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Publication numberUS2327631 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 24, 1943
Filing dateJan 9, 1943
Priority dateJan 9, 1943
Publication numberUS 2327631 A, US 2327631A, US-A-2327631, US2327631 A, US2327631A
InventorsMurray M Fibus
Original AssigneeMurray M Fibus
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cooling and display stand
US 2327631 A
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Aug. 24, 1943. M. M. FIBUS 2,327,631

COOLING AND DISPLAY STAND Filed Jan. 9, 1943 Smaentor;

MlWdy M 195% Patented Aug. 24, 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COOLING AND DISPLAY STAND Murray M. Fibus, Youngstown, Ohio Application January 9, 1943, Serial No. 471,898

2 Claims.

This invention relates to a cooling and display stand for bottled goods.

The principal object of the invention is the provision of an ornamental display stand adapted to hold and display a plurality of bottled liquors.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a display stand for bottled liquors provided with means for cooling the bottles and their contents.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a cooling and display stand wherein means are incorporated for illuminating bottles displayed therein.

A still further object of the invention is the provision of a cooling and display stand for bottled goods adapted to cool the same by directing a cooling agent thereagainst.

The cooling and display stand for bottled goods shown and described herein has been devised to provide an attractive article for positioning upon the back bar of an establishment dealing in bottled goods, particularly where such goods areserved by the drink from the original bottles. It is well known that various liquids commonly used as beverages are more palatable when cool and it is, therefore, one of the primary objects of this invention to provide for the cooling of bottled beverages such as liquors. It is well known that the back bar of establishments where the device is used comprises the display area of the merchandise for sale, and the device, therefore, has been formed as a display stand so that the various bottles of liquor positioned therein are attractively displayed at a location convenient to the bar-tender and means have been incorporated in the device of the invention for causing the illumination of the various bottles displayed so that the bottles and the labels thereon may be readily seen and identified.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed can be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Figure 1 is a front elevation of the cooling and display stand for bottled goods.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the device.

Figure 3 is an enlarged cross sectional elevation taken as on lines 3-3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a cross sectional elevation of a bottle illuminating and holding member comprising a part of the device illustrated in Figures 1 and 2.

Figure 5 is a cross sectional elevation of a bottle illuminating and positioning member comprising a modified structure used in place of the device illustrated in Figure 4.

By referring to the drawing and Figures 1, 2 and 3 in particular, it will be observed that an attractive and convenient cooling and display stand for bottled beverages has been devised. The device itself comprises a tiered body section It, the lower tier of which is indicated by the. numeral IOA and the upper tier of which is indicated by the numeral I013. Each of the tiers I0 and MA are provided with a plurality of openings and the tier IOB is provided with a single opening. It will be observed that the uppermost face of the tier IA is indicated by the numeral II and that the same is at an elevation above the lowermost or base portion of the device. It will be observed that the upper surface of the tier I0 is indicated by the numeral I4 and that the same is at an elevation in respect to the face II of the tier IDA. The same is true of the upper surface I5 of the tier IUB and it will be observed that by referring to Figure 2 in particular that the openings are formed in the uppermost faces II, I4 and I5 of the device. In order that bottles of liquor may be positioned in the openings and supported in a manner so that a majority of the surface area of the bottle is in view above the level of the uppermost faces II, I4 and I5 of the device as the case may be, a plurality of cupv like holding members I2 are positioned, one in each of the openings, and by referring to Figure 4 of the drawing a cross sectional side elevation of one of these holding members I2 may be seen.

Each of the holding members I2 comprises an annular flange from which a circular sleeve I3 depends. A partial bottom I5 is provided and defines an opening I6 therein. A plurality of ribs II are positioned vertically about the interior surfaces of the holding members I2 and horizontal extensions I8 thereof continue on the uppermost surface of the bottom portion I5 of the holding member I2.

In'Figure 4 a dotted line representation of a portion of a liquor bottle is indicated by the numeral I9 as being positioned in the holding member I2. It will be observed that the ribs I1 and I8 position the bottle I9 so that cold air introduced into the holding member I2 can readily fiow around the bottom and outside surfaces of the bottle I9. A plurality of openings 20 are formed in the holding members I2 through the depending sleeve portions l3 thereof. The cold air is introduced through the opening it and the openings 20. It will be observed that the that illumination means positioned within the interior of the device illustrated in Figures 1, 2 and 3 serves to illuminate the bottles positioned in the holding members I 2 in a satisfactory manner so that the labels thereon as well asthe bottles themselves may be readily identified.

