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LAUREN M. 1BOWLUS OF SAN LUISOBISPO CALIFORNIA.
Application filed August 27 1923. Serial No. .
that various changes in the form proportion sire and minor details of construction within the scope of the claims may be resort
ed to without departing from the spirit or af sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention
Referring to the drawings :
Fig. 1 represents a top plan view of an ice box constructed in accordance with my B5 invention.
Fig. 2 represents a vertical sectional view of the ice box.
Fig. 3 represents a vertical sectional view of the box taken at right angles to Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 represents a vertical sectional view of a modified form of box.
Fig. 5 is a top plan view of the revolving container used in the modified form of box.
The embodiment of the invention shown 75 in the drawing comprises a receptacle of rectilinear outline made up of a bottom wall 1 side walls 2 and a top wall 3.which walls are of any suitable construction so as to thermally insulate the box such construction 80 being common in the art. The top wall has an opening 4 closed by a hinged lid 5 access being had to a special chamber 6 through said opening. The box is divided by a vertical partition 7 forming said chamber 6 and 85 a food storage chamber 8 access to the latter ehamber being had through an opening 9 in one of the side walls which latter opening is closed by a door 10. The chamber 8 has plurality of shelves 11 therein arranged as in the ordinary ice box. The partition 7 is within metal wall so that the chamber 8 will be cooled by the ice contained in the chamber 6.
Mounted in the chamber 6 is a cylindrical 95 food and ice container 12 which is formed of wire mesh or some other suitable foraminous material. This cylinder is mounted on a horizontal shaft 13 so that it may be rotated. The shaft 13 extends out through one of the walls of the receptacle and has acrank handle 14 fixed thereto whereby the shaft may be turned in order to move the cylinder into different positions. The cylinder is divided by a transverse sectional partition 15 made up in halves each of which is hinged as at 16 to the circumferential wall of the cylinder. The sections of the partition are adapted to engage upon the shaft 13 and suitable means 17 is provided for fastening the partitions togetherº. This partition is perforated and divides the cylinder so that
To cell whom it may concern
Be it known that 1 l..v s.rz Tajo Bownus
a eiti.tn of the 'United States residing at San Luis Obispo in the connty of San Luis Obispo and State of Cahifornia have invented new and useful improvements in Ice Boxes of which the following is a specifica
This invention relates to improvements in
10 iceboxes and resides in the provision of a
specially constructed ice box which isadapt
ed for preserving fish and other foods and
liquids such ininner that the objections
which usually attend the storage of fish with
other edibles in an ice box are eliminated.
Another object is to provide an ice box which is adapted to receive and preserve in a simple and effective manner foods and liquids which are usually difficult to store in the ordinary ice box.
An object of the invention is to provide an ice bore which is constructed so that the ocloi of fish placed in the box is not taken on by other foods and the presence of fish with other foods is not iiacle objectionable.
Another object isto provide an ice boxof the character described wherein fish and lthe sea food may be effectively exposed to the ice without actually contacting with the ice and the fish may be moved without disturbing the ice or pack of fish.
A further object of the invention is to provide an ice box of the character described which although specially adapted for containing and preserving fish may be used for preserving other foods and for preserving lioiids the arrangement of the box being such that various lands of foods or liquids may be preserved effectively and disposed in such manner that they may be more readily and easily removed and placed in the box than is the case with the ordinary ice
Another object of the invention is to provide an ice box containing a fish and ice storage chamber and a miscellaneous food storing chamber all of whirl are arranged
in a novel and effective manner for the purpose of preserving the foods in e clean and sanitary manne .
