit and means for supporting said side rails in a manner to permit a receptacle to slide thereon.
EN OCH SWEDMAN.