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Publication numberUS298694 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 13, 1884
Filing dateMar 5, 1884
Publication numberUS 298694 A, US 298694A, US-A-298694, US298694 A, US298694A
InventorsFatent edgae B. Jewett
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 298694 A
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- WATER COOLER- N01 298,694. Patented May 13, 1884.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 298,694, dated May 13, 188%. I Application filed March 5, 1884. (N 0 model.) i

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, EDGAR B. Jnwnrr, of Buffalo, in the county of Erie and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in WVater Coolers; and I do hereby declare that the following description of my said invention, taken in connection with the accompanying sheet of drawings, forms a full, clear, and exact specification, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My present invention has general reference to water-coolers; and it consists, essentially, in the combination, with the waterreservoir, of a removable ice-receptacle, substantially as hereinafter first fully set forth and described, and then pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved water-cooler. Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is asimilar view of the cover and ice-receptacle detached. Fig. i is a vertical sectional elevation of the upper portion of a water-cooler slightly modified. Fig. 5 is a plan of the same uncovered, and Fig. 6 a vertical section of an icereservoir and cover formed in one piece. Fig. 7 is avertical central section of a water-cooler having the ioereceptacle provided with an upper extension serving as a provision or cooling chamber.

Like parts are designated by corresponding letters of reference in all the figures.

Ain the drawings represents the outer cylindrical shell of my water-cooler, having on its lower end a flaring rim, B, and on its upper end the wired edge a. In the interior of this shell is placed the water-reservoir O, resting with its upper edge upon the wired edge of the shell A, and permanently secured'within said shell by the screw or bolt 0 passing through the diaphragm bin said shell A. This water-reservoir is formed of metal, and covered with an enamel or vitrified substance, to protect the iron and prevent it from impart ing an unpleasant flavor or color to the water, such water-reservoirs being now almost eX- clusively demanded by the trade and the consumers, owing to the above-mentioned advan tages derived from such construction.

In water-coolers it is very desirable that the ice be contained in a separate vessel, so that the water resulting from the melting of the ice shall not mix with the drinking-water in the water-reservoir, such water being always more or less contaminated with foreign substances and unfit for drinking purposes. Prior to the introduction of said vitrified water-reservoirs there have been made water-coolers hav ing a separate ice-receptaele formed within the water-reservoir, such structures having been made of sheet metal solderedtogether, the said ice-receptacle forming an inseparable portion of the water-reservoir; but owing to the fact that the vitrified water-reservoir does not allow of soldering either before or after vitrification, there has not been constructed a watercooler having an ice-receptacle since the introduction of such vitrified water-reservoirs; and to construct such separate iee reservoir and combinewith it the water-cooler having a vitrified water-reservoir, which is the obj cct of. my present invention, I provide the cover E of the water-reservoir with a central tubular aperture or passage, E, formed by the tube 0, and pass through this tubular passage the ice-receptacle D, consisting of a tubular vessel having on its upper edge a bead, d, said vessel being slightly tapering, so as to make a tight fit with the tube 6 when the bead d rests upon the upper edge of the cover E. By thus constructing the parts I am enabled to vitrify an ice-receptacle either on its outer surface, where it dips into the drinkingwater, or I may vitrify it entirely on both its out and in side surfaces.

It will be readily observed that by removably inserting the ice-receptacle into the cover for the water-reservoir I attain certain results not readily obtained by any other method of construction, prominent of which is that I can construct the ice-receptacle of comparatively light metal, (sheet metal,) the weight of the cover E, together with that of the receptacle D, being sufficient to overcome the buoyancy of the latter, which would not be the case were the said ice-receptacle simply inserted into the water-reservoir, and not loaded to cause it to sink in the drinking-water. Another advantage derived from the construction described is that both the ice and water receptacles can be constructed with a vitrified coating, no solder of any kind being necessary to produce a per foot water-cooler.

Instead of passing the ice receptacle D through the cover E, I may construct these parts integral in the process of casting; or I may unite them in any desirable and approved man- 5 ner, such construction being illustrated in Fig.

6; or I may provide the ice-receptacle D with a lateral flange and lugs d, as shown in Figs.

4 and 5, the latter being arranged to rest on the water-reservoir, and the cover E upon the 10 said ice-receptacle D, thus producing substantially the same results as those obtained by the methods of construction heretofore described.

In some cases it is desirable to combine with the water-cooler means for keeping wine or I 5 other beverages, &c., in bottles, &c., in a cold condition. In such case I prefer to construct the ice-receptacle with an upper extension, H,

as shown in Fig. 7, of a size nearly (if not) as large as the shell A of the cooler, thus obtain- 20 ing a comparatively large ice'chamber and sufficient additional space for the article or substance to be preserved.

It is perfectly obvious that the removable ice-receptacle has to be provided with a sepa- 25 rate cover, G, while in the construction illustrated in Figs..4, 5, and 7 one cover, E, is sufficient to protect the interior of both the water and the ice receptacles.

Having thus fully described my invention, I

I claim as new and desire to secure to me by Letters Patent of the United States 1. The combination, with the outer vessel, A, having the water-receptacle seated therein, of the lid E, having the receptacle D-rigidly secured thereto, substantially as specified.

2. In a water-cooler, the combination, with the outer vessel, A, having the receptacle 0 seated therein and secured to the bottom portion thereoflof the lid E, having 'a' central opening .for the passage of the receptacle D, provided with a lid, G, substantially as specified.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have hereto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB65D51/28