Patent No. 911405A: Beer Cooler

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Today in 1909, US Patent 911405 A was issued, an invention of John D. Hendrix, for his “Beer Cooler.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

This invention relates to beer coolers, the object of the invention being to provide a simple and effective beer cooling device which may be sold at a reasonable figure, easily installed, and one which is adapted to be taken apart in order that the several parts thereof may be easily and thoroughly cleansed.

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Patent No. 4005813A: Single-Opening Beer Keg And Method Of Producing From Conventional Keg

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Today in 1977, US Patent 4005813 A was issued, an invention of Mack S. Johnston, for his “Single-Opening Beer Keg and Method Of Producing From Conventional Keg.” Here’s the Abstract:

A single-opening beer keg is produced from a beer keg of conventional configuration which has a bung hole in the side wall and a dispensing opening in the top wall thereof, by closing the dispensing opening and the bung hole; moving the top wall inwardly to provide a wall of substantially spherical configuration and with an inner peripheral chine; moving the center portion of the bottom wall outwardly until it is in substantial horizontal alignment with the lower end of the side wall; and providing an opening in the center portion of the bottom wall to receive a valve assembly. An annular protective collar can be secured to the lower end of the side wall to protect the valve assembly during shipment of the keg.

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Patent No. 3232489A: Portable Cooler Cabinet Construction

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Today in 1966, US Patent 3232489 A was issued, an invention of H. L. Buffington, for his “Portable Cooler Cabinet Construction.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

The principal object of this invention is to provide a portable cooler or refrigerated cabinet especially well adapted to the dispensing of beverages and for the storage 0 kegs, bottles or containers of beverages in a refrigerated condition in an extremely compact and accessible manner.

A further object of the invention is to provide a cooler cabinet having a complete mechanical refrigerating system incorporated therein in a greatly improved manner and having dispensing faucets independently operable for the dispensing of beer or other beverages from kegs and similar containers under a pressurized gas and for the mixing and dispensing of soft drinks.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a portable refrigerated cabinet having a beer dispensing faucet and/ or a soft drink mixing faucet removably carried by the exterior

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Patent No. 2496079A: Keg Puller Loading Device For Industrial Trucks

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Today in 1950, US Patent 2496079 A was issued, an invention of Daniel Wessman, for his “Keg Puller Loading Device For Industrial Trucks.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

This invention relates broadly to industrial trucks, and, more particularly, to mechanism for loading articles upon the work carrier or load supporting platform of a lift truck.

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Patent No. 642548A: Bottle-Filling Machine

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Today in 1900, US Patent 642548 A was issued, an invention of Thomas Howard, for his “Bottle-Filling Machine.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

My invention relates to machines for filling bottles with beer or other liquids and is designed to provide certain improvements in the construction of the same whereby the bottles may be fed to and removed from the filling devices from either side, the bottle-necks automatically sealed, except vas to the supply tubes and vent-pipes, when the bottles are in the filling position, the supply of liquid to the bottles automatically turned on and automatically cut off when the mouths of the filling tubes are reached, and the surplus liquid in the filling-tubes and vent-pipes automatically fed into the bottles as the latter are being removed from the filling-tubes.

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Patent No. 513694A: Apparatus For Drying Barley, Malt, Etc.

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Today in 1894, US Patent 513694 A was issued, an invention of James White, for his “Apparatus For Drying Barley, Malt, Etc.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

My invention has reference to apparatus for drying barley, malt, oats, wheat or other substances of a granular or pulverulent nature.

The invention mainly consists in the construction within a kiln or drying house of an inclined or vertical channel formed with foraminous sides and divided transversely at suitable intervals into chambers the bottoms of which contain cross passages, which passages When the barley or other material which is supplied to the upper end of said channel is allowed to run or flow from one chamber to that next below, transfer the material that was at and near the respective sides of the upper of the two chambers to the opposite sides of the lower chamber, whereby the material gets well mixed and turned over and is consequently more uniformly dried than if it were merely allowed to slide bodily from chamber to chamber.

The invention further consists in the combination with the said cross passages at bottom of each compartment of a central tongue or board projecting up from between said cross passages, and of a central tongue or board projecting down from between said cross passages, the said tongues serving as guides or dividers for the material as it respectively enters and leaves said passages. The lowest chamber does not require cross passages at bottom but has a slide or shutter at top and another slide or shutter at bottom.- When the apparatus is inoperative the bottom slide is normally kept closed and the upper one open, and the two slides are worked at intervals to allow the material in the several chambers to move down one stage, that is to say to the extent of one chamber. To effect this the upper slide is first closed and the bottom slide is then opened to allow the lowest chamber to empty itself into a chute or receptacle. The bottom slide is then closed and the top slide opened, when every chamber (except the lowest) will empty itself through the cross passages into the chamber next below and become filled from the chamber next above, the top chamber receiving its supply from a hopper or otherwise.

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Patent No. 20090028999A1: Beer Brewing Kit And Brewing Method To Prepare Wort For The Kit

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Today in 2009, US Patent 20090028999 A1 was issued, an invention of Klaus U. Melisch and Stefan Riedelsheimer, for their “Beer Brewing Kit and Brewing Method to Prepare Wort for the Kit.” Here’s the Abstract:

A kit for home brewed beer which comprises a bottle, wort substantially filling the bottle, and a cap which has venting means to permit escape of gas from the bottle when pressure therein exceeds a predetermined value. There is also disclosed a brewing method wherein lactic acid is added to the wort to reduce the pH to level 4.6 and a predetermined amount of yeast is added to the wort to cause a short fermentation while maintaining the alcohol level below 0.5% by volume.

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Patent No. 1989395A: System For Dispensing Cooled Liquids

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Today in 1935, US Patent 1989395 A was issued, an invention of Paul L. Betz and Sebastian Karrer, for their “System For Dispensing Cooled Liquids.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

This invention relates to systems for dispensing cooled liquids, and more particularly to systems of this character for dispensing cooled beverages, such as beer.

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Patent No. 842343A: Air-Inlet And Beer-Outlet Bung For Barrels

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Today in 1907, US Patent 842343 A was issued, an invention of Gustave A. W. Schilling and John H. Flach, for their “Air-Inlet and Beer-Outlet Bung for Barrels.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

Our invention relates to improvements in the compressed-air inlet and bung-hole apparatus for beer-holding barrels and for other liquors that are kept on tap; and the objects of our invention are, first, to provide an improved adjustable air-inlet and removable bung for beer-barrels of different capacity, second, to provide a simple bung adapted to be threaded to the bung-holes of barrels and an improved air-inlet and beer outlet valve-controlled pipe that is adapted to be held in barrels of different capacities by any predetermined part of the length of said air -inlet and beer outlet tubes, and, third, to provide a simple inexpensive air-inlet and beer-drawing apparatus that can be changed from one barrel to another. We attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view illustrating the application of our improved device. Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the improved bung. Fig. 3 is sectional view of the several parts constituting` the bung. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the wrench used for removing the nut which is threaded within the bung. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a device for removing the bung.

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Patent No. D698201S1: Beer Glass

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Today in 2014, US Patent D698201 S1 was issued, an invention of Brian Rice Bradford and Klas Fredrik Perman, for their “Beer Glass.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:

We claim the ornamental design for beer glass, as shown and described. The claim to the beer glass is directed to the collective appearance of the articles shown, including a transparent body, transparent interior portion, and lid.

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