frith the above mentioned and other ob
jects in view the invention consists in the nova' constiueti.on and combination of parts hereinafter described illustrated in the aecompanyii g clan) s and set for rh in the claims hereto appended it being understood
there is provided an ice compartment A and Referring to Figs. 4 and 5 I have shown a fish compatment B. The circumferential a slightly modified form of the invention wall of the cylinder at opposite points is wherein the receptacle comprises side walls provided with openings 13 and 19 permit 25 bottom wall 26 and top wall 27. The
5 ting acres to the chambers A and B respec top wall 27 is provided with an opening 28 70 Lively. These walls are closed by hinged ahich is adapted to he closed by a hinged curved lids 20 and 21 respectively each of door 29 and has a smaller sinri ar opening which lids is provided with latches 22 to 30 closed by a corresponding door 31. provide for holding thew in place. vertical partition 32 extends from thew bet
10 When the compartment A is brought into tom wall to a point near but spared below 75
uppermost position and on opening the the top wall. The upper edge of this pa ti
door 5 access to the chamber A may be had tion supports an intermediate portion of .:n
through the opening 4. Thus the chamber ice receptacle 33 which receptacle is open
A may be filled with ice preferably broken on its upper side and communicates with the
15 into small pieces and after so filling the opening 28. One end of the receptacle ex 80
chamber A the lid 20 is closed and latched. tends beyond the partition 32 into a chai
The cylinder is then turned to bring the bet. 34 formed by the partition 32 there be
opening 19 for the chamber B uppermost and a similar compartment 35 on the other
on opening the lid 21 said chamber may be side of the partition. The portion of the
20 filled with fish or other food which it is de :'eceptacie 33 which eh amends into the chamber sired to keep cool. After thus filling the 31 has its bottom wall. provided with perchamber B the handle is operated to bring larations 30 so that the dripping from the said chamber into lowermost position as ice in the receptacle 33 will call into the shown in Fig. 2. The water dripping from chamber 34. Suitable passages for the pur
25 the ice melting in the chamber li passes pose of cooling the compartment 35 are di 90
through the perforations in the partition 15 recited around the chamber from the ice re
and onto the fish liquids or food contained cºeptacle 33 in order to cool said compart
in the chamber B. This dripping of the intent 35. The compartment 35 is provided
ice water on the fish together with the close with a plurality of shelves 36' similar to
30 proximity of the fish to the ice insures the those used in the ordinary ice boas. Access 15
proper preservation thereof. ? suitable to the compartment 35 is had through an
drain 23 extends through the bottom wall opening 37 in the front wall of the boy.
1 of the box from the interior of the chem. which opening is closed by a door 38. Tm
her 6. In some instances the sections of the mediately beneath the receptacle 33 and ill
35 partition 15 may be swung on their hinges the compartment 35 there is a compartment so that the compartments A and B will coin 39 for supporting a slide drawer 40. This municate with one another this depending drawer is adapted to contain fish or other on the character of the food to he packed food which it is desired to dispose close to and the manner in which such food is to the ice and is separated from the compart
40 be packed. The proximity of the chamber ment 35 in order to prevent odors fro o the
8 containing the food shelves 11 to the ice fish coming in contact with other !hods ir
in the cylinder maintains said chamber in the compartment 35. Mounted on a verti
a cool state there being only the thin par cal axle or shaft 42 extending into the corn
tition wall 7 between the chambers 6 and 8. partment 34 through the wall 27 is a cyrliil
vtThen it is desired to remove the fish. the der 43 which is provided with a perforated
cylinder is turned to bring the opening 19 bottom wall 44 and is open on its upper side for the chamber B uppermost and on open whereby access to said cylinder may be haft ing the lid 21 and the door 5. ready access through the opening 30 in the wall 27. The to the fish is had it being 1mnecess y to upper end of the cylinder 43 terminates
disturb the packing of ice in removing the directly beneath the perforated por11oh ci .isb. It will be seen that other foods as well the bottom wall of the receptacle 33 which as fish can be effectively stored and preserved perforated poi tion extends over approaiin the ice box of my invention for example lately onehalf of the cylinder so that a
bottled drinks and liquids may be ke e n portion of the cylinder is at all times in a
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ceptwnally cold clue to the d. ipping o tha Position to receive the drippings o the ice water from the ice. It will thus be seen receptacle 33. A suitable drain 41' is pro that foods placed in the chamber B are vicled in the lower side of the compartment preserved as though packed in ice although 34. The cylinder is divided into a plurality
not actually in contact with the ice. Where of compartments C. D and F by radial up
the fish is stored in the chamber B the foods right partitions 45 46 and 47. In t 'tee com
stored in the compartment 8 will not take partments fish and other roods or liquids on the odor of the fish or bring about other may he stored for instance in the rampartobjections such as usually occur when fish ment ID fish may be stored and in the coin
and other foods are placed in the same cam partments C and F bottled liquids. such as
partment in an ice box. soda water may be placed or in fact all of ?30
the compartments may be used to contain openings said receptacle having an openbottled liquids which it is desired to cool. ing therein a closure for said receptacle
The shaft 42 has a crank handle 48 on its opening and means for moving the revolt'upper end and by turning this crank handle able cantainer into position to permit of ac
5 any one of the three compartments may be cess through the receptacle opening to either 7o brought into position to receive the ice of said compartments in the container. water dripping through the perforations 30 3. An ice box comprising a receptacle a
so that the contents of said receptacle will revolvable container within the receptacle
be quickly and effectively cooled. Since partition dividing the container into coin
the receptacle extends partly into the corn p:rtinents for ice and food respectively said 75 partment 34 said compartment is main partition being perforated whereby drip twined in a cool state and due to the drip pings from the ice when the ice compartping of ice water from said receptacle 33 went is above the other compartment will the contents of the cylinder may be quickly drain into the food compartment said concooled and maintained in such state. When tallier having openings for its respective 80 it is desired to remove for example a got compartments closures for said openings tle of the cold soda water the crank handle said receptacle having an opening therein is turned so as to bring the chamber which a closure for said receptacle opening and has been resting beneath the perforated part means for moving the revolvable container
20 of the ice receptacle and which has been re into position to permit of access through the 85 ceiving the dripping of ice water into posh receptacle opening to either of said comparttion beneath the opening 30 the door 31 ments in the container said container behaving been opened. Another of the chain ing in the form of a cylinder and having a hers may be then moved into position beroraminated cylindrical wall.
