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Oct. 1, 1946.
'J. M. HALL
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ICE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
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Filed April 5, 1945
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John M. Hall
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2,408,635
Patented Oct. 1, 1946
"UNITED ~ STAT ES PATENT, OFFICE
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' . appueationnprn 5,1945,- Serial No: 586,664? '
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The new and improved air condition-ingsystem,
This invention relates to new and useful im
in accordance with‘. this invention‘, includes'a box
like housing IO havinglanj air inlet :1 and» an- air
provements in anair conditioning‘. system.
More particularly the new and improved air
conditioning. system is characterized by a box-like
housing having an air inlet and an air discharge.
discharge I2. The > housing HT is substantially
of L-shape in=1ongitudina1lvertical section. It-is
provided with a vertical portionv I4’ which con
and. provided with a. fan for circulating. air
through it. It is proposed to- provide a support
nects with'a horizontal port-ion: l5. The. vertical.
portion M is-yprvovidedr with a hollow top head I6
within said housing for a cake of ice so-v that an
having lou-vered openings comprising said’ air in-'—'
let M. An electric fan I] is mounted-inthis head
air stream blown through the housing by said
fan will be cooled by the ice. This invention is
particularly usefulii'n bakeries where the heat- is
portion IB and is capable of blowing air- through
the housing i0.’ The-discharge ["2 is inv the na
high,respecially in? the summer. However, it can
be used in any place'where the heat-is unbear
ture of perforations and. openings, in‘ the top- of
the horizontal section l-5-.-_
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The invention proposes a modified form in 15
which an extension- conduit' is connected with the
bottom wall’ of the horizontal portion 1-5 and dis
20. charges into a tray 2i which isremovably mount
ed ina space ZZ'formed in therbottom wallof the
. housing Hi.‘ The opening v22 is closed- w-ithi-a re
ly mentionedywhichgis exceptionally simple, con
ata reasonable cost;
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movable cover 23,»
variable resistor. By means of this rheostat- the
air pressure may be- increased- or decreased by
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and» of’ the objects and advantages thereof,- ref
erence will be had to the following’. description
and accompanying‘ drawing,v~ and to the appended
claims in which the Various‘ novel~featuresof the
anyone.
provided with- a door built
upon one- side-‘thereof. ‘This door is normally
‘held'closed'with a latchr 2-6.- 'When- the door 2-54‘
is opened it ispossible to reach the ice cake sup;
port it so that a'cake of ice-may be‘ placed upon
the support It}:
ing' systemv constructed: in“ accordance with this -~ -'
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The housing Ill
invention’ are more particularly set forth;
In the'accompanying drawing forming aymae
terial part-ofv this’ disclosure :1
Fig. 1 is a perspecti e view of an air condition
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional: view taken, on the’
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The electrician l'i-is provided withv a starting
25 rheostat I'la for controlling‘the motor speed.’ by a
For further comprehension of. the invention,
invention.
within the horizontal portion It; This support"
may drainoff. .7 A=drain~pipe20 is mounted» in the
struction of an air conditioning-system, as brief
tains no complicated machinery, which’ is desir_
able, and which may be manufactured and sold
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it is of open» work- sothat water from: the ice
housing so that other rooms may also be cooled.
A novel arrangement urbane plates'for guiding
the air against the cake of" ice,-. is also proposed.
Still further the in'vention'proposes the; con
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VA support l8 fora cake of ice’ i9 is arranged
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The operation of the‘ air conditioning system
may be understood from- the following.
When- the'electric fan 11- operates-it will blow
a: draft- of airth-rough the‘ housing It. The‘ air
line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
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will enter through: the louvered air inlet I I. The
Fig. 3 is- a fragmentary enlarged transverse
stream
of airwill-strikathe cake of ice i9,--and
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vertical’ sectional- view taken on-the- line 3'-'—3> of’
flow around the cake, and finally discharge‘
through the air discharge‘ t2; '1 The discharged
Fig.4~ is a side elevational view of another» air
air willebe cooL-b'eca-use- the ice will" absorb heat
conditioningqsysteme constructed in‘ accordance
out of the air, in- its‘passage through the‘ hous
with a modi?ed form of this'in-vention.
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Fig. 5 isa fragmentary enlarged» horigontalsec 45 .ingIn Hi.
Figs. 4 to 9 inclusive; a modi?ed form of
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tional- view taken on the line 5‘-—& olkFig: 4;
Fig. 6 is a, fragmentary vertical sectional view
taken on the line 6-—6 of Fig. 5.
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‘Fig. _'7~ is ‘a1 fragmentary vertical sectional view
taken on the line ‘3-’! of Fig. 5.
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary enlarged transverse
vertical sectional view taken on the line B——8 of
Fig. 5.
Fig. 9 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view
taken on the line 9-9 of ‘Fig. 8.
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thGiiIIVBIltlOIIf has been disclosed which is very
similar to-t'he; prior-form distinguishing in seve
eral ways.
