|Publication number||US1687149 A|
|Publication date||Oct 9, 1928|
|Filing date||Aug 10, 1927|
|Priority date||Aug 10, 1927|
|Publication number||US 1687149 A, US 1687149A, US-A-1687149, US1687149 A, US1687149A|
|Inventors||Rose Shauer, Shauer Louis S|
|Original Assignee||Rose Shauer, Shauer Louis S|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (20), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Oct. 9, 1928. r 1,687,149
L. S. SHAUER ET AL REFRIGERATOR REVOLVING RECEPTACLE Filed Aug. 10, 1927 mvENToRs LOUL': asneuak.
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Patented Oct. 9, 1928;
U NIT E D S T A TESH PATENT OFFICE.
LOUIS S. SHAUER AND ROSE SHAUER, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
REFRIGERATOR REVOLVING BECEPTACLE.
Our invention is a refrigerator revolving receptacle.
An object of our invention is the construction of a refrigerator with'a revolving receptacle, that is, with shelves which revolve or may be revolved to facilitate placing articles in the refrigerator and removing them therefrom. 7 Another object of our invention in a revolving receptacle suitable for a refrigerator, is in supporting each of. the shelf-like receptacles from the walls of a cooling chamber of ,a refrigerator, and having these shelves or receptaclessupported in a manner to allow them to be revolved. lhe person inserting or removing things from the shelves being enabled to revolve any one ormore of the shelflike receptacles.
Another object of our invention is constructing the supports for a rectangular shaped cooling chamber with the supports fitting in the corners and adapted to support small articles, and with the shelves constructed circular and resting on the corner suptheir being a suitable inter-connection between the supports and the shelves to force the shelves in a rotary movement, such shelves being preferably mounted on the ball and socket construction.
In constructing our invention We use a rectangular bracket which may fit in the corners of a rectangular cooling chamber of a refrigerator, and this bracket has an arcuate rim to retain articles placed on the bracket. Centrally the bracket is provided with an extension or flange with sockets having balls mounted therein. The shelves or receptacles having a ring or the like on the under surface, such ring having an annular groove forming a ball race and engaging the balls retained in the sockets on the an annular plate supported by the ring and with a rim outside of the plate to prevent articles from falling off the shelf or receptacle. The center portion of the shelf being preferably made of foraminated materialsuch as a woven mesh fabric of metal.
Our invention in its various aspects will more readily be understood from the followin description and drawings, in which:
igure 1 is a pers ective view of a refriging chamber opened.
Figure 2 is a horiz ontal or plan view of one of the shelvesvor receptacles showing the supporting bracket.
bracket. The shelves have App1ication filed August 10, 1927. Serial-No. 211,951.
Figure 3 is a diagonal vertical section on the line 33 of Figure 2 in the direction of the arrows- I Figure 4 is a plan view of the bracket with the shelf or tray removed.
Figure 5 is an underneath View of the re volving shelf or tray.
Figure 6 is an enlarged detail on the line 3-3 of Figure 2 showing the mounting of the bracket and the connection of the trays to such bracket.
The bracket used in our construction is designated by the numeral 11 and is substantial- 1y rectangular in "shape, fitting in the corners of the cooling compartment 12 of the refrigerator 13, the central part being open. The
bracket preferably has upwardly extending rims on the two sides and the back and is without a rim on the front. There are a series of segmental arcuate rims 15, which,
if desired, may be made continuous into one rim. These rlms allow articles such as bottles to be inserted in the corners of the bracket and retained thereon. The floor 16 of the bracket, is preferably perforated at the cornersas indicated at 17. It is, however, advisable to have the rim discontinuous in the front so that articles may readily be insorted on the trays, as hereunder described.
' Internally the bracket has an arcuate flange or extension 19 preferably in the same plane as the floor 16, and has cups 20 supported -in apertures 21. Each cup is illustrated as having a small flange 22 hearing on the arcuate extension or flange 19, and in each cup there is mounted a ball 23. The bracket may be secured to the side walls of the cooling chamber by means of screws 24 or by a series of ins 25 on which the bracket rests. It is to e understood that the sup ortin screws 9 and the pins may be place at ifierent heights in the coolinv chamber so that the revolving trays or shelves may be of different elevations. I
Each of the shelves ortrays is designated by the numeral 26 and is constructed with an annular plate 27 having an upstanding rim 28. The center part of the tray is constructed of foraminated material such as wired gauze or other woven wire material indicated at 29, and secured by means of a gripping flange 30, to the annular plate 27 (see Figure 6). I A metal ring 31 is secured to the under side of the annular plate 27 fitting against a downi wardly extending flange 32. This ring has a roove 33 forming a ball race in which the of our revolving trays, shelves or receptacles 1 is substantially as follows. After the brackets have been suitably positioned, the trays are mounted thereon with the balls of each of the brackets engaging in the groove or ball race of each ofthe trays. This allows the trays to be readily rotated, for although'the balls are held in a fixed position relative to the brackets, they may rotate in thecups of such brackets and allow rolling or paritial rolling or-sliding of the ring 33 of the trays on the balls. This allows the trays to be rotated either direttion, facilitating placing supplies on the traysandthe removal of supplies therefrom.' It is desirable that a section of the rim 28 be omitted as indicated at 34, as when this part is facing the front of the cooling chamber, articles may be more readily placed on the trays and removed there from than when the rim is continuous and when the tray is rotated, so that this section is covered by the rims 15 of the bracket, or is adjacent the walls of the cooling chamber, articles are prevented from, falling off the revolving trays.
It is apparent that the brackets and the trays may be made in different character from that set forth, and these may be, if desired, of solid material; and in addition, the balls, instead of being mounted in small cups, can be mounted in races which give a somewhat elongated run-wa for the balls on the brackets. Moreover, i desired, the bracket may be constructed to have a continuous runwa so that the balls will not beheld stationar but will allow free rolling of the tray on the bracket without necessitating a slipping action.
Various changes may be made in the prinples of our invention without departing from the spirit thereof, as set forth in the description, drawings and claims.
1. A receptacle comprising in combination a bracket structure, rpctangular in plan and,
eral rim cut away atone section to allow ready.
inserting and removing of articles, the rim on the tray and the segmental rims on the bracket being adjacent each other.
2. A receptacle comprising in combination a bracket structure, rectangular in plan and adapted to be secured to three sides of a rectangular. container, said bracket having a large circular opening in the center and having a horizontal flange adjacent said opening, a series of cups mounted in said flange, each cup having a ball therein, and a circular tray having a circular ring on its under side with a groove therein, forming a ball race, said race engaging the balls inthe cups and allowing rotation of the said tray, the tray having a rim on its periphery cut away at one section to allow ready inserting and re--' moving of articles, and the bracket having a series of segmental arcuate rims concentric. with the rim of the tray and each segment being adjacent one of the corners of the bracket.
. In testimony whereof we have signed our names to this specification.
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|U.S. Classification||108/94, 312/307, 312/305, 108/104, 211/163|