25 neath the ice receptacle and allowed to re 4. An ice box comprising a receptacle a 00
inain there for a time sufficient to thoroughly revolvable container within the receptacle a
cool the contents thereof. In this way the partition dividing the container into corn
contents of the compartments in the cylin partments for ice and food respectively said
der may be kept exceptionally cool without partition being perforated whereby drip
30 requiring handling of said contents and pings from the ice when the ice compart 95
without requiring that such food or liquid mrment is above the other compartment will
to be placed immediately on or against the drain into the food compartment said con
ice. With the ice box of nay invention the tainer having openings for its respective
maximum cooling effect of the ice is utilized compartment closures for said openings
75 and this provides for a saving in ice and said receptacle having an opening therein
produces a better and more desirable a closure for said receptacle opening means
preservation and cooling of food and liquids for moving the revolvable container into
placed within the ice box particularly due position to permit of access through the re
to the facility and manner in which the ceptacle opening to either of said compart
40 food and liquids may be placed or stored events in the container a partition divid
in the box and the facility with which the ing the receptacle into two compartments in
food or liquid may be removed. one of which the container is mounted food
1 claim : supporting shelves in the other compartment
1. An ice box comprising a receptacle an of the receptacle said receptacle having an d5 imperforate partition dividing the recep opening permitting access to the last named
title into compartments a foraminated con compartment and a door for said last named
tainer for food and liquids revolvable on its compartment.
own axis in one of said compartments said a. An ice box comprising areceptacle hav
eceptacle having openings therein permit ing a cylindrical container revolvable there
yºJ ting access to its compartments closures in said cylindrical wall of the container be for said openings and means for moving the ing foramated a partition comprising revolvable container into different positions hinged sections extending across the conwith respect to one of said openings to pro tainer and dividing the latter into compartvide for the storing and removing of food ments one of which is for ice and the other and liquids relative to said container. for food said partition being perforated
2. An ice box comprising a receptacle a said cylindrical wall being provided with resolvable foraminous container within the openings permitting access to the compartreceptacle a partition dividing the con ments closures for said openings said retainer into compartments for ice and food ceptacle having an opening through one of repectively bald partition being perforated its walls a closure for said opening and whereby drippings from the ice when the ice means for rotating the container into pocompartment is above the other compart sition to bring the opening for either comii ci:t will drain into the food compartment partment of the container immediately be said container having openings for its re neath the opening in said receptacle to perspective compartment closures for said alit access to said compartment.
6. An ice box comprising a receptacle having a cylindrical container revolvable therein said cylindrical wall of the container being forarinated a partition comprising
5 hinged sections extending across the container and dividing the latter into compartments one of which is for ice and the other for food said partition being perforated said cylindrical wall being provided with openings said receptacle having an opening through one of its walls a closure for said
opening and means for rotating the container into position to bring the opening for either compartment of the container immediately beneath the opening in said receptacle to permit access to said compartment a partition in said receptacle dividing the receptacle into compartments in one of which the container is mounted and in the other of which food is adapted to be placed.
LAUREN M. BOWLUS.