US1460209A - Beverage-dispensing apparatus - Google Patents

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US1460209A
US1460209A US513294A US51329421A US1460209A US 1460209 A US1460209 A US 1460209A US 513294 A US513294 A US 513294A US 51329421 A US51329421 A US 51329421A US 1460209 A US1460209 A US 1460209A
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    • B67OPENING, CLOSING OR CLEANING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
    • B67DDISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B67D1/00Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
    • B67D1/04Apparatus utilising compressed air or other gas acting directly or indirectly on beverages in storage containers
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  • a further object of the invention vide means whereby the liquid may be'c'ooled" immediately adjacent to the point of delivery.
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a preferred form of the invention:
  • Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the upper portion of the display apparatus shown in Fig. 1
  • i Fig. 3 is a vertical section through the upper portion of the lower storage tank shown in Fig. 1. 7 n
  • an attractive transparent container is set upon the counter and connected by a delivery pipe with a main supply or storage tank which may be beneath the counter or in the basement.
  • deliverypipe 3 controls the flow of liquid from the tube 15' into the pipe 3 and this through which the liquid passes on its way to the delivery faucet.
  • An air pump is used to compress the air in the upper part of the storage chamber and this compressed air causes the beverage to How from the storage tank through the supply pipe into the secondary supply tank or display receptacle upon the counter.
  • Fig. 1 the-display container 1 rests upon the counter 2 and is connected by the supply pipe 3 with a storage or main supply tank 1 shown as beneath the counter.
  • the storage tank 4 is provided with a closure comprising a body 5 upon the lower portion of which is mounted a rubber sleeve 1 6, the lower end of which rests upon a flange 7 and the upper end of which receives a washer 8 against which a handled nut 9 may be forced to expand the rubber sleeve within the neck of the storage tank to form a tight closure.
  • a filter chamber 10 Secured to one side of the body 5 is a filter chamber 10. adapted to receive cotton or similar fiber 11 adapted to act as a. filter for air introduced through the valve 12 by means of a compression pump 13 or other suitable form of air pump.
  • The'body 5 has a central perforation 14 communicating with the filter chamber 10 and arranged centrally of the perforation 14: is a delivery tube 15 which extends to the bottom of the A valve 16 at the lower end of the valve 16 will be closed when it is-necessary to refill the storage tank or substitute another therefor. In the absence of the valve 16, the tube 3 would act as a siphon to withdraw the li uid from the display tank 1.
  • the display or secondary supply tank 1 is mounted a head 17 in the bottom of which secured a threaded connection 18, having a flange 19 at its lower end to form an abutment for the lower end of a rubber sleeve 20.
  • -A washer 21 rests upon the upper end of the sleeve 20 and is engaged by a handled nut 22 engaging the threaded connection 18 and acting to compress the sleeve 20 to form a tight closure for the neck of the display tank 1.
  • VVithin the head 17 is a passage 23 communicating at its outer end with the delivery pipe 3 and at its inner end wit-h a passage 24 formed within the threaded connection 18.
  • a refrigerator chamber 25 Mounted within the upper end of thehead 17 is a refrigerator chamber 25 within which,
  • the refrigerator chamber 25 has a lid 31 and the lower end of the chamber has a drainage passage 32 controlled by a petcock 33.
  • Ice will be placed in the refrigerator chamber 25 about the coil 26 so that the -liquid immediately adjacent to the dispensing faucet 29 willbe cold and the remaining liquid withdrawn from the display tank will pass through a slender tube completely surrounded by an ice coldliquid, so that by" the time it has reached the outlet,
  • the dispensing faucet 29 has a valve 30 forming a gas tight closure and the valve 12 also forms a gas tight closure.
  • the sleeves 6 and 20 when compressed within the necks of the respective containers also prevent the entrance of air or escape of gas.
  • grape juice which beverages are usually not carbonated, will deteriorate if kept in a container to which air has access.
  • grapejuice may be kept without loss of quality for extended periods after the first portion has been withdrawn, and the use of large containers is therefore practicable.
  • a dispensing device for beverages com-- prising a receptacle having a transparent portion adapted to display a beverage contained therein, means for withdrawing beverage from the receptacle, including a dis-v pensing faucet, and means for automatically supplying additional beverage to the display receptacle so as to maintain the liquid therein at a substantially uniform level, a refrigerator chamber andv a conduit leading from the receptacle through the refrigerator chamberto the "dispensingfaucet, whereby the temperature of the liquid is lowered only in that portion of the apparatus immediately adjacent to the point of withdrawal.
