Compartment-vessel or holder
US 514488 A
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L. 'A., MOORE. GOMPARTMENT VESSEL 0R HOLDER.
No 514,488. Patented Feb. 13, 1894.
UNITED STATES PATENT COM PARTM ENT-V ESSEL OR HOLDER.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 514,488, dated February 13, 1894. Application filed December 16, 1893- Serial No. 493,853. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, LIZZIE A. MOORE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Wahoo, in the county of Saunders and State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Compartment-Vessels or Holders; and I do declare the tollowin g to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention,such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention has relation to an improvement in compartment vessels or holders; and it has for its object to provide such a device at a comparativelysmall expense, which will be adapted to receive and hold separately such articles as milk, butter, meats, and vegetables, so that the same may be kept cool when suspended in a well or other cooling medium,
without the employment of ice or any refrigerating material.
The novelty will be fully understood from the following description and claim when taken in connection with the annexed drawings, in which- Figure l, is a perspective view of my improved device illustrating the same in an open position. Fig. 2, is a vertical, diametrieal, sectional view of the upper portion of the device, illustrating the same in a closed position.
In carrying out my invention, I take a cylindrical body A, which may be of the general appearance of a pail or can, and which is, for the sake of cheapness and durability, composed of tin, although it may be formed from other sheet metal, or any suitable material.. This body A, has a section B, removed, to form a door. This door B, may be one half or nearly so of the entire body, so that the main body would comprise two semicircular sections, hinged together at a. The section or body A, has a bottom I), and rising from this bottom in the cut-away or open face, is a vertical flange c, which is designed to serve as a guard or keeper for a bottle or other vessel placed upon the bottom.
D, indicates a semi-circular guard at the top of the body or section A, which is disposed parallel to the guard o, and arranged directly above the same. This guard D, extends across the open or cut-away portion of the section A, and is also designed to serve as a guard or protectorfor any article or articles placed upon the perforated shelf E, which is arranged transversely within the body A, and at a suitable distance below said guard D.
Fixed within the section A, and extending out of the opening or cut-away portion thereof, are shelves F, and G. These shelves are perforated as shown, and fixed at such a position with respect to each other, as to permit a dish orsaucer containing articles of food, to be placed upon them. The longitudinal edges of the section A, are rabbeted, as shown at d, and the flange or wall a, is also rabbeted on its outer side asshown at e, so as to permil; the door to close tight and snugly.
The door B, which is of a form, as shown, and hinged to one of the longitudinal edges of the section A, is providedin its inner curved wall with ledges f, which are so arranged that when the wall has been closed and locked, one of the ledges will pass beneath the exposed or projected edge of each shelf so as to support or sustain such exposed ledges. The free or looking edge of the door B, is provided with two vertically disposed, elongated eyes or loops g, which are so spaced as to receive be tween them when the door has been closed, a similar eye or loop 2', and in this closed position, a locking rod H, is passed down through the respective coinciding eyes, so as to lock the door in a closed position.
The holder is provided at its upper open end, and at diametrically opposite points with perforated cars It, to receive a bail or handle Z, by which the whole maybe suspended in a well, or the like.
A device of this character may be very cheaply manufactured and is easily kept clean, which is an important desideratum.
In practice, a bottle of milk, or the like, may be placed on the bottom I), and a dish of butter, and dishes of meats or vegetables placed upon the respective, perforated shelves, and a bottle or dish may be placed on the top shelf and extend out of the vessel, when the band or guard D, will protect it. When the door has been closed and locked, its lower transverse or curvilinear edge will rest upon the rabbeted wall 0, and the ledges or flanges f, being arranged one beneath the free edge of each perforated shelf, will serve eliectively in bracing and sustaining the latter. After the door has been closed and the locking rod applied, the whole device may be suspended from the bail, by means of a rope or rod into a well or other cooling place, when the contents ofthe holder will be kept 0001 without the use of ice or other refrigerating material, other than the cold air which naturally rises from the water in the well.
Having described my invention, what I claim is The improved compartment receptacle or holder described, comprising the body A, having the rabbeted vertical edge, the bottom I), and the flanged or guard wall 0, also rabbeted on its outer side, the guard D, at the upper edge extending across the open front, the perforated, horizontal shelves E, F, and G, ar-- ranged Within the body A, as shown, the
In testimonywhereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
LIZZIE A. MOORE.
W. H. MooRE, PETER ANDERSON.