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Ifo. ss,4os. PATBNTED MAY 19, 190s. E. NEELY. COOLER PoR BEER, sw. APPLICATION FILED MAY 18 1906 a BHEBTS BHEET l.
,HHHUIII Milli' NSM PATENTED MAY 19, 1908.
E. N BELY.
COOLER FOR BEER, &o. APPLIoATIoN FILED MAY 1a, 190e.
3 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
110.888,406. PATBNTBD MAY 19, 190s.
E. NBBLY. l
COOLER PoR BEER, am.' APPLICATION FILED MAY 18 1906.
3 SHEETS-SHEET 3.
, T o all 'whom 'it may concern:
EDWARD NEELY, QF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
COOLER FOR BEER, &c.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 19, 190s.
y, Application led May 18, 1,906.' Serial No. 317,488.
Be it known that I, EDWARD NEELY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Coolers for Beer, &c. of which the following is a specication.
My present invention, which consists of certain improvements upon the structure shown in my prior application N o.,.223,333, filed September 6, 1904, is concerned with a novel cooler of the class described, which is extremely simple and compact in its construction, economical in the use of ice', which cannot readil let out of order, and in which the coils are iii ly protected from an possibility of their being flattened or cut y contactwith the ice. In use, it has the advantage of being quickly and conveniently iilled with ice, and when desired the coil chamber with the coils and faucets in place therein can be quickly and easily removed from the cabinet. The drain plate can be quickly cleaned, and in general the complete apparatus is easilly kept in a sanitary condition with the emp oyment of but little work for that purpose. It is further adapted to be used in connection with a bar without cutting the counter top, as has been necessary heretofore in similar devices.
I will'iirst describe in-detail the construction of the complete apparatus, and finally in the claims, I will polnt out the novel elements and combinations.
To illustrate my invention, I annex hereto three sheets of drawings, in.which the same reference characters are used to designate identical parts in all of the figures, of which,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the apparatus in position relative to the bar and with a portion of the casing broken away and with the drip pan partially lifted from its normal position; Fi 2 is a perspective view of the cabinet, wit out the bar, and .with the coil chamber detached from its connections,
.drawn forward "and inclined 'slightly and broken away to show the construction; Fig. 3 is a'sectional view on enlarged scale on the line A-A of Fig. 5; Fig. 4 is a similar view but with the coil chamber detached and drawn forward from beneath the counter top so that it can be removed'from the cabinet;
Fig. 5, is a front elevation with a portion of the cabinet in section on the line B-B of Fig. 3, and with a portion of the front of the coil Vchamber broken away; Fig. 6 Iis a perspective view of a ortion ,of onelof the lower front corners o the coil chamber and adjacent portion of the cabinet showing how the coil chamber is sup orted therein and can be slid forward on tiie edge of the wider bottom portion of the cabinet; Fig. 7
. is a plan view of the drain plate in section on the line C-C of Fig'. 5; Fig. 8 is alongitudinal -section through thel'drain plate on the line D-D of Fig. 7; Figs. 9 and 10` are vertical sections through the drain plate and drip'pan to correspond with the section line on which Fig. 4 is taken, from which these parts are' supposed to be removed; Fig. 11' 1s an enlarged detail in section on the line'E-E of Fig. 5 and Fig. 12 is a similar view showing a modified construction. t
The cabinet,' constituting a su porting member for the variouselements to e hereinafter described, preferably consists 'of the bottom portion and the narrower top portion over the rear of the bottom dportion, the bottom portion being employe as a col'dl storage chamberl for bottled goods, etc., andI the to portion being employed as the coil or coo ing chamber. The cabinet is made up of the end pieces 2O and 21, which areof the shape to correspond to the top and bottom portions mentioned, and which prefer'- ably also have the legs 22' formed integrally therewith. The rear side 23 is plain and extends past both portions of the cabinet, while the front piece 24 extends up only to' form the front wall of the lowerl portion of the cabinet, the front wall of the .upper portion of the cabinet being formedb the coil. chamber, as will be hereinafter escribed. The entire cabinet is rovided with the sheet metal lining 25 which 1s shaped to correspond, and which is preferably separated from the wooden side pleces 20 and 21, the front andi rear walls 23 and 24 and the bottom 26 by the non-conducting backing 2.7, which 1s' preferably composed of pa er, the .result being that a water tight ca inet is produced which is adapted to be insulated', as it were, from the outside temperaturel so as to keep' the interior of the Vcabinet cool. by means of the ice in the coil chamber.
