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Publication numberUS1981730 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 20, 1934
Filing dateJun 12, 1933
Priority dateJun 12, 1933
Publication numberUS 1981730 A, US 1981730A, US-A-1981730, US1981730 A, US1981730A
InventorsFrancis Hawkins Edmund
Original AssigneeFrancis Hawkins Edmund
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Water cooler
US 1981730 A
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Nov. 20, 1934. E. F. HAwKlNs WATER COOLER Filed June 12, 1955 Patented Nov. 20, 1934 UNiTEo STATES PATENT OFFICE WATER COOLER Edmund Francis Hawkins, Evansville, Ind. Application June 12, 1933,y Serial No. 675,508

1 Claim. (Cl. 257-122) This invention relates to a water lcooler and to, while the external end 22 of the pipe 20 has '-f has for an object to provide an improved water a Water discharge line 23 secured thereto which cooler which is especially intendedto be connected discharge line 23 leads to the household water between the city water main and the household pipe, or to such other pipe from which it may be f, water pipe so that the supply of water entering "desired to draw a supply of cooled water.

' the house may be diverted therethrough so that A plug 24 is threaded to the cap 16 and may be il the water may be sufficiently cooled for drinking used for releasing air from the pipe or cylinder purposes or when delivered to refrigerating ma- 11 when the water cooler is being placed into chines-will need less refrigeration in cooling the operation.

l water to the desired lower temperature. In assembling the water cooler l0 the cylinder 65 As is well known, well water is always cool be- 1l and the conical cap 13 may be forced into the cause of the fact that it is drawn from the earth earth 25 in any suitable manner as by a pile driver, at a fairly great depth where it remains quite cool a suitable temporary cap or plug being used to even though the temperature of the atmosphere protect the top or an excavation maybe made i i may be quite hot. With this invention the city in the earth 25 suihcient to admit the cylinder 11. 70

dweller may have his water supply for his house The cap 16 with the discharge 20 and bell 21 in -z cooled in the same manner, making use of the place therein as well as the supply line 18 is then natural cooling properties of the earth at a conthreaded onto the cylinder or pipe l1. The line siderable depth, say from ten to twenty feet or 11 then discharges the water when connected to 20 more below the surface of the earth so as to cool Y the city water main through the U 19 upwardly 75 his water supply to a comfortable drinking temso as to keep the warm water at the top and allow perature. it to sink to the bottom .as it is cooled by the sur- A further object of this invention is to provide rounding earth 25. When a, supply of water is a water cooler which will extend a considerable I discharged through the discharge line 23 it comes depth, ten, twenty or thirty feet into the earth,` 'through the discharge pipe 20 and enters the same 80 and which is so constructed that the water enterat the bottom of the bell 21, thus assuring that 1. ing the same from the city main will enter near none of the warmer water above the bottom of the top thereof while the Water being withdrawn v the bell 21 can be drawn therein. The pressure for use in the household will bewithdrawn from yin the city water pipe coming through pipe 18 the cooled portion near the bottom of the cooler. forces the water out throughdischarge pipe 20 and 85 With the foregoing and other objects in view, discharge line 23. ,f as will hereinafter become apparent, this inven- Inasmuch as the cylinder or pipe 11 may be tion comprises the constructions, combinations, twenty to thirty feet in depth or any desired and arrangements of parts, hereinafter set forth, depth, it will be apparent that the bottom of the ,claimed and illustrated in the accompanying Avcylinder 1'1 will be below the water line of the 90 drawing: surrounding earth 25 thereby assuring that the In the drawing: i r bottom portion of the cylinder 11 will be kept con- Figure 1 is a sectional View of the cooling detinuously cool in the same manner that the water vice showing the same in the earth. in a deep well is kept continuously cool.

. Figure 2 is a sectional View taken on the line It is to be understood from the forms of this 95 2-2 of Figure 1. invention herewith shown and described that they ,f The water cooler shown at 10; comprising this rare to be taken as preferred examples of the same,

invention, consists of a pipe ll from six to twelve and that various changes in the shape, size and inches in diameter more or less and from .ten to arrangement of parts may be resorted to without thirty feet in length mOI'e 01' less. The lOWei end departing from the spirit of the invention or they 100 12 of the pipe l1 has a cone shaped cap 13 secured Scope r0f ythe subjoined claim.

thereto in any suitable manner as for instance by Having thus described my invention, I claim: means threaded thereOn aS et 14- The upper end As an article of manufacture, a water cooler, 15 0f the pipe 11 iS ClOSed by a Cep 16 thledded comprising a cylinder adapted to be forced into thereto as at 17. A pipe 18 connected at one'end the earth, a, Water Supp1y line leading t0 the top 105 t0 the City Water main iS Secured through tPhe Cap of said cylinder, and a water discharge line leadf- 16 and terminates in a U 19. A discharge pipe ing from the bottom of said cylinder, said water 20 threaded to the cap 16 penetrates close to the supply line terminating in an upwardly turned U bottom of the pipe or cylinder 11 where it termiadjacent the top 0f the cylinder whereby to dinates in an open bell 21 threadedly secured thererect the incoming water against the top of a 110 diameter of said bell being slightly less than the internal diameter of said cylinder, a conical penetrating cap secured to the bottom of said cylinder, said conical cap permitting said cylinder to be forced into the earth.


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U.S. Classification165/45, 62/260, 165/142
International ClassificationF25D1/00, F25D1/02
Cooperative ClassificationF25D1/02
European ClassificationF25D1/02