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Publication numberUS853589 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 14, 1907
Filing dateJul 5, 1906
Priority dateJul 5, 1906
Publication numberUS 853589 A, US 853589A, US-A-853589, US853589 A, US853589A
InventorsBerthold Meyer
Original AssigneeBerthold Meyer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 853589 A
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PATBNTBD MAY 14, 1907.






Speciication of Letters Patent.

Patented May 14, 1907.

Application filed July 5, 1906. Serial No. 324,740.

To fl/Z/ U17/mmf 2125 may concern: A

Be it known that I, BERTHOLD `MEYER, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Vindow-Refrigerators, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in window refrigerators, the objects being to produce a refrigerator in which all the shelves can be inserted and adjusted to accommodate the various articles to be placed in it and to be easily removablefor cleaning purposes.

Another object is to produce a comparatively deep pocket or series of pockets for holding, say a small quantity of ice in one of the pockets and large bottles or demijohns in another, without in any way interfering with or disarranging the rest of the interior of the refrigerator, or for holding in the separate pockets or compartments different kinds of vegetables.

My improved window refrigerator is fully illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 is a front elevation as viewed from the room the sliding doors being open, and showing the ends of the shelves behind said doors in dotted lines. Fig. 2 is va central sectional view on line 0-0 of Fig. 1. and Fig. 3 is a sectional plan view of Fig. 1 on line xof Fig. 2, showing by dotted lines the widths of the shelves.

Similar parts are indicated by like reference numbers.

1 and 2 respectively are the sides of the body, provided with horizontal grooves 3. 4 is the back also provided with grooves 3 on a line with those in the sides. I

5 are vertical grooves for the partitions 6 which form the pockets 8, 9, 10. rl`he front 11 of the depending extension is also provided with grooves 5 disposed opposite to those in the back.

12 is the iioor of the box resting on the window sill-not shown-and 13 is the floor of the depending extension.

The sides and back are provided with ventilating holes 14. The roof 15 extends inward a sufficient length to clear the window, and to prevent snow or rain from entering at that point.

The front of the box I prefer to arrange with two sliding doors 16-17 in such a manner as to offer a view of the interior of the refrigerator when they are pushed open.

18-19 are front walls on either side of proper width: these fronts are also provided with horizontal grooves 3 on line with those in the sides and back.

20 are the adjustable and removable shelves.

Such being the construction of my improved window refrigerator the operation is as follows z-It is understood that the body is made of a proper size to fit the window at which it is to be placed, and secured there in any preferred manner by screws or cleats or otherwise as may be desired. In cold or cool weather no ice will be required, and if the body is made of wood or metal and painted preferably of a white or other very light color, it will shed or throw oif the heat of the sun, if it should be so exposed. In the late spring or early fall any proper receptacle containing ice can be placed. in one of the pockets 8, 9 or 10. When food is placed on the shelves, if it happens that the dish or article is too high the shelf immediately above can be moved along in the grooves 3 until it clears the front section 18 or 19, when it rcan be taken out and set aside, thus making what might be called a double space, or if any article too large for one of the pockets is placedl in the depending extension, then one of the partitions can be drawn upward and removed from the boxor body, thus affording twice the room lengthwise. For cleaning purposes, all the shelves are removed in a like manner, when nothing remains except the walls, roof and bottom of the refrigerator.

The shelves being of a uniform size they will fit into any of the spaces or grooves provided to receive them.

Any number of shelves or any number of partitions for making pockets can. be used; I merely show a plurality Vwhich may be added to suit the size of the body.

/Vhen metal or any other suitable material is used, the same general construction is had, except of course that the conditions of manufacture alters the means of producing grooves or means for supporting the shelves and. partitions in which case channels or angles fastened to the body affords a means for accomplishing this purpose.


and rear walls of said extension having vertical grooves separating the extension into a plurality of compartments, substantially as i5 described.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this 30th day 0i June 1906.



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