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Publication numberUS2326017 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 3, 1943
Filing dateJul 7, 1941
Priority dateJul 7, 1941
Publication numberUS 2326017 A, US 2326017A, US-A-2326017, US2326017 A, US2326017A
InventorsDoughty William E
Original AssigneeJames Vernor Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for washing glasses and the like
US 2326017 A
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1943- w. E. DOUGHTY 2,326,017

DEVICE FOR WASHING GLASSES AND THE LIKE Filed July 7, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet l FIG. 2.


WILLIAM E. DOUGH TY ATTORNEYS 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 3 R Y O E TH N m w W T U T 10 A. D W M m W. E. DOUGHTY Filed July 7, 1941 Aug. 3, 1943.


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st gner ta 3 langes yel nor Q'rnpaiiy, Detroit, W110i a eer- V porzition ofMiliigan 7 Applicatiofi my 7, 1941 see-Lime. meet 7 Thie' invention relates 'g'e'nerallif't o ept arafiis -fer washing various typeso'fwaii'e' afid reliefs suitable dram. V Another object is-to pr vide sin-apparatus wherein a rvoluble' open bottom carrier is iii thesink above the header therein and: has an interned flange that rides (in suit aiblanti-friebiOi-i elements Withifi the sink and serves ae e supportoi seat for a removabiewire taskeein which the glassesare placedwhile being Washed. Another object is to provide an apparatus wherein the revolubl carrier has a hingd eover foi" closing the carrier While the glasses are bein washed: and for supporting in drying position the wire basket containingthe glasses after the latter have been washed.

Another object is to provide an apparatus wherein the upper edges of the carrier are spaced below the upper edges of the sink so that water overflowing the carrier'wi-ll drain down within the-sinhzandiare engaged by a suitable seal on the underside of the cover when the latter isin closed position during the washing operation;

u Another object is to .provide an apparatus wherein aknob or handle fixed to the cover is engageable :with the top of a counterin which then sink is mounted to support the cover in'an inclined. position so that water draining onto the cover from the glasses anti wir'eebasket therefor when in drying position on said cover Will flow from the oover into the carrier.

Another object is t loeat t h coi itrol-jlejer for the wa ter valves at such a point in the counter that it will be inaccessible and. eoncealed by the ever when the latter is in openhasketsuppoi tirigposition on the Counter" as a safety fadjtbli t6 prevent the water he'iiig fiii'r ld Ofi the coveris' in such open position v H Another oloje'ct is to" provide an apparatusthat isa Compact s'elf containe'd. unit, neat in ap ear: enee; andeffioient in operation. H i

Other objeets, advantages andnoifel'detailsioi eonstmcti'on'of this invention will'temade' mof wet-e5 conduits the sink hewin the mounting reithe letters; Fini e e is a fragmentary planiriewioiztne vai've eo'ntrel means therefor. to the drawings, H l s the "Referring noeeimter, B is the emit; is the heaidf, D is't-he feiiliihle carrier, E is the wire basket; me me the etermzatzen tuhh el ef apparatusembody my ihvntio'h r Asshowh; the eoii'ntei" e'xtnkis from one end te' the other of the" apparatus anii' htts a'SiIb sfitiitiall flat horizontal tD'iiW-QII Ififlntifiefifldf ihgffr-on ene walls and lflresfieetivbly. 4 The'isitok B, is-mounted in the topi wa-ll it! the counter intermediate its ends arm ha a suit able drain i3. Preferably. this sink is circularf in Cross-section and of su'ifiei'nt depth. to receive the header G, =carriei' wireb'asliet E, andgflass es Fixel' to the uprig'ht walls'of theusink at siihtantially ejia ni'etrical'ly opposed iointsthere of are bars it that cooperate" with said upright walls to support shafts it for rollers IBg The header C isalso cirdu lar' ar icliiseehtereid Withint e sink 78" adjacent the bottom .theifeof. EXtncli thrbilgh'a' Waiiof the'sinli t0 thehead efC'is a cohdeit'fl' that is adapted'to" receive hot and eo'ldwater respectively from' branch conduits ISai'id l9 pfovided with valves 29 aiici 2|. under the control ofa suitable haml lever 22'. Project Lrbwardiy from't'ri'e top wall '23 of the header at shaoe'd pei-iits thereof ar'e'short tube? upon '1 ch are mounted suitable nozzles 25' havi ly .over-andrelative to the nozzles 25.

Such carrier is located within the sink B in concentric relation thereto and is provided'with a hinged cover 21. The carrier is open at the bottom except for an inturned flange 28 that rides I on the rollers l6 and forms a seat or support for r the wire basket E. Preferably the upper edges 29 of theotrrierarespaced below the upper edges 39 of thesink, and are engaged by a resilient sealing strip ti on the underside of the cover when the latter is in closed position. The cover 21' has a knob or handle 3?. that may be used when thecover is closed to revolve the carrier D on the rollers ii; and that is engageable with the .top wall is of the counter when the cover is opened to support the cover in an inclined open position so that the glasses'H and wire basket E therefor may be placed in a drying position At the edges of the cover'is a i'- flange 33 that is continuous except at the hinge on the cover 2?.

