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April-20, 1937- H. RADZINSKY I ' 2,078,097 WATER ‘COOLING MEANS FOR REFRIGERATORS Filed Dec. 3, 1935 1 'JI'I'III VIII 232921 27 22 16' INVENTOR ‘Patented Apr. 20, 1937 2,078,097 , ' UNITED- STATES PATENT ‘OFFICE . 2,078,097 WATER ‘COOLING MEANS FOR REFRIGER . 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 ' 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 3 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. ' 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. ‘ 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. , 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 2 2,078,097 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: ' 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 10 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~ 3, 2,078,091v 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. " 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. ~ 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 ‘ HARRY RADZINSKY.