Nov. 19, 1946. R. M. CUMMINS 2,411,193 FREEZING ‘TRAY Filed Feb. 20, 1945 Kay/‘Z Cum-mm Patented Nov. 19, 1946 r 2,411,193 ammo STATES PATENT 'oFFlcE 2,411,193 msazmo TRAY Roy M. Cumniins, Akron, Ohio Application February 20, 1945, Serial No. 578,828 2 Claims. (01. 62-1085) The present invention relates to refrigeration the lower ends of tubular members 1 extending and more particularly to freezing trays for use downwardly in spaced apart relation from an in the freezing chambers of domestic refrigerators upper clamping plate 8 having openings 9 there for making ice in the trays. in in alignment with the tube to provide an open ' An important object of the present invention upper end therefor. is to provide a freezing tray of this character A gasket ill or rubber or other suitable mate in which the ice is frozen in cylindrical form rial is placed in the recesses 8 in engagement with whereby to facilitate its use in vacuum bottles. the lower end of the tube to provide a liquid tight It is also an object of the invention to con seal at the lower ends of the tubes. struct the freezing tray of a form adapted for 10 The clamping plates 5 and 8 as well as the tubes ‘} freezing the ice in cube form, or in any other I 7 maybe constructed of any suitable material desired shape. and where such parts are constructed of molded A further object of the invention is to-provide or ?brous material a metallic sleeve may be em" a freezing tray of this character embodying a bedded in the lower clamping plate 5 in which plurality of spaced apart tubular members in 16 the lower end of a bolt I2 is threadedly engaged, which the ice is frozen together with means for the upper end of the bolt ‘extending upwardly detachably mounting the tubular members in liquid tight engagement with a bottom plate - through the upper clamping plate 8 and secured thereto by means of a wing nut iii of substantially ?at construction and provided with a relatively ' whereby to facilitate the removal of the ice from the tray. , 20 thick central portion I4 countersunk in the top A further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is e?lcient and reliable in use, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which 25 of the upper clamping plate 8, as shown to ad vantage in Figure 9 of the drawing. To the ends of the loweryclamping plate 5 are pivotally at tached‘ the lower ends of clamping bolts I5 adapted for swinging outwardly at the ends of the the same is intended. tray and providing slots I 6 at the ends of the Other objects and advantages reside‘ in the upper clamping plate 8 for receiving the upper details of construction and operation ‘ as more portions of the bolts in clamping engagement ' fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference therewith by wing nuts I‘! threaded on the upper being‘ had to the accompanying drawing form 30 ends of the bolts ii. ing part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to The tubes 1 may be constructed of cylindrical like parts throughout, and in which formation as illustrated in Figures 1 to 4 inclu-, Figure 1 is a top plan view, sive, or the tubes may be of square shape in cross , Figure 2“ is a side elevational view, Figure 3 is an end elevational view, Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken substantially on a line 4—4 of Figure 1, Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional section as illustrated at l8 in Figure 6 of the draw - ing and adapted to have their lower ends inserted in complementary-shaped recesses in the ‘lower clamping‘ plate. By clamping the upper clamping plate 8 and view of the lower end of the centerclamping bolt, - ‘ ends of the tubes 1 in recesses in the lower Figure 6 is a fragmentary top plan view of a 40 lower clamping plate a liquid-tight seal will be provided ‘modi?ed tray construction, Figure '7 is a fragmentary side elevational view . thereof, therefor whereby to prevent the escape of water when placed in the tubes. After the water has become frozen the tubes 1 Figure 8 is a fragmentary side elevational view may be removed by releasing the bolts 12 and I5 showing the ice forming tube removed from the 45 and lifting the tubes and upper clamping plate bottom, clamping plate, and _ 8 upwardly in the manner as illustrated in Figure Figure 9 is a fragmentary sectional view taken 8 of the drawing. I vsubstantially on a line e—e of Figure 2. In view 01" the foregoing description taken in I _ Referring now to the drawing in detail wherein . ‘for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred‘embodiment of the invention, the “numeral ‘15 designates a bottom clamping plate ‘of elongated construction and formed in its upper surface with a plurality of annular recesses 8. _The recesses 6 are adapted to loosely receive conjunction with the accompanying drawing it is believed that a clear understanding of the con struction, manner'of use and advantages of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in the art. A more detailed description thereof is ac cordingly deemed unnecessary. ' It is tobe understood however, that even though . . 3 I 2,411,193 l‘. have herein shown and described a preferred embodiment oi.’ my invention. that the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit oi’ the invention as herein described, - and the scope of the appended claims. Having thus described the invention, what I claim is: ' \ . - r . .' 4 tubes for closing said lower ends, and bolts secur ing the plates to each other. ' . 2. A freezing tray for refrigerators comprising upper and lower elongated plates, said upper plates having a plurality of openings, tubes formed on the under side of the upper plate beneath the openings, said lower plate having a plurality of ' recesses adapted to receive the lower ends 01' the tubes for closing said lower ends. and bolts secur fupper and lower elongated plates, said upper plate having a plurality of openings, tubes formed on 10 ing the ends and an intermediate portion of the plates to each other. . ' , the under side of the upper plate beneath the . ROY M. CUMMIN»S. v 0. said lower plate having a plurality of 1. A freezing tray for refrigerators comprisin recesses adapted to receive the lower ends or the ' .