Title:
ICE CHEST CART
United States Patent 3591194


Abstract:
An ice chest cart on wheels which can be carried to picnics, beaches and the like and moved therealong as required. The cart has a plurality of compartments and has means for providing selective entry to some compartments while holding others closed.



Inventors:
VEGA PHILIP
Application Number:
04/774372
Publication Date:
07/06/1971
Filing Date:
11/08/1968
Assignee:
PHILIP VEGA
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
62/457.1, 62/457.7, 220/259.2
International Classes:
F25D3/06; (IPC1-7): B62B1/02
Field of Search:
280/47.26 62
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US Patent References:
3395550Compartimented ice chest1968-08-06Dungan
2883731Buddy cart1959-04-28Wells
2603500Picnic wagon1952-07-15Messier
2317871Portable refrigerator container1943-04-27Zimmerman
0515258N/A1894-02-20



Primary Examiner:
Hersh, Benjamin
Assistant Examiner:
Pekar, John A.
Claims:
I claim

1. An ice chest cart comprising:

2. A cart as set forth in claim 1, wherein the body has a drain in its bottom portion.

3. A cart as set forth in claim 2 wherein some of the vertical walls in said body have holes therein.

Description:
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

My invention comprises a hollow rectangular container having a top lid and plurality of vertical partitions dividing the interior of the container into a plurality of compartments accessible by opening the top lid.

An additional lid covering one or more compartments but leaving at least one compartment exposed can be interposed between the top lid and the opening of the container.

The bottom of the container supports a horizontal axle rotatable about its own axis and having wheels secured to opposite ends whereby the container is easily movable on wheels from place to place. A handle can be pivotally secured to one side of the container for ease of movement thereof.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a perspective top view of my invention;

FIG. 2 is a side view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a cutaway perspective view of my invention; and

FIG. 5 is a bottom view thereof.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring now to FIGS. 1--5, a hollow rectangular parallel-piped body 10 extends horizontally. The body is open at its top and carries a drain 12 extending through its bottom surface. The body further has a plurality of spaced vertical partitions or interior walls 14 dividing the body into compartments. Walls 14 have holes 16 through which melted ice can pass to the drain. The body is insulated.

A top lid 18 is hingedly secured to the body. A portion of the bottom surface of lid 18 is recessed as shown at 20 to accommodate a second lid 22 whereby at least one compartment is closed when lid 18 is opened and lid 22 is closed. All compartments are exposed when lids 18 and 22 are both raised at the same time. A horizontal stub 24 extends outward from the bottom of the container midway between its ends. A handle 26 is pivotally secured to the free end of the stub.

A horizontal axle 28 is rotatably journaled between two vertical end plates 32 extending downward from the bottom of the container at opposite ends thereof. Wheels 30 are secured to each end of the axle to complete the structure.

While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, such is not to be considered as limiting its actual scope.