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ocr. 13, 1925. 1,557,200
H. B. HULL REFRI GERATING APPARATUS Filed March 29, 1924 Patented Oct. 19.25.
1,557,200 PATENTy OFFICE.
HARRY B. HULL, or DAYTON, omo, AssIoNon To Duco-LIGHT conrANY, or pAYToN;
031.0. A coaronA'rIoN` or DELAWARE REFRIGERATING APPARATUS.
Application led March 29,
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, HARRY B. HULL, a
citizen of the United States of America, re-
siding at Dayton, county of Montgomery, State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Refrigeratlng Apparatus, of which the following` is a ful clear, and exact description. l
The present invention relates to refrigerators including a chamber which is adapted to receive water for drinking purposes which is cooled within said chamber.`
One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a water cooler which may be readily attached to existing refrlgerator cabinets.
Another object of the invention is to provide a water cooler which can be readily attached to or removed from a refrigerator asa unit.
Further objects and advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, ,wherein a preferred embodiment of one form of the present invention is clearly shown.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a refrigerator showing the present invention attached thereto.
Fig. 2 is a front view of the refrigerator partly in section showing the location of the water cooler in the refrigerator.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on line 3 3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.
Referring to the drawings, the refrigerator includes a cabinet 20 provided with a cooling compartment21, a food compartment 22 and a machine compartment 23. The refrigerator herein is shown as the mechanical type which includes an evaporator 25 located within the cooling compartment 21 and is connected in the usual way to refrigerating apparatus located within machine compartment 23. However, any type of refrigeration may be used. Compartments 21 and 22 are separated by wall 26 having an outlet opening 27 located below the evaporator 25 through which, cold air passes from compartment 21 to compartment 23, and an opening 28 located on the side of the evaporator through which warm air may pass from the food compartment 22 1824. Serial No. 702,972.
to the cooling compartment 21. The cooling compartment 21 is provided with a door 30 and the food compartment 22 is provided with doors 31 and 32.
The front wall 33 of the refrigerator, which is provided with openings which are closed by the doors 30, 31 and 32, includes a removable panel 34 adapted to be attached to the main wall 33 by screws 35. Panel 34 is provided with holes 37 and 38 adapted to receive outlet pipe 39 and inlet pipe 40, respectively. A faucet 41 is connected to outlet pipe 39 and is mounted on the outside of the panel 34. Inlet pipe 40 extends from within the machine compartment 23 and upwardly along the front of the cabinet and through the panel opening 38. Water cooler chambers 43 interconnected by tubes 44 are located within the food compartment 22 below the cooling compartment 21 and adjacent one side of compartment 22. Pipe 40 is connected to the lower chamber 43 by a coupling 45 and a pipe 46 which is welded to the lower chamber 43. Outlet pipe 39 is welded to the upper chamber 43 and a nut 48 is adapted to draw the faucet 41 against the panel 34 for holding said pipe and faucet tightly in position with respect to said panel. Braces 50 between the chambers 43, and legs 51 resting upon the floor of the compartment 22, maintain the cooling chambers 43 in position.
Panel 34 supports a receptacle holder 53 for carrying a drinking cup 54. Receptacle 53 is provided with a drain opening 55 which is connected with a pipe 56 which extends through the lower portion of wall 33 for carrying off the drain from the faucet 41.
The water cooler can be readily removed from the refrigerator in case it is necessary to repair same. It is only necessary to uncouple the drain pipe 56 and the inlet pipe 40 by couplings 57 and 58 which are located within the machine compartment 23 and then by removing screws 35 the entire water cooler, including the receptacle carrier 53, can be removed as a unit.
It will be apparent from the foregoing de scription that there has been provided a water cooler attachment for conventional types of refrigerator cabinets. This water cooler can be readily attached to refrigerator by removing one of the doors and substituting therefor the panel 34, which is adapted to it within a portion of the door opening,
and a smaller door 31 revolvable upon hinges 60 carried by the panel 341. x
In the present illustration the water cooler is shown as being applied to the type of refrigerator in which the lining 6l of the lood compartment 22 is bent outwardly as at 62 and then inwardly7 as at 63 which iii-- ward portion is clan'lped against the Vall 33 by a clamp G4. lVith this` type of lining the water storagi` chambers .43 must be spaced a slight distance from the lining 6l, and, in order that th(` food compartment door opening can be made relatively large it is necessary to oll'set the faucet 4l from the chambers. Therefore the openings 37 and 3S are arranged obliquely to panel 34 as shown in Fig. 4.
lVhile the form of embodiment of the invention as herein disclosed, constitutes a preferred form. it is to be understood that. other forms might be adopted, all coming within the scope of the claims which follow.
What is claimed is as follows:
1. A refrigerator, comprising in combination, a food compartment, insulating Walls for enclosing,r said compartment including a removable portion, a Water cooler located merezco within said compartment and carried by said portion, said wall having an opening adjacent tbe removable portion, and a door for said opening adapted to be connected with said removable portion.
2. A refrigerator, comprising in combination, a food compartment, insulating Walls for enclosing said compartment including a renmvable portion, a Water cooler located within said compartment, and carried by said portion, said wall having an opening adjacent the removable portion, and a door for said opening adapted to be hinged to said removable portion.
3. An attachment for refrigerator. cabinets having a door opening and door therefor, said attachment including a door, a panel pivotally carrying said door, said panel and door being insertable with the door opening for completely covering the opening, and a Water cooler unit carried by the panel and insertable through said openinfv.
In testimony whereof I hereto aix my signature.
HARRY B. HULL.