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April-20, 1937-
H. RADZINSKY I
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2,078,097
WATER ‘COOLING MEANS FOR REFRIGERATORS
Filed Dec. 3, 1935
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INVENTOR
‘Patented Apr. 20, 1937
2,078,097 ,
' UNITED- STATES PATENT ‘OFFICE
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2,078,097
WATER ‘COOLING MEANS FOR REFRIGER
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ATORS
Harry Radzinsky, New York, N. Y.
Application December 3, 1935, Serial No. 52,633
8 Claims. (01. 62789)
a door 6 hinged at 'l in the well-known manner,
This invention relates to refrigerators and more
particularly to a convenient means for support
ing a drinking water tank or source of water sup
ply within the refrigerator without usurping space
5 normally accorded to the usual refrigerator con
tents, and to providing means whereby water may
be drawn from the source of supply without re
quiring the opening of the refrigerator door or
disturbing the contents of the refrigerator.
Heretofore drinking water was usually cooled
in refrigerators by use of a tank, bottle, or other
and having the conventional lock and operating
handle 8 and 9 respectively. The back of the
door 6 is hollowed out or recessed at In and
supported in said recess is a water tank I I, which Cl
is preferably made in relatively flat shape so that
when it is in position in the recess ID on the
back of the door, it does not project beyond the
recess and encroach upon space within the re
frigerator body. The tank is supported upon a 10
shelf l2 and is held in position thereon by means
of one or more spring clips l3.
receptacle'supported on the shelves of the re
The manner
frlgerator or at various other positions ‘therein. in which the tank is supported permits it to be
Such tanks or other like receptacles usually oc easily removed for cleaning or scouring whenever
desired. The tank is provided with a filler open 15
ing normally closed by the cap ll, and at its
cupy space on the shelves which might be used
to advantage for holding foods. In carrying out
my invention, therefore, I propose using a re
lower end with a delivery pipe I5 connected to a
swinging faucet I6 by means of the gland nut l‘!
with packing l8 located in the joint.
cessed back on the refrigerator door for sup
porting a water supply‘ tank, and providing a
2 O small opening or slot in the door through which
a movable faucet connected to the source of water
supply may be projected to‘ present its delivery
end outside of the door, enabling water to be
drawn from the faucet without requiring the
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25 opening of the refrigerator door.
Another novel feature of- the invention is the
provision of means whereby the advance and re
turn movement of the movable faucet is controlled
The door 6 is provided with a horizontally ex
tending slot-like window opening l9 leading to
the outside of the refrigerator and so located with
respect to the swinging faucet I6 that the faucet
may be moved through it to have its delivery end
v.20 disposed on the outside of the door 6, as shown 25
in Figs. 2 and 4. The faucet is provided with a
by a cover member movably mounted over the '
opening in the door of the refrigerator in such
a manner that when said cover member is moved
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to open position it will present the delivery end
of the faucet outside of the door and when it is
moved to closed position,- the faucet will be auto
matically moved to its normal position within the
refrigerator and in the recess at the back of the
door thereof.
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These and other novel features of the inven
tion are described in the following speci?cation
40 and more particularly pointed out in the claims
appended hereto.
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In the accompanying drawing, Fig. 1 is a front
view of a refrigerator embodying the invention;
Fig. 2 is a vertical, sectional view through the
upper portion of the refrigerator door showing
the water tank, movable faucet attached‘thereto,
and operating parts; Fig.3 is a horizontal, sec
valve 2| or other similar'shut-o?‘ device to con
trol the flow of water from the tank.
At 22 is shown a. closure member or small
pivoted door for closing or covering the opening 30
I9, said closure member being pivoted at 23 and‘
provided with a handle 24 which can, if desired,
form part of a catch or look for securely holding
the closure member in its closed position’ shown
in Figs. 1 and 3. The faucet. I6 is connected to
the closure member 22 by means of a link 25
having one of its ends pivoted at 26 within a
recess 21 in the closure member and has its other
end slotted at 28 to engage a stud 29 located on
top of the faucet.
