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Publication numberUS752546 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 16, 1904
Filing dateMar 9, 1903
Publication numberUS 752546 A, US 752546A, US-A-752546, US752546 A, US752546A
InventorsCombined Refrigerator
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined refrigerator and soda-water apparatus
US 752546 A
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.PAMTENTED' FEB. 16,1904.

n. P. HARRIS &-J. A. HEARIN. COMBINED REFRIGERATOR ND SODA WATER APPARATUS.

APPLIOATIONIILED MAB. 9 1903.

2 sEEETs-sREET 1.

N0 MODE-LP a A m Q .i TMN No. 752,546.. BATE'NTED FEB. 16, 1904.

D. I. HARRIS & J. A. HEARIN. COMBINED REFRIGERATOR AND SODA WATER APPARATUS. AAAAAAAAAA N IILED MAB. 9 4903.

Patented February 16, 1904.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

DAVID F. HARRIS JAMES A. HEARIN, OF JUNCTION, ARKANSAS.

COMBINED REFRIGERATOR AND SODA-WATER APPARATUS.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent.No. 752,546, dated February 16, 1904.

Application filed March 9, 1903. Serial No. 146,971. (No model.) i

JAMEs A. HEARIN, citizens of the United States, residing at J unction,in the county of Union and State of Arkansas, have invented new and useful Improvements in a Combined Refrigerator and Soda-Water Fountain, of which the following is a specification.

Our invention relates to improvements in a combined refrigerator and soda-water fountain.

The object of our invention is to provide a tain in which the syrups are kept in separate bottles and are so arranged that they are kept cool from the ice within the upper portion of the refrigerator and also providing means whereby a portion of each bottle is exposed .to view for determining the kind of syrup. We also so arrange the bottles that they can be removed without raising the cover to the refrigeratonand the removal of any one of said bottles does not directly expose the ice to the outside atmosphere, and thus saves ice and reduces the cost of running the same.

Another object of a device of this character is that it is especially adapted to druggists and stores in small places in which the trade is not sufficient to warrant a large fountain, and our device is adapted to serve the fourfold purpose of, first, keeping cool the different articles for which a refrigerator is adapted; sec- 0nd, cooling the soda; third, cooling the syrups and giving ready access to the same, and, fourth, giving ready access to the block ofice for shaving the same for the purpose for which such ice is used and also allowing softdrink to be placed in the ice-chest. v

.2 is a vertical sectional view taken on line 3 y of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a top plan view with the cover and bottles removed. Fig. 4 is avertical sectional view of a modification. Fig. 5

is a perspective view of the tank and bottlesupporting member.

I Referring now to the drawings, A represents the body or casing of our improved device, which is preferably of the form of the ordinary refrigerator having the upper icechestB and the lower receptacle-compartment C, which is formed in the usual manner by the division-plate a, having the usual air-spaces at each end. The lower receptacle is provided with removable shelves adapted to support the articles for which it might be used and is provided with a door D, by means of which access'is had to said compartment B. The upper ice-chest is provided with a grating E, which isadapted to support the coiled pipe E, which has one end connected to the steadystream device F andthe opposite end extending through the front wall of the casing and attached to the draft-arm G. A pipe G extends from the soda-tank through the rear wall of the casing and is attached to the steady-stream device F. The rear portion of the ice-chest carries the bottle-supporting tank H, which is preferably of an elongated form and extends all the way across the rear portion of the ice-chest. The said tank is made, preferably, of sheet metal and has its rear side and ends provided with the laterallyturned flange h, which is adapted to rest upon the upper portion of the receptacle and by means of which the tank is supported in the rear upper portion of the ice-chest. The said tank H is of a depth considerably less than the depth of the ice-chest B, and thus leaves an air-space 6 below the bottom of the tank and the bottom of the ice-chest, andthus the bottom of the tank is in direct contact with the 001% air of the ice-chest the same as the inner wa tends all the way across therear side of the ice-chest and is preferably about sixteen inches deep and about six inches from the bottom of said tank, the sides and ends being provided with inwardly-pressed ribs h forming a ledge entirely surrounding the tank. The said ledge is adapted to support the removable bottle-supporting grating I. The bottle-supporting grating is preferably made The said tank, as before stated, ex-

of two longitudinally-extending strips J and J, which are made of wood and which extend from end to end of the tank and are adapted to rest upon the ribs if, and connecting said strips J and J are anydes-irednumber of transverse strips j, the ends of which also rest upon the rib 7L carried by the front and rear sides of the tank. This grating may be of any other desired structure; but it is preferably removable, so that it can be readily removed for the purpose of cleaning the bottom of the tank. I

