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Publication numberUS939594 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 9, 1909
Filing dateJan 20, 1906
Priority dateJan 20, 1906
Publication numberUS 939594 A, US 939594A, US-A-939594, US939594 A, US939594A
InventorsGeorge W Fulper, William H Fulper
Original AssigneeFulper Pottery Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for cooling and dispensing liquids.
US 939594 A
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Patented Nov. 9, 1909.






Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 9, 1909.

Application filed January 20, 1906. Serial No. 597,078.

To all whom it mag concern;

Be it known that we, GEORGE W. FULPER and WILLIAM H. FIJLPER, citizens of the United States, and residing at Flemington, county of Hunterdon, State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Apparatus for Cooling and Dispensing Liquids; and wedo hereby declare the following 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. i

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in a paratusfor cooling and dispensing liqui and dispensing apparatus wherein the same is used 1nconnection with a reservoir containing the liquid to be dispensed, and which reservoir delivers the liquid to said apparatus at predetermined timesfor the purpose ofcooling the liquid beforethe same is position, so that the water or other liquid may be withdrawn from the holder in the quantity desired for use without handling;

the holder after it has been placed in position. 1 l l It isan object of this invention to-provide in an apparatus of this character, a recepta-' cle having a partition which is made integral with or otherwise attached'to the side or sides of the said receptacle in such a manner that the receptacle is divided into two compartments, one for ice or other cooling medium and the other for water or other liquid, said rece tacle being of such a simple construction an practically free from valves and piping, that it can be easily kept in a thorou hly sanitary condition.

Furtlier objects of the invention are to provide the receptacle with a d1-v1d1ng partitionwhich is-atta'ched to thesides of the.

receptacle at a pointabove the bottom of the s, and has more particular reference to that type of cooling latter, in order thatthe ordinary draw-01f faucets may be conveniently connected up with both the ice and water compartments; also to provide forthe support of the inverted bottle or demijohn by both the main receptacle and its partition; and also to provide other advantages which will be more fully hereinafter set forth.

In the drawing, the figure represents a vertical cross section of our improved cooling and dispensing apparatus, illustrating the liquid containing holder in inverted positlOli ready for delivering the liquid to the coo er,

In the preferred embodiment of. the invention, we employ a receptacle 1, which may be made of any suitable material, but preferably pottery or stone ware, and which may be of any desired cross sectionalform to add better design orfor holding different size and shape bottles. or demijohns. The upper part of the cooler is rovided with an opening, the edge of. which constitutes a seat for a bottle or other suitable liquid holder, whereby the same may be supported upon the receptacle in inverted position.

Within the receptacle is located a partition 2, which is preferably made'conical as clearly shown in the figure,. said partition dividing the receptacle into two compartments 3 and 4," the compartment 3 bein r for the ice, and the 'compartmentet adapted or holding the water made integral with the sides of the receptacle at a point above its bottom, and projects inwardly and upwardly within the re"- .cept 'acle and forms the bottom of theannular ice chamber. It is, however, to be noted that this conical partition may be made separate from the main receptacle and attached to the sides of the receptacle by any well known fastenin means. By I attaching the partition to t 1e sides of the receptac e, at a point above the bottom thereof, it is to be noted that a faucet, as at 5, may connected up with a water way leading. fromthe liqui receptacle without the necessity of providing a specially constructed fastening means, itonly being necessary in the fpresent faucet instance to pass the common form 0 through but one thickness of the ware. Prior; tothis invention, it has been neces+ or other liquid. This partition is'preferably sary in constructing apparatus of this'gon u,=

oral type, to provide special faucets draw 0% the water or other liquid, and in some instances the particular form of cooling apparatus has required the faucet, in order to be properly connected up, to be passed through two thicknesses of the were, besides the space of the off-set between the ice and water compartments. It is to be further noted that the conical portition as hereinconstruoted, provides a liquid compartment which is almost entirely below the ice coinpartrnent, thereby allowing the liquid to receive the full benefit of the chill from the said ice compartment.

There is also provided in connection With this improved cooling and dispensing apparatus, e stopper having a. flexible valve 6, which is normally located within the neck of the bottle and serves to close the outlet of said bottle when the same is-being lifted from its seat upon the dispensing receptacle for purposes of replenishing the ice, the closing or the valve being occasioned by treason of the Weight of the Water in 'the bottle or holder. This valve is provided with e stem 7, which projects downwardly through the rnouth of the bottle, snd is of suficient length to engage the bottom of the receptacle as the neck or the inverted bottle We do not Wish to limit ourselves to this.

construction, as the partition may terminate Within the plane, or even above the plane of the said main receptacle. In the figure it will be further observed that the inverted bottle or .demijohn is supported by both the main receptacle and the partition, thus permitting the Weightof said bottle or demijohn to be equally distributed. Kit is, however, to beunderstood that the inverted hottle may rest Wholly upon the main receptsble,.,or it may be in some instances that it would be desirable to have the some rest vgholly upon and he supported by the partibottle or other receptacle, is supported upou' the cooling and dispensing apparatus as has been hereinbefore described, and after the liquid rises to the proper height therein to cover the outlet, the outlet becomes scaled and further flow of the liquid is prevented, the some being held in its holder by atmospheric pressure [it the time the liquid is drown oil from the receptacle, a further flow from the bottle or other holdertakes place, so that the level 01" the liquid in said receptacle remains practically constant and at a height just sufiicient to seal the outlet.

Many changes may be made in the various details of construction employed for carrying out this invention. 1t will be understood, therefore, that the invention is not to be limited to these specific details, but embraces such changes therein as fall ithin its spirit and scope.

What we claim is 1. An apparatus for cooling and dispensing liquids, comprising a receptacle provided with a rim for supporting a bottle in inverted position, and a substantially conical wall or purtition having its smaller cud uppermost and integrally connected at its lower end with the side Wall of the receptacle adjacent the bottom thereof, said partition being provided at upper portion With an opening to seat 1e neclr of the bottle.

21in apparatvs for cooling; and dispensing liquids, conipri 'un: a receptacle of single thickness, an upwardly extending wall or partition having; its upper end smaller than the lowcrcnd,u21d integrally connected at its lower end with the side Wall of the re ceptacle above and adjacent the bottom of the latter, said partition being provided at its upper portion with an opening to seat the neck off-the bottle, and a faucet in the side Wall of the reccptircle'just'above the base and connnmiicating directly with the liquid chamber below said partition.

in testimony ivhereott we ttlllX our signatures, lll presence of two wltnesses.

GEORGE Vi. FULPER l i lllliilillri ll. FULPER.


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Cooperative ClassificationF25D2331/806