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The operation of the device is as follows:
In normal position the small door or closure
member 22 is closed as clearly shown in Figs. 1
and 4. Inthis position, the faucet I6 is retracted, >
substantially as shown in Fig. 3, and is located
within therecess Ill in the door. vTo move the
faucet IE to operative position, with its delivery
tional view taken directly below the water tank ~ end disposed on the outside of the door 6, it is
and showing the movable faucet in its retracted
50 position; and Fig. 4_ is a view of the mechanism
of Fig; 3, showing the faucet extended through
the opening in the door and having its delivery
end disposed outside of the door.
In the drawing 5 indicates a refrigerator cas:
_,ingof conventional construction, provided with _
merely necessary to swing the closure member 22
to open position as shown in Figs. 2 and 4. This 50
swinging movement of closure member 22 causes
link 25 to swing the faucet Iii/out through the
slot [9 to the position shown in". Fig. 4 where‘it
will be seen that the delivery end 20 and valve 2i
of the faucet are located on the outside of the
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door 6 and are thus accessible so that the valve
2| can be manually operated to permit the ?ow
of water through the delivery end 20 of the faucet.
When the closure member 22 is swung to closed
position, this causes link 25 to push the faucet
back to the position shown in Fig. 3 and within
the recess l0 within the door 6. The slot 28,
or lost motion connection between link 25 and
stud 29, enables the door to be swung outward
10 to a greater angle than the faucet so that the
door is spaced away from the delivery end of
These and other modi?cations may be made in
the device without departing from the spirit of the
invention as de?ned in the appended claims.
What I claim is:
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l. A device of the character described comprls~
ing, a refrigerator having a door, a source of drink
ing water supply located within the refrigerator,
a pivoted faucet carried by the door and normally
maintained within the con?nes of the same con
nected to said source of water supply, the door hav
ing an opening leading outside of the refrigera
the faucet and it is thus accessible to enable a
tor, means for swinging the faucet to cause its
drinking glass or other receptacle to be held be
neath it and ?lled by the water delivered from
the faucet. The tank and its attached faucet
delivery end to be positioned either inside or out
side of the opening, and a pivoted door normally
can be quickly removed from the back of the
door 6 as a unit by removing stud 29,'thus dis
connecting the faucet from the link 25 and per
mitting the faucet and tank to be removed and
closing the opening and controlling the swinging
of the faucet by its movement.
2. A device of the character described com
prising, a refrigerator door provided with a slot,
cleaned or otherwise treated when desired, and
a hinged cover movable to open or close said slot,
a water tank carried on the back of the door, a
quickly replaced with a minimum of effort and
hinged faucet connected to the tank and carried
without the use of tools.
by the door, and a. connection between the cover
and faucet whereby the faucet is swung forwardly
through the slot to cause its delivery end to be
positioned outside of the door when the cover
is moved to open position and whereby the fau
cet is moved backwardly through the slot to a
retracted position at the back of the door when
the cover is moved to closed position.
3. A device of the character described compris
ing, a refrigerator door provided with an open
ing, a cover movable to and from the opening to
In describing the operation of the movable
faucet. and cover member for the slot or opening
in the door, I have shown and described both of
these elements as pivoted so that when the cover
member is swung open it will swing the faucet
to a projected position, extending through the
slot with its delivery end located outside of the
door. It will be obvious that the co-operative
movement of these two elements may be modi?ed
in many particulars. For example, the cover
member can be slidably mounted so that when
it is slid to an open position, the faucet will be
swung or even slid to an advanced or projected
position and vice versa. The faucet can also be
controlled by a spring, so that when the, cover
member is opened, by a swinging, sliding, or other
movement, the spring will project the faucet
40 through the opening and likewise when the cover
member is closed, the faucet will be forced back
within the refrigerator by the cover and against
the tension of the spring.