The coil chamber28, preferably detachable from the narrower top portion of the' cabinet which it occupies, is made up of the rectangular metalliccasing or tank open at the top and havin the horizontal anges 29 projecting outwar ly from the ends and rear vthereof and resting on the correspondlngr fianges of the lining 25 to su port the coil chamber in position. These anges on the top of the topy portion together with those' on the top of the offset portion of the Wider bottom portion of the cabinet constitute guides or guide rails upon which the coil chamber is 'slidably mounted. The front wall 30 of the coil chamber is preferably, as
seen, made of two thicknesses of sheet. metal with a layer ofthe packing 27 interposed between them. At the top of its front edge, it is reinforced by the preferably wooden strip 31, likewise preferably covered by sheet metal, and serving as a support for the faucets 32 which are passed therethrough. The front wall 30 of the coil chamber is\also provided with thcnarrow strip 33, which forms a sort of a flange, as it were, and which is also preferably covered with the sheet metal, and upon which the rear edge of the drip pan 34 rests. This drip pan is made of sheet metal and open at the top and provided with the horizontal flanges 35 at the top extending outwardly on allsides thereof, the rear flange resting, as stated, on the strip 33, the end anges resting upon those portions of the flanges of the lining 25 that rest upon the adjacent portion of the end pieces 20 and 21. The drip pan has its bottom 36 inclined downwardly to the rear so that the drippings will run tothe discharge 'ipe 37 placed in one corner thereof 'and so lfocated as to discharge into the stationary drain funnel piece 38 secured to themetal lining 25 at one end and discharging into the receptacle 39 on the bottom -which has the drain pipe 40 opening into the bottomthereof to discharge not only' the drip ings, but also -the water from the coil cham er in the man- Y inders 41, which may bottom of the chamber,
ner to be hereinafter described.
The coil chamber 28 is referably provided with one or more prefera ly sheet metal cylshown, and which have the cooling coils 42 wound around them/in helical spirals, a pair of coils being preferably provided to-each cylinder. The coils are passed through the as shown, and are by the connections 43 detachably secured 44 which pass through with the supply'pipes the aperture 45 provided in the bottom of the rear of the V cabinet down to the cellar or` wherever the kegs or barrels from which the beer or other fluid being retailed are ke t. The upper ends of the coils areA connected Iby the unions 46 with the faucets 32-so that the contents of the-coils can be drawn off as desired. The coil or'coolingl chamber. 28 and its faucets 32 and associated coils and connections constitute a dispensing member which is slidably-mounted on the guides or guide rails formed by the horizontal flangesv on the lining 25, and which is achi'pted to extend partly underneath said bar when at one limit of its movement. The rear porbe perforated, as'
trough having t e top seafioe tion of the cabinet is intended to, extend beneath thecounter top 4710i the bar 48so that it is disposed beneath or below and rearwardly of the-bar, and the tops of the cylinders 41 extend partially beneath the counter top 47, and in order that the ice may be convenlently placed in the ycylinders when the drain plate an or basin 49 is lifted oil' for'this purpose 'provide on the tops of the cylinders 41 the hopper shaped extensions 50 which reach to the front of the chamberand beneath the drain pan so that the ice can be placed on these extensionsv and shoved back into the cylinders. lt will, of course, be understood that these cylinders are provided and the ice placed inside lof them so that the coils wound about the cylinders cannot be touched by the `chunks of ice and damaged thereby, although they are constantly surrounded by the ice water r'oduced by the melting of the ice and utieir contents thereby kept at the desired temperature.
