US 1863249 A
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Patented June 14, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ALBERT r. MQBAIRTY, SAMUEL r. wrrrnn, AND o'r'ro 'scnorr, or PHOENIX, ARIZONA" WATER Application fi1ed July 31,
This invention appertains to new and useful improvements in electric coolers and more particularly to a cooler for cooling water and other liquids in a refrigerator.
3' The principal object of this device is to provide a water cooler constructed to ful as a shelf in a refrigerator.
These and other importantobjects and advantages of the invention will be a parent to the reader of the following specilcation.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 represents a front elevational view of a refrigerator equipped with the novel water cooling shelf.
Figure 2 represents a top plan view of the shelf.
Figure 3 represents an edge elevational view of the shelf.
Referring-to the drawings, wherein like numerals designate like parts, it will be seen that the numeral 5 generally refers to a refrigerator of the electrical type, but it is to be understood that this novel shelf can be inbe usefrigerators. I Numeral 6 generally refers to the novel water cooling shelf, while numeral 7 generally refers to the ordinary type of shelf, it" being understood however that any number of the water coolingshelvesfi can'be installed in place of the ordinary shelves 7.
Numeral 8 represents the usual removable cover for the refrigeratorwith packing 9 in terposed between the cover and the top of the refrigerator box. Numeral 10 represents a pressure feed line for the water which extends preferably through a panelling in the,
back side, into the interior of the refrigerator box and depends down to connect to the coil of the cooler proper as at 11.
Numeral 12 represents a coil,' the convolutions of which are substantially rectangular, and this coil continues inwardly assuming a ther types of re-.
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volution at its portion opposed to the joints '11 is offset as at 17 so that the inlet end portion of the coil 12 is on a line with a portion of the same convolution at a point where it merges into the circuit convolution.
It will also be observed that the inner end of the coil is offset'downwardly as at 18 so that the outlet tube 14 will be beneath the shelf and will not interfere with articles placed upon the shelf,
Obviously, water in circulating through this tube will be cooled and can be drawn off through the faucet 15 with ease.
While the foregoing specification sets forththe invention in specific terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape,'size, and materials may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter.
1. A shelf for refrigerators comprising a coil of tubular material, a water inlet and a water outlet, said outlet being provided with a faucet, the outer convolution of the tubular ,material being offset at the point where it tures.
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flat plane and connects at its, inner end, as at v 13 to the outlet tube 14:, which also extends upwardly and out through a panelingin the packing 9 to connect to a faucet 15.
The corner portions of these convolutions of the tube 12 are connected by metallic-straps 16 and it will be observed that the second 'con-