The upper end of the tank H is provided 'with a series of round openings K, through which the bottles K, carrying the syrup, are adapted to be inserted, and said bottles rest upon the grating I, and the openings carried by the upper. portion of the tank are of such a size that the bottles practically close the same, and when all of the bottles have been inserted the top of the tank H is practically closed. In a device of this character heretofore produced when a bottle was to be taken out the ice-chest was exposed directly to the outside atmosphere, and thus consumed more ice. In our device when the bottle is removed the icechest is not exposed directly to the outside atmosphere, but the tank is exposed thereto and buta small portion of the tank is opened or exposed to the outside atmosphere when a bottle is removed, and therefore effects a great saving in the amount of ice consumed.

I The lower portion of the tankis filled with water'K nearly up to the grating, and the cold air from the water will pass up through the grating and entirely surround the bottles. The object of having water in the bottom of the tank is that water after having acquired a certain temperature will retain the same, and thus the removal of one of the bottles will not cool the tank the same as if the same were simply filled with air. The bottom of the tank, as before stated, is a distance above the bottom of the ice-chest, and therefore the cold air is adapted to come in contact therewith, and at the same time the inner side wall of the tank H is adapted to be in direct contact with the ice. The said tank H forms and closes the upper rear ends of the ice-chest, and thus gives ready access to the bottles carried thereby.

The cover L to the ice-chest is hinged to the upper portion of the casing in front of the tank at Z, and it will be readily seen that'the opening or closing of the said cover doesnot disturb the bottles and the opening of one does not materially affect the temperature of the others. The tank H, as before described, is supported by the flange h, whereby it can be readily removed for the purpose of cleaning the same or for cleaning the ice-chest when desired.

In the modification shown in Fig. 4 we place the tank in the forward end of the ice-chest and support it in precisely the same manner as that shown in Fig. 2 that is, with the flange h resting upon the front portion of the icechest instead of the rear portion.

The cover M is hinged at the extreme rear endrat n and covers the entire upper end of the ice-chest, and the forward end of the cover is provided with an elongated opening N, which extends all the Way across the cover and is of such a width that it will allow the cover to swing upwardly and pass the upper ends of the syrup-bottles K, whereby the cover can be opened without removing the bottles or without directly exposing them to the outside atmosphere.- The rear portion of the cover M is enlarged at O, .which forms the downwardly-extending ledge or strip 0, which snugly fits against the wall of the tank and makes a tighter connection therewith.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. Adevice of the character described, comprisinga casing having an ice-chest in its upper end, a water-containing tank within said chest and having bottle-receiving openings in its top, inwardly-pressed ribs carried by said tank intermediate the top and bottom above the water-line, and a movable bottle-support ing grating resting on said ribs.

2. A device of the character described, comprising a casing having an ice-chest in its upper end, a water-containing tank supported by its upper edge to the upper edge of the icechest, said tank of a height considerably less than that of the ice-chest, thus leaving a space below the same, the top of said tank having bottle-receiving openings, inwardly pressed ribs intermediate the top and bottom of said tank and an open bottle-supporting member within the tank and resting on the ribs.

3. Adevice of the character described, comprising a casing having an ice-chest in its upper end, a water-containing tank within the rear portion ofsaid chest and having bottle-receiving openings in its top, inwardly-pressed ribs carried by said tank intermediate the top and bottom above the water-line, a movable bottle-supporting grating resting on said ribs and a cover hinged to said ice-chest in front of said tank.

4:. A device of the character described, comprising a casing having an ice-chest in its upper end, an elongated water-containing tank extending entirely across the rearend of the icechest and having laterallyextending flanges-at its ends and rear wall adapted to rest on said ice-chest, the top of said tank having bottle-receiving openings in its top, inwardlypressed ribs carried by said tank intermediate the top and bottom above the water-line, a

said ribs, and a cover hinged to said ice-chest in front of said tank, whereby the entire upper end of said chest is closed.

movable bottle-supporting grating resting on.

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands in the presence of two subscrlbing witnesses.

DAVID F. HARRIS. JAMES A. HEARIN.

Witnesses to D. F. Harris:

A. S. PATTISON, CHARLES R. WRIGHT, Jr.

Witnesses to J. A. Hearin:

G. J. GLovER,

J. D. PROCTOR.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationF25D16/00