  • a dispensing apparatus for beverages comprising a main supply tank, a secondary supply tank in communication therewith, and

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June 26, 1923.
J. MOHN BEVERAGE DISPENSING APPARATUS Filed Nov. 7, 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 June 26, 1923. 'EAEULZUQ J. MOHN BEVERAGE DISPENSING APPARATUS Filed Nov. 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented June 26 1923.
iinirau sra'rss inflame Parana" orrice.
JOHN MOHN, OF DETROIT. MICHIGAN.
BEVERAGE-DISPENSING APPARATUS.'
Application filed November 7, 1921. Serial No. 513,294.
to the public.
It has for its object the provision of means whereby the receptacle in which the liquid is displayed may be kept at substantially a constant level, even though considerable quantities are withdrawn.
A further object of the invention vide means whereby the liquid may be'c'ooled" immediately adjacent to the point of delivery.
Further objects of the invention will appear as the description proceeds, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in-
which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a preferred form of the invention:
Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the upper portion of the display apparatus shown in Fig. 1, and i Fig. 3 is a vertical section through the upper portion of the lower storage tank shown in Fig. 1. 7 n
It has become common practice to display certain beverages, such as lemonade and especially orangeade and other colored drinksin various styles of glass containers set upon the counter. There is a distinct advertising value in the sight of the drink. but in the ordinary form of container. as the beverage is withdrawn. the container is no longer filled with liquid and there is an'inevitable suggestion of staleness. the fact that the container is no longer filled conveying the suggestion that the beverage has been prepared for a considerable time and that it is therefore'no longer fresh.
In the present device, an attractive transparent container is set upon the counter and connected by a delivery pipe with a main supply or storage tank which may be beneath the counter or in the basement.
['pon the upper portion of the display receptacle is mounted a cooling tank in which ice is placed in contact with a coil tank 4.
deliverypipe 3 controls the flow of liquid from the tube 15' into the pipe 3 and this through which the liquid passes on its way to the delivery faucet. An air pump is used to compress the air in the upper part of the storage chamber and this compressed air causes the beverage to How from the storage tank through the supply pipe into the secondary supply tank or display receptacle upon the counter.
\Yhenever beverage is-withdrawn from the delivery faucet, an equal quantity of the beverage is forced from thestorage tank into the display receptacle. In this manner, the liquid remains at a substantially constant level, thus conveying the impression to the public that the receptacle has just been: filled with a fresh liquid. So long as any beverage remains in the storage tank. the display tank I, will be filled and the customers will not receive the suggestion that the beverage being dispensed is the dregs of a liquid prepared long before.
In Fig. 1. the-display container 1 rests upon the counter 2 and is connected by the supply pipe 3 with a storage or main supply tank 1 shown as beneath the counter.
The storage tank 4 is provided with a closure comprising a body 5 upon the lower portion of which is mounted a rubber sleeve 1 6, the lower end of which rests upon a flange 7 and the upper end of which receives a washer 8 against which a handled nut 9 may be forced to expand the rubber sleeve within the neck of the storage tank to form a tight closure. Secured to one side of the body 5 is a filter chamber 10. adapted to receive cotton or similar fiber 11 adapted to act as a. filter for air introduced through the valve 12 by means of a compression pump 13 or other suitable form of air pump. The'body 5 has a central perforation 14 communicating with the filter chamber 10 and arranged centrally of the perforation 14: is a delivery tube 15 which extends to the bottom of the A valve 16 at the lower end of the valve 16 will be closed when it is-necessary to refill the storage tank or substitute another therefor. In the absence of the valve 16, the tube 3 would act as a siphon to withdraw the li uid from the display tank 1.
