Patent No. 2844299A: Beverage Cooler Carton

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Today in 1958, US Patent 2844299 A was issued, an invention of Theodore F. Hauf and David E. Kessler, assigned to the Pabst Brewing Co., for their “Beverage Cooler Carton.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

This invention relates to packages comprising a carton having a number of containers, such as beer cans or the like, packed therein, and the invention refers more particularly to a package of that type which is adapted to be packed with ice for cooling the contents of the containers.

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Patent No. 302282A: Apparatus For Racking Beer

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Today in 1884, US Patent 302282 A was issued, an invention of Johann Pusch, for his “Apparatus for Racking Beer.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

My invention relates to an improved hermetic apparatus for racking beer, and is designed as an improvement on the apparatus described in Letters Patent No. 274,516, granted to me March 27, 1883.

As in the apparatus described in the above, named Letters Patent, the object of this invention is to effectually prevent the escape of the carbonic-acid gas contained in the beer during the process of racking; and the improvements herewith made consist, first, in the novel means employed in connection with the barrel-platform for raising and lowering the same; second, in the novel means for clearing the supply-pipes of all beer after the barrel is filled, and, third, in the novel bung-feeding mechanism, all as will be fully described and claimed.

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Patent No. 141072A: Manufacture of Beer And Yeast

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Today in 1873, US Patent 141072 A was issued, an invention of Louis Pasteur, for his “Manufacture of Beer and Yeast.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

The following is a recapitulation of the essential features of this improved process: The wort is introduced in a iling state in the apparatus, on which a cover is then placed, or the cylinder may be entirely closed and communicate with the atmosphere only by means of the pipes, cocks, and long tubes with which it is provided. Boiling water is then thrown on the a paratns, after which it is allowed to cool with or without the assistance of cold water, during which time air or carbonic-acid gas is admitted by the long tube; but previous to this one of the plug on the cover is closed by unplug, through which passes a tube, terminating in an India rubber tube and glass stopper. Pure wort is then fermented by pure yeast, and, when sufficiently advanced, the contents are poured through the tube in the stopper of the pipe on the cover of the fermenting apparatus.

If there is a supply of pure yeast from the preceding operation this may be used, as in the ordinary processes, the vessel being inverted for the purpose, it’ necessary, after fermentation has commenced; but this might lead to great inconvenience at a subsequent period, although the use of pure yeast, manufactured according to this improved process, would of itself form a great improvement on the ordinary process.

With the aid of the microscope and the method of control, before indicated, the change of condition, which might arise under the latter modes of treatment, may bc readily ascertained; but one cooling apparatus be used or a few, only the wort being p 1;- into vets,- (pitched or varnished on the exterior, which are deprived of any germs of disease, either by the use of boiling water or by the recent applying of pitch on the interior.

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Patent No. 2048266A: Beer Cooling And Dispensing System

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Today in 1936, US Patent 2048266 A was issued, an invention of Thomas Alfred Jenkins, for his “Beer Cooling and Dispensing System.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

This invention relates to improvements in beer cooling and dispensing systems and consists in the construction; combinations and arrangements as herein described and claimed.

The general object of my invention is the provision, in a manner-as hereinafter set forth, of a beer cooling and dispensing system that is complete in arrangement; unique in design; attractive; durable; sanitary; efficient and economical in operating performance.

The basic thought and purpose of conception, as embodied in this invention, is the creation of a beer cooling and dispensing system, wherein the cooling tank is simple; the means for cooling highly efficient and the entire system complete in function and sanitary throughout. Means for filtering the beer are practical in every sense and perform the important function of protecting various valve protecting elements. Means for controlling pressure; retaining gases and for flushing and emptying the entire system during cleaning periods are provided.

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Patent No. 2645893A: Hop Picking Machine

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Today in 1953, US Patent 2645893 A was issued, an invention of Emil Clemens Horst Jr., for his “Hop Picking Machine.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

It is therefore an object of my invention to provide a hop picking machine especially designed as a portable unit and especially useful in accommodating variations in the positioning and size of the growing hop vines and also designed with a wide degree of latitude for accommodating variations in the operation of the machine itself.

