The trouble caused by overflowing of the drip pan for an ice box or refrigerator can be overcome by attach- ing a device that will sound an alarm when the water reaches a level safely below the overflow point. A device of this kind may be attached to the back of the refrigerator as shown in the sketch. A float, A, is attached to the lower end of a rod, B, which slides through staples CC. At the upper end of the rod, a V-shaped copper sheet, D, is soldered. This makes the contact points in the electric wiring. The battery E can be placed under or back of the refrigerator as desired. The method of wiring is clearly shown.

The Float in the Pan, and Contacts for Closing the Circuit to Ring the Bell

Ill: The Float in the Pan, and Contacts for Closing the Circuit to Ring the Bell