|Publication number||US2191918 A|
|Publication date||Feb 27, 1940|
|Filing date||Oct 15, 1938|
|Priority date||Oct 15, 1938|
|Publication number||US 2191918 A, US 2191918A, US-A-2191918, US2191918 A, US2191918A|
|Inventors||Stadtfeld Jacob A|
|Original Assignee||Donald Colvin|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (17), Classifications (13)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Patented Feb.27, 1940 I 2,191,918
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,191,918 DISPENSING DEVICE Jacob A. Stadtfeld, San Francisco, Calif., assignor to Donald Colvin, San Franciscm Calif.
Application October 15, 1938, Serial No. 235,271 4 Claims. (01. 225-1) The present invention relates to improvements Figure 2 a horizontal section taken along line in liquid dispensing devices and has reference IIII of Figure 1, and principally to means for dispensing liquid from Figure 3 a modified bottle holder. bottles into glasses under desired conditions. While I have shown only the preferred form 1 The invention is intended particularly for the of my invention, I wish to have it understood 5 dispensing of beer from comparatively large botthat various changes or modifications may be tles, say one-half gallon or a full gallon in size, made within the scope of the claims hereto atinto individual glasses under conditions approxitached without departing from the spirit of the mating the dispensing of beer from kegs or barinvention.
r815? In its preferred form my invention comprises 10 Kegs or barrels can be economically used for a receptacle I, preferably rectangular in form beer dispensing in larger sizes only, and the and comprising a bottom 2, a rear wall 3, a front owner of a restaurant or tavern often finds himwall 4, side walls 5 and 6 and a top I which latter self in a position where, due to fluctuating deis formed with a suitable door 8 hinged at 9 to v mand, the beer in a keg or barrel, once opened, give access to the interior from above. All walls" 15 grows stale and goes to waste. and doors are suitably insulated to reduce heat In the present invention it is proposed to place exchange between. the inside of the receptacle at the disposal of the restaurant owner or innand the outside.
keeper containers of smaller dimensions which The receptacle is preferably divided into two allow him to better gauge the supply to the eXistcompartments I0 and II' by means of a ver- 0 ing demand and to still offer the advantages of tical partition l2 which may also be made of intaste and quality inherent in beer served from sulating material. The rear compartment ll acthe barrel. j commodates preferably two dry ice containers l3 More particularly it is proposed to provide and M which maybe interconnected by a valved 85 means for mounting a bottle of beer or other conduitlti.
beverage in inverted position in areceptacle with A suitable liquid cooling medium, such as brine a faucet connection on the outside of the recepor low freezing oil indicated at It is made to tacle allowing the beer to be withdrawn from the circulate through a cooling coil I! in the front lower end of the bottle. compartment so as to keep the latter cool. The
i 80 It is further proposed to provide means wheresupply of dry ice may be renewed through caps by a new bottle may be quickly substituted for an [8 of suitable construction.
empty bottle without danger of spilling any of The'front wall 4 of the receptacle has a door 20 the contentsth'ereof. mounted on a horizontal hinge 2! so as to be ,It is further proposed to provide ,means for movable between vertical closing position indi- I maintaining a Suitable low p ure in the cated in full lines and substantially upright open' 35 receptacle. position indicated in dotted lines. The bottles Another purpose of the invention is to use dry 22, whi h i th example shown, are four in ice as a coo in e um and at the Same time to number, are attached to the inner face of the use carbon d o e gas liberated by the grad a door so asto occupy an inverted position, with 1 40. yi e of h y ice pressure means or neck down, when the door is closed, and a sub- 40 expelling the beer from the bottle and as a means stantially pri ht position when the door is for carbonating the beer in the bottle. 9 opened for exchange of bottles.
And finally it is proposed to provide an in- A'sseen'in open position, the door is provided stallation whereby the faucet connection and the with a plurality of brackets 23, one for each bot- .dry' ice connection are established in a single tle, near its hinged edge and each bracket has a' operation and as a mere incident to the insertion screw 2:; threaded therethrou gh which bears on of the bottle. 1 a suitableplatformor base 25 for. adjustably sup- Furtherand other objects of the invention will orting the same. v appear as the specification proceeds. i In spaced relation to the base, so as to'accom The preferred form of my invention is illus modate a bottle therebetween, is mounted a bottrated in the accompanying drawing in which: tle stopper 26 which is supported in alined rela- Figure 1 shows a vertical section through my tion with thescrew 24, on the end of a cenapparatus with the bottle in finalposition and trally disposed conduit 21 which latter has an' 5 with a loading position indicated in dotted lines, intermediate section v2 8 supported in the door, i
and is provided, at its outer end, with a dispensing faucet 29.
The dispensing faucet is thus presented on the opposite face of the door from that of the bottle and occupies an inverted position when the door is open, as shown in dotted lines. The conduit extends through the stopper so that the liquid may flow therethrough when'the bottle is inverted.
Flexible tubes 39 of small diameter connect the upper parts of the dry ice container with metallic tubes 3! extending centrally through the stoppers and the inner ends of the conduits into the bottles and within close proximity to the bottoms thereof.
While each bottle stopper may, of course, be individually connected to the conduit and the dry ice, I preferably arrange the stoppers in.
pairs, providing each conduit 21 -with two branches, as at 33 and each tube with similar branches indicated at 32.
The door may be held in open position during the loading operation by any suitable means as by the hook 3d.
The operation of my apparatus is as follows: For loading, the door 20 is swung into open position as shown in the .dotted lines in Figure 1.
The screw24 is loosened which causes the base25 to recede. The bottle, which has been previously installed, is then withdrawn, by a slight tilting and downward movement which causes it to clear the base and which causes the neck to move sufiiciently bendable and flexible to allow the botstopper, and means for moving the base and the this respect.
downward along the tube 3i, the latter being tle neck to clear the base.
For insertion of a fresh bottle the originalclosure ordinarily provided is first removed and the open neck of the bottle is guided over the tube 31 toward the stopper, which is preferably frustoconical in form, until it engages therewith, at which time the bottom of the bottle may be swung over the base, which latter is preferably shaped,
by flanges-35 or otherwise, to center the'bottle. Tightening of the screw now forces the base upward and tightens the engagement between the stopper and the bottle neck.
It will be noticed that this'entire operation is carried out while the bottle'occupies an upright position and withoutany danger of. spilling the contents thereof.
After all the bottles, or anyxidesiredhumber,
have thus been inserted, the door is swung downward-into the full-line'closed position of Figure 1. This operation inverts-thebottles and the contents thereof may nowbe easily'idrained by opening the faucetr29.
At the same time carbon dioxide-gas is delivered into the bottle above theliquid to keep the latter fresh and under pressure. The circulation .of the'brine or oil in the coil [7. tends ,tokeep the frontchamber cool. a A latch 35 may be used for holding the door in closed position.
The two dry ice containersare interconnected by the valvedconduitv l5 which may be shutoff when it is desired to fill one, upon opening the door 8 and removing the cap i8. v It is apparentthat my device may. beused for the dispensing of any other beverage or liquid as well. as. beer, and I do not wish to .This application embodies. certain improve-- ments over the device shown in' co-pending application, Serial No.'165,069, filed September 22,
Referring now to Figure 3, it will be noted that tending through the door and having a faucet on be limited in I have provided a bracket 23' on the inner face. of the door 20. This bracket has secured thereto a platform 25' by means of a pin and slot connection 26'. For moving the platform upon the bottle 22, I make use of an eccentric 24', 5 which has an operating handle 2'5 extending therefrom. It will be understood that the platform 25' is intended for forcing the bottle 22 I upon a stopper (not shown) in thesame manner tle presented upwardly while the door is open so 20 as to cause the door to reverse the bottle into inverted position with the discharge end of the bottle disposed downwardly when the door is closed,
a conduit extending from the discharge end of the bottle and having a faucet on the opposite' side of the door.
2. In combination, a swingable door mounted on a horizontal-axis for movement between'two substantially vertical positions, whereby the faces of the door may be transposed and inverted, a bottle supporting base and a bottle stopper mounted upon one face of the door in spaced relation to each other for receiving a bottle therebetween, a bottle disposed between said base and stopper relative to each other for urging the open end of the bottle'upon the stopper, the mounting means for the stopper including a conduit exthe opposite side of the door.
3. In combination, a swingable door mounted on a horizontal axis for movement between two substantially vertical positions, whereby the faces of the door may be transposed-and inverted, a
bottle supporting. base and a bottle stopper' ris mounted upon one faoe'of the door in spaced relation to each other for receiving a bottle there- 1 between,a bottle disposed between said base and stopper, and means for moving the base and the stopper relative to each other for urging the open -5Q" end of the bottle upon the stopper, the mounting means for the stopper including a conduit ex tending through the door andhaving a faucet.
on the opposite side of the door, the faucet hav- H ing-a spout opening in the same, direction as the-55 bottle neck. 7
4. In combination, a receptacle having a door in a vertical wall thereof mounted for swinging movement on a horizontal axis between open and; closed positions, a bottle stopper and i a bottle supporting base mounted upon the inner face of the closed "door so as to be presented on the outer face when the door is open and being spaced relativeto each other for receiving a bottle there- 1 5 between and arranged to receive the bottle" in" substantially upright position when thedoo'ris open, a bottle disposed between said baseand "stoppen'thestopper supporting means including a I a conduit extending through the door and hav-ym ing a faucet on the opposite face of the door, wherebythe bottle is turned into inverted position' for dispensing through the faucet when-the door'is closed;
JACOB A. STADTFELD. .17
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|U.S. Classification||222/131, 222/146.5, 222/165, 222/399, 222/173, 222/146.1|
|International Classification||B67D1/08, B67D1/00, B67D1/04|
|Cooperative Classification||B67D1/0857, B67D1/04|
|European Classification||B67D1/08D, B67D1/04|