In Figure 3 ofthe drawing, which is a cross sectional elevation on an enlarged scale, taken, in effect, on lines 3-3 of Figure 1, means for cooling the bottles positioned in the device may be seen as comprising an arrangement of cooling coils 2| which are formed in half-circular design so that cold radiated therefrom is directed against the holding members l2 and the bottles positioned therein.

In order that cold air may be moved pwardly through the openings defined about the exterior surfaces of the bottles l9 positioned in the holding members l2, a small, slow moving fan 22 .is provided and is positioned adjacently to an opening 23 of moderate size formed in a back wall 24 of the device. Thus, air from the exterior of the device is moved slowly through the opening 23 by the fan 22 and upon being cooled by the cooling coils 2| which are in communication with a conventional compressor (not shown) is circulated through the interior of the device and upwardly through the passageway defined between the bottles held by the device and the holding members II. In order that satisfactory illumination of the bottles positioned in the device may be provided, tubular lighting means of the low temperature type commonly known in the art is indicated by the numeral 25. It is obvious that as many of these light sources as may be required may be positioned within the device so that the illumination transmitted through the bottle positioning and holding members I 2 will be adequate for the purpose.

The device of the invention is preferably formed of durable material such as either metal or wood, and the upper faces I I, I4 and I of the tiers l0, IOA and IUB are preferably provided with a surface of material which will be unaffected by the accidental depositing thereon of the liquid contents of the bottles positioned in the cooling and display stand. In Figures 3 and 4 this material is indicated by the numeral 26 and may comprise a section of stainless metal, a section of suitable linoleum or a section of a suitable plastic. The enlarged sectional elevation in Figure 4 shows thestructural material of the device and the same is represented by the numeral 21. Insulation of a suitable character is illustrated by the numeral 28. In connection with Figure 3 of the drawing it will be seen that the entire interior of the device is insulated and the insulation'is preferably coated with waterproof substances to prevent decomposition thereof by moisture which is necessarily present due to the refrigerating coils 2| and their tendency to acquire frost from the moisture content of the air which is circulated through the device.

In ures 3 and 5 of the drawing, a modification of the bottle holding member is illustrated, the modification comprising, as is best shown in Figure 5, a collar-like structure "formed of translucent material and provided with vertically extending ribs 30 for positioning the bottle therein. The collar member 29 serves only to position the bottle and to illuminate the same.

A rack, preferably of wire, and placed in elevated relation to the base of the device is used as a base for the bottles and is positioned within the device by suitable means. Such a rack is shown in position beneath the face ll of the lowermost tier I DA in Figure 3.

It will thus be seen that an attractive, practical and convenient cooling and display stand for vbottled beverages such as liquors has been devised wherein the dual actions of cooling and illuminating are incorporated and'in connection with which the device itself forms an ornamental article for positioning upon the back bar of a liquor serving establishment and so positions the bottles as to make them readily available to the bar-tender and at the same time readily visible to the patrons.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

l. A cooling and display stand comprising a tiered structure having a plurality of surface levels, a plurality of openings formed in the said surface levels and means located beneath each of the said openings, in the structure, for supporting bottles partially positioned in the said openings, means located in each of the said openings and adapted to position the bottles therein, said means comprising a collar-like structure having an annular flange formed thereon and provided with vertically positioned rib structures in its inner surfaces so as to position the bottle and form an air passageway between the gasket-like structure and the bottle.

2. A cooling and display stand comprisng a tiered structure having a plurality of surface levels and means located beneath each of the said openings, in the structure, for supporting bottles partially positioned in the said openings, means located in each of the said openings and adapted to position the bottles therein, said means comprising a collar-like structure having an annular flange formed thereon and provided with vertically positioned rib structures in its inner surfaces so as to position the bottle and form an air passageway between the gasket-like structure and the bottle, the said gasket-like structure formed of translucent light transmitting material.

MURRAY M. FIBUS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/74, 62/251, 261/DIG.140, 211/128.1, 62/255
International ClassificationA47F3/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47F3/0439, Y10S261/14
European ClassificationA47F3/04B