Tpon the display or secondary supply tank 1 is mounted a head 17 in the bottom of which secured a threaded connection 18, having a flange 19 at its lower end to form an abutment for the lower end of a rubber sleeve 20. -A washer 21 rests upon the upper end of the sleeve 20 and is engaged by a handled nut 22 engaging the threaded connection 18 and acting to compress the sleeve 20 to form a tight closure for the neck of the display tank 1. VVithin the head 17 is a passage 23 communicating at its outer end with the delivery pipe 3 and at its inner end wit-h a passage 24 formed within the threaded connection 18. g
Mounted within the upper end of thehead 17 is a refrigerator chamber 25 Within which,
is mounted a spiral coil 26, one end of which is in communication with a delivery tube 27 which extends to the bottom of the display tank 1. The other end of the coil is in com munication with an outlet passage 28 in the head 17, the outer end of the passage 28 re ceiving the dispensing faucet 29 controlled by the gas tight valve 30. The refrigerator chamber 25 has a lid 31 and the lower end of the chamber has a drainage passage 32 controlled by a petcock 33.
Ice will be placed in the refrigerator chamber 25 about the coil 26 so that the -liquid immediately adjacent to the dispensing faucet 29 willbe cold and the remaining liquid withdrawn from the display tank will pass through a slender tube completely surrounded by an ice coldliquid, so that by" the time it has reached the outlet,
it will ha-ve lost the greater part of its heat.
The dispensing faucet 29 has a valve 30 forming a gas tight closure and the valve 12 also forms a gas tight closure. The sleeves 6 and 20 when compressed within the necks of the respective containers also prevent the entrance of air or escape of gas.
After a receptacle containing a carbonated beverage is opened v-"and a part of the contents has been withdrawn, the remainder of the beverage is likely to' become flat unless the closure is kept absolutely tight'and unless a .suflicient pressure is maintained upon the liquid to prventthe escape of the carbon dioxide from solution. By the provision of gas tight closures as in the present device, the liquid may be kept sparkling.- Other beverages prepared with fruit juices, as .for
example grape juice, which beverages are usually not carbonated, will deteriorate if kept in a container to which air has access.
For this reason, large containers have hither to not been 1n common use for grape JUICE.
By the use of my device which maintalns an airtight seal, grapejuice may be kept without loss of quality for extended periods after the first portion has been withdrawn, and the use of large containers is therefore practicable.
By placing the refrigerator chamber immediately adjacent to the dispensing faucet,
a beverage is cooled down only as it is ready to be dispensed so that the minimum quan-' tity of refrigerant is required and further-. more the temperature of the-beverage is lowered only' at the outlet end of the system instead of being first lowered and then raised as in some other forms ofapparatus, With some beverages, this alteration 7 of temperatures should be avoided. i
It will be apparent that there is thus provided'a device posseming the particular features of advantage before enumerated, but which obviously is susceptible of modification in its form, proportion, details of construction andarrangement of parts Without departure fromithe principle involved sacrificing any of its advantages;
The invention is therefore claimed in any of its forms or modifications within the legitimate and valid scope of the appended claims.
I claim:
1. A dispensing device for beverages, com-- prising a receptacle having a transparent portion adapted to display a beverage contained therein, means for withdrawing beverage from the receptacle, including a dis-v pensing faucet, and means for automatically supplying additional beverage to the display receptacle so as to maintain the liquid therein at a substantially uniform level, a refrigerator chamber andv a conduit leading from the receptacle through the refrigerator chamberto the "dispensingfaucet, whereby the temperature of the liquid is lowered only in that portion of the apparatus immediately adjacent to the point of withdrawal.
2. A dispensing apparatus for beverages comprising a main supply tank, a secondary supply tank in communication therewith, and
vwhereby the temperature of the beverage will be lowered only at a the dispensing faucet.
In testimony whereof- I aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
point adjacent to 7 JOHN MOHN. Witnesses:
O'r'ro F. ,BARTHEL, x
' ANNA M. Donn.
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US3752365A (en) * 1971-11-01 1973-08-14 M Coleman Bath room mouth wash dispenser
US4022347A (en) * 1976-03-05 1977-05-10 Noble Terrance O Apparatus for pumping and dispensing liquid from pharmaceutical bottles
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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3752365A (en) * 1971-11-01 1973-08-14 M Coleman Bath room mouth wash dispenser
US4022347A (en) * 1976-03-05 1977-05-10 Noble Terrance O Apparatus for pumping and dispensing liquid from pharmaceutical bottles
EP1236675B1 (en) * 1999-12-16 2005-07-06 Ebac Limited Bottled liquid dispensers
EP1118582B1 (en) * 1999-12-16 2005-07-27 Ebac Limited Bottled liquid dispenser

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