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Publication numberUS316594 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 28, 1885
Publication numberUS 316594 A, US 316594A, US-A-316594, US316594 A, US316594A
InventorsConead Ad Ami
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for dispensing soda-water
US 316594 A
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Patented'Apr. 28, 1885.



Patented Apr. 28. 1885.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 316,59 dated April 28, 1885.

Application filed December 15., 1884. (No model.)

T on whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CONRAD ADAMI, a citizen of the United States, residing at Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain Improvements in Apparatus for Dispensing Soda-Water, &c., of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making part of this specification, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved apparatus for dispensing soda-water, &c. Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the same. Fig. 3 is a vertical section through the center of one of the shells or cups of the cooler and parts adjacent thereto. Fig. 4: is a perspective view of one of the sirup-cans removed from the apparatus. Fig. 5 is a section through one of the couplings of the supply-pipe leading from the fountain to the draft-tube. Fig. 6 is an elevation of a portion of the front of the apparatus,with the sirup-cans removed and their covering-doors partially broken away.

My invention relates to certain improvements in apparatus for dispensing soda-water, 8m; and it consists in certain novel combinations of parts, as hereinafter set forth and specifically claimed.

In the drawings, A represents the casing of an apparatus for dispensing soda-water, 8m. \Vithin the upper portion of this casing A is fitted the removable box or ice-chamber B, provided with the usual wastepipe, b, and having a vertical passage, 0, between it and the casing A through which extends the supply-pipe d, leading from the fountain (not shown)to the cooler, which latter communicates through a pipe, a,with the draft-tube O at the front of the apparatus. The lower portion of the casing A is provided with ahorizontal partition or bottom, 6, from the upper surface of which rise a series ofvertical plates, f, forming a series of horizontal chambers or cells, having their months or front ends open by reason of a portion of the side of the casing A opposite thereto being removed. WVithin these cells or chambers g are placed the horizontal sirup cans or receptacles D,of the form seen in Figs. 1 and 4,which are adapted to be from the front of the apparatus by taking hold of the sirup gates or faucets h, which latter remain at all times permanently attached to the cans D, and are withdrawn and replaced therewith, no disconnecting or connecting of these faucets with the cans being required in the operation of removing or replacing the same within the apparatus, time and labor are saved, and much inconvenience avoided whenever it becomes necessary to re- 6c movethese cans for cleansingor other purposes. The tops of the sirup-cansD are open, as seen at i, which admits of their being easily filled whenpartially drawn out, the operation; of filling being more conveniently performed than where it is necessary to lift the heavy marble cover of the casing to gain access to the sirupcans, as heretofore, Each cell or chamber 9 is provided with a cover or door, 7r, preferably pivoted at its upper end to the casing of the apparatus,and adapted to drop by its own gravity over the open mouth of its cell, and thus conceal the same and the front end of the can D within it, whereby a neat and finished appearance is given to the front of the appa ratus.

At the bottom of each door It is an open'slot or notch, I, Fig. 1, within which fits the neck or shank an of the faucet h, thus enabling the door to extend down sufficiently to entirely cover the mouth of the cell g, the slot falling directly over the neck on as the can D is pushed into its cell, while the shoulder 10 of the faucet comes into contact with the'i'metal at the sides of the slot l and keeps the door or 8 5 cover snugly and securely in place.

At the bottom of the front of each cell or chamber g is a square slot or notch, 8, into which fits the square shank m of thesirupcan fauceth, which is thus prevented from becoming unscrewed while being operated.

Each door It has preferably engravedzupon it the name of the sirup contained in the can in line therewith, and these doors may be hinged or pivoted at their upper 'ends,' ,as 95 shown, or otherwise applied in such manner as to admit of their being dropped down over the mouths of the cells or chambers g.

slid horizontally into and out of their cells 9 5o v 'to which it is also joint at this point.

It is obvious that the vertical plates f may be dispensed'with, if desired, leavinga Single wide chamber for the reception of the several sirup-cans.

I G is the cooler, which is located within the ice-chamber of the apparatus in any suitable position, and is connected by pipes p a with the supply-pipe d and draft-tube O. This cooler is composed of a series of concavo-convex shells or flat cups, 1*, composed of copper lined with tin, and tightly soldered at their edges to a flat plate, 8, of block-tin, which is strengthened and rendered sufficiently stiff and rigid by a backing-plate, t, of brass or other hard metal secured thereto.

Suitable pipes or passages, 11, are provided for connecting the several vessels 0', in order that the liquid to be cooledmaypass through the entire series on its way to the draft-tube.

As the solder at the edges of the shells r would notform a suificiently-reliable means of holding the said shells to the plates to enable the vessels to resist the pressure of the gas contained in the aerated liquid passing through them without leakage, I provide an additional fastening consisting of a bolt, a, the head of which rests on the top of the shell r, itsshank passing down through a short block-tin tube or sleeve, 1), Fig. 3, soldered within an aperture at the center of the shell, andextending down through the tin-plate s, soldered to form a tight Beneath the hard-metal backing t a nut, 0", is screwed over the end of the shank, of the bolt a by means of which its head is drawn firmly down onto the outside of the shell T, which is thus enabled to resist any pressure to which it may be subjected without liability of leakage around the edges where it is soldered to the plate 8. It will be seen that the shells or vessels r are very shallow,and offer alarge area of cooling-surface, whereby the liquid passing through them becomes rapidly chilled, while the entire cooler is exceedingly compact and consequently occupies very little space within the cooling-chamber,which is thus enthe maximum quantity of ice.

abled to contain The portion 12 of the supply-pipe cl which 1s attached to the apparatus is connected beneath the counter-with the portion 20, leading I supply-pipe.

to the fountain by means of a coupling, H,

consisting of "a male portion, 6, within which the end of the portion 12 of the pipe is fitted and immovably secured thereto by solder,and a nut or female portion, f ,adapted to swivel, as usual, on the end of the portion 20 of the with a bracket, 9', made integral therewith and having apertures t", to enable it to be screwed to any convenient surface beneath the counter, as seen in Fig. 1, by which means this portion of the coupling is held rigidly in place and the soft block-tin pipe d, which is secured immovably thereto, is thuseffectually prevented from being twisted and injured in the operation of putting together the two portions of the coupling and tightening them up.

What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. In an apparatus for dispensing soda-water, the, the combination, with the casing A.

The male portion eis providedprovided with a series of separate horizontal chambers or cells, 9, having open mouths accessible from the side of the apparatus, of the horizontal removable sirup-cans D, having gates or faucets h projecting from their front ends,and adapted to he slid into and out of the said horizontal chambers or cells 9 from the side of the apparatus, and the covers or doors is, pivoted at their upper ends and adapted to 'drop down over the front ends of the sirupcans to conceal the same, substantially as described;

7 2. The combination, with an apparatus for dispensing soda water, 8m, provided with horizontal ,removable sirup-cans D, adapted to slide in and out from the side of the apparatus, and having gates or faucets h projecting from their front ends, of the covers or doors k, pivoted at their upper ends and having open slots Z at their lower ends to fit over the necks of the sirup gates or faucets, and adapted to drop down over the front ends of the sirup-cans to conceal the same, substantially as set forth.

Witness my hand this 4th day of December, A. D. 1884.



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Cooperative ClassificationB65D81/3222