While the opening in the door of the refrigerator
is shown as being a horizontally extending slot,
it will be understood also that this slot may be
arranged vertically and the cover member hinged,
slidably mounted, or otherwise movably sup
ported in such a way that when it is opened, the
faucet will be projected through the slot. It is
also possible to omit the operating connection
between the cover member and faucet, thus per
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cover or uncover the same, a water tank carried
by the door, a pivoted faucet connected to the
tank, a link connecting the cover and faucet
whereby the faucet is swung forwardly through
the opening to cause its delivery end to be posi
tioned outside of the door when the door is moved
to open position and whereby the faucet is moved
backwardly through the slot to a retracted posi 40
tion at the back of the door when the cover is
moved to open position, said link having a lost
motion connection whereby the swing of the door
to open position is greater than the swing of the
faucet to projected position.
4. A device of the character described compris
ing a refrigerator door having a recessed back
portion, means for removably supporting a drink
ing water tank in the recessed back of said door,
a movable faucet connected to said tank, an open- .
ing in the door through which the faucet is
adapted to be swung to present its delivery end
outside of the door without requiring the open
ing of the door, means for swinging said faucet
back and forth through the opening, said means 55
being detachably connected to the faucet where
tion to permit the cover to be closed.
by the tank and faucet can be detached from said
In setting forth the location of the source of means andfrom the tank supports to permit the
water supply, namely the tank H, I have stated unitary removal of the tank and faucet from the
back of the door.‘
60 that it is. located on the back of the door, and
5. A device of the character described comprls~
speci?cally in the recess formed therein. It will '
be understood, however, that the tank H may ing, a recessed refrigerator door having a water
tank including, a horizontally swinging faucet
bev elsewhere conveniently located in the refrig
erator, as for example, in any one of the, other connected to said tank mounted in the recess, a
horizontally extending slot in the door leading 65
walls thereof. The use of a tank as a source of
water supply might also be dispensed with, and to the outside of the door, means for swinging the
faucet back and forth through the slot to present
a cooling coil, connected to an outside water sup
ply, might be used. I therefore do not limit my the delivery end of the faucet on the outside of
invention to the speci?c location or form of the the door when the faucet is projected through
tank, or other source of water supply, nor to the the slot, and inside of the door and within the con
formation of the “faucet window” IS in the door ?nes of the recess on return movement of the fau
of the refrigerator since such window, and faucet cet, and closure means for the slot for controlling
mounted for movement therethrough, may be the'swinging movements of the faucet.
conveniently formed and located in and adjacent _ 6. A device of the character described compris
ing, a recessed refrigerator door having a water 75
75 to any selected wall of the refrigerator casing.
mitting the faucet to be manually operated and
swung forward through the opening after the
cover member has been moved to openposition
and manually pushed back into retracted posi~
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tank including a movable faucet mounted for
swinging movement in the recess, an opening in
the door leading to the outside of the door, means
to be projected and retracted while the door re
mains in a closed position and a closure for the
for moving the faucet back and forth through the
opening to present the delivery end of the faucet
opening in the door, said closure having move
ment relative to the faucet operatively engaged
with the faucet for imparting projecting and re
-on the outside of the door when the faucet is
tracting movements to the faucet.
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8. A device of the character described compris
ing, a refrigerator door having a water ‘tank in
cluding a movable faucet mounted at its back, a
window opening in the door leading to the out 10
side of the refrigerator, and means providing a
closure for the window opening and for moving
'7. In combination, a hinged door for a refrig
erator having a water tank mounted on the inner the faucet‘ back and forth through said opening
face of the door, a discharge faucet movably, while the door remains in closed position, said 15
mounted at the lower end of the tank, said door closure means having movement relative to the
faucet.
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having an opening extending completely there
projected through the opening and on the inside
of the door and within the con?nes of the recess
on return movement of the faucet, and closure
10 means for the opening for controlling the swing
ing movements of the faucet.
through and through which the faucet is adapted
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HARRY RADZINSKY.
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