In this form of the invention the:
50 housing 10 is providedwith an end extension con
duit 28 which, in turn, is provided with an air
29. Preferably this extension conduit
28 is connected with the end of the horizontal
section l5 of the housing l3. The end of the
' discharge
55 housing is formed with additional perforations
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l2 or any other form of air discharge, so the air
from the housing l0 may enter the extension
conduit 28 and be discharged from the discharge
29. The extension conduit 28 may be extended
While I have illustrated and described the pre
ferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be
understood that I do not limit myself to the pre
cise construction herein disclosed and the right
to a different room or other quarters and may be
is reserved to all changes and modi?cations com
attached to any part of the horizontal portion l5
of the housing H3, in Fig. 1 or Fig. 4.
in the appended claims.
ing within the scope of the invention as defined
The housing I3 is also provided with a group
Having thus described my invention, what I
of baflle plates, and means for holding said plates
claim as new, and desire .to secure "by United
in various positions so as to direct the stream of
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air against the ice cake in various ways. More
1. An air conditioning system, comprising a
speci?cally, there is a top pair of baffle plates 30,
box-like substantially L-shaped housing present
3| and a similar bottom pair of ba?le plates 30,
ing connecting vertical and horizontal chambers,
3|. The ba?le plates 33, 3| are connected with
the vertical chamber being larger than said hori
each other by hinge ears 32. The rear ends of 15 zontal chamber and extending thereabove to pro
the baffle plates 39 are formed with hooked por
vide an air intake column, an air inlet at the top
tions similar to the hinge cars 32 which engage
of the vertical portion and an air discharge at
around support rods 34, which have their ends
the top of the horizontal portion, a fan in the top
slidably engaged in horizontal slots 35 formed in
of said vertical portion, for forcing air down
the side Walls of the housing It. With this ar 20 wardly therethrough to circulate air through said
rangement the rear ends of the baflle plates 30
housing, a support within said housing for a cake
are capable of sliding, and pivoting.
of ice, a door in said housing to make said sup
The front ends of the baffle plates 3i are formed
port accessible, a drain beneath said support, a
with hooked portions 38 which are engaged about
tray for said drain to discharge into, and baffle
rods 39 supported upon racks 43. The racks 4B
plates movably mounted in said housing for di
are slidably mounted through brackets 4| which
recting the air stream against said cake of ice.
are mounted on shafts 42. These shafts 42 are
2. An air conditioning system, comprising a
provided with gears 43 meshing with-the racks
box-like housing having an air inlet and an air
40. The shafts 42 are rotatively mounted upon
discharge, a fan for circulating air through said
the side walls of the housing It], and project 30 housing, a support within said housing for a cake
through one of said side walls. The projecting
of ice, a door in said housing to make said sup
ends of the shafts 40 are provided with arms 44
port accessible, a drain beneath said support, a
equipped with set screws 45, or other holding
tray for said drain to discharge into, baffle plates
elements by which the arms 44 may be locked
movably mounted in said housing for directing
in various turned positions so as to lock the gears 35 the air stream against said cake of ice, and means
43 correspondingly.
The hinges 32 of the baflie plates 30 and 3|
are supported by cables 48 which are engaged
for directing and moving said ba?le plates, in
cluding means for raising and lowering the front
ends of said ba?le plates.
over drums 49 mounted on shafts 50 rotatively
3. An air conditioning system, comprising a
supported across the side walls of the housing 40 box-like housing havingan air inlet and an air
|0. One of the ends of each of the shafts 53 ex
discharge, a fan for circulating air through said
tends through one of the walls of the housing l0.
housing, a support within said housing for a cake
These outer ends are provided with arms 5|
of ice, a door in said housing to make said sup
equipped with clamping screws 45 by which they
port accessible, a drain beneath said support. a
may be held in various turned positions.
tray for said drain to discharge into, ba?le plates
The ba?‘le plates 30 and 3| may be arranged
movably mounted in said housing for directing
to direct air against the cake of ice, in various
the air stream against said'cake of ice, and means
ways. The hinge portions 32 of the battle-plates
for directing and moving said ba?le plates. in
30 and 3| may be moved towards each other, or
cluding means for raising and lowering the front
away from each other so as to close the throat
ends of said 'ba?le plates, means for slidably and
opening between the ba?le plates 30. To do this,
turnably supporting the rear ends of said ba?le
the arms 5| are freed, and then turned, so as to
turn the shafts 50 and they drums 49 to let out,
plates.
4. An air conditioning system; comprising a
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box-like housing having an air inlet and an air
The front ends of the baf?e plates 3| may be 55 discharge, a fan for circulating air through said
moved towards each other, or away from each
housing, a support within said housing for a cake
other, or may be raised, or lowered to various
of ice, a door in said housing to make said sup
positions ‘by freeing the arms 44 and turning said
port accessible, a drain beneath said support, a
arms to turn the shafts 42 indirectly raise, or
tray for said drain to discharge into, ba?le plates
lower the racks 49 which in turn raise, or lower
movably mounted in said housing for directing
the front ends of the baffle plates 3|.
the air stream against said cake of ice, and means
In other respects this form of the invention is
for directing and moving said ba?ie plates, in
identical to the prior form and like parts may be
cluding means for raising and lowering the front
recognized by the same reference numerals.
ends of said ba?ie plates, means for slidably and
The operation of the second form of the inven
turnably supporting the rear ends of said baffle
or draw in, the cables 48, as desired.
tion is identical to the ?rst form except for the
fact that the stream of air blown against the
cake of ice may be controlled by controlling the
ba?ie plates 30 and 3|.
plates, and means for raising and lowering inter—
mediate points along said ba?le plates.
JOHN M. HALL.
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