, The' ice Waterin the coil chamber is kept at the proper level by means of the overiow aperturel in'V the 'drainpipe 52 which extends to the bottom of the coil chamber at" one end thereof and mounted to slide verleces or bearings 53l and tically in the guide the pipe 52 in one form 54. The bottom o' of my invention is provided with the enlargement 55 which is preferably ground to a conical shape so as to form a Water tight valve connection with-the shell 56 secured in the bottom of the coil chamber 28 and having its interior ground at the same an leas the outside of the enlargement 55. lormally the enlargement 55 is seated so as to form a watertight oint so lthat the ice Water will stand at the llevel of the over flow aperture 51, but when the ice water is to beemptied the ipe 52 is lifted up so as to disengage ,its y ower end, as seenin Fig. 11, when the water in the coil chamber will liow through the shell 56 which is so located as to discharge the water into the directing funnel or passage 38. As'an alternative form of this construction I may provide the elongated cylindrical shell 56 `and provide the aperture 57 in the bottom of the tube 52a just beneath the packing ring 55a placed beneath th'e annular abutment 55b secured to the top so that as the tube is thrust down, the modified valve thus formed will be seated and the illid contents of the coil chamber retained in ace.
The drain late or. basin 49 .which is sub-- stantially hugh with'the bar and adapted toreceive liquid deposited thereon isvpre erably made in the sha e ofthe rectangular 'metallic ortion 58 thereof extended beyond the bo y portion at its front and ends so as to fit over the front strip 31 of the coil chamber and the extensions 59 of the ends 2O and 21 of the cabinet so that it is sedrain 4brace stri 65 ter thereo cured in place between said arts and the edge of the counter top 47. T e to portion 58 of the dra-in plate 1s preferably epressed `*between the edges, as shown, to prevent the 5 glassessliding or being accidentally shoved off of the same, and is perforated to allow the liquid thereon to pass into the trough like body ofv the drain late and run to t 1e aperture connected witfi the short drip pipe 60 which is located at one corner so as to discharge the drainingsfinto the top of the pipe 52 which preferably has the funnel shaped enlargement 61 for this purpose. It will be seen that the drain pipe 52 and the dri pipe 60 constitute drain p1 es connected Wit t e coil or' cooling cham er and with the drain plate or basin therein and discharg-- ing in the drain funnel 38. To readily clean the drain plate, I locate in it the swab 62,
20 which is preferably made of the metallic lates `63 and 64 havinfr4 the rectangle 65 of elt or some other suitable material clam ed between them. This swab is connecte( to the rod 66 extending the length of the drain 25 plate and having the handle 67 extending out through the aperture in the end thereof, as shown 1n Fig. 8, so that b removing the drain plate and taking hold o the handle 67, the swab can be moved back and forth in the late after the same has been limmerse in water charged with any desired cleansing com ound so that it can be rapidly and thorough y cleansed. To hold the swab rigidly in place, I preferabl provide the 68 through whic the rod 66 passes an whichv acts in the manner which will be readily apparent.
The action of the complete apparatus will be easily seen. In its normalL use, the c lin'- 4'0 ders :41 are filledwithlumps of ice, an the icewater in the chamber extending to the tops ofthe coils always keeps the beer at the desired tem erature. This coil chamber occupying dn y the top portion of the cabinet leaves a .space in the bottom, and especially in the front portion thereof beneath the dri pan, for st'orsge of bottled goods, as indicate 1n Fig. 1, an by lifting out the drip pan by the handle 69 access to these bottles 1s readily obtained. The ice can be quickly and easily re lenished by simpl lifting the drain plate effi When it is desiied to remove the coil chamber for repairs, or any .other purpose,
` the drip pan is rst removed, the unions 43 56 are then disconnected and the coil chamber can be drawn forward into the position shown in Fig. 4, its edges sliding on and being sulpof t e 4ported by the sides of the front part Widerbottom portion, as clearly shown ,in
e I have herein shown and describedmy novel hollow drain plate and the means for cleaning same, I do not herein claim the said drain fplate, but reserve the subject matfor a divisional applicatlon.
supporting member disposed beneath; and rearwardly of thc same, of a cooling and dispensing member carried by said supporting member and normally extendingpartly beneath said bar, the drain basin extending only over the top of the ortion of the cooling and dispensing mem er not covered by the bar and forming a covering for that por'- tion, and draining mechanism carried by said drain basin and said members.
