Fisher Lippincott Soda Fountain
F. H. LIPPINCOTT, INC., OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, A CORPORATION or SODA-FOUNTAIN.
Patented Apr. 30, 1912.
Application tiled October 19, 1910. Serial No. 587,798.
syrup and fine soda can be drawn without syrup.
The characteristic features of my 1m- Vprovements are fully disclosed by the description and the accompanying drawings in illustration thereof.
In the drawinofs, Figure 1, is a sectional elevation of a soda fountain embodying my improvements, Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional View taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. l, Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2, Fig. 4 is a plan view represent-ing the position of the valve mechanism for delivering full soda and syrup, Fig. 5 is' a plan representing the relation of the ports for delivering full soda with no syrup, Fig. 6 represents the position for delivering line soda with no syrup, Fig. 7 represents a plan View of the valve and Fig. 8 is a sectional view taken on the line 8--8 of Fig. 2.
The apparatus, as illustrated in the drawings, comprises the receptacle 1 having thereon the pedestal 2 whose globe 3 supports the arm 4 with the faucet 5 thereon and the syrup urn 6 containing the ice vessel 7.
The soda duct 8 passes through the parts 2, 3 and 4 to a port 9 which extends through the valve seat 1 0.; and the syrup duct 11 passes from the urn 6 through the parts 3l and 4 to the port 12 which extends through the valve seat; the valve seat comprising the inset leather plate 13 through which the ports 9 and 12 extend.
A valve 14, having a flange 15 which holds a rubber plate 16 and a flange. 17 which holds a nozzle 18, revolves on a stem 19, having a head 20 on which the valve rests and by which the valve plate 16 is held in engagement with the seat plate 13. The stem 19 is supported adjustably by the wheel-nut 21 which engages a threaded cross-piece 22 extendin through the stem between the parts 22 of a to the body of the faucet.
The valve, including the plate thereon, is
4turned by the movement of the lever 23 between the stops 24. The valve contains the port-s 25, 26 and 27 adapted for registration with the port 9 and the port 28 adapted for "registration with the port 12. The elongated port 25 registers with the port 9 when the port 28 registers With theport 12, and a set screw 29 adapted for engaging a stop 24, is adjustable in the handle to regulate the passage from the port 12'to the port 28.
split sleeve fixed The nozzle 18 is divided by the longi-v tudinal diaphragm 18 into the passage 30 with which the ports 25 and 26 communicate and the passage 31 with which the ports 27 and 28 communicate. The passage 30 contains the wire cloth diaphragm 32 and-the plates 33 for bathing and spraying the discharge from the ports 25 and 26.
In operat-ion, when the valve lever 23 is in the position 23 the port 25 registers with the port 9 and the port 28 registers with the port 12, with the resultA that full soda is discharged'through the baffled passage 30 whilev syru of any amount from the maximum to nothing can be discharged through the passage 31 by a proper movement of the valve,
since the peculiar construct-ion of the port 25 permits the valve t-o be moved so as to reduce the passage through the syrup ports 12 and 28 without reducing the passage through the soda ports 9 and'25. When the valve lever is in the position 23', the port 26 is in registration with the port 9 and full soda is discharged through the passage 30, the flow of syrup being cut off. When the valve lever is turned to the position 23, the port 27 registers with the port 9 and a jet of fine soda is discharged throughy the passage 31, the flow of syrup being cut o. The peculiar construct-ion of the nozzle is for the purpose of preventing excessive foaming which takes place when the syrup and soda are combined in the nozzle and the mixture discharged together under pressure. By the term full soda as used in the specification is meant a. coarse or expanded stream and by the term fine soda is meant a jet or unbroken stream.
Having described my invention, I claim: 1. In a soda fountain, a soda duct, a syrup duet, a nozzle having several passages therethrough, baffling means in one of said passages, and valve mechanism for controlling the flow from said duets to said passages, said mechanism comprising a rotary valve adapted for connecting said soda duet With said hailled passage and a port for connecting said syrup duet with the other of said passages.
2. In a soda fountain, a soda duet, a syrup duet, a nozzle having several passages therethrough, and valve nieehanism for eentrolling the flow from said duets to said passages, said mechanism comprising a r0- tary valve having several ports for connecting said soda duet with one of said passages and several ports for connecting said soda duet and said syrup duet with t-he other of said passages,
3. In a soda fountain, a soda duct, a syrup duct, a valve seat having a soda port communioat-ing With said soda duet and a syrup port communicating with said syrup duet, and a rotary valve having a port adapted to communicate with said soda port and a port adapted for simultaneous communication with said syrup port, said lirst named valve p ort and said soda poi-t having di'erent sizes and seing arranged so that full soda can be maintained during a limited move ment of said Valve.
4. In a soda fountain, a faucet having several discharge passages, battling means in one of said passages, a valve having several ports communicating with each of said passages, and a valve seat having a port with which said hallled passage is adapted to communieate through eaeh of the several valve ports communicating with said hallled passage, said valve seat having a portwith which the other of said passages is adapted to communicate through each of the several valve ports communicating with said other passage.
In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my name this 18th day of October 1910, in the presence of the subscribing witnesses.
FISI-1ER II. LIPPINCO'IT.
Witnesses Jos. G. DENNY, Jr., JN0. C. HOWARD.