Patent No. 889140A: Bar Counter Box

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Today in 1908, US Patent 889140 A was issued, an invention of Joseph Lehnbeuter and Charles R Brunnacker, for their “Bar Counter Box.” There’s no Abstract, though it’s described this way in the application:

Our invention has relation to improvements in bar-counter boxes; and it consists in the novel construction of box more fully set forth in the specification and pointed out in the claims.

The invention relates to a class of cabinets or refrigerators which are employed in conjunction with a bar counter over which draft beverages are dispensed, the cabinet being known commercially as a novelty-box; and the invention has for its special object to so mount the drip-pan below the dispensing faucet that it may readily be shoved out of the way in making room for the insertion of the cask or barrel inserted into the space or compartment beneath the pan.

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Patent No. DE2751778A1: Beer Piping Cleaning System

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Today in 1979, US Patent DE 2751778 A1 was issued, an invention of Heinz Stricker, for his “Beer Piping Cleaning System — with suction nozzle for disinfectant inserted in tap water circuit.” Here’s the Abstract:

A system for the cleaning out of piping between bar barrels and the taps in a bar consists of a hose which is coupled between a water tap and a beer tap and includes a suction nozzle. A beaker with a disinfectant is attached to the nozzle so that the flow of water entrains the disinfectant. The piping in the cellar is disconnected from the barrels and coupled together so that the fluid can rise to another beer tap and out into a sink. After a certain retention time the whole is flushed out with clean water. This provides a chemical cleaning in addition to the conventional sponge cleaning.

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Patent No. 1959501A: Beer Dispensing Device

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Today in 1934, US Patent 1959501 A was issued, an invention of Elton F. Ross, for his “Beer Dispensing Device.” There’s no Abstract, though it’s described this way in the application:

This invention relates to a device for dispensing beer and other carbonated liquids discharged under pressure from a keg or other source of supply, and particularly to a dispensing device designed to supply measured quantities of the liquid and to control the discharge so as to prevent waste of the liquid and other objections due to wildness of the liquid.

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Patent No. WO1987002975A1: A Beer Tapping Installation

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Today in 1987, US Patent WO 1987002975 A1 was issued, an invention of Jacobus Dijkstra and Gijsbert Slootweg, assigned to Heineken Technisch Beheer B.V., for their “A Beer Tapping Installation.” Here’s the Abstract:

A beer tapping installation comprising a refrigerator having a cask cooling and installation space (2) including a revolving platform (8) on which casks (12, 13, 14) can be placed and with a space for accommodating a CO2 cylinder (15), as well as a tap (21), a beer line (20) from the cask installation space to the tap, a hollow support (17) for enveloping the beer line from the refrigerator to the tap, a cask coupling (22) on the beer line and a CO2 supply line from the CO2 container to the cask coupling. The hollow support is in open communication with the cask cooling and installation space and the beer line, together with the cask coupling and the tap, is movable longitudinally of the hollow support.

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Patent No. 318306A: Beer Keg Washer

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Today in 1885, US Patent 318306 A was issued, an invention of Adam Schultz, for his “Beer Keg Washer.” There’s no Abstract, though it’s described this way in the application:

My invention relates to apparatus or machinery for scrubbing or washing the external surfaces of beer-kegs, barrels, and similar articles, and has for its object the construction of an apparatus in which the entire operation of charging the Same with kegs, scrubbing the kegs, and finally discharging the cleaned kegs from said apparatus shall be accomplished mechanically, without manual labor, and with the smallest possible. consumption of water. The apparatus is also designed to clean the kegs much more rapidly than by any other method of scrubbing with which I am acquainted.

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Patent No. 227867A: Gas-Pressure Regulator And Indicator

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Today in 1880, US Patent 227867 A was issued, an invention of Frederick W. Wiesebrock, for his “Gas-Pressure Regulator and Indicator.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

I have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gas- Pressure Regulators and Indicators; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of parts, as will be more fully described hereinafter, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is a front view of my apparatus, partly in section. Fig. 2 is a view of a cask with my apparatus attached. Fig. 3 is a detail view of the same.

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Patent No. 4516698A: Keg-Pump Construction

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Today in 1985, US Patent 4516698 A was issued, an invention of Vincent J. Cerrato, for his “Keg-Pump Construction.” Here’s the Abstract:

A keg-tapping device wherein a probe is selectively actuable within a tap body, between axial positions of communication with and cut-off from the inner volume of the keg, to which it may be attached. The probe extends upwardly beyond the tap body and carries an axially reciprocal air pump at its upper end, while a beverage-dispensing port is open laterally, at a location beneath the pump and above the tap body. A pressure-relief valve with external actuating access is carried by the probe, and the arrangement is such that the probe and all components mounted thereto are bodily rotatable, over a full 360 degrees of lateral-discharge direction for beverage delivered at the discharge port. Conveniently, a flexible hose connects the discharge port to a selectively operable dispensing valve, and the dispensing valve is therefore flexibly adaptable, without keg movement, to serve glasses within a maximum radius (hose length), whatever the azimuth direction at which a glass is to be served.

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Patent No. 298686A: Faucet For Drawing Beer

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Today in 1884, US Patent 298686 A was issued, an invention of Peter Gardner, for his “Faucet For Drawing Beer and Other Liquors.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

This invention relates to certain improvements in faucets for beer-kegs and other vessels containing liquids under pressure; and it has for its objects to provide a faucet which may be applied to any vessel or keg, and by means of which the same maybe tapped conveniently without waste of material, as more fully hereinafter specified. These objects I attain by the means illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 represents a view partly in longitudinal section and partly in side elevation of my improved faucet, showing the same attached to a beer-keg; and Fig. 2 represents a perspective view of a metallic screw-threaded annulus to be employed in connection with the faucet, in order to adapt it to bushing of different sizes, the interior diameter varying according to the size of faucet used.

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Patent No. 2283100A: Pressure Regulating Attachment For Liquid Containers

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Today in 1942, US Patent 2283100 A was issued, an invention of Harry C. Shores, assigned to Anheuser-Busch, for his “Pressure Regulating Attachment For Liquid Containers.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in means for creating pressure within liquid containers, such as beer kegs, and the like, and has for its primary object to provide an inflatable bag adapted for attaching to a wall of the keg and projecting therein so that pressure of the liquid in the container may be increased by expanding the bag.

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Patent No. 2936100A: Dispenser For Carbonated Beverages

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Today in 1960, US Patent 2936100 A was issued, an invention of Victor H. Chatten, assigned to Anheuser-Busch, for his “Dispenser For Carbonated Beverages.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

This invention relates to apparatus for dispensing a gas-charged liquid from a container and is particularly directed to apparatus for dispensing a carbonated beverage, for example, beer, from a conventional keg.

It is the principal object of this invention to provide an insert member which can be introduced into the interior of the container through an opening therein which member includes a cavity containing liquified gas under pressure and which member also contains a regulator device for introducing gas from the cavity into the container, the action of the regulator being controlled from a member accessible exteriorly of the container. Another object is to provide dispensing apparatus of this type in which the insert member includes a passage for delivery of fluid from the interior of the container. A more detailed object is to provide dispensing apparatus of this type in which means accessible exteriorly of the container are provided to control flow of gas from the cavity to the interior of the container and also to control flow of liquid from the interior of the container.

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