2. The combination with the bar, and a supporting member disposed beneath' and rearwardly of the same, of a cooling and dispensing member. carried by said supporting member and normal-ly extending partly beneath said bar, the drain basin extending only over the top of the portion of the cooling an dispensing member not covered by the bar, said drain basin being removable to give access to the cooling and dispensing member for icing it without removing it from beneath the bar, and draining means carried by said drain basin and said members.
3., The combination with the bar, and a supporting member disposed beneath and rearwardly of the same, of a cooling and dispensing member carried by said supporting member, normally extending partly beneath said bar and having its side away from the bar extending up nearly to the level of the bar, the drain basin extending over the portion of the cooling and dispensing member not covered by the bar and ada ted to' fit down in between the rear edge of t e bar and the side of the cooling and dispensing member opposed thereto, and having an extension resting on said side, and draining means` cardown in between thek rear 'side of the bar and the side of the cooling and dispensing member opposed'thereto, said drain basin bein Vremovable to give access to the cooling an dispensing member. for icing it without removing it from beneath the bar, and drainl ing means 'carried by said drain basin and said members.
' 5. The combination withthe bar, and a supporting 'member disposed beneath and vby said supporting member,
yunderneathsaid bar w of its movement, the drain basin extending ing underneath said bar w only over the top of the portion of the cooling and dis ensingY member not covered by the bar, sai drain basin-being removable to give access to the cooling and dispensing member for icing it without removing it from beneath the bar, and draining means carried by said drain basin' and said members.
6. The combination with the bar, and a supporting member disposed beneath and rearwardly of the same, and bearings carried by said supporting member, of a cooling and dispensin memberj movably mounted on said bearings and ada ted to, extend partly lien at one limit of its movement and to have its top moved from underneathsaid bar when at the other limit ofits movement, and having its side away from the bar extending up nearly to the level of the bar, the drain basin extending over the top of the portion of the cooling and dispensmember not covered by the bar and adapted to iit down in between the rear edge oft e"bar and the side ofthe cooling and dispensing member opppsed thereto, said drain asin being remova le`to give access to the cooling and dispensing -memberfor icing it Withoutremoving it vfrom beneath the bar, and drainin means carried by said drain basinand saidmembers. Y
and bearings carried t 7. The combination with the bar, of the coil chamber adapted to extend partially beneath the bar, the drain late covering a portion of the chamber not eneath the bar, the ice holdin cylinder, the fcoil about the cylinder, and t e hopper shaped extension on the top of the cylin er extending toward the side away from the bar, for the purplose described.
8. The combination with t ebar, of the coil-chamber adapted to extend partially beneath the bar, the drain plate coverin a ortion of the chamber not beneath te the ice holding cylinder,` the coil about the cilinder, the faucet in the front of the coil c amber to which the pipe extends, and the hopper shaped extension on the to of the cy der extending toward the si e away from the bar and coverin lthe connections between the pipe and the aucet.
9. The combination with a bar, of a 'supporting member disposed below and rearwardly thereof, guides therein, a drain-funnel therein, a coolingv chamber mounted on said.` guides and slidable ,thereon and adapted to receive the pipe-coils disposed in said cooling-chamber and adapted to be connected with beer-barrels and with faucets carried by said cooling chamber, a basin mounted iflpon the said cooling-chamber substantially' us h with said bar and adapted to receive liquid deposited thereon, and drain-pipes connected with said coolinghamber and with the basin therein and discharging into said drainfunnel. f
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, this 12th day of May 1,906.
' ln the presence of witnesses:
JOHN H. MoELRoY, E. K. MANCHESTER