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Oct. l, 1946.
c. w.` LLOYD
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MIXING FAUGET FOR BEVERAGES
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Filed May 1'?, 1945~
2,408,664
Patented Oct. 1, 1946
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UNITED STATES PATEN-roFFlcE
Charles William Lloyd, Brooklyn, N. Y., assignor
to Ginger-Cola Dispenser, Inc., Brooklyn, N. Y.,
a corporation of NewYork
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Application Mayl 17, 1945, Serial No. 594,197
6 Claims.
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(Cl. 225-26l
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This invention relates to beverage dispensing
devices of the type shown and described in my
co-pending application, Serial No. 468,722, filed
Dec. 11, 1942, now Patent No. 2,379,532, for Bever
age dispensing devices. More particularly my
invention is directed towards an improved con
struction for dispensing faucets.
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shown a beverage' dispensing device constructed
and arranged in accordance with my invention
and comprising generally a spout portion I0, a
control valve portion Il and an inlet portionfl2.
The inlet portion I2 may comprise a longitudinal
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in an abutment
flared Y member
terminating
n
f shoulder Illa adapted to abut a supporting wall W,
and a pipe-like portion I2`b extending' through
One of the objects of my invention is to pro-y
an opening I4 in the- support W. The pipe portion
vide> a novel and improved dispensing faucet
which shall :be so constructed and arranged that 10 I2b may be externally threaded and a corre
spondingly threaded nut I5 provided to maintain
syrup under pressure and charged water under
the beverage device in firm attachment to said
pressure may be fed simultaneously from their
support. The valve portion II is fiXedly at
respective sources of supply through the said
tached
to the inlet portion I2 by any suitable
faucet continuously and directly into a tumbler,
means,
such
as, for example, by providing a re
15
the said faucet being additionally provided with
duced shoulder I 2c at the end of the inlet I2 which
an improved single control means for automati
is frictionally received in a correspondingly
cally permitting or stopping the simultaneous
shaped recess I Ia in the valve portion I I and the
flow of water and syrup.
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two members are welded together as shown by the
Another object of my invention is to provide a
numeral Iâ in Fig. 1 of the drawing.
novel and improved dispensing faucet of thechar
The control valve portion- II comprises a main
acter described designed for controlling the flow
body
portion I'I having a circular opening I8 in
of syrup and charged water from their respec
one surface thereof which is adapted to freely
tive sources of supply directly into a tumbler to
rotatably house a valve carrier 20 having an in
be mixed therein, in which the means for feeding
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tegral
web 29a extending outwardly beyond the
the syrup and charged water are so arranged that
main body portion I1 and supporting an arcuate
changes in the relative proportional pressures
ñange- member 2Ilb. A handle member 22, is at
under which the syrup and charged water ñow
tached to the flange Züb to facilitate the rota
will «be reduced to a minimum whenever the pres
tional
movement of the said valve carrier 2li
sures at the sources of sup-ply change.
within the opening I8. A capomember 25 thread- '
Still another object of my invention isto pro- '
vide a dispensing faucet of the class described
which shall be characterized by the compactness
and simplicity of its construction and assembly.v
Other objects of my invention will become ap
parent as the description proceeds or Will here 35
inafter be pointed out.
In the accompanying drawing,
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edly mounted on the main body portion I'I so as
>to close the opening I8, holds the member 20 cap
tive within the said opening I8. To insure proper
axialrotational movement of the valve carrier 2S
within the opening I8, I provide an enlarged
headed >screw 26 in the carrier 2U and a hole 21
in the cap 25 into which the» said head of said
screw 26 is recelved with a slight tolerance for
Vthe said screw'head. Into an opening 29 in the
structed and arranged in accordance with my 40 carrier 2l! I frictionally mount a valve shutter 39,
the function and operation of which will soon be
invention;
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described. AY leather washer member 4B is inter
Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken substan
Fig. 1 is a vertical cross-sectional View, partly
in elevation, of a beverage dispensing faucet con
tially along the line 2--72 of Fig. 1;
posed between theshutter 30 andthe bottom wall
Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken substan 45 ' óf the `opening I8.
The spout portion III comprises a tubular mem.
tially along the line 3-3 of Fig. 1., but with a cap
ber open at the bottom and threadedly attached
member added;
to an annular depending flange portion IIa of
Fig. 4 is a View of a portion of the device shown
the valve I I, as clearly shown in the drawing.
in Fig. 1, but in elevation and with certain upper
Into the inner opening of the ñange Il, I fric
most, portions removed to disclose the construc
tionally- mount a ring member 5I), having a rela#
tion thereof;
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tively thickened bottom, wall 58a extending be
Fig. 5 is a cross-sectional view taken substan
low the said flange II. The ring member 5o is
tially along the line 5-5 of Fig. 3; and
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provided with an axial through opening 5I, sur
Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional'view taken onY the
line 6_6 of Fig. 3.
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f Referring now in detail to the drawing I have
I rounded by a hub portion 52 to form an annular
55¿ chamber 53 between the valve body II and the
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bottom wall 50a of the ring member 5ta. The
bottom wall 50a is provided with a plurality of
circumferentially arranged apertures 55 com
municating with the annular chamber 53 and
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let ports 60, 6I and 1D, 'Il respectively, the said
openings 60a, Bla, 'ma and 'Ila being aligned
with the open position of the valve shutter, as
shown inFigs. 1 and 4.
The Valve body li is provided with an abut
ment portion 99 to limit the rotational movement
of the shutter 36 in a counter-clockwise direc
received therein, the said pipe 58 extending down
tion as viewed from Fig. l, the said last named
wardly through the hollow area Illa and project
limited position being the one in which the valve
ing slightly below the mouth of the spout l0.
10 3€) is in open effective position, as in Fig. 1. To
The valve shutter 39 is provided with two inde
close the valve 3i! to simultaneously shut on" the
pendent substantially U-shaped passageWays for
supply of charged water and syrup, the handle
the passage of liquid therethrough. One of the
22 is merely rotated in a clockwise position, from
said passageways designed to control the passage
that shown in Fig. 1, to the position illustrated
of charged water therethrough comprises the in 15 in Fig. 5. A set screw 9i, in the Valve body I l
let portion Sil, the outlet portion lil and the in
and disposed in the path of rotational movement
terconnecting portion 62. The other passageway
of the iiange 20a may be provided to adjust the
designed to control the flow of syrup comprises
closed position of the Valve shutter 3U.
the inlet portion lil, the outlet portion 'il and
Threadedly mounted on the pipe 58 isla baiiie
the interconnecting portion 72. The valve shut 20 member 85 directly in the path of the charged
ter 30 is preferably made of such thickness that
water which flows through the apertures 55 to
the interconnecting passage portions £2 and 'l2
prevent splashing of the charged Water directly
may be disposed at different levels.
into the tumbler. A nut 95 may be employed
Leading from a source of charged Water sup
to maintain the baffle 95 in any desired adjusted
ply under pressure from any suitable well known 25 position.
supply source (not shown) is a feed pipe l5 (see
To regulate the amount of syrup viiow so as to
Figs. l and 4) passing through the pipe i2?? and
provide the dispensed beverage with any selected
communicating directly with a passageway I6, in
degree of flavor, I may provide a needle Valve
the inlet portion i2. The valve body il is pro
lûi) of any well known standard type and dispose
vided with a passageway 'll communicating di 30 in the passageway 83 interconnecting the outlet
rectly with the passageway 76 and leading directly
ll with the pipe `53.
to and communicating directly with the inlet
It will thus be seen that there is provided a
port 6B of the valve shutter 3i), when the said
device in which the several objects of this inven
valve shutter is in the open or registered posi
tion are achieved, and which is well adapted to
tion as shown in Fig. l of the drawing. A pas 35 meet the conditions of practical use.
sageway 18 is provided in the body of the valve
As various possible embodiments might be
ll, which communicates with the annular cham
made of the above invention and as various
ber 53 and with the outlet port 6 l, when the valve
changes might be made in the embodiments above
is in open or eiîective position as shown in Fig.
set forth, it is to be understood that all matter
l. It is thus seen, that when the shutter valve 40 herein set forth or shown in the accompanying
is in open position -as shown in Figs. 1 to 4,
drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and
charged Water will flow from its source directly
not in a limiting sense.
to the annular chamber 53 from which it will
Having described my invention, what I claim
ñow downwardly through the apertures «55 and
and
desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
out through the mouth of the spout it and into
l. In a beverage dispensing device of the char
a suitable tumbler.
acter described a faucet comprising an inlet
As noted in my said co-pending application,
member, a nozzle portion having a discharge
Serial No. L$68,722, now Patent No. 2,379,532,
oriñce and a valve body interconnecting said in
syrup is contained in a suitable storage tank (not
let member and said nozzle, a shutter valve ro
shown) under pressure and iiows directly through
tatably mounted in said valve body and adapted
a feed pipe 8i] disposed in the pipe 12b, and di
to be moved to open or closed position, said shut
rectly through a communicating passageway 3l,
ter valve having a ñrst inlet port, a first outlet
in the inlet portion I2 and thence through a com
port and a first passageway interconnectingv said
municating passageway 82, leading directly to
and into the inlet port iii, when the said port .. iirst inlet and outlet ports, a second inlet port,
with the hollow area lila of the spout I0. The
axial opening 5l in the ring member 50 is thread
ed and an externally threaded pipe member 58 is
lli is in the open or eiîective position as shown
in Fig. l. A passageway 83 in the valve body,
leading directly from the outlet port 'H and com
municating directly with the pipe 5B.
It is thus seen, from the above description,
that while the charged Water is flowing into a
tumbler, directly from its source, ras above de
scribed,` the syrup will simultaneously iiow di-v
rectly from its source into the tumbler.
As eX
plained in my said co-pending application, Serial
No. 468,722, now Patent No. 2,379,532, the rela
a second outlet port and a second passageway
interconnecting Said second inlet and outlet ports,
said passageways being disposed in different
planes in the shutter valve a ñrst passageway in
said inlet member for the feeding of charged
water under pressure directly from its source,
said last named iirst passageway communicat
ing directly with said first inlet port when the
said shutter valve is in open position, a second
passageway in said inlet member for feeding
syrup under pressure directly from its source, said
last named second passageway communicating
tive proportions between the pressures of the
directly with said second inlet port when said
charged water and syrup is Such that no matter
shutter valve is in open position, a iirst passage
how long the faucet is held in open position there
will continue to ñow a properly proportioned and 70 way in said nozzle portion communicating di
rectly with said first outlet port and said dis
sweetened beverage into the tumbler, thus elim
inating the necessity of measuring chambers for
charge orifice when said shutter valve is in open
the syrup.
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position, and a second passageway in said nozzle
'I‘he washer êll is provided with openings 50a,
portion communicating directly with said ,second
Bla and lila, corresponding to the inlet and out 75 outlet port and with said discharge orifice when
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water through the said orifice, the said bañle being
said shutter valve is in open position whereby
movable on said tube to regulate the pressure of
charged Water and syrup may flow simultaneously
said charged water as it is discharged through
into a tumbler directly from their independent
said orifice.
sources through said discharge oriñce, and means
5. A faucet according to claim 1 in which there
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for selectively moving said shutter Valve to open
is provided a ring member mounted on said
or closed position.
nozzle portion, said ring member comprising a
2. A faucet according to claim 1 in which a
needle valve is mounted on said valve body ad
jacent the said second passageway which com
municates directly with said second outlet port
and said discharge oriñce, to alter the quantity
of syrup ñowing to said discharge opening di
rectly from its source of supply and in which
adjustable baffle means is disposed in the path
of charged water _within said discharge oriñce
hub portion. a bottom wall and an upstanding
surrounding side wall, said last named side wall
10 being spaced from said hub to form an annular
to regulate the flow thereof.
3. A faucet according to claim 1 in which there
is provided a tube, said tube being disposed axi
ally of said discharge oriñce and communicating
directly with the said second passageway for lead
ing the syrup from said second outlet port, and
means for mounting said tube on said nozzle por- ~
chamber communicating directly with the said
ñrst passageway in said nozzle portion which
leads directly from said first' outlet port, the said
bottom wall being apertured, said apertures com
municating directly with said annular chamber
and said discharge orifice.
6. A faucet according to claim lin which there
is provided a ring member mounted on said nozzle
portion, said ring member comprising a hub por
tion, a bottom Wall and an upstanding surround
ing side wall, said last named side wall being
spaced from said hub to form an annular cham
ber communicating directly with the said first
tion, a portion of said tube extending below said
passageway in said nozzle portion which leads
discharge oriñce so that the mixture of syrup
directly from said iirst outlet port, the said bot
and charged water will be effected after they
tom wall being apertured, said apertures com
reach the tumbler and a baille adjustably mount
’ municating directly with said annular chamber
ed on said tube for regulating the flow of charged
and said discharge oriñce, a tube having one end
thereof threaded into said hub portion and sub
water.
4. A faucet according to claim 1 in which there
stantially axially disposed with respect to said
is provided a tube, said tube being disposed ax 30 discharge orifice, said tubev communicating di
ially of said discarge oriñce and communicating
rectly with the said second passageway in said
directly with the said second passageway for
nozzle portion which leads directly from the said
leading the syrup from said second outlet port,
_second outlet port, and a baille plate adjustably
and means for mounting said tube on said nozzle
35 mounted on said tube and disposed in the path
portion, said tube being externally threaded, and
a bañie member threadedly mounted on said tube,
to prevent undesired splashing of the charged
of flow of charged water through said apertures.
CHARLES WILLIAM LLOYD.
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Disclaimer
2,408,664r-0harles William Lloyd, Brooklyn, N. Y. MIXING FAUCET FOR BEVER
AGEs. Patent dated Oct. 1, 1946.~ Disclaimer filed Oct. 23, 1948, ¿by the
assignee-7 Dlspensers, Inc.
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Hereby enters this disclaimer to claims 1 and 4 in said specification.
[Oficial Gazette November 80, 1948.]
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