Patent No. 2003050A: Beer Container And Cooler

Today in 1935, US Patent 2003050 A was issued, an invention of Harry Iselin, for his “Beer Container and Cooler.” There’s no Abstract, though it’s described this way in the application as being an “invention [that] appertains to liquid coolers and more particularly to a cooling device for kegs of beer and the like,” adding:

One of the primary objects of my invention is the provision of a novel device for cooling the beer directly in the keg or barrel entirely dispensing with the necessity of cooling coils and the like, the device being of a portable nature, whereby the same is particularly adapted for use on picnics, for use in the home, etc.


Patent No. 888995A: Bottle-Sealing Cap

Today in 1907, US Patent 888995 A was issued, an invention of Emory J. Godman, assigned to the Sterling Seal Company, for his “Bottle-Sealing Cap.” There’s no Abstract, though it’s described this way in the application:

My invention as hereinafter more particularly described, consists in providing the edge of the skirt of the sealing cap with a flat horizontally-extending corrugated flange, and in the sealing operation, indenting the skirt at a point above and independently of the flange so as to bring the inner surface of the skirt at that point slightly under and in contact with the shoulder of the bottle head.


Patent No. 2042284A: Combination Mash And Lauter Tank

Today in 1936, US Patent 2042284 A was issued, an invention of Albert E. Ruemmele and Ellsworth J. Westcott, assigned to Freyn Engineering Co., for their “Combination Mash and Lauter Tank.” There’s no Abstract, though it’s described this way in the application:

The invention relates to improvements in brewing apparatus and has reference more particularly to novel mechanism for more effectively performing the mashing and straining operations, and which will make it possible to carry out said operations in a single receptacle to be known as a combined mash and lauter tank.


Patent No. 2679346A: Filling System

Today in 1954, US Patent 2679346 A was issued, an invention of Rudolph H. Breeback, assigned to Crown Cork & Seal Co., for his “Filling System.” There’s no Abstract, though it’s described this way in the application, “The present invention relates to filling systems and, more particularly, to filling systems used in the bottling of carbonated beverages.” And that’s pretty vague, but there’s no other simple sentence or even paragraph that explains it in a nutshell way. Basically, you have to read the whole application.

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Patent No. 103498A: Improved Apparatus For Preserving Beer

Today in 1870, US Patent 103498 A was issued, an invention of Charles Pohlmanx, for his “Improved Apparatus For Preserving Beer.” There’s no Abstract, though it’s described this way in the application:

The nature of my invention consists in an elastic bag, formed in a shape to accommodate itself to the inside of a barrel, to which it is applied, in such a manner that, when the bag is filled with air, and supplied with air under pressure, the bag will gradually expand, and exert a pressure upon the liquid in the cask in which it is placed.


Patent No. 20130126009A1: System For Cleaning Beer Lines And Recovering Draft Beer

Today in 2013, US Patent 20130126009 A1 was issued, an invention of Tracey M. Killarney and Lawrence A. Kent, for their “System for Cleaning Beer Lines and Recovering Draft Beer.” Here’s the Abstract:

A beer recovery system which uses CO2 to blow unused beer backwards through the beer lines and back into a beer keg is disclosed.


Patent No. 4927335A: Pump For Transferring Liquids, In Particular Beer Or Carbonated Beverages

Today in 1990, US Patent 4927335 A was issued, an invention of Carlo M. Pensa, for his “Pump For Transferring Liquids, in Particular Beer or Carbonated Beverages.” Here’s the Abstract:

The present invention relates to a pump for transferring liquids, in particular for beer or carbonated beverages, characterized in that it is constituted by two mutually opposite and integral pistons sliding inside two cylinders which generate, with their reciprocating motion, four variable-volume chambers inside two of which the fluid, through suitable valves, is alternatively intaken and delivered by a gas whose pressure is modulated by a suitable pressure regulator, in which it is the pressure of the same delivered liquid to counteract the calibration force, with said gas alternatively going to act, by means of suitable control means, inside the chamber behind the delivery chamber, so that the delivery pressure of the same liquid remains constant and predetermined, wherein said delivery pressure is obtained as the sum of the thrust of the liquid intaken from the opposite chamber, plus the modulated gas pressure, which acts on the rear face of the delivery piston.


Patent No. 3035603A: Beer Barrel Tapper

Today in 1962, US Patent 3035603 A was issued, an invention of Walter H. Despres and Phillip D. Jamieson, for their “Beer Barrel Tapper.” There’s no Abstract, though it’s described this way in the application:

This invention relates to a new and improved beer barrel tapper, that is, a device for tapping beer kegs or barrels and has particular reference to a device of the type set forth wherein a compressed gas is introduced into the barrel or the like for removing the liquid contents, such as beer, under pressure.


Patent No. 2792692A: Keg Cooler And Dispensing Bar Unit

Today in 1957, US Patent 2792692 A was issued, an invention of Reed A. Bryan, for his “Keg Cooler And Dispensing Bar Unit.” There’s no Abstract, though it’s described this way in the application:

The primary object of the invention is to provide a combined keg cooling enclosure simulating a large beer barrel, dispensing bar and faucet, and auxiliary pressurizing equipment in a single unit for use at picnics, beach and boat parties, club outings and the like events.

More specifically, it is intended now to provide a keg enclosure in the form of a relatively large open-top barre]. A bar-top removably fitted over the top of the barrel so that a keg may be set down within the barrel and packed with ice, and tapping and dispensing equipment including a faucet mounted on the bar-top and a carbon dioxide cylinder mounted exteriorly of the barrel with gas connections to the top. By this arrangement there is to be provided a complete unit which may be set up iced by a distributor or dealer and delivered to the consumers in readiness for tapping and utilization without further ado.