34 where a space 35 is provided to permit water draining onte the cover from the glasses and Wire basket to flow from the coverinto the carrier. In thi connection it. will also be noted that the cover '21 extends over 'and'conceals the control lever 22 for the valves 2d and 25 so that said leveris inaccessible when the cover isin open positign. Hence this provides a safety factor to prevent the water from being turned on while the coverisin such open position.v

The wire basket -E is circular in form and is open at the top and bottom thereof; Preferably it has a circular. center portion 36 and an encircling series of segmental portions 3? forthe reception of the glasses H. Inwardly extended horizontal lengths 36 of wire carried by thecenter and segmental portions 36 and 3?, respectively, are used-to support the glasses in said portions and, may, if desired, be covered with rubber or some other sound deadening material. Thesterilization tunnel F for the glasses is transparent and contains a slideway'til for the glasses;

Beneath the slideway is an electric germicidal lamp 4| supported by a U-shaped member 62 thatconstitutes a-reflector for the light rays from said lamp. Preferably the tunnel F' is made of glass and is located at a higher elevation in rear of but adjacent the sink B, and the slideway it has suitable slide bars 43 .and

guide rails 4st and is preferably provided at opposite ends of the tunnel F with forwardly curved end portions 45 and 6 which constitute respectively convenient loading and unloading stations forthe glasses.

'In use, the glasses to be Washed and sterilized are first placed upside down in the wire basket E. P Then the basket containing the glasses is placed within the revoluble carrier D. After the cover 21 0f the carrier. is closed, the lever 22 may be operated-so that either hot or cold water may, as desired, be admitted to the header C and nozzles 25 so that it will be projected from the latter against the glasses l-I. While the water is turned: on; the knob orhandle 32 of the. cover is then used to revolve the carrier D on the rollers I6 so that the glasses H will be moved according--.

the Water will be directed to both the inside and outside of the glasses to thoroughly wash the same. If desired, the lever 22 may be-operated by the left handwhile the knob 32 is operated by the. right hand, of the operator. After the washing operation is completed, the lever 22 is returned to normal inactive position and movement as aioresaid of the carrier is stopped.

'The;coyer., 2l may then be swung open until the Thus;

knob 32 rests upon the top wall IQ of the counter. The basket E of washed glasses is then removed from the carrier D and placed in drying positionon the cover 2i. When it is desired to sterilize the glasses, they are moved from the wire basket E on the cover'El to the loading station 45 at the left end of the slideway and are then pushed or shoved along the slideway through the tunnel F as other glassesare placed on the loading station. As the glasses H pass through the tunnel 3 F they are subjected to the light rays from the germicidal lamp H so that they are sterilized when they arrive at the unloading station 45 at the right end of the slideway.

7 Thus, from the foregoing, it will be apparent that I have provided a very practical and efficient apparatus for the purposes set forth.

. Such apparatus is a compact self-contained unit conduits or piping l7, header C and associated parts are all within and that is comparatively inexpensive to manufacture and neat and attractive in appearance. In this connectionit will be noted that the water l8, l9, valves-20 and 2i,

concealed by the counter A. The apparatus disclosed-herein is also simple to operate and in- .sures proper washing and sterilization of the glasses.

. What I claim as-Iny invention is: v

1. In apparatus tor-washing various typesof ware; a counter, a sink-mounted in the counter and having a drain,g stationary nozzles within the sink for directing a cleaning fluid upwardly, a carrier. for ware mounted to turn within the sink in ,the path of the cleaning fluid from said nozzles and having a cover adapted to swing over thecounter to an inclined position for supporting the cleaned ware, and a handle on the cover, engageable with the counter for supporting. the coverin said inclined position, said handle being-also operablewhen the cover is closed to'turn the carrier within thesink.

2. In apparatus for washingvarious types of ware, a counter, asink mounted inthe counter, a movable carrierfor ware to be washed mounted within said sink; ahinged cover for closing the carrier while the ware is being washed adapted to swing over the counter for supporting in .a

. drying position the Ware after being washed, and

handle by which the. carrier may be moved engageablewith the counter for supporting the cover when over said counter.

3( In. apparatus for. washing various types. of ware, a counter, a sink, mounted in the counter, a carrier for ware mountedtoturn within the sink and having a cover adapted to swing over the counter to an inclined position for supporting the cleaned ware, anda handle on thecover engageable. with the counter. for supporting. the

. cover in said inclined position, said handle being is closed to turn the carrier, and means for controlling the fluid supply 'means including a manually operable member carried by the counterin the'path'of the swinging cover, whereby said cover, will conceal said member when said cover, is in open ware supporting position to thereby preclude operation of said member.

5. In apparatus of the class described, a counter, a sink in the counter, a carrier for ware to be Washed in said sink, means for supplying 6. In apparatus for Washing varioustypes of ware, a counter, a sink in said counter, nozzles within said'sink fordirecting a cleaning fluid upwardly, a rotatable carrier for ware in said sink in the path of the cleaning fluid from said nozzles, a cover for said carrier normally closing the same but adapted to swing over the counter to a position for supporting the cleaned ware,

and a handle on the cover engageable with the counter for supporting the cover when disposed over said counter, said handle being also operable when the cover is closed to rotate the carrier within said sink.-. j


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US2502265 *Aug 11, 1944Mar 28, 1950Macon Cyrene MCombination serving cart and dishwasher
US4611614 *Mar 19, 1984Sep 16, 1986Caroline Christ, Fabrikation Chemischer ErzeugnisseApparatus for cleaning parts of processing machines from residues
U.S. Classification134/115.00R, 134/85, 134/1, 134/143, 60/39.828
International ClassificationA47L15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47L15/0065
European ClassificationA47L15/00D