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Publication numberUS2411193 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 19, 1946
Filing dateFeb 20, 1945
Priority dateFeb 20, 1945
Publication numberUS 2411193 A, US 2411193A, US-A-2411193, US2411193 A, US2411193A
InventorsCummins Roy M
Original AssigneeCummins Roy M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Freezing tray
US 2411193 A
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R. M. CUMMINS FREEZING TRAY Nov. 19, 1946.

Filed Feb. 20, 1945 Kay/Z Cum-mm freezing the ice in cube form,

desired shape.

Patented Nov. 19, 1946 ammo STATES PATENT 'oFFlcE msazmo TRAY Roy M. Cumniins, Akron, Ohio Application February 20, 1945, Serial No. 578,828

2 Claims. (01. 62-1085) A further object of the invention is to-provide a freezing tray of this character embodying a plurality of spaced apart tubular members in which the ice is frozen together with means for detachably mounting th tubular members in liquid tight engagement with a bottom plate whereby to facilitate the removal of the ice from the tray.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is efilcient and reliabl in use, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for th purposes for which the same is intended.

Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which- Figure 1 is a top plan view, Figure 2 is a side elevational view,

Figur 3 is an end elevational view,

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken substantially on a line 44 of Figure 1,

Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional the lower ends of tubular members 1 extending downwardly in spaced apart relation from an upper clamping plate 8 having openings 9 therein in alignment with the tube to provide an open upper end therefor.

A gasket ill or rubber or other suitable material is placed in the recesses 8 in engagement with the lower end of the tube to provide a liquid tight seal at the lower ends of the tubes.

The clamping plates 5 and 8 as well as the tubes I 7 maybe constructed of any suitable material and where such parts are constructed of molded or fibrous material a metallic sleeve may be em"- bedded in the lower clamping plate 5 in which the lower end of a bolt I2 is threadedly engaged, the upper end of the bolt extending upwardly through the upper clamping plate 8 and secured thereto by means of a wing nut iii of substantially fiat construction and provided with a relatively thick central portion I4 countersunk in the top of the upper clamping plate 8, as shown to advantage in Figure 9 of the drawing. To the ends of the lower clamping plate 5 are pivotally attached the lower ends of clamping bolts I5 adapted for swinging outwardly at the ends of the view of the lower end of the centerclamping bolt,

Figure 6 is a fragmentary top plan view of a modified tray construction,

Figure '7 is a fragmentary side elevational view thereof,

Figure 8 is a fragmentary side elevational view showing the ice forming tube removed from the bottom clamping plate, and

Figure 9 is a fragmentary sectional view taken I substantially on a line ee of Figure 2.

I Referring now to the drawing in detail wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferredembodiment of the invention, the numeral 15 designates a bottom clamping plate of elongated construction and formed in its upper surface with a plurality of annular recesses 8.

The recesses 6 are adapted to loosely receive tray and providing slots I 6 at the ends of the upper clamping plate 8 for receiving the upper portions of the bolts in clamping engagement therewith by wing nuts I! threaded on the upper ends of the bolts ii.

The tubes 1 may be constructed of cylindrical formation as illustrated in Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, or the tubes may be of square shape in cross section as illustrated at l8 in Figure 6 of the drawing and adapted to have their lower ends inserted in complementary-shaped recesses in the clamping plate.

By clamping the upper clamping plate 8 and lower ends of the tubes 1 in recesses in the lower clamping plate a liquid-tight seal will be provided therefor whereby to prevent the escape of water lower when placed in the tubes.

After the water has become frozen the tubes 1 may be removed by releasing the bolts 12 and I5 and lifting the tubes and upper clamping plate 8 upwardly in the manner as illustrated in Figure 8 of the drawing.

In view 01" the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing it is believed that a clear understanding of the construction, manner'of use and advantages of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in the art. A more detailed description thereof is accordingly deemed unnecessary.

It is tobe understood however, that even though 3 I r l. have herein shown and described a preferred embodiment oi. my invention. that the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit oi the invention as herein described,

- and the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:

1. A freezing tray for refrigerators comprisin having a plurality of openings, tubes formed on the under side of the upper plate beneath the 0. said lower plate having a plurality of recesses adapted to receive the lower ends or the fupper and lower elongated plates, said upper plate 4 tubes for closing said lower ends, and bolts securing the plates to each other.

' 2. A freezing tray for refrigerators comprising plates to each other.

. ROY M. CUMMIN S. v

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US5207150 *May 21, 1992May 4, 1993Wellman Leo FBaking tray apparatus
US5971352 *May 8, 1998Oct 26, 1999Kirks; KellyIce bar tray
US6345802 *Jan 5, 1999Feb 12, 2002Pamela R. MooreShaped ice article and article for making same
US6655174May 29, 2002Dec 2, 2003Pamela R. MooreMethod and apparatus for individual disposable packages for freezable substances and a container thereof
US6761347Jul 16, 2001Jul 13, 2004Pamela R. MooreShaped ice article and article for making same
US7409794 *Sep 19, 2005Aug 12, 2008Daniel TrianoFishing line casting and bait projectile system
US20040075038 *Oct 16, 2002Apr 22, 2004Vincent HangMiniature ice cube tray for beverage receptacles
Classifications
U.S. Classification249/119, 249/166, 220/23.2
International ClassificationF25C1/22, F25C1/24
Cooperative ClassificationF25C1/24
European ClassificationF25C1/24