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Publication numberUS224202 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 3, 1880
Filing dateSep 9, 1879
Publication numberUS 224202 A, US 224202A, US-A-224202, US224202 A, US224202A
InventorsClement A. Maus
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 224,202. 'Pa-rented Feb. 3, 1880.



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SPECIFICATION forming part of Iietters Patent No. 224,202, dated February 3, 1880. i 'l Application led September 9, 1879.` i

To all whom/t may concern:

Be it known that I, CLEMENT A. MAUs, of Indianapolis, in the county of Marion and State of Indiana, have invented a new and useful Goolin g Attachment for Barrelsl or Casks, of which the following is a specification, refy erence being had to the accompanyingdrawvIo ings.

My invention relates to a device for cooling the contents of a barrel or cask. l

The object of my invention is to provide a cooling chamber or cylinder to contain ice, which is inserted in one head of a barrel or cask and made fastv to theother head with perfectly tight joints, by means of which the contents of the cask or barrel may be kept cool.

My invention consists, mainly, in the coustrnction and arrangement of a cooling-cylinder for holding ice, said cylinder having one end open and funnel-shaped, and ttin g tightly in a tapering hole formed in one head of abarrel or cask, the other end closed and providv ,elevation of a barrel or cask, partially in section, showing the internal arrangement of parts fully. Fig. 2 is a view of the coolingchamber detached from the barrel. Fig. 3 is a modied form of the cooling-chamber, and Figs. 4 and 5 are detached views of the upper cone-shaped casting.

A represents any ordinary liquor barrel or cask, mounted on the frame L, and provided with a faucet, I?, in ,the usual manner. The upper head, D, is perforated by a largel tapering hole, in which the conical part B' of the 5o cooling-chamber B is inserted. `'Ihe lower head, H, is also perforated with a small hole, in which the bolt I of the lower end of the cooling-chamber B is inserted and made fast by theA nut K below. lThe joint between the tapering; part B' of the cooling-chamber and the head ismade perfectly tight by a gasket orV a close tit of the tapering partB' of the chamber. The joint between the screw I and head H may also be made tight in the same manner. The coolingchamber B is cylindrical, and made of metal. Its upper part is made aring or bell-mouthed, as shown at B', for the purpose of making a tight joint on its outside with the hole in the head D, and to receive the bung or stopper E on the inside. The extreme upper end is provided with a flange,(l, to fit against the outside of the head` D. Itis obvious that an ordinary washer, C2, may be used between the flange C andhead D, and thus make a tight joint.

The lower end of the cooling-cylinder may be-of any desired shape-that is, iiat orrounded, as shownand provided with a screw-bolt, I. Thebolt [passes through the hole in the center of the lower head, and a washer, J, may be inserted between the inner side ot' the head and bottom of the cylinder B, or between the nut K and head H. Thus, when the nut K is screwed np tightly the cooling-cylinder is made fast, and-the joints at the top andY bottom prevented 'from leaking, as described. f

The cooling-chamber B B' is designed to be filled withvice and salt and replenished when desired. The cooling-chamber B is closed by the plug or stopper E, which is inserted in the tapering end B', as shown in Fig; l.

Fig. 3 illustrates a modified construction of the cooling-chamber. The cylinder B, with Haring or bell-mouthed end B', is the same as in Fig. 2. The cast-metal tapering hanged ring B2 is either smooth on its outer tapering side, as shown in Fig.l 2, or corrugated, as shown at B4 in Fig. 4. This cast-metal ring is securely riveted and soldered to the fila-ring 4 end B' of the cylinder, as shown in Fig. 3or

said ring may have a downward-projecting lange, B5, to be attached direct to the straight sides of the cylinder B, as shown in Fig. 5. The lower endof the cylinder is provided with a cast-metal end, B3, having the screw-threaded IOO bolt I at itsbese. Theobjectof the castmetel top and bottom B2 B3 is to give the cylinderh greater strength nml permit the flaring part B2 or B4 to be driven into the hole in the heed D and the tapering;` or curved pairt et the union of the screw I with the bottom B3 to be driven into the hole in the head H, and thus form tight joints when secured by the nut K.

It is obvious that if the cylinder is made wholly of thin metal it wouldnot withstand the driving in of the bung E or removal ot' the same as Well :is with the east-metal ends, as shown.

The ooolingehamber thus constructed may be inserted or removed from a Cask or barrel without injury to the coating of the barrel.

Prior to my invention various other forms of cooling` devices have been constructed and used in @asks or barrels; but I nm not aware of :my which are constructed, arranged, and combined as in my invention.

Wha-t I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. The eoolingeylin der B, provided with an open tapered or bell-mouthed end, B', and n' closed end, with e screw, I, and nut K at its other end, combined with the barrel or easkA, as and for the purpose specified.

2. The cooling-cylinder B, provided with an open tapering or bell-mouthed end, B', anda closed end, with screw I and nut K, as and for the purpose specifi ed.

3. The cooling-cylinder B, provided with e tapering or bell-mouthed cast-metal end, B3, provided with a screw-threaded bolt, I, as and for the purpose specified.

4. The east-metal bottom B3, provided With e screw-threaded bolt, I, combined with the cylinder B, es end for the purpose specified.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.

' CLEMENT A. MAUS. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationF25D3/08