Another object of the invention is to provide a generally improved hop picking machine.

A further object of the invention is to provide a hop picking machine of the field harvesting type in which substantially all of the hops stripped from the vines are retained in the machine and are not lost upon the ground.

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Patent No. 734305A: Process Of Preserving Beer

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Today in 1903, US Patent 734305 A was issued, an invention of Francisque Crotte, for his “Process Of Preserving Beer.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

This invention relates to, the preservation of beer or other liquids; and the object of the invention is to provide a process by which the organic or germ life in the beer is rendered harmless, so that the beer will keep without deterioration for a great length of time.

The invention consists of the process of preserving beer which comprises the steps of placing a suitable preservative substance in a receptacle in contact with the beer to be treated and then passing through said substance, receptacle, and the beer an electric current of high tension, said current being of such direction, strength, tension,and character as to induce a cataphoric transference of said preservative substance through the receptacle into the beer.

The invention consists also in certain other combinations of steps hereinafter described and claimed, all however, involving the same principle of cataphoric action.

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Patent No. 928588A: Apparatus For Dispensing A Measured Quantity Of Beer

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Today in 1909, US Patent 928588 A was issued, an invention of Harry S. Cornish, for his “Apparatus for Dispensing a Measured Quantity of Beer.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

My invention is primarily designed for dispensing beer and to regulate what is known as the pint trade.

The main object of my invention is to avoid any waste of liquid when changing from one source of supply to another and to insure that the first liquid drawn from the new source will be of the full measured quantity.

To these ends my invention consists in providing an apparatus for drawing a measured quantity of liquid with means for changing from one source of supply to another, when the first has become exhausted, together with means for venting or freeing the air from the pipes and intermediate connections of the empty end of the system previous to connecting the new supply, so that the new supply can immediately fill the empty end and a full measured quantity drawn at the first draft from the new supply.

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Patent No. 2087349A: Beer Keg

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Today in 1937, US Patent 2087349 A was issued, an invention of Hubert H. Lucker, for his “Beer Keg.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in beer kegs.

The primary object of the invention is to provide a metal beer keg which is formed from a 5 comparatively few number of parts and yet which is extremely strong and durable.

A further object of the invention is to provide the main body portion of a metallic beer keg by forming the same from a pair of oppositely arranged dished members, which may be pressed or stamped from suitable gauge material and wherein the edges of the two dished members are suitably joined for a seam.

A further object of the invention is to provide a beer keg with depressions or cavities at its opposite ends, one of said cavities being designed to receive and house the dispensing mechanism for the contents of the keg and wherein a cover is applied to the end of the keg to conceal the dispensing mechanism.

Still a further object of the invention is to provide a beer keg which is formed with a cavity or depression at one end adapted to be closed by a cover so as to form a compartment for receiving a refrigerating medium.

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Patent No. 3195445A: Bale Press

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Today in 1965, US Patent 3195445 A was issued, an invention of Sidney S. Meisler, for his “Bale Press.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

This invention relates to baling presses and more particularly to a novel baling press for forming bales and applying a number of tie wires therewith.

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide apparatus for recompressing hops into cylindrical bales confined against expansion by plural bands supplied by a powered strapping machine, thus materially increasing the speed with which finished bales may be completed and therefore materially decreasing the cost of so doing.

A further object of the present invention lies in the provision of an improved pair of complemental shaping dies by means of which a band may be caused to encircle a bale contained in the fully closed mating dies by passing the band thereabout from one side of the bale press.

Another object of the present invention lies in the provision of an improved bale press having a pair of complemental shaping dies which, when in said mating position, provide complemental ways through which bale banding material may be passed by a power strapping machine.

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Patent No. 3261635A: Beer Can Handle

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Today in 1966, US Patent 3261635 A was issued, an invention of Michael F. Talay, for his “Beer Can Handle.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

This invention relates to an attachable and detachable handle for use with a conventional beer can.

The object of this invention is to provide a handle that is simple of construction and easy to manipulate for attachment and detachment to a beer can to facilitate the consumers holding and movement of the beer can in drinking the contents.

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