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Sept. zo, 1938. , D, F, ROSE 2,130,930 DRIP RECEPTA'CLE FOR ICE REFRIGERvATORS ` Filed 0G12. 5, 1937 Iii A T TORNEYS. Patented Sept. 20, 1938 2,130,930 UNITED sTATl-:s PATENT OFFICE 2,130,930 han» nacsrracrägglst rca REFRTGERA Donald F. Rose, Riverside, R. I., assigner of one han to William P. Walkley, . Providence, R. I. Application October 5, 1937, Serial No. 167,369 3 _(l'laims. (Cl. 62-31) This invention relates to a drip receptacle for , collecting water which occurs by the ' rangement so that the water as it is drained from the ice the _ice compartment collects until a certain amount is accumulated and then ' when such comes therefrom. amount is accumulated a flushing occurs by which substantially all of the water is drained from the 5 l Another object of the invention is to forma seal to prevent any circulation of warm air into the ice containing compartment of the refrig erator. receptacle in a flow oi substantial volume from the receptacle, with this flushing occurring at' such frequent ` , Another object o1' the invention is the provision of a device which may be of .the structure. With these and other objects in view, the in vention consists of certain The support for the ice l5 or that portion I3 upon which the water collects is inclined» so as to discharge the water which melts from the ice I4 through opening I6 in the lpartition i3 which ordinarily exists as a drain pipe extending out of the refrigerator. » particularly pointed out in the appended claims. In the accompanying drawing: Fig. 1 is a sectional view showing the receptacle oi my invention built into a refrigerator; 30 device alone; Fig. 4 is a perspective view- of the siphon con duit; . _ A conduit of a cross-section wide in one di Fig. 5 illustrates the use oi' the invention below such refrigerators as are already in . ' 30 mension but narrow in another direction is bent into generally U-shape, as shown in the ,draw the use of ice refrigerators a certain amount as oi' Inslime is known to collect in the drain pipes which conduct away the melted ice. Food odors dissolve _in the water of the ice as 35 is positioned closely adjacent to the. bottom wall 20 with a space ‘ solved material settles out of the existent 40 water upon standing or upon evaporation and collects rather 45 portion 25 is substantially the same as the area 22. ‘I‘he periph-v 55 2,130,930 ` 2 ery of such ñattenedAcross-section area is greater than a circle enclosing the `same area and thus quick. disbursement of the cold drop less co-n densation occurs on the outside of the receptacle which is detrimental in that this condensation the surface tension will increase at this section ’ 'collects to dampen or wet the parts about it -or -' ' of the conduit. As water accumulates by dripping into the-- upon which it rests.` ' _ . - The. foregoing description is- directed solely receptacle I1 it rises in the tube 23 and finally towards the construction illustrated, but I desire a drop completely fills _ y >the thinned or narrowed' it to be understood that I reserve the privilege portion 25 and is held there by surface tension of resorting to all the mechanical changes to' causes a flow over into the which the device is susceptible, the. invention 10 vertical tube 22, this action causing a suction being defined and limited only by the terms of 10 - and Siphon action which removes all' of the Wa ter from the container except a very small por . the appended claims. I claim: _ . tion ,at~ thelow point 20 causing water to be 1. An ice box drip receptacle-comprising a drawn rather voluminousiy out of the receptacle. container having 4a bottom and side walls for The volume collected at which this flushing takes 15 place occurs at such intervals as to prevent the vaccumulating drip water ‘from ice, a vertical outlet conduit extending through a wall of said accumulation by deposit of any solid particles ' container and to a height above the inner sur as might otherwise occur. In this manner be fore the absorbed odors have a chance to deposit a slime upon the receptacle the Water is dis 20 charged from the receptacle and as it is dis charged in a substantial volume and’not spread out along the pipes to’ evaporate, -no deposit oc curs along the pipes at any poin . ' If it is desired that the receptacle be placed below a refrigerator which is already in use rather than be built in', the receptacle similar in all respects to that described will be positioned as shown in'Fig. 5, in which the legs of the -re face of the bottom wall thereof, a -second up wardly extending conduit opening to said con 20 tainer closely adjacent the inner surface of the bottom wall, and means providing a passage con necting .the bores of said conduits and-of such formation that a drop by drop filling of the con tainenwill eventually cause a syphonic flow of 25 the water from the container through the outlet " conduit. , 2. An ice box drip receptacle comprising a container having a bottom and side walls for accumulating drip water -from ice, a vertical 30 frígerator 30 will support the same spaced from the floor 3| and the conduit 22 will be .positioned 'in vvthe drain pipe 32 leading through the iioor’ outlet conduit extending through the bottom 'of ceptacle, there being already provided in~` boxes adjacent the inner surface of the bottom Wall, 3I. The ice box drain 33 empties into the re .of this character a seal to prevent the flow of air - said container and above the inner surface of the bottom wall thereof, a second upwardly ex tending conduit opening to saidcontainer closely and means within the container providing a pas into the ice containing compartment. sage connecting the bores of said conduits and of such a cross-section and area thata drop by nary use about every hour and a >half and' for 'drop filling of the container will eventually cause this short period no accumulation or settling of a syphonic flow of the water fromthe container the slime occurs, the same all being dissolved the outleir conduit. 40 and there being insufficient evaporation of -the through 3. An ice box drip receptacle comprising a con tainer having abottom and side Walls for accu accumulated water to cause any deposit. The receptacle holds about a quart of Water mulating drip water from ice, means for provid ‘ before flushing occurs and this beingI cold. water ing a -low >point in said bottom Wall, a vertical 45 in the location shown in Fig. 1 assists in absorb outlet conduit extending through' the bottom of 45 ing any heat from the ice box in 'compartment said container and above the inner surface of Il whereby this cold Water is utilized for assist the bottom wall thereof but of a height less than ing in'cooling the _refrigerator and thus boosts' the side walls, a second vertically extending con substantial'ly the same height refrigeration in the cabinet. ~ _ extending to An advantage forlthe use of thereceptacle in -duit as said first conduit and opening to said con l.50 the location shown in Fig. 5 beneath the refrig- - tainer closely adjacent the inner surface of the When in this location the bottom wall. at the lower point thereof, and k erator is'also found. body of ’ water which collects warms up as it means providing a passage connecting the b_ores 5 collects and upon the dropping of 'another drop of said conduits and of such formation that a 55. of coldV water into the receptacle this water drop- by drop filling of the container will even 55 quickly -disseminates-into the warmer Waterand tually cause asyphonici'low of the water from does not chill the metal receptacle I8 to such an - the container through theoutlet> conduit. It is found that flushing takes place in ordi extent as occurs where a-lesser amount'of water or no water is collected and the cold drop strikes 60 the metal receptacle. Thus, by >reason of _the